Friday, September 30, 2011

Strabismus surgery

I just got home from eye surgery.  I've always had a
'lazy eye' (..the left eye...) and today, they fixed it.
They actually adjusted both eyes.  Kinda weird.  They
did most of the procedure while I was under, but they
woke me up to do the final adjustments.  Not very
painful at all but a little discomfort.  My eyes look like
hell though...the blood should be gone in a week or
two.  My face is a bit swollen as well (as should be
expected..).  Below is the picture I just took, about
2 or 3 hours after being under the knife.....


Happy Halloween!

Until next time....



Friday, September 16, 2011

Finished Deck....

Around 5 pm yesterday, in the blazing hot sun, I put the
finishing touches on the new deck.  I added the lattice below,
finished screwing down all the deck boards, and attached
a access panel for underneath storage on the deck.


Lessons learned:

1.  You never have enough decking screws...always buy twice as
much as you think you need.
2.  Don't build a deck during the summer....it's way too damn hot.
3.  Screw the budget....it never falls with in it.

After 3-4 days working in the hot sun, I did finish the project.
I woke up today to nice, cool 65 degree weather....perfect for
working outdoors....D'OH!

Until next time.....


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Vacation

September vacation....

Two days into my time off, I decided to rebuild
our deck.  Below is the before picture....


I removed all the old decking boards.  Then I replaced them with
new ones and put up a rail.  Then I added new stairs that were
relocated.  I'm still not done...I'm going to add lattice below
the deck tomorrow morning.

Up next:  recently we took in a neighborhood
cat who was pregeant.  Long story short:  she
had the babies.  The below pictures were
taken on the new deck.


You need a cat.

Until next time......