Yesterday I felt like I was sweating balls all day.  My co-worker and the husband of one of the attorneys spent four hours moving boxes in and our of our storage unit.  In those four hours I drank four 16 ounce bottles of water and never felt the need to pee because I just sweat it out.  Worse though was that I forgot to bring a change of clothes when I went back to work and pretty sure everyone stayed away from me because I was even offending myself!

My fuel for that job?  My guilty pleasure – Sausage McMuffin with egg:

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With the combination of my strength workouts on Monday and Tuesday, and moving all those boxes, well today I am just one word:  SORE.  I feel it in my back, shoulders, etc.  I sometimes have to remind myself that I am a lot closer to 50 than 40!

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I didn’t pack a lunch and by the time I got back to the office around 1:00 p.m. I was so hungry.  My favorite Jimmy John’s sandwich?  The Vito – no onion or tomato but extra cherry peppers please.

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Long time readers will remember that Tony made me promise right before he died that I would get the roof replaced.   And I did!  It was such a relief this spring and summer not to cringe every time it rained.  It’s solid as a rock.  Well, as you would surmise, with a leaky roof comes a damaged living room ceiling.  I had a contractor start work on it yesterday.

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So that’s part of the living room – you can see the dry wall that’s fallen and the cracks underneath the window.  So just as I was finishing up the job at the storage unit, I get a call from Jacob and he’s said “Biz, this is a much bigger project than once thought.

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Yep, all that insulation?  Wet.  All the beams that were above the wet insulation?  Totally rotten.

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There was also Styrofoam insulation that my contractor said hasn’t been used in many many years – he assured me that when he was done we would notice the difference in how warm the room is.  What I don’t understand and what I am trying to figure out with my roofer is why did they not notice and replace the rotted beams when they installed the roof?  You can see the new wood they had to use on my roof!

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Oh, and I have termites too.  Lucky me!   So I have an exterminator coming over this morning – luckily both Hannah and Jacob are off today – they have been such a big help to me lately!  So the contractor texted me last night and said if I wanted to save money, I could remove all the blue Styrafoam insulation.  Gotta love sweat equity!  I had my partner in crime helping me though – Hannah!  I love her demo outfit!

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It took us an hour to demo it and bag it all up.  I have never wanted to take a shower more in my life after we were done!  I had dried sweat from moving the boxes, and just dirt and debris kept falling down with each piece of insulation we pulled down.  So gross.  In the back of my head though I kept wondering “would Tony approve of what I am doing?”   I am just happy that it is being rectified before going into winter – I can’t imagine what would happen if we had a huge snowfall and the roof caved in! 

So you can imagine I had NO desire to step one foot into the kitchen after I showered so, this happened.

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This cold Fat Tire was absolute perfection.  I had four squares of pizza and then boxed it up.  I was so tired last night I think I fell asleep in 30 seconds.

So two things:

  1. Who wants to meet up at the Madison Farmers Market for walking around and lunch?  It would be either Saturday, August 15 or Saturday, August 22.   Just leave a comment or shoot me an email.
  2. I am leaving on a Jet Plane tomorrow!   I am headed back to Virginia for a family reunion this weekend.  I am sure the kids are more than happy that I am leaving them with the living room mess while I am gone!   So I am taking another blog break and will be back next Tuesday.

Alright, time to get my shit together for the day – make it a great day and have a great weekend!