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Thursday, May 10, 2007

No Cars, Go!

This week's been incredibly busy with all sorts of little adventures. Whenever I've got a full schedule like this I often feel as though I'm forgetting about something else I'm supposed to be doing or wondering if I would be having a better time if I had no plans at all. I usually know the answer to that one.

Monday-I worked all day...Christie & I cooked dinner & Jr & Debbie came over to watch the Pistons game.

Tuesday-Worked most of the day, was supposed to get out early, but you know how it goes. Afterwards I broke in my new GPS unit with a couple of caches. The first cache took me to Pidgeon Creek Park (a great place to hike, by the way) where I found it easily. The second cache took me to a not so well known beach on Lake Michigan south of town. It was a beautiful night for a walk, although I couldn't find the cache. It was a great view.

Wednesday-We have a complaint going through work (for the record, it's not our fault, but you have to take care of things anyway) on a deck overlooking the Grand River. To resolve the complaint, I hired Mark to strip & stain it. However, we found out that his usual method of stripping decks wasn't going to work on it. I went to take a look at it & we decided it was going to be alot more work than we planned on. So, I had one of those moments where I wonder what the hell am I doing, but deep down know that I'm doing the right thing. I went & changed my clothes & we went to work stripping the deck all afternoon. My neck is extremely red & my back is kind of sore. When the customer came home he was ecstatic with how nice the deck looked & he was surprised that I was there helping. The only downfall was that in the midst of working I knocked my phone off of it's holster into the river. Of course, like an idiot I went in after thinking I could save it, so I was wet from the knees down the rest of the afternoon. Oh well, all in the line of duty. The phone doesn't work, by the way. Hopefully my new one shows up tomorrow.

Thursday-Extremely busy at work (I'm glad it wasn't that way yesterday while I was stripping a deck without a phone) & my boss was in town. We had two employees out making deliveries all morning while I stayed at the store. I was hoping they'd make it back in time for my dentist appointment, which they did. Fillings filled, mouth numbed...Back to work for a while & off to golf, where I shot very well, better than my score indicates.

Now, what lies ahead of me is a wet burrito from Prueblo's & a Pistons game.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Come Away With Me-Norah Jones,

Hers was the voice comforting me through the high pitched screams of the dentist's tools today. Thank you, Norah.

No Cars Go-Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan, Hamburg 2007

Anti-Christ Television Blues-Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine-Bob Dylan, John Wesley Harding

Happy Thursday, friends...

andrew

5 comments:

Christie said...

I hope your back and mouth are feeling better!! See you tomorrow~

Christie said...
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Christie said...

Opps that was me, I accidently hit the publish comment button twice :)

Pam said...

Andy--you are amazing! Stripping someone's deck does seem above and beyond the call of duty, but I'm proud of you for going the extra mile. Enough cliches. Good for you for going to the dentist, too!
If I try to call you will a Lake Michigan salmon answer?? I'm glad you took time for some fun.

Joyce said...

Whew. I dropped my phone in the toilet and after 24 hours it worked again, but I didn't want to use it. Go figure.

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