Monday, 2 September 2013

Happy Labour Day!

Hola amigos!

Happy Labour Day!  I started the celebrations off by sleeping in until 7... But at least the cats are enjoying the day off and are still in bed.

The kitchen ceiling is installed!  Mom and I rocked it for 5 hours on Saturday but it's done!

'kay - apologies for the sideways pics - they saved on my laptop the correct view ie. landscape and I don't know how to rotate them (if I even can) in the post. :-(

Anyhoo, you get the gist.  They are tongue and groove pine - super labour intensive but look great with the vintage of the house.  I just need to lightly sand the butt joints, put up finish trim and then paint the ceiling. Then we can get on with finishing this effing project.  I've given myself till Thanksgiving.

I don't know where the summer went but good lawd!  It feels like it passed by so quickly.

Aislinn starts school on the 3rd and is looking forward to seeing her friends again.   I'm good with the positive attitude.

My task for this upcoming week is to start the new job hunt in earnest - kinda looking forward to it and kinda not.  But the end goal is a full-time job (the label- I work full time hours) doing project and facilities management/project management with paid vacay and hopefully benefits and pension.

Mentally, in a better place and just taking it day by day.  We all get into dark places but it's the getting out that tests your mettle.

Some money minding tips I've put in place for myself (just finished reading Gail Vaz-Oxlade's Money Rules):
I borrow my mags I want to read from my local library - free and no clutter!
Same with books
Borrow bigger tools that I don't need all the time instead of buying
Do what repairs I can and renos (with 'rents help - God love 'em!) myself

That's it for now gang - have a great Monday off!