Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Full of Grace


  • I just found a station on Pandora radio - summertime oldies. I am now reliving my misspent beach bum youth.
  • A couple of days of rain gave me a much needed break from the physical labor of deck building. Oh, do I ache!
  • But the semi-pergola is up and the railings almost done.  I’m in the home stretch.


  • My secretary of over 26 years retired.  I will miss her on a personal level but work-wise, it was time.
  • I survived my first day of the May healthier eating challenge.  Although I was only planning to avoid sugar in the morning and evening hours, I found if I didn’t start eating it, I didn’t crave it. I went a whole day without sweets and didn't die.

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  1. Congrats on getting through day one! Nice progress on the deck. Looking good. Cheers to your secretary and her next adventure. :-)

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    1. Congrats to you as well. Day two was definitely more of a challenge.

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  2. Very impressed with the deck! I can see why you are tired/sore... but you will have a great time relaxing on it when it is complete!

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    1. We have had so much rain I am beginning to doubt it will ever be finished. (Although my body is seriously in need of a break : )

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  3. Hard to lose a good employee/co-worker. 26 years is a long, long time! Almost unheard of to stay in one job for that long in this day and age. Have you started interviewing yet? I keep thinking I'm going to do a post on interviewing. This might inspire me to do so. The deck is looking great. You have such skills!

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    1. Fortunately another staff person wanted to come work with me so I didn't need to interview (and knew exactly what I was getting) nor will I have to do much training. Win, win! Of course, the people I stole her from weren't too happy . . .

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  4. What a beautiful deck! You have some wonderful skills there woman.

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    1. Thank you. Working with wood is one of my favorite past-times, which I find very relaxing. Except when things don't go well . . .

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  5. The deck is looking fantastic! What a monster of a project -- ouch! Glad you got some rest.
    The challenge sounds like it's going well for youse guys. I haven't had any fast food this week, but it's only Tuesday, ha!

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