Whenever I'm Alone With You You Make Me Feel Like I Am Home Again Whenever I'm Alone With You You Make Me Feel Whole Again Whenever I'm Alone With You You Make Me Feel Young Again Whenever I'm Alone With You You Make Me Feel Like I Am Fun Again However Far Away I Will Always Love You However Long I Stay I Will Always Love You Whatever Words I Say I Will Always Love You
The Cure 1989
This past week flew by like a flock of migrating birds smelling warmer weather to the North. All of the clients I worked with were evening sessions. Before I knew it, my iPhone would read midnight.
I was so wired this past week for some reason. Just couldn't close my eyes and that morning alarm was a royal drag. Oh Well
Wanted to share one little story about the cutest elderly couple. They have been "happily" married for 53 years now and have 18 GRAND CHILDREN. Their amazing display of affection towards each other was refreshing. Still referring to one as dear, its ok sweetie, and "He is still a very handsome man" when he explained his " disability" as the wife chimed in. They are the couple that gives us all hope.
What a fantastic opportunity here and two lovely girl dogs supervising my every move. They were quick to remind me how their human does not do it that way. So Cute
Lets start with the best supervisor ever. She watched my every move and patiently waited for another biscuit. She is the 13 year old señor of the tribe.
Here she is with a treat in her mouth and ears flapping around with every chomp. She knew that I was a big old softy and would hand out treats like candy.
And then smelling the empty hand for one more while her sister crunches away. Her sister is a funny little gal at the ripe age of 3. And she loved the freedom of backyard access all day. She checked in on me but was happy to bounce around the backyard. Owning The Perimeter
I bid this job without considering my low back. Basically, refinishing this 20 feet by 10 feet deck. The wood was in pretty decent shape and still held its integrity. Unlike My Back
These railings have beautiful grain and they came to life after receiving their first coat of goodness. Of course all the south facing boards were painted with a second coat.
My poor baby soft hands ached on day number two but my right knee cap was beyond tender. I wear knee pads and all but my body just is not used to hands and knees manual labor like this. For a few hours, no worries. But for two days, yuck.
However, the owners were so pleased with my work. After day one, they complimented my attention to detail and appreciated my thoroughness. I explained to them before they accepted my bid that I am a body worker and not a painter. But I am not a sloppy person by nature and cutting corners is lame.
After the second coat was applied, this wooden deck shines like it has just been fabricated from scratch. Sanding down all imperfections was the key. The owners where also pleased after day number one when I asked them to inspect my work for any blemishes. " My goal is for you two to be satisfied all Summer while sitting out back here. Pick apart my work as I won't take it personally." I shared with them.
And our local cacti are about to burst with vivid desert color. Soon the pollinators will be happily buzzing around wildly. In fact, Hummingbirds should be making a scene any day now. Thanx Mother Nature
Last Friday, Mothers Day Weekend, I strolled on out to the Palisade Brewery to meet someone new. Insert the right eyebrow lifting here. A couple that I know raved over this person that I just gotta meet. You know how that goes.
Also, I sincerely apologies to each of you that I have fondly enjoyed following over the years. I am currently without wifi and have dropped off the blogging world. Sort of speak anyway. I have not devoted the time to sit and type and when I do jump on the net, updating this journal hasn't been a priority. Until tonight!!! Thank You WONMAN TODAY!!! Your comment on my last post struck a nerve and rejuvenated my spirit. Thank You
Anyway, this is my attempt to update my where a bouts, my trials and tribulations, and my inclinations and aspirations for building my practice again. I leave you with my goals and this one minute time lapse video from the window at KAFM.
- Burn Some Calories
- Actively Pursue New Clientele
- Ride My Phuc-N Bike
- Keep My Head Above Water
- Compliment Others For No Reason
- Sunday Phone Calls
- Swim At Least Twice This Week
- Pull More Weeds
- Finish Painting The Trim
- Wash All My Windows For Seeing My Future