Wednesday, April 23, 2008
We are having just beautiful weather today. A bike ride would have been wonderful but I can see the end of a tunnel and refuse to take time off until it is done.
We went looking for paint the other day. My son has picked out some great colors. I can't wait to start painting. Today they came and cleaned the carpets. Finally the smoke smell is gone and most of the stains came out of the carpet. It looks great. Smells great.
I have been working along sorting things into piles. Throw, goodwill, throw goodwill. Slowly getting a handle on whats left. Not a lot but still enough that it is going to take a few trips. I also having been patching nail holes and plaster cracks. The walls are plaster, not sheet rock. I have to remember this house is 100 years old. But like alot of things built 100 years ago it was quality work. No cheap plywood and particle boards on the floors. I have seen what they build some of these 300,000.00 dollars homes out of. It's just window dressing what they put on the surface. A good wind could knock some of them down. They won't last 100 years for sure.
What is bad about this town is you get one lousy garbage container. If you want more it costs. I fill that one up in record time and then it is a week until it gets picked up again. You used to be able to put bags at the curb. Now you get this containers. When they are full, your done. The cost went up with new system also. Why do they always charge you more for less service?
Early in the morning my son and husband are leaving for Omaha so he can catch his flight. It will be his first time flying. We are both nervous. They both my sons will be driving back. They should be here Monday. Again I will be nervous until they are safely here. I keep reminding myself they are not boys, they are grown men. But mothers, what can you say. It will be just better when they are here.
My oldest has been shedding lots of tears this week. He is happy to be leaving PA but heartbroken about the kids. I wish it could have worked out for him. I wish there were closer. wishes, like bubbles, float away in the wind.
Work tomorrow. I haven't hear anything about my MRI. They are terrible about calling you. I used to think no news was good news but it is not that way anymore. Just poor care now a days. Doctors have so many patients you just get lost in the shuffle. Wish we could go back 40 years ago in our health care. There is no fixing it now. Doctors now a days wouldn't know how to do it. Imagine knowing your patients. Caring about them. I sometimes wonder if my doctor would recognize me.
Anyway. Time to sit outside and relax. I have a cold beer and warm sun waiting for me and Rick is grilling. It was a busy day again today. And I still have to cut my son's hair. Bye all.
Posted by Julie at 3:57 PM