Monday, July 31, 2006
Well, the house is repaired now. A couple of rafters were broken and one was cracked. Once those were fixed the roof was repaired and voila, good as new. It's going to cost a bit more than we can afford, but we'll make it through. There's a new coat of paint too. The painters finished the same day as the roofers. Now all I have to do is work on getting the inside in shape.
I've been very busy between work and moving. Matt's been working a lot of hours as well. I've been wanting to write, but moving and working seem to be important things I should be doing.. especially to my employer. This weekend will be a long work weekend. I was hoping to do some cleaning on the house, but I'm not sure if I will be able to. Maybe Sunday morning.
I have been thinking through and outlining how the stories will go in my head though, so hopefully I'll have a lot to write about when I get a chance to write.
And then I've also been reading a bit at night before I go to sleep. Saturday I finished Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut's endings are always a little strange to me and maybe a little disappointing, but I enjoyed the book nonetheless. I started The State of the Art by Iain M Banks on Saturday and it's been a bit strange, but good so far. It's short stories, so it's been easier to keep up with the stories in the bits of time I've had to read. After that I hope to read another Iain M Banks novel (name escapes me) and then Old Man's War by John Scalzi. Unpacking I've found close to 50 books that I've wanted to read but never got to. I really have a lot of catchup to do (and I need yet another bookcase).
So things are looking up, but they always do after some time.