This has been the least relaxing vacation I have probably ever had. It started with my back going out 2 days before it started, it felt better in a couple days yet still weak and vulnerable. The following weekend was spent with my wife's family up north at a cabin by a lake. We had a good time, mind you, but a weekend with the in-laws should not be included with a personal vacation when the rest of my vacation is full. Then on Monday and Tuesday I had window reps coming and going so I could not really do much of what I wanted, or I suppose I could have if I liked a lot of interruptions and going back and forth. Wednesday was my birthday. It was a gloomy, cool day and by this time I was in a gloomy, cool mood with windows on my mind. I went out for a late lunch and a few drinks by myself but I just wasn't feeling it. I stayed in a funk and was lazy all day. Thursday, yesterday, I contacted the window rep that we wanted to buy from and he came by last night, I had lunch with my friend Jerome, finished fixing the grill wheels and cleaned up the garage so we can fit a car in it again.
That brings me to today, my last 'official' vacation day. I can't eat anything until I give some blood to the lab around noon. I have to call the window reps we didn't choose, I have errands to run and I have to write all this out while it's still fresh (check!) and probably post something over at the garden site. I also have to make a call to the cable company to discuss not getting kissed before they, uh, never mind. Then maybe, just maybe, make a drink, play some tunes and start one of my vacation projects this afternoon. I was hoping to get the bottom shelves in the basement replaced this week and I have not started yet. I had also planned on a 'cat box' project but I want to think about that a bit more and maybe come up with a better plan to do later, not that I had any time this week, anyway.
We'll have to see what happens, maybe I'll just be a bum. Thanks for listening, I just had to bitch a little. Some vacation, eh?
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