Hey everybody out there in blog land! Boy howdy, have I been super busy lately! We open Dorothy in Wonderland this Friday at Milam Community Theater as our summer youth production. I’m the technical director and designer on that, and man it has been a blast!
Sue Ann has come with me and gotten pictures of us trying to figure out where to put the set. We have some great kids in the cast and helping me on tech and a great team of volunteers to tie the ends! Plus there’s my day job, which has really picked up the pace, but it has been a whole lot easier to keep up with since the installation of our new planning and scheduling system. With anything new, it takes some time to get used to it, and to learn about it, but as the days go on I see that I am more and more thankful for it! It is so much easier to keep up with what’s going on when I can look at it in an online planner rather than calling Lee, Sue Ann, or someone else 30 times to get reminders on what we were working on and my role in it.
Which Brings us to Siding!
Siding repairs are having to be done out there at my little piece of Texas, The Lady Rattlesnake. We had a bad storm that came through several months ago and it really did a number on the siding. When the adjuster came out, we found out that the siding had not been secured properly around the windows, so the wind just grabbed it and ripped it almost completely off. One side of the house’s siding would just flap in the breeze. Thanks to our insurance agent, Cody, and his Choice Builders crew, my Lady Rattlesnake is getting a much needed face-lift!
And Oh! Ain’t she lovely! Once the old siding was pulled off, Cody found a lot of rotten wood from where the siding had been loose enough around the windows to let rain in. That made us really sad, but that is getting fixed as well. I am very happy with the progress and this side will be finished today or tomorrow. They are sure working hard on getting it done. I really appreciate that!
Don’t Touch the Hermit Drill!
Another task that was in my planner was to replace the back door knob with one of these fancy, keypad entry door knobs. When Lee started ordering these, it was a task to find somebody to install them.
Well, why can’t I do it? It would sure save a little bit of money since I’m “on the clock” already (and I do like that whole saving money thing on the business side), and I have installed, repaired, changed out, etc., at least tens of doorknobs in my life. I can do it! I read the instructions, took about 15 or 20 minutes (since I was making sure I was following along correctly), and then we had a fancy new door knob! Viola! Pronounced exactly how it’s spelled by this Texan!
Things have definitely been super busy, but you know what? I prefer to be busy! It makes my bed feel way more comfy when I get home!
Oh and know what else? I’m going on a vacation next month! Tee hee! No, like a real one! I’m not going anywhere except taking my kids to do things, but this will be the first vacation I have taken since I’ve been here. I’ve had days off, or “slow work” when Lee and Sue Ann have taken vacation, but I’m taking a vacation! Like a grown up!
I have never taken a vacation from any job actually. I would take a vacation day here and there to not lose it, but this will be the first one that I planned, gave notice of, got approved for, and am actually taking! That doesn’t mean that I’ve not had time off here. I’ve had sick days, or taken a day here and there to take care of some things. But a whole week to just hang out with my boys!! I’m so excited! I’m sure I will blog about it.
Until next time everyone, keep following as we move on to our next project! You saw how wonderful Washington turned out, well there’s another one in the queue!
[Sue Ann is trying to contain herself to write about it tomorrow.]
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