Drier than burnt toast

So here in the middle of Indiana we’ve been having what some would call a drought, by some I mean everyone. I can’t even remember the last time that it rained here. Of course this is the year that I expanded the garden¬†with¬†the intention of feeding ourselves by eating directly from it and canning stuff for the winter. I’ve been watering, a lot!

They say there is some raining coming tomorrow, of course that’s the day I’m working outside at work. Fun, making countertops in the rain. Should be a great day. The worst part about it is, they are only predicting about 1/4″ inch of rain. Meaning it won’t soak down deep enough to really help my garden or any of my other plants really.

It’s not even really summer yet!

I really hope this is not the preview of things to come. The local farmers are probably fearing the worst right now too.

Mother Nature sure has a way of keeping you in check. When the early thaw came in February/March and I was out tilling the soil and planting before St. Patrick’s Day, I should have known it was too good to be true. I mean I was getting lettuce and radishes in early April! That’s so unbelievable for us in Indiana. Now we pay for it by having a dry late spring.

Let’s just hope this summer is a bit easier than last summer. We need a good one.

It’s been a long day

Today was one of those days that started off with me getting up a little too late and then got worse from there. I wasn’t “late” to work but I don’t think I was really on time either. I just can’t seem to get enough sleep this week really.

Right now I’m training to be a sawyer at work too. I’ll be running the bridge saw cutting the stone slabs down to the pieces that will be eventually edged and polished by my CNC machine or one of the other machines in the shop. It’s yet another one of those things that I say “Man, I wish I remembered more geometry from high school.” Remember kids, pay attention to just about everything in high school and college, you never know where you’ll end up and what you’ll end up doing. So now I’m sort of doing two jobs, it definitely keeps me hoping around, but I’m always happy to learn something new.

I got an email from one of our clients late today that basically means I’ll have to work a little late at least one night this week. Oh joy. I don’t mind, honestly it’s nice to work in the quiet shop, just me and the machines, no other distractions like phones and people to bother me. It’s a big order and that’s always good for everyone.

There’s still water in the basement here at The Green but it seems like it might be going down a bit, so hopefully it’ll be dry by the weekend. The snow storm for tomorrow is pretty much a non-starter, the one for early next week is still a bit too early to tell. Let’s hope.

Getting back into the swing of things

I think that the best way to move forward with this blog that is approaching 10 years old now is to give you a quick (very quick) update and then move back into the journaling that made this site was it once was.

Update since the last “real” post: Saw about 8 Indians games. Got married to Erin 09/09/09. Let it Be by the Beatles was “our” song, found out on the honeymoon it was written while Paul was on drugs and Mary came to him in a dream. Went to French Lick for the honeymoon, gambled with $30 walked out an hour later with $30. Spent all summer working on the wedding and the house. The backyard grass is growing nicely. The front yard looks like crap. Money dried up for working on the yard/house early in the summer. Work has been up and down, I work on the stone CNC machine now and pretty much love working with machines and my hands now. Setup the Man Cave in the basement over the last 2 weeks and now have everything pretty much where I want it. Became entirely sick of politics, health care, the wars, etc., I just don’t care anymore really right now.

OK, so now that we’re up to date, sorta, let’s move forward.

Today was the first day that we’ve needed the furnace. It was 68 in the house when Erin got home, of course it didn’t light or even turn the blower motor on. Called the guy and found out that yet again the transformer went out, fixed, warm again.

The CNC has been having problems all over the place lately. Today I fixed the halo water and then broke the spindle water, that may not mean much to most people but suffice to say that I fixed one problem and created another one. This is all on top of the electrical problems I’ve been having with it. It never ends.

I mowed today, the grass wasn’t too long but more importantly I got the leaves picked up.

Today was also the day that I finally broke my lease at the apartment. I’m getting my deposit back and 2 days rent as well, if I would have known that they were returning the rent money I would have broken it a week ago. Oh well, a little found money is just as good I suppose.

In a few days I should have everything put away from the apartment and feel totally moved in I suppose.

We still have to write thank you notes, 3 weeks after the wedding, is that too late? I guess something is better than nothing right?

The food here isn’t that great

I don’t know why but for some reason in the last 6 weeks or so, food just hasn’t tasted as good as it used to when I eat at home. Home has changed of course but nonetheless, nothing seems to taste right.

I don’t know why or what it is really but nothing tastes as good as it used to. The water here is different, the stove is electric instead of gas and the pans are different, but I feel like my cooking skills aren’t what they used to be anymore either. I’ve made a few dinners here in the last little while and they just don’t come out right. It sucks.

I used to enjoy food a great deal, but now it’s a chore. I have to find food, prepare it, cook it, and then clean up. Usually I love to do this, but I just don’t anymore. I just can’t figure out why really.

My kitchen is much smaller than I’m used to, I just feel cramped. My pans are different now, I’m just not used to them. My stove is electric, gas was what I used before and loved the control I had with it, electric is slow to heat and slower to cool.

I think I will get used to it, I just hate not being able to cook the food that I know and love to cook. Someday, hopefully soon I can enjoy a meal here again.

Too freakin early!

I’m up… It’s early… It’s snowing and there is no water in my house. The reason I’m up, there’s a jack hammer in the house next to me. No water, yeah they are fixing a leak and apparently they have to shut off the water to both houses to fix. I have to study today, but sleeping was the first thing I was going to accomplish…