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I hate gloomy days...

June 29, 2007 11:05 AM

Sometimes the soft darkness is relaxing but most of the time it’s just depressing. It’s like the whole world has turned grey and sad. I suspect color affects us more than we know and I’m sure there have been studies done concerning just that subject but honestly I think we just need more color in our our lives.

Still working on the yard. I got more weeding done yesterday - at least until it rained which prevented me from mowing. Still not done weeding yet. I’m going to pick up a cheap weed trimmer today after I get off work so I can cut down all those weeds in the southeastern corner or the yard. I also need to completely finish weeding the northern garden so I can put down weed guard fabric and more mulch. I may not get all the mulch done but we’ll see.

My wife wants the E450 out of the living room downstairs but that’s not going to happen. What _will_ happen is that the thing will go back into the one corner out of the way as soon as I get rid of the toys in that corner. My daughter doesn’t really play with them any more and they take up a significant amount of space in that corner. I wish our housemate would get that damn bed out of there! I know it’s just there until he can deliver it to a relative but it’s in the way of me cleaning out the corner cabinets among other things. :-(

Speaking of cleaning things out I got rid of the one tube tester finally but now there’s still a bunch of test equipment I have to list on E-Bay. It would be a crime to throw it out or dismantle it so I don’t want to do either. I don’t know how I’m going to get that TV shipped to Florida because I think my general manager is going to balk at me shipping it through work due to cost. I haven’t asked him yet so I don’t know but I’m doubtful he’ll say yes because the thing has to be foamed and crated for the trip.

Need to get rid of the International and soon. They raised the rent last month and I can afford it but I don’t want to pay it more than I have to at this point. Any hopes I had of restoring that vehicle have long since passed. *sigh* I hate it when things like that don’t happen because I made a promise to myself to do it and that means that I broke a promise to myself. And if I break promises to myself it isn’t too great a leap to breaking promises to others.

I got a talking to yesterday, a nice talking to but still a talking to, about how much weight I’ve gained in the last year or so. And he’s right and I thank him for giving a damn. I really need to do something about that. Hopefully when I clean out the garage I will have space to put up a free-standing heavy bag to punch and kick. That will help me get my frustrations out and give me more exercise each day. And I can dearly use the exercise...




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