This is my down weekend. I needed a break weekend just to sit in
the hammock and in front of the computer and do little stuff.
The deck contractors installed the screens so now I am bug-free
when I lay in the hammock. I am starting to focus on getting
the web site going for Blackwell cabinets. I am excited
Last week I spent my time in Ottawa, Canada. It is a very nice
city. Clean and organized. It reminds me of any number of cities
in Switzerland. I had a great class of students last week. They
were energetic, enthusiastic and fun. I needed a week like that.
I created a web
page with some photos I took while in Ottawa. Next week I am
in Orlando, FL to teach an advanced class. I like those classes
best b/c they are a challenge and I learn as much from the students
and their questions as I teach them. The trips I have taken in
these last 2 weeks constitute my oxygen tour. Ottawa and Orlando.
Two extremes in temperature.
My next focus on the house is to seriously dive into the kitchen
cabinets. I still have a few pieces of equipment to buy. I am
going to set up a woodshop in my garage and move anything I can
into the unused downstairs area outside the garage. This will give
me a lot of area to work with and build. Once I start building
the cabinets I think it will be a fairly quick process. What am
I talking about? Everything I think will be a quick job ends up
being double the time. We will see. I am looking forward to the
Spring is in full bloom here and I am excited to see the buds
on the new tress that have been planted as part of the landscaping
project this past Fall. I worked hard on getting the grass going
last year and I think my work is paying off. I still have a lot
of weeds but I guess the good grass will eventually drowned out
the bad weeds if I have enough of it. Every weekend I make it a
to go out and pull weeds for about 20 minutes. It makes of bit
of a short-term difference and over the long-term it does
make a huge difference. I am like a warrior out there doing battle.
I usually lose the battle but I promise I will win the war (insert
theme music here). The grass is looking great and green and healthy.
My front yard is a spaghetti mess of hoses on timers. I suppose
I should add an underground irrigation
system to my list of things to do. Waaaaaaay back burner