Friday, January 16, 2015

One Track Mind

After my snow day, I got a rain day....And then m.u.d.! It feels positively spring-like around here.

Even though I have access to an indoor and don't have to struggle with muddy ground, the parking area at this arena is a bit of a nightmare when it is muddy out. Like 4-wheel drive needed to get into and out of. So, I postponed riding for a few days and just continued on with my indoor projects.

You know how those '5-minute' project lists accumulate. Well, I had a very lengthy one. Just stupid stuff....Like scraping old caulk seams and re-caulking, taking down a light fixture that wasn't hanging straight and adjusting the fixture. Those kinds of things.

And the list just went on...and on...and on.

Of course, it's never really the project itself that is time consuming. It's the making sure you have what you need to fix the problem that is time consuming and often frustrating. I went to 4 different stores and spent hours looking for a broken cabinet hinge...and no luck. I couldn't even find anything close that would have worked in it's place. Finally, the lady that was helping me at the last store told me to look up the manufacturer online and see if I could order through them. Ding, ding, ding!! A new set of hinges are on their way. Ugghhh....All that wasted time. It never even occurred to me to look them up online. LOL.

I just kept going until I had crossed every one of those little, irritating projects off of my existing list.

Of course, I have an entirely new list of things I noticed needed to be done and I did get a couple of those whipped out at the same time I was working on my existing list....but needless to say, I now have a new list...Albet, a much shorter one than I had before. But I'm burned out on working on the house.

When the very last project was completed...I treated myself to going out for Thai food. I deserved it! ;-). I'm off to see MH for a night and when I get home, it will be time to get back to the ponies...and tackle the 'man-cave' completion project. If the weather stays this reasonable, it won't be long and I'll be able to start on some BIG outdoor projects. I am seeing pipe fencing and a new arena in my near future. :-D. Another benefit to the shutting in of the local oilfield...The price of pipe dropped and MH has a connection that can get us what we want for a reasonable price. Getting an individual to put it up won't be such a headache either. The people who used to be slammed with oilfield work are not so busy these days. Bad for them...Good for me!! Sorry, I'm a little selfish that way. I've been wanting this for awhile now and I have been patient because of the expense. But now that the prices are coming down....I want to jump on the opportunity.

PS...I have been over to see my 'not-so-little' Flashy a few times. He's hairy as a yak and about a foot higher a the butt than his wither. LOL. I can't bear to post pictures of him looking so ungodly ugly. I find it to be perfectly normal, as this particular maternal line is not known for prettiness that weanling winter, but the general public might not be so forgiving. At the moment he could pass for the poster child for 'why backyard breeders shouldn't breed'. LOL


Shirley said...

Ha- It's no fun when the honey-do list is your own! But nice to get it all done.

cdncowgirl said...

*giggle* at the backyard breeder comment... I have NO doubt that he's just going through an ugly duckling stage, I know you wouldn't breed just anything. Small scale breeder is different than backyard breeder ;)