I have not been very good with posting, I'm not very disciplined like some other people I know. I did not do good things for May, and doesn't look like June either. Not that there were not wonderful things that happened in both months, I just lacked the motivation and/or time to keep up with them, so you'll have to forgive me. I have so many posts in my head or started on my phone I want to get through, but we'll start today with a basic catch up process.
Wow, well let me see....There really isn't all that much to catch up on, but we'll see what I can do. First we'll get the bad stuff off the list. In a matter of two months I lost 1 great uncle, 1 great aunt, 2 dear friends from back home, my unofficial mentor at church back home, and an ex uncle. I didn't really have much emotion over the last one, I didn't wish death upon him, but we broke those ties many, many years ago. I include him in the list for the law of threes, it evens it out and that means I'm done now for awhile right? I know I know some pretty amazing people, but if God keeps taking them for himself I won't have many left here.
I plan on righting about those instances in another blog post, I covered most of the Norm situation, I went back and cleaned a few things up that were written out of emotion and an entire post that was alcohol induced. I will just plan on covering those in individual posts.
So in May I went to Tennessee to visit some friends of mine. To be honest, I had never really been all that close to M or her husband T, we knew each other, she worked for me for a short while and I enjoyed their company but we were never really all that close. Last year when I first moved down M surprised me and came up to visit me, it took me by surprise but we had a really good time and I enjoyed it so I had always planned on going down there. I finally did, I must say as our friendship deepens it just still surprises me how it came out of left field, but I love it anyway.
IT was a 5 hour drive down there in the new vehicle which wasn't too bad, the card was good the trip went fairly quick and I loved the scenery. The state is just beautiful and I loved it! We spent a good amount of time visiting on Friday when I got down there and spent all day Saturday in Gatlinburg. What a great time we had. We checked out a lot of the shops, wondered around the city, and even took the sky lift to the top of the mountain and back down again. We laughed so much and just really enjoyed the day. We also drove through the Smokey Mountain State Park and stopped at the original settlement they have preserved on the grounds and was just in awe of all the beautiful sights to see. We talked non stop in the car, just about everything and anything. The day went way too fast and before I knew it we were back at the house getting ready to mix some drinks.
We drank nearly an entire bottle of vodka between three of us. We had conversations that I'm not sure we normally would have had, but it seems to have broken down a barrier and now we find it all hilarious. T is one of the most secure hetero men I have ever met in my life. He's not afraid of asking what he curious about and not afraid of the answer. It was probably one of the most candid conversations I have ever had and it was great. The night was not for the faint of heart but the three of us laughed until we cried.
Sunday I headed back to Cinci, had to work that night but I just had such a great time I can't wait to go back! There is so much to see down there it just can't be done in one trip, I for see many more trips in the future, I think we're already talking about October as the next one.
Let's see, other than trips back to Nappy for too many various things I haven't traveled all that much or gone out all that much. It's probably a good thing because all these trips back to Nappy and such have really been putting a wrench into my monthly budget. I love them all but do not for see another trip up there until the fall maybe. Some of them are coming to me which makes it much easier.
My job is going well, while I wish it would pay more I enjoy it enough that I don't want to leave it to see if I can find something that pays more. I really have hopes for this place and the potential growth I have there. I even enjoy third shift most nights! I seem to be adapting well, I got my monthly review for last month last night and he could do nothing but rave to me what a great job I'm doing and how my numbers are turning heads. I'm scoring higher than some people that have been around for a few years and people were noticing. It made me feel good that I was doing as well as I hoped I was doing.
We have had several projects going at the house that have been keeping me pretty busy, you know my roommate aka the slave driver. J/king, I wouldn't do this stuff if I didn't enjoy it. We gutted the master bath and have been putting it back together, tomorrow I start the floor tile, after that it's just installing the new fixtures and some finishing touches and it's done. I honestly can't wait. Of course when that's done there is more projects to follow, but I'm ready to be done with this one. lol. My poor roommate has stuff spread out all over the two extra bedrooms and linen closet and the hall bath, it's craziness. Once we get her room and bathroom all done things will go back to normal, at least for a short while until we tackle the kitchen.
We also power washed the long fence in the backyard, we didn't know how dirty it really was until the neighbor started power washing their side. It took us about a week, each panel took nearly two hours so between the two of us we got them all done now. The neighbor is going to be painting/staining it or something around the 4th. We were both glad when that project was over.
I have a feeling I'm missing something I was going to talk about, but I just can't seem to remember. Oh well if I remember it I'll make another post about it. Like I said I have more just can't promise how quickly they'll be done. As if that comes as a surprise.