Thursday, December 14, 2006
Yesterday my daughter went in for a minor surgical procedure. Thankfully all went well and she's back to her 'doing everything she shouldn't do' little self. This morning though, I just realized that, like many others, I've been burning the candle at both ends for far too long now, and now I'm paying the price.
Ever since taking on this new position at work I've seen very little of the family. When I am home I'm exhausted, so the quality time with the girls has really gone down hill. To top it off I started doing work to spiff up the house. Since I don't like losing my time with the kids, I usually do the stuff late at night once they're sleeping. Not cool when you're working so much during the day.
The dumbest thing I've taken on is to build a bathroom from scratch down in our basement. I'm 80% finished. I've plumbed everything, wired everything, framed everything, and last night I tiled the floor. Tonight I'll be dry-walling, sanding, and trimming everything so I can paint by Saturday and finally be finished. One week to build a bathroom. Fun... yes, but time consuming and, on top of everything else in life, exhausting and not worth it. I miss my family.
I'm stopping after Sunday. No more work until after Christmas. I want to enjoy the season, not sleep through it.
Well, that and I'm tired of everyone asking if we're testing missiles at the house.
posted by El Capitan at 9:06 AM
Glad the cutie is doin' okay. I'm impressed with your "handyman" talents. Are you available for hire (after Christmas, I mean)? :)9:02 PM