Friday, August 21, 2009

And Finally, FRIDAY!

I’ve been ready for Friday since Monday, so how happy do you think I am today?

I’m not exactly sure why I’m so happy about it though. It’s not like my weekend is dedicated to anything fun or like I’ll be sitting around on my duff the next two days. I guess the joy will be in focusing on one thing and one thing only and not trying to split my time and attention between work and home.

I got a jump on things last night and started the post project on the deck. I had a stop to make on the way home and I had fellow bus rider S with me. (She just got back to work mid-week after another knee surgery, so I’ve been trying to make sure she gets home OK every night. By the time I got home and changed clothes, I had less than 90 minutes of light.

I might have gotten farther, but the posts being used for this are all recycled.Four are from the old spindle railing on the front porch, the one that got replaced last summer. The other two have been removed from the fireplace downstairs in preparation for putting in the new mantle …. Someday.

Let’s just say it’s a good thing these are only decorative, not structural! I had some challenges with two of the three because they were among the ones outside for nearly 20 years. Even after I had cut several inches off to get rid of rotted ends, on at least one of these, I think the majority of the core is rotted, too.

Oh well. No big deal. I can work with it. They’ll all be securely attached when I’m done!

3 comments:

plumbelieve said...

TGIF for me as well! First week of school completed for my own children and the hundreds of schools I sell to. Making sure teachers all have their material is a challenge...not to mention there can be some crabby people. However, the weekend is almost here which means no work phone ringing...I hope.

With your deck painted, it sounds like a perfect place to host happy hour?!

NV said...

PB -- No happy hours at my place just yet. But I'm open to happy hours at other locations! :-)

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