Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm Sick Ya'll

Yes, that really is a song title and by the legendary Otis Redding, no less. So, anyway, I'm sick! I feel like crap. I guess that's what I get for bragging about how well I was doing back at the first of the week. I thought I was about over the problem I was having during the week and then this afternoon this crud started coming on. My throat is swelling and I feel like someone beat the hell out of me.
Before I started feeling truly crappy I did manage to go for a little walk around the place to check on things. We had some strong storms last night so I walked down to the road. Sometimes there will be limbs down (or even a tree) on the drive but everything was okay.
Oh, I also walked down to check the spring and I did see another deer scrape on a tree about 50 yards from that one I showed ya'll. This big rock is near the spring and I just love all the moss and little ferns that grow on it.
Here you can see where I have been adding to the edge of the driveway. I need to add a lot more fill on that left side there. Anytime I have a big truck come in they squeal and moan about that turn being so sharp. Sissies. They never come close to the edge though. But I'm going to fix it. It does need to be wider. I have cut the right side about 2 feet more into the hill but those large rocks keep me from doing much more there.
This is a great big ol' sycamore tree down at the road. Very pretty tree. I love it's white bark.
I believe these are beech trees. They will hold their leaves all winter and stay that copper-like color. It's almost like the new leaves of spring force these old leaves off the tree as they bud out. I think I know how the trees feel. Grendal has leeched onto me and won't let go. She likes to sit in my lap a lot because I naturally put off a lot of heat and she always acts like she is cold. Now that I'm sick, I guess I'm running a fever and am hotter than ever (quit your snickering, you know what I mean), so she has attached herself to me like that moss on a rock.

Well, I have heard stronger rumblings of getting called back to work. I hate to lose all the time I have to work on the house but I need the money to buy the last few big ticket items for the house. I really only lack the flooring, the kitchen cabinets, interior doors and the finish plywood for that wall, as far as big money items. I would also like to buy a decent couch and a new bed. I don't think that's too greedy. I also really want to start adding to the solar aspect of the house with a hot water system and maybe some panels but I've just got to finish the structure first.
In a way, I'm aggravated that I haven't gotten more done on the house since I've been laid off but then, in some ways, I do think I've made fairly decent progress. Ya'll know I'm not going to be satisfied with my own work until it's finished. But then again, they haven't actually called yet so I may still have some more time.

18 comments:

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

It all takes time. I know that for sure. Hope you get well soon Annie.

Sissy said...

This curd seems to be TOO widespread; everybody around has it at one time or another. Hopefully it won't last too long for you. Dose w/ mega vitamin C daily-1000mg. Maybe you are working too hard each day?

Sissy said...

crud, I meant. Fingers not with brain today! Delete it.

Island Rider said...

I hope you feel better soon. You are too hard on yourself. You do good work and it takes time and patience. Rest easy. The work will be there when you get well.

molly said...

Hope you are feeling better soon ER. being off colour sux!

I'm with Island, youre doing an amazing job on your home!

mountainmelody said...

oh no--I'm sorry you're sick! :( feel better soon!

Ed said...

Well I finished the siding on my house this weekend and also primed the entire thing. Of course it is 1/12th scale and for my daughter's doll furniture but I thought I might rub it in just the same. Get well soon.

Jennifer said...

LOVE that rock. Rock, moss, ferns, everything I love.

Take your time and get better. Sick is no fun.

Floridacracker said...

Sounds streppy.
Your place is beautiful even in the dead of winter.

Take care of yourself ... rest, fluids, chicken soup. Hope you feel better real soon!

Eutychus2 said...

Hope you get to feeling better; I just love the pictures of your homeland - its really great. Am I right in thinking you live in northern Alabama? my oldest daughter and family live in southern Alabama.
Again, hope you're feeling better.

HermitJim said...

The main thing right now is to take care of yourself and get over what ever is making you sick!

We are all pulling for you and sending good thoughts your way!

edifice rex said...

Hey Everybody! thanks for all your comments and well wishes. I'm trying to rest and get better but haven't been this sick in some time. I'm feeling pretty bad so it may take me a bit to get back here. And I'm taking the Vit C and fluids and soup and all the other; it is strep throat though unfortunately.
Hey Euty, yes, i do live in north Alabama, about an hour north of Birmingham.

Island Rider said...

Just checking in and hoping you are feeling better by now. Wish I lived nearby, I'd bring you some chicken soup!

edifice rex said...

Hey IR! i wished you lived closer too, i could use some chicken soup! lol!
seriously, i wish i could say i'm feeling better but i'm not much. but i'll get by and it will get better soon hopefully.
thanks for checking in on me though, that does make me feel some better!

Robbyn said...

Oh man, bundle up in something warm and take care of yourself! Wish I were close enough to bring you over some homemade soup! :)

Beau said...

Hope you feel better... just getting over it here. Love those beech trees! We don't have them here...

page said...

just checking in to wish you speedy healing---you can beat this nasty---are you taking meds? strep is nothing to sneeze at---stay warm, drink fluids, sleep with that lovely grey cat, read a bit, sleep a bit, drink something, read, sleep, drink, heal---miss your posts,p
ps---do you need to brace for ice now? hoping for some snow here

Floridacracker said...

Just checking in to see how you were feeling.