Like a one-armed paper hanger

Bananas, Oranges, and Yukon Golds

Man I’ve been busy the last few days.

Yesterday and today were incredibly hot at work, the heat index was over 90 by 10am today. That’s insane! I think it was up near 100 later in the day too. Thankfully some rain came by and it got a bit cooler.

Green Beans, Cukes, Berries, and Romaine, the dog bones were ours.

Erin has been a little sick so up until today its been a little hectic at home too. Probably the biggest news around our house is Hoosier Organics, we signed up this week and got our first box yesterday. The gist is that you sign up for a weekly or bi-weekly delivery of fruits and/or vegetables that are organic and as local as possible, so you’ll get seasonal stuff as well. This week we got oranges, bananas, blackberries, strawberries, yukon gold potatoes, romaine, green beans, and cucumbers. All delivered right to our door, bi-weekly in our case. I had an orange today at work, perfectly sweet and tart at the same time. We had the green beans and yukon golds tonight, man they were good. I sampled the berries last night and they were pretty good too. I think so far they are doing a great job for us.

I’ve wondered lately about my former writings here in parable. Is it just passe? Is writing this, writing in that rhetorical voice just overdone and tired? I’m not sure exactly how I feel about the transition from a free writing space to a daily journal here, perhaps it can be more of both, individual posts could be a combination of both or just one type of writing.

I’m heading to Ohio tomorrow for work, should be a nice drive, not sure what I’ll get into when I get back. I don’t even know if I have plans this weekend yet, I’ll find something to do I’m sure.

I feel like I worked a day and a half today

I went in early today, trying to get a head start on things. I got a ton done today. I was there about 9.5 hours but it felt like I did more than I do in 12 hours. I’ve still got some stuff left to do but for the most part I think tomorrow will be a relatively easy day.

I read something tonight while I was thinking about writing this and it totally struck me as amazing.

When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

I have no idea why that had such profound meaning to me but it just struck a chord and rocked my world.

Here at the The Green things are actually pretty quiet, chili for supper tonight and just chilling in front of the TV for probably the 4th night in a row. It’s not bad but there’s part of me that feels like I should be working on something, there’s always something to do here. I guess I’ll just get through the pile on the weekend, hopefully.

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.

Wow… What a day

Today is the day before the big *new* snow storm comes. They are saying another 6-9″ again. We got about 7″ last weekend so I’m not sure where it’s all going to go.

I went to Dayton again this morning, another load that went out with plenty of lifting to unload. I think I hurt my back a bit. It was a nice sunny day though so I did actually enjoy the drive.

After work got new tires on the truck and Erin’s car, got a great deal at Tire Barn and we were in and out pretty fast.

I’m gonna go check out the latest weather gossip, watch some tube and head to bed.

It’s coming

There’s 4-8′ coming tonight and tomorrow into tomorrow night even. I think we’ll all make it in OK in the morning but some time after lunch, I think it’ll start to get a little worse than we all believe.

I’m still excited.

Been working a bit on the Mission/Personal Statement stuff. 15 Questions should be coming out soon, stay tuned.
This weekend is full of promise, I can feel it, I can feel the anxiousness that’s inside me, nothing has really been planned or anything but there’s something there, just can’t put my finger on it.

I’m trying to figure out the tags situation here. I want to catalog but I wonder if search is enough sometimes. I’ll keep doing them but I’m not sure I want to go back and finish tagging everything for all time. I just noticed that the links on the tag cloud aren’t really working. Gotta work on that one, not sure where its generated so it’ll be something to look into. If you don’t see a tag cloud, don’t worry, it might be back soon.

Gotta go, must see TV tonight.

Thursday

Another day of waiting… So much waiting… Lots to look forward to this weekend though.

I’m rebuilding a swing, maybe some pics coming later. I’m mowing, cleaning, etc. as usual. It’s Erin’s birthday, I probably won’t see her for the first time in 4 years.

Things are odd lately. It’s good though.

Journaling doesn’t have to be deep does it? Just functional in its own way.

Refeshments!

There come times when we all need a change. A change from what has become habit. From what has become too routine. I am pretty sure that I am having one of those weekends. I just returned, actually less than 15 minutes ago to be quite honest from a trip with my friend Kyle to Ft. Wayne. We went to Red Robin. Yep, we drove about an hour sand 45 minutes each way to get a hamburger. But not only just a hamburger, one of the best burgers that I’ve had in a long time.While we originally went to Ft. Wayne for no particular reason at all other than the trip, we quickly decided that Red Robin was the place to go. We got lost, for a bit, but we found it. We walked around the mall for a bit and then went to eat. Good times.

I feel refreshed to be quite honest. I feel like a change has been made and it’s a good thing. This weekend was not my usual habits and rituals. I didn’t really have any plans going into Friday evening , that changed of course and things are pretty dang good right now.

Although I feel kind of hyper at the moment, I feel totally drained so I’m going to head over the TV and then crash on the couch for a while. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!