We’ve had a contractor repairing the siding on our house, and he just finished yesterday. It’s that class action suit* compressed oatmeal, or whatever it’s called. Some kind of masonite, and if it gets wet, it dissolves. Yeah, great choice for a building material! Although we can’t afford to redo the entire house, he replaced a goodly amount. I guess my plan is to have him take a look every year until eventually it’s all hardiplank.
*Which we didn’t qualify for, because reasons.
The floor upstairs is almost done. That is, the floor itself is done and now we’re doing the molding. We’ve got about half of it cut. There are a lot of coped corners, and that’s slow work. This week I hope to get them all painted, doing it after work, so that we will be ready for nailing as soon as they’re all cut. We’re undecided whether to rent a nailer or buy one. It’s $70 to rent, approximately $250 to buy (with compressor and battery). According to my calculations, if we did 4 rooms we’d save money. And we are planning to do 4 rooms. So there’s that.
I’ve been very patient with this process (we started on July 2), but man am I ready for it to be done! So ready.
In other news, I found that the yoga poses are available on my desktop, just not my tablet. Don’t know why. I’d been doing them in the office in front of the computer, but then the other night I wanted to do them in the living room. So today I made some notes, in case I want to do them sans electronic guidance.
Walked to the farmers market yesterday and got zucchini, red peppers, peaches, and garlic. The temperature change was wonderful. That will end soon enough, but I did have a walk around the block in the afternoon, and will have a bit of a hike today. I’m going to a training session and will be walking, because it’s about 5 blocks and no where to park. I guess I could do an Uber, but for that distance, meh. So that will be a little bonus bit of activity.
Feeling optimistic. I know I haven’t been making any long, boo-hoo-I’m-so-depressed blog posts, because it’s been nothing that dramatic. Just sort of “tired of everything.” I’ve been cutting myself some slack, because a new job is always stressful, and maybe it will help to just be kind to myself for a while. Which I have been, and now it’s time to get a little stern with myself🙂