Work Work Work

Fact:  Over a lifetime, the average person spends about 90,000 hours at work.  Before the age of 40, Americans hold between seven to eight different jobs.  Every year, the average American spends over 100 hours commuting.  The average office chair with wheels travels about eight miles per year.

I got up early, and Mary was still sawing logs.  When she did get up, around 7:00 AM, she was feeling poorly.  The periodontist released a mess of “germs” on Friday, and she is feeling the results today.

At 10:00 AM, I did a Walgreens run and got some meds for MAry.  A quick stop at Starbucks gave Mary a latte and three eggs; breakfast was served.

I spent the day working in the yard with our handyman.  We installed a motion-sensitive light over the new garden and ran electricity to the gazebo in conduit buried in the ground; the extension cords just bothered me.

I move a mess of tools from the He-Shed to the new Rubbermaid locker adjacent to the garden; now, they are pretty convenient.

The garden tools are now next to the garden!!

The grass is coming along fine!  In another month, we may be able to mow it and begin getting rid of the weeds.

We have grass; it sure looks better than a month ago!

The 2,000-lumen LED lights do an excellent job lighting the garden and are pretty sensitive.   These lights are the equivalent of 130W incandescent lights.

I don’t usually tell people about my light puns.  I like to keep people in the dark.

I went to a Chinese restaurant, and the lights were too bright.  So I requested if they could dim sum.

The motion-sensitive lights are working well!

I called Bob Z. and told him we would not make the dance tonight as Mary was still reeling from Friday’s ordeal.

Dianne made her version of chicken noodle soup and brought it over to Mary.  Dianne also brought bread and chocolate cake!  I will undoubtedly feel better.

Dianne got the executive tour.

After she departed, we had a quick dinner and went back to bed for Mary.  I continued working the yard until 6:00 PM when it was too dark to see.   I tested the security light, and it worked.  Most people are shocked when they discover how incompetent I am as an electrician.

I took a quick shower and headed for bed; it’s been a long and busy day.  I quickly looked at my phone and logged 6,000 + steps, mainly from the garage to the backyard.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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