Thursday, October 28, 2004

Raise the roof!

Ok, so I have been away for a few isn't that life is so exciting that I have something to write every day! The roof is nearly on the frame of the house!!! Each step is a movement forward, right? This morning H said we need to pick out shingles. I was wondering about buying shingles when we have not yet picked a siding color for the place. WELL, it turns out H tells me we have already picked out the siding! We did?? I don't remember at all! I recovered and told him to be SURE to bring a siding sample so we can match a roof color. Clever, eh? I will know what color I picked! LOL I am thinking it was probably one of THOSE nights we had before we moved to the motel 6 when I was numbing myself for this whole thing with VO. Drinking hazard. I hope I like the color! LMAO! H just wouldn't understand that...he is SOOOOOOOOOOOO into the house thing. He wants me to drive by every lunch hour and then stop after work to see "the site". I TRY to get there but usually I am rushing off to work out or to grocery shop or to get home to let puppies out. My pathetic attitude is pretty much "WAKE ME WHEN IT's OVER!"...but I don't dare say it. Ahhh, secrets. Later

Friday, October 15, 2004

Schooling time

Well, today is my riding lesson day!!! I love Fridays for that reason alone. (Ok, that and relaxing with a couple of cocktails and some Mexican food!) Riding has become fun once again after about a year of not-so-fun. I started riding just about 4 years ago; however, my progression has been pretty slow for the following reasons: 1) Fear, 2) Instructor problems 3) More Fear, 4) Terror. BUT, last year I leased a horse for the winter from the barn where I volunteer with a riding therapy program. The horse is a therapy horse so I got lots of experience while feeling fairly safe in comparison to the Warmbloods I had been riding in my weekly lessons. I still have a fear of flying (!!), but excitedly I have learned to relax and not curl into the fetal position the minute my equine partner perks his ears. Not only that, I have a new trainer who is rather wonderful and pushes me just that little bit so I def. see progress. I LOVE IT! I have always wanted to ride but never had the opportunity ($$$) as a kid. Learning as an adult sometimes makes me feel like I am one of those chubby housewives who goes back to take a college course and ends up asking so many questions that the rest of the students roll their eyes and totally avoid eye contact when they are to pair up for some project. Ya, anal. I don't think I am THAT bad, certainly I dress better than those women! LOL LOL Anyhoo, 3 more hours til I am walktrotcanter-ing!! Yeah!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Living in the Motel 6

This apartment living is so strange...especially after having a house. Someone is always moving in or out. I was thinking we might meet some new apartment friends kind of like in The Honeymooners or Dick Van Dyke so I was very smiley when I saw a neighbor just in case he or she might be Rhoda-like and we could someday share wine or go shopping. Well, after only a month I barely smile because by the time someone finally smiles back, I notice the moving truck in front of their place and bang, they are gone. I am wondering if they were only smiling at me because they were thinking, "sucker, I'm blowing this pop stand and you have to stay here and keep on doing your laundry in the "laundry building". (Where, incidentelly, I take antibacterial wipes because those public washing machines always have some mysterious type of hair on the lid that never ceases to completely gross me out!) There is one woman who actually spoke to me briefly and there was a faint glimmer of hope that she could be my apartment friend. She mentioned her husband was teaching at the college nearby. So, what happens??? I read in the paper about the new professers and her husband turns out to be this minister and doctor of religious somethingorother. I am not knocking religion, but my smile wasn't quite so perky when I couldn't quite picture getting schnockered with her on a Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Blog: Day 2

How strange that I seem to think of all things to write here when I am not here and then I forget everything. Maybe I will get better at this.

Today started the house framing! Woo hoo! Actually H is more excited about the building of the house than I. I just try to act all pumped and "woo hoo" at the proper moments. It seems as I have become older I don't give a hoot where we live and a big new house seems like a big new bunch of work! In the cleaning/upkeep sense, I mean. H has been campaigning for nearly 18 years about doing this, so one can only hope there is still more in life for him once he has this under his belt. Me, I just want to get thru the finance/choosing flooring/oohhing and ahhhing about fine miter joints. LOL So, we are living in this teensy weensy apartment for the next 9 mos or so with 2 dogs (who are completely discombobulated) while we build this fortress. Once finished, I have approval to POSSIBLY get a horse. How cool is that???!?!? Now THAT's a fun project... :)

Monday, October 11, 2004


I guess I have finally joined the blogging ranks. I stumbled on planetdan (addictive!) and found it is rather enjoyable to read all of the different stories. It's like having a social life! go figure. Since I am in the process of 1) Building a house and 2) Learning to ride, I figure I can record some of the trials and tribulations of both. I'm sure there is some humor somewhere in all of this madness...Nice to meet you!