The Party's Over  

Igottahaveit69 56M
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8/24/2006 3:40 am

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8/26/2006 9:39 am

The Party's Over

I can't believe that the summer is almost done and gone for yet another year. I feel like a kid in so many ways. Wishing that the summer would never end. Excited about going on with my life at the same time.

My daughter has been off on her annual vacation/visit with Grandma and Grandpa for the last month. She goes there every August as a last fling before school starts. I try to use this time to get some things done around the house. I also try to get in a little down time for myself.

I didn't get as much done this year as I wanted to. I never seem to be able to maintain focus during my time off to be able to complete all the projects. I seem to be great at starting things. I have a hard time finishing them though. I am almost done with my pantry (building it from scratch). It just needs the final coat of paint and it is done. Same goes for the new window in the Kitchen. I should be able to finish these two jobs this weekend. Good thing too, my little girl comes home on Monday!

I work too much and don't play enough. I spent too much time this August at my job trying to catch up. Funny thing though, no matter how may hours I put in, the end stays just out of my reach. One thing done, twelve things pop up to take its' place.

I have finished my "back to school" shopping for all her essentials. No new clothes yet. I am going to take her shopping when she gets back home. One or two outfits and some personal time together. I can't wait.

This is the last week of the summer. Next weekend is Labor Day and then it is back to the normal routine. Too much to do, too little time to do it in. I was hoping against all hope that I would meet someone on line this summer that could add a little adult companionship to my life. I was hoping to get a set of plans finalized for my parents new house. I was hoping to get the property rezoned for them.

I guess I set the bar a little too high. I did meet some nice people. They have busy lives also and I have not been able to fit in yet. I did get a rough design approved through the City Design Bureau, and I have an appointment with yet another architect. The zoning has to wait until next month though. Too many hoops to jump through first.

This is the last weekend that I have totally to myself. I get to do anything that my heart desires. The sky is the limit and I have the money to spare. I will end up trying to get the house cleaned up and some of my summer projects done. It is no fun playing all by yourself. Too much like beating off. A lot of action, but your left with a feeling of emptiness when you are done.

The party for this year is definitely coming to a close. To tell the truth, I am ready for it to end. I hope that all of you are too.

VATraveler1948 68M

8/26/2006 9:25 am

Yes, the summer is winding down. I mowed the lawn this morning for the first time in weeks... I guess I really should water the darn thing more often, but then I'd have to mow it more often. Anyhow, after I mowed the lawn I jumped in the pool to cool off and the reality of the waning summer was quickly evident. There will still be a few weeks of summer like weather in store for us but the summer is nearly done.

I am making the rounds of the local blogs today, it's nice to see another local guy that is blogging here.

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