Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Today has been a fairly uneventful day. I worked this morning, went for my walk, went home, had lunch, ran some errands and have been getting caught up with online stuff and things at the house.

I know last time I posted I talked about ankle issues with walking on crowned roads. I think I may have found a reasonable solution. After I work I walk from Price Chopper (that's where I work) down front street to the light closest to the railroad tracks and then go around the block to Main St and walk Main St. back to Price Chopper. I haven't driven it yet to know how far it is exactly. I think it is a little less than what I have been doing but my ankles don't hurt when I'm done and I seem to be walking faster the whole time. My ankles definitely appreciate the sidewalk. I think on my days off I will call Tara and see when she is available. Then maybe her and I can walk together. I guess I should have put that as a response to her comment. I think I am still really bad at this blogging thing...

Yesterday, on top of taking my walk I also helped my parents rake up a field of grass. I am thinking it was almost 1.5 acres. My dad mowed it the day before and then my mom wind rowed it before I got there. She and I raked the rows into piles which, in my wussiness, gave me a blister on my hand. Then my mom & dad forked the piles into the truck while I drove the truck. It was kind of fun. I hadn't done that kind of work since I was 13 or 14. It felt good to be productive and physically active at the same time. I think I better call them this afternoon to see when and what they are doing next for the garden. I also need to get my flowers planted. I bought the seeds; I better put them on the ground.

The other thing I have been thinking about lately has been my Firebird. I got it from Becky & Paul as a birthday present but I think it was convenient and got it out of their yard. Don't get me wrong it was a fabulous present because I've wanted it ever since I saw it in the jungle of a side yard. I haven't had the money to do so but I want to get it running and looking good again. I spent some time today looking up mechanical parts and interior parts. It needs the whole interior replaced because it has become that deteriorated and covered with stuff. Part of the problem is that all the seals leak and let a lot of water inside. I guess with this car I am not sure where to start first. I don't want to tear it down to the frame and start from scratch because I tend to get overwhelmed when projects start that way but it may be the best way to go in this case. Maybe I should start with a tarp because I don't have any place to keep it out of the weather and at least that would help keep it covered.


  1. a) I get overwhelmed at the thought of GETTING GAS, let along restoring a complete car! Is there ANYTHING you can't do? :)
    b) Definitely get in touch with me if you want to go walking. I am getting over the stomach flu right now so it won't be in the next day or two for me.

  2. Hi Hun. I am glad to hear you are getting over the bug. Probably Monday I will get a hold of you. I am going to the Montezuma Rhubarb festival on Saturday and on Sunday I am helping my parents plant their garden so i am thinking definitely Monday.

    As far as things I can't do...pee standing up. Terrible Terrible Things Happen. :-D