Thursday, July 02, 2009

On the Downhill Side

It's 6AM and it is still dark outside. How strange, when just last week Summer arrived with the longest daylight hours of the year and it was light at 5:30AM. The year is flying by and although Denny and I are getting a lot accomplished, we feel that life is passing us by somewhat since we're grounded here in Ohio.

Denny says he never wants to paint another wall again and we still have the living room, dining room, hallway, kitchen and bathroom to do. Since my mother smoked heavily with all the windows in the house closed, we have to wash all the walls and ceilings, then put at least one coat of stain blocker on before we (or more accurately, Denny) paint. So there is a lot of painting to be done. I have started putting items on eBay and am putting off the daunting task of photographing, cataloging and researching Mom's large collection of antique Christmas ornaments. It's the elephant in the room for me.

The two of us are making an effort to come back to the trailer by 3PM each day to get a breather. Denny finished the new cabinet front for our too-big-for the cabinet flat screen TV and I finally have a TV to watch after two weeks. I truly only wanted to see "So You Think You Can Dance" as that is escapism for me. Music and dance and the human capability of expressing oneself through movement takes me far away for two hours and that's a good thing.

But it's dark outside because we're on the downhill side of the year and we're still here in Ohio. It's not where I thought I'd be.....


SkippyMom said...

Tell Denny I feel his pain. My parents smoked for 31 years in their home and it took two coats of an oil base primer in the 2,500 sq. foot home to get it ready to paint. I thought my brother was going to faint. [He did the brunt of it]

I hope that you and Denny are taking a day off now and again to just do nothing and relax. I know your goal is August, but please try to take a little time, 'kay? It is important. [Who am I telling - you know, right? :)]

I just love "SYTYCD" - and "America's Got Talent" - they really are a lot of fun to watch, aren't they?

Hope you have a great day and a Happy 4th.

Natasha said...

Hang in there!!!!

You must take care of yourselves. So, make time to do things that are relaxing, mindless and just plain fun. You deserve lots of breaks!!!

You will get there. Really!!!

Anonymous said...

Come visit us up here in Canada. The mornings still start at 0530. :-)

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