25. March, 2007 - open windows

I spent last week, beginning on Tuesday down and out with a bad cold. I finally ventured out of the house yesterday morning, and that only because I was out of cold medicine and food. And guess what, it was pretty nice out. And today, the thermometer in my bathroom said it was over 70°F out there, so I’m sitting here writing this with all the windows open. It feels nice to air the place out a bit after winter, even if we’re probably going to get some more chilly weather before it’s time to break out the Hawaiian shirts for the summer.

Valleys & Snow
Valleys & Snow

I’m still not completely over the cold, but I’m feeling a lot better than I was on Wednesday or Thursday. In fact, I got some things done around the house on Friday and today. Thursday and Friday I had three different folks over. First on Thursday was the plumber from Minneapolis Plumbing to disconnect the basement shower, fix the outside tap on the south side of my house, and fix the drain in my kitchen. Then on Friday, Dick from Prime Hardwood Floors stopped by to give me an estimate on sanding and refinishing the floor in the library/guest bedroom. And finally on Friday afternoon, Andy from Lee’s Workshop stopped by to give me an estimate on the bookshelves. It sounds as though all the contractors will be done before or near Memorial Day weekend, so that’s pretty cool.

This morning, I started tearing out the shower in the basement. It’s disconnected, but I had to pull the plumbing out of the enclosure and start taking the enclosure apart. I could tell I’ve been sick though, since I was just about half done when I was completely worn out. And I managed to cut one of my fingers on a piece of the metal trim, so I just called it a day on that project.

I’ve just about finished up the Arizona Photos, too. There’s one left from my initial set of picks from the bunch I took, and there might be a few more that will be worth posting when I go through them again, but it’s mostly done. Kirsten’s expanded on her writeup of the weekend, and covers things in much more depth than I would have.

Which is kinda sad. I’d meant to get out yesterday on the photowalk in Stillwater, so I’d have more photos once I ran out of Arizona stuff, but I wasn’t feeling up to it, so I might have a few days with no new photos. Then again, the lilies are starting to poke through the dirt in the front yard, so maybe the springtime weather will encourage me to get out and capture some of it. Which reminds me, to mention that most of my photos now are going on flickr. You can check them out, or subscribe to the RSS feed if you’re interested to see what comes out of my camera. And if you’re a baseball geek, and can tell me who this smile belongs to, I’d sure appreciate it.

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