Faux Beam

What a day! Today I started putting up a barn wood faux beam. The hardest part was taking all the old trim and crap off. While taking it apart, and on one side as I pulled the trim off, fucking seeds and mouse shit starts falling, a fucking shit load of it, from between the drywall. It’s all old and dried up, and I can tell it from before I moved in because all the seeds are the cheap stuff that I never buy. Did these fucktards just let the mice run? WTF???
Okay, so I got all that shit cleaned up, now it was time to start cutting and putting up the wood. One end I had done the other day, today I got the other end up, so now it’s the top parts. Well, that was a little tricky. I wedged one end of a 12 foot board on to the end piece, walked it back to rest on my step ladder, climbed the ladder with the board and put a quick screw in, just enough to hold it in place. Then went to the other end, lined it up and screwed it in, and worked my way back to the other end. Not an easy job. This took me quite a while, one just to figure out how I was going to do it, and two, I thought my screw gun broke. I tried using a really large drill, but it was too much, and I couldn’t find my older screw gun. Well, it turned out just to be a switch on the top of the screw gun that I must have knocked a little and put the switch in a halfway spot making it spin with no grip. Duh.
Anyway, between the mouse shit, the drill gun, resting my leg and so on, this little bit that I did took much longer than anticipated. Hopefully tomorrow will go better.
Now it’s time for a pizza, it’s getting too dark in the house to work.

New Year

Happy New Year and Decade. I hope this new year is better than the last, it sure can’t get much worse.

Well, I wanted to go out for a drive and get some photos of the snow, but now I don’t know. I have to work on this motherfucking roof and get the ice off it. We’ll see how I feel after I’m done and if there is time.

I ended up going for a short drive, just around to Herman, Arvon and home. It sure was pretty with all the fresh snow. I got out to check the Slate River and get some photos. The walk to the river is only about 25 feet, but fuckin a, my leg was on fire before I even got back to the car.

Slate River

Indian Road near Herman

Slate River

Slate River

Digging Out

We did get some snow, though not quite as much as forecasted. I got just under 10 inches here, but I’m sure it would have been much more if it didn’t start out with such heavy wet snow that compacted down as it fell. Over night the snow that fell was fluffier after the temps went down. I probably should have cleaned the driveway yesterday evening to get rid of the wet heavy crap, I did shovel the deck though, so that shouldn’t be too bad today with the fluffier snow. Today I need to snowblow the driveway, and that’s going to be a bitch with the wet snow below the fluffy snow and because I can’t walk for more than a few feet without pain. I’ll be eating lots of ibuprofen.

Snowing

It started snow here at about 7:30 AM, and as of 9:45 AM, the snow is coming down pretty good and accumulating quickly. I really dread snow these days, mostly because of my back/leg pain. I love storms, but having to deal with the cleanup is so painful I dread the fuck out of it. This storm could bring us 12-18 inches of very heavy wet snow.

Crappers

Well crap. I was going to go for a drive today, but the shitty weather is moving in sooner than they thought, by mid day they say now. It looks quite nice out now, but I really don’t want to get out somewhere and have the weather move in with freezing rain. So now what to do? I have no idea, again.

Five More Days

I only have five more days of vacation and I am yet to go out and do anything. The weather has been shit, with the exception if the first two days, but I had things I needed to get done those days. Today might not be bad, but with the warmth we’ve had, everything is ugly and dirty looking. I have been happy not to have any snow lately, and it sounds like some rain for Sunday. As much as I love the snow, I just can’t get into it this year, partly because of my leg and partly because I seem to be in quite the down feeling funk. I’d like to do something inside the house to make it feel and look better, but I don’t know what and I really don’t have the money.

Once again, I’ve lost my train of thought…

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas.
I didn’t do a damn thing yesterday, just watched TV and napped. Today looks like I’ll be doing mostly the same. Weather today looks to be crappy, foggy and wet.

Check this out, and turn up your volume.

Christmas Eve Day

Once again I’ve been up most the night, this time Eli needed to go out around midnight. I did get a couple short naps in, but Eli keeps waking me up to go out again. I think he has the shits. :/
Yesterday I did start and finish the last living room window with barn wood. The hardest part is tearing all the old crap out. It looks so much better now. I’m trying to make this place a home, but it’s been so hard.
Now, what to do today? My back seems to be feeling a bit better, but I haven’t walked any distance yet so I’m not really sure how it is. Also, it’s still a little sore around the front of my hip. I’d like to get out of the house for a drive, but I’m still afraid of my back getting stiff again and I really don’t want that happening. Maybe tomorrow for a drive, after all, Christmas day has no meaning for me these days. No one to even buy a gift for.
So again, what to do? I really have no idea.