Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Of Anime, Water Aerobics and Roofing

So...yeah. It's been a long freaking couple of weeks. Last week was spring break which involved a 27 hour marathon of Full Metal Alchemist - an anime series my kids love. Killian and his friend Justin watched three seasons and a movie while Justin spent the weekend with us.

Corwin had his obnoxious friends over and I nearly lost my mind. Gray and Duncan are nice kids, but zOMG soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo annoying. High pitched screeching, an inability to choose to stay inside or go out and constant talking. They make Corwin look quiet. (no small feat)

I also started a water aerobics class at the Y with Brynn that I just LOVE. It's actually fun. I hate exercising mostly because I hate to sweat. Also, to be honest, I'm pretty lazy. But this is fun. It's like playtime...well, not those ridiculous ab crunches, but the rest of it is a blast. I love it. Of course, it totally kicked my ass the first two or three days, but I'm getting the hang of it. The downsize is that with travel time, it cuts several hours out of my day, so I'm just trying to work faster when I am working.

And we're getting a new roof. A completely new roof. Once the roofers got up there to reshingle, they discovered that the decking and a lot of the trusses were rotted. Sigh. I know it comes with owning a house built in the 20s, but damn! That was an extra 4K I wasn't planning on.

The noise has been deafening. Music and headphones help a little, but mostly it sounds like rhythmless Irish Step Dancing. Yesterday, they worked from 8am to 8pm. For about the last half an hour, the neighbor's three pit bulls howled the entire time and then their car alarm went off...and off...and off...while they were home. I think that maybe they're trying to get me back for the roofing noises.

On the plus side, I finished a book last week. Now, I have to do a ton of editing and finish a short that I need to sub by the end of the month. You know, if I don't lose my mind from all the noise, first.

10 comments:

Jason said...

~snuggles~ am I your proofer?

Chris said...

When you get overwhelmed, be proud that you're still functioning! I would be curled into a little whimpering ball under my kitchen table under the same circumstances. :) (And I bet Jase would be, too!)

Kim Dare said...

Is there room for one more under there? *Joins Chris and Jase under the table*

*Huge hugs* At least the water aerobics is good :D

Margaret Yang said...

Yayyyy for water aerobics! Any exercise that feels like play is the perfect one for you!

Mia Watts said...

"Rhythmless Irish tap dancing" LOLOLOL!!!

Oh hon, I'm so sorry. If you worked well at other places, you should so come here. Plus, I'm dying to join you with the water aerobics. Mostly because I'm getting way too lazy for my own good. And I need socialization skills. Do you think "the line" is waterproof? ;)

Simone Anderson said...

Spring break sounds loud! At least the boys had fun.

Water aerobics sounds like fun. Maybe the Y here has them.

Can't wait to read the new book.

Mia, one can hope "the line" is waterproof.

On second thought - it would be worth the drive to take the class with ya'll.

anny cook said...

*Snicker* Sucks to be you, for sure. However...you should try getting a new roof AND siding at the same time...yeah.

Hope things get better quickly for you!

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