Monday, November 24, 2008
So much to do, so little time. Or so it seems. I've gotten a lot of projects done this last couple of weeks since being laid off. The soap dispenser, which was purchased a year and a half ago at IKEA, finally got installed in the kitchen sink. A 15 minute project, done at last. One of the best 10 dollar investments ever. The ceiling fan and light fixture in the bed room. The old light fixture didn't put out enough light, so a new one with 3 bulbs was in order. In removed the old one, reinforced the ceiling mount, and installed the fan/light combo. Wallah! Instant room transformation. Next, a baseboard electric heater in the spare bed room. You see, the furnace is such a long way from the the end bedrooms that the air has lost it's heat by the time it gets there. So, I removed the heat ducts, sealed the off, and installed electric heaters with separate thermostats. I had put one in daughter #2's bedroom last year and it worked well. I got around to the spare room last week. Now, I just have to patch the floor and carpet where the old duct come through and that project will be complete. Right now, I'm building a study/hobby desk in daughter #1's bedroom. She's into beading and could use a secure area to work, IE, no cats allowed.
One thing I haven't done so well on is fitness. For the last week or so, I've have the worst cold that I've had in years. Mostly a head cold, but I also ache in the knees and feet really bad. And, just when it seems to be going away, BAM!, it come back. It's really getting me down. 15 minutes on the trainer or tread mill, and I'm gasping like a gold fish on the floor. Today, it's not too bad, but I'm going to relax and not push it. Maybe it's nature's way of telling me to take it easy for a little while. I usually don't listen to such things, but this time, I just might. Now, back to work.