I almost feel like I’m cheating when I give away one like that.Â Sonofabun already knows what song I’m talking about.Â The Brother might too.Â I should probably have some sort of daily contest for the titles.Â
Day 8, it’s still raining.Â According the weather.com, Monday February 4, 2008 is supposed to be a nice day.Â Monday.Â Bastards.Â On the upside, it makes it pretty easy to dig fence post holes.Â I got four knocked out today.Â Next weekend I have three more to knock out and then I can start on the half fence.Â I also started digging one of the trenches that will become a raised garden.Â I’ve even figured out how to stablize the fence.Â Ah, Manuel Labor, he’s a good friend of mine.Â He’s good for your soul too.Â All this sitting in offices pushing bullshit paper that we do, nothing like digging a fence post hole to let you know you’re alive.Â Today is the first day I haven’t worked out at all in several weeks.Â I figured digging fence post holes would suffice.Â Today is supposed to be an off day, but I usually cycle on my off day.Â Not today, not in the rain.Â So I dug four holes and a trench instead.Â I can tell the difference with the Turbulance Training added in.Â It’s hard, core strengthening work.Â I think it’s good for me.Â I’ve also added kettlebells into my regular workout.Â So a day off digging holes was probably just fine.
While I was digging holes, Beauregard and Rita were patrolling the perimeter, keeping the homestead safe from invading squirrel terrorists.Â We have a health hatred of squirrels, ever since they ran poor old Beauregard into the wheelbarrow.Â He thinks he’s Seal now with his scar.Â There’s a great picture of it, inside the dead mac.Â Â The mac I just dropped $300 on parts and several hours of tinkering and still won’t fire up the monitor.Â I need to find a mac tech.Â The machine is four years old and if I take it to apple, I will want to kill one of their counter people or Steve Jobs.
I also installed a motion control light in the back yard.Â It should have taken 15 minutes and ended up taking 90 minutes and included a trip to the hardware store.Â Still, it’s properly installed and I now know what’s wrong with the one on the front of the house, so fixing that one should only take say 20 minutes, now that I know the trick.Â And a trip back to theÂ hardware store.Â What I’ve noticed most in this sort of work is that I can’t see up close any more.Â I never could really see, I’ve been wearing either glasses or contacts since I was 15 years old.Â Just in the last year, I can’t see up close any more.Â It makes plumbing, electrical work, mechanical work all an adventure.Â I have to wear those half glasses at work, which some people have said makes me look like I know what I’m doing.Â Go figure.Â I think they should make safety reading glasses.Â I’m not the only person who can’t see this crap.Â I think I might be on to something.Â I’m getting out my teaspoon and digging my hole to freedom behind my Rita Hayward poster.
I have an in depth report of ZAP coming up in the next day or two.Â As soon as I remember what happened.