Tuesday, November 13, 2012

And it's the 13th already.

New Orleans, LA

Close my eyes... and eight days pass in the blink.

My house is full of holes.  Contractor created holes.  I'm trying to be calm about it.  It's easier to be calm when the weather is nice.  Nice weather coming in holes is alright.  Hold on nice weather.  Hold on.

Monday, November 05, 2012


New Orleans, LA

That extra hour of sleep and the energy that went with it took my mind completely off posting yesterday.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Bon Voyage

New Orleans, LA

This afternoon I sat on the levee watching tugboats push barges up and down the Mississippi.  I ate a strawberry sno-ball while waiting for a giant cruise ship carrying my parents to float past. I think all the dragonflies in attendance would agree that there was no better place to be.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Up and Down and Up Again

New Orleans, LA

This was one of those extreme roller-coaster days when all starts off great, gets unexpectedly awful, improves a bit, goes downhill again, seems better, becomes violently bad, and finally ends with the loveliest of evenings.

If I go to sleep right now, the day can end on the positive side.  Goodnight.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Another November

New Orleans, LA

It's November which means time to try to post once a day for the whole month.  My track record has not been great the last couple of years...

What's going on right now?  Or what's been going on the past several months?  Mostly I've been working.  It is not giving me joy.  There's a great deal of reevaluation going on in my brain.  Where is balance?  It's long lost and I'm not sure how to regain it.  Many things need to change, and soon.  

When not working, I've been doing renovations on the house.  Progress on the house does make me happy.  Someday I will live in it, and maybe that someday will be in 2013.

At the house, the wiring from the 1930's has been replaced. Most of the old pipes have also been replaced.  Next big project is repairing the dozens of holes in the plaster walls from electrical and plumbing improvements. Water was reconnected yesterday and today there may be hot water again for the first time in a month.  The celebration of that milestone may include finally mopping the dust coated floors.

I've been a bad friend to just about everybody for... a long long time now.  For that, I'm very sorry.