I've been off of work all week and I'm off all of next week to boot. Why? Because when I had to do something for work it essentially killed the possibility of taking any time off for a rather unhealthy stretch of time. Now I'll be off 3 weeks by the end of the year. Nice.
Spent Sunday and Monday quite sick. That sucked. Lots of coughing and sore throat and all that jazz. It killed our camping plans and that really was pretty crushing for Stacky. The Dude and I weren't up for it at all though.
By Tuesday I was up and around. Turned a pile of lumber into a pretty fine workbench. Well, serviceable at the very least. Much better than my folding workbench with a piece of MDF on top. That wasn't much of a solution. More of a problem waiting to happen. I don't have to bend over at all to work as the bench top is at about 38". Nice. Wednesday I rebuilt the bench that my drill press, belt sander, and bandsaw sit on so now maybe they won't fall during use. All in all, things are far more stable in the garage. Go team!
For my birthday, I have puttered and done fuckall. I mean, I hung some pegboard and made french toast for breakfast but that's about it. Exactly what I'd hoped for. I also broke in the new kettle I got for my birthday! I've coveted a Chantal kettle for some time now and now it's mine! A fine whistle on it to boot. Exciting stuff!
Also, Pearl Django. Look 'em up. Listen to them. Repeatedly. Until you get it. And once you've gotten it, you should get more.
My wife does and says really funny shit but if I don't write it down right away, I lose it. I should tweet that stuff.
Speaking of my wife, she's looking really hot lately. I don't usually go for the preggo fantasy stuff because I'm a little more vanilla than that, but dayum I want to hit that. Yet I already did and that created the current conundrum. Ah sweet irony! If only my wife were better at the whole "being pregnant" thing. She does great work, it's just a painful process. That said, "Toadette" (shudder) is doing well. I can feel her go to town on her mommy's guts. That's always so wild! Good stuff!
The Dude and I are having fun chillin' this week. Lots of just being mellow. I think the biggest plan for tomorrow is getting my eyes examined and picking up some new glasses. Oh, and getting wings and beers with my brother in law (sister in law's husband? I dunno...he's a good guy so I'll claim him). Hopefully, I'll get some quality time with my niece and nephew. It's good to have them around.
Tonight, I will watch the rest of Chappelle's show, kill the last of my Bourbon, and enjoy an extra piece of cheesecake that's in the fridge. That's right, bitches! Livin' large!
And I'm OUT!
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