A favorite blogger writes: "What has happened to all the women who are done with child-rearing? Young voices permeate the blogosphere." What do sixty-something women do with their lives, especially if they do not have full-time jobs? We're here to find that out.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
A hugely productive day
For quite some time I've had a few dreary household projects that seemed to be beyond any do-it-yourself abilities I might possess. There was a poorly ventilated storage room in the basement that needed to be dismantled, including disposing of the moldy old sheetrock, shelving and 2x4's. There was a problem with the garage roof. Was it a roof problem? A flashing issue? A gutter problem? A paint thing? All of the above? And there was the matter of the railings on the deck that needed to be repaired and replaced. Not to mention a leader that needed to be reattached, and some other minor paint touch-ups.
Astonishingly, these things are all suddenly DONE! A handyman I'd used in the past happened to be working next door yesterday, and happened to be available, along with two helpers, today, and PRESTO! Well, it's mostly done. He'll come back tomorrow to finish the painting, and there's still a mountain of debris piled in the driveway waiting for the "removal guy".
And don't think I was just idly twiddling my thumbs while this was all going on. I got the lawn mowed, front and back, using the "green" push mower which I so much prefer to its gas-eating cousin. Isn't walking, after all, the most recommended exercise for all ages? And isn't walking back and forth in my own garden infinitely preferable to walking around the neighborhood, or on a treadmill?