Sunday, May 24, 2009

an update and minutia

The clients absolutely LOVED the new room I built for them. Enough in fact that they gave me a very nice tip. I was quite touched by their generosity. That extra scratch will really help in our search for a reliable vehicle for Laura.

It is Memorial Day weekend in a state with "Vacationland" on our license plates, and we live five miles from downtown Bar Harbor. Suffice it to say it's been kinda busy here. Cars and campers and tour buses began streaming onto the island early Friday morning and seemed intent upon driving fast in the slow zones, slow in the fast zones, and taking up every available parking spot at the grocery store. Sigh. If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?

So we've been hunkered down here for a little while, a friend came to visit on Saturday and took us out for lunch, and that was a real treat. We gave her the cook's tour of the island's more photogenic spots and then hunkered down at home again. I think tomorrow we'll have burgers on the grill. We're focusing on low-key right now. I slept for 12 hours last night. I guess I really didn't know how stressed that job had me until I was able to relax. Phew.

So, today is an easy day. Burn up some scrap lumber, clean up the yard, organize tools, putter without too much urgency. Make potato salad for tomorrow. Breathe. Be grateful. Look for cars on the Internet. Maybe have a beer (O'Doul's). Maybe have coffee. It's that kind of weekend. And I needed it more than I ever knew.


laughingatchaos said...

that's a minutia-like update. ;)

Distributorcap said...

maine sounds so nice this time of year

A Spot of T said...

"If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?" LOLOLOL Some day I hope to visit Maine...don't shoot me k? LOL

And congratulations on the great job. There's nothing like a good tip to know your work is really appreciated :o)

Anonymous said...

good for you.