Stayed at home last night and surprisingly, it wasn’t a good night’s rest. For the biggest reason, Trigger. He hogs the bed and then decides at three in the morning that it’s time to go chase whatever may be up and outside in the yard at the hour. And bark. And when I let him in, he lets himself back out. For this reason I am thankful that Roscoe can’t bark.
I spent some time rounding up some veggies from our garden: green peppers, a few tomatoes, a butternut squash, cucumbers, and lettuce! I love the fresh taste and the fact that basically it was free. Just a little love and weeding, and wa-la!
(Finally) Got my car inspected, holla Ryan’s Garage for squeezing me in last minute and getting me out of there within ten minutes. I was off to Amsterdam to pick up Joe and head to the fair! Until I got there and he and his mom were at the house. Joe’s been working on patching up this one section of the roof that had minor water damage, and today he was putting on this mineral stuff to help keep the water off. Code for he needed an extra set of hands. I have yet to be on the roof. For the very reason that I’m afraid of heights. I will stand towards the top of the ladder, but won’t get on the roof. Well, Joe needed me, and up I went; him greeting me at the top with a helping hand.
As you can see, all went smoothly; I was even helping out stapling that mineral stuff to the house. Until it was time to get down. All it took was Joe simply asking me to help carry stuff down and I snapped back at him. He looked up making a comment along the lines of, jeeze- why the attitude? And I was in tears. I was shaking and when I approached the ladder, I was shaking. Tears were now streaming down my face, I was flipping out on Joe and he remained calm. And got me down. But the whole way down I was stating that I will never get on the roof again. Problem solved.
The front door has finally been unlocked- those old skeleton keys are tricky. A new lock is now in place. Those are the updates on the house. More important news, I forgot to mention I learned a new magic trick last Saturday. If I’m out drinking with you this week, ask and you shall see. Class was quick this evening and now I really need to focus on writing this paper. But I have three great days coming up…