End of Week Report 4/26/09


Work went well this week.  It didn’t look like it was going to be one, but we finally got the transformer at the conference center powered and ready to go.  There was a small snafu with the temp power – but that is all worked out.  I had 2 board hangers putting up drywall all week.  By Friday, the board was hung, corner bead on Monday, paint colors were picked, and my guys were drilling holes for can lights.  Next week starts the “accelerated schedule” which is 6-days a week.  So I end up working Saturdays but bring home some overtime.  Yeah – let’s see this in action.


I realized this week just how much weight I lost.  I actually feel lighter on my feet.  It’s somewhere near 30 pounds (hoping I’m under 250 by now).  I’ve been eating chicken soup all week and walking around when I can.  I’ve developed a taste for Diet Coke  Lime.    My “beer belly” is almost gone – still some exercising to do.


It’s not exactly clear right now…maybe more information at a later date.  But there is someone that I’ve gone out with fairly regularly this month that I am very interested in.  She’s a cutie.


I’m going to try and make this a DIY weekend.    I’m heading to Lowe’s in the morning with the intend of building a few more pieces of furniture.

  • DVD Shelving – I’m going to build another unit and sort out DVDs D-F.  That should take me to 700ish filed.
  • Bar Unit – This week I came up with an idea for a bar unit for downstairs.    It’s 7′ tall by 3′ wide.  Space below for the bottles and above for the glassware.  A light at the 36″ mark for making drinks.  There might be a side cabinet for wine bottles (maybe).

End of Week Report 4/10/09


Work continues on the conference center.  It snowed Monday and Tuesday, which made working conditions “fun” – we (and when I say “we”, I mean those more capable of hand-eye coordination while I stepped back to supervise and not lose any digits) tried to get some of the outside vinyl siding repaired, but a lot of it cracked in the weather.  By Wednesday, I had pipe fitters back to finish the sprinkler install.  On Thursday, insulators, pipefitters, my carpenters, and the sun made an appearance which made for a productive day.  Today was a wrap up of sorts as I had a worker sweep down the place while the insulators finished sealing up the place and the sprinklers undergoing their pressure test.


Report later this weekend.


I was eating like I should all week.  No cheating on the meal plan.  I feel lighter around the “spare tire” region and my face looks thinner.  I haven’t noticed it before.  I’ve been told that I appear taller, but maybe it’s because I’m standing up straighter (?).  This weekend should be a challenge – with Easter on Sunday.


I have dinner plans for Saturday and Easter with the family on Sunday afternoon, so my list this weekend is limited.

  • Finish moving computer items upstairs to the loft.
  • Clean out the car – including the car mats.  Possibly getting the carpet cleaned (it’s bad)
  • Draw out plans for the television shelf  downstairs (stereo, DVD player, Slingbox, Digital Receiver, etc)


I posted a video for my nieces and nephew – asking for artwork for my condo.  It was really more of an exercise in editing and getting a music bed to work right.  If anyone knows of a good royalty-free music site, please pass it along.  I’m going to try and get something up each week.

Sunday Ramblings

meezanimatedbodyshot300x4002I updated the theme today – not 100% on this one, but it is better than what I had before.  I like the blue.

It’s a nice day outside and I have the windows open to get some fresh air in the condo.

I was out this morning to the Kroger to get food for the week – turkey and peppers for the week.  Nothing out of the usual.  I’m heading into Easter week, so this should be fun.

I went out to dinner last night – awesome girl.  Original plan was to go to The Village Idiot in Maumee, but it was packed – so we ended up at Bar Louie in Perrysburg.  I like her.

This morning, I found my meez.com account and updated my avatar.  This is what I got.

I’m going to set up my PC upstairs in the loft.  I want to network it together with a couple other desktops I’ve acquired to make a studio area.  I need to pick up a couple more door blanks for tables (they work great).  I also need a storage solution for the DVD collection.  Any ideas?  I have almost 300 cases that need to be displayed out.  I may have to make custom shelving.


My duck-couple was waiting for me when I got home.  These two have been by

my condo every Sunday morning for the last year or so (while the weather was warm).  One morning I caught them on my roof.  They show up in the morning and are gone my 9am.  Maybe this is the solution to all the bread I have stored in the freezer.  If I thaw it out and leave it for them, that would free up some room AND I wouldn’t have all that food wasted.  Good idea!

Reposted Blog: The need to vent

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The need to vent

Current mood:  aggravated

Category: Jobs, Work, Careers

Today was supposed to be my day off.  I was really looking forward to it – I worked hard all week and I was really anticipating reading the Sunday paper while eating a bowl of Captain Crunch while America’s Top 40 played in the background (I’ve never listened to the entire broadcast – it’s one of my life goals to hear all 40 songs at least once).

Well, I woke up when I heard the beep on my answering machine.  It was one of my Assistant Managers at work.  She called because the other two managers (both closing) called off for the day.  I took a deep breath and rolled out of bed.  I called her back and told her that I just needed to shower and grub some food and I would be in.  It’s funny to me that both seemed fine yesterday, but are sick today…must have been their turn to call off.

Well, showered and all prettified, I went in to work.  Normal day – finishing getting the truck processed – making a schedule for next week.  Cleaning, organizing, and mocking those I work with.

My other assistant came in to help processed the truck (I told everyone that if we get it done before end of day Sunday we didn’t have to work long days on truck day) – and he let me vent.  He understands that if I keep it inside and let it fester – it only gets worse and then it turns into lifelong bitterness.  I understand it and agree that it’s part of my personality – albeit a terrible trait (and sometimes humorous to those around me).

We were out by 6:00 p.m.  Snow all melted by now.  Only 3 people cursing us on the way out because we were closed.  That’s pretty good.  I was singing out loud while driving home to get the last little remnants of  anger out of my system.

Be back at the store in 12 hours….gotta love it.

Reposted Blog: Weight Loss Challenge – January 2007

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Weight Loss Challenge – January 2007
Current mood:  weird
Category: Goals, Plans, Hopes

I entered into a Weight Loss Challenge with a co-worker a couple days ago.  It’s perfect time to start a program of eating better and lose a couple lbs.  I’ll admit the first couple days haven’t been the best – the first thing I gave up was soda.  Now, the caffeine withdrawals have been horrific – the headaches are mind numbing.

Then – I decided to stop hitting the fast food places.  No more Taco Bell, Schlotsky’s, Wendy’s…

Water – my new best friend.  I drink a lot of it throughout the day.  Makes regular food seem overly salted now.  I guess that’s my body’s way of compensating.

This of course threw my sugar off kilter and I ate a bunch of Crisco-Coconut Little Debbie Snack cakes.  Yummy.  (stupid-stupid-stupid)

Then this cold hit – worst possible fu**in’ timing.  I’m trying to eat better and then I run into a cold.  I’ve been eating hot food to try and burn off the infection – and hot tea and honey helps the throat.  On the plus side, I haven’t really eaten anything substantial in the last couple days.

I signed up for the Rite Aid – Rite Weight Challenge.  Every day, they are going to provide uplifting quotes, direction, and recipes to keep me on target.  My starting weight 264 (I know…)  If I lose 10% – I will be happy.  I just need to get the spare tire out of here.

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