I have a new functioning water heater. I have a fixed water leak. I have a new master shutoff valve and pressure regulator inside a box in the front yard outside the house, yet on my side of the water meter. I have knowledge about my leaking drainage pipe. I found out that one of my leaking sinks has rusted to the point where it needs to be replaced. I have a wealth of new understanding about the utilities in my house.
However, I still have the same weak water pressure that lead me to find the leak on Sunday night. The pressure to the toilet and shower seem okay, so maybe it’s the sink’s faucet or water line?
I am not happy.
A good question would be “Why didn’t you check the water pressure before the plumber left?” I have no good answer other than “I don’t know.” or “I assumed fixing the leak would fix the sink.” or “With $2k worth of work I expected everything coming into the house would be fine.”
Must. Sell. House. I’m targeting this Fall/Winter.
Perhaps it’s time for me to get a MSH tattoo in order to repeatedly remind myself of “The Mission.”
Today’s Daily Challenge
Share the number-one thing you do to ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
Getting sufficient sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health, but with millions of adults complaining of insomnia, we clearly can use some help getting those zzzs! By sharing your sleep tip and reading how others do it, you may get some good ideas that you can use tonight.
I guess “drink until I pass out” is not the answer they are seeking.
Wakey, Wakey. Latey, Latey.
I don’t know what came over me this morning but I managed two turn the alarm off twice and go back to sleep each time. I finally arose near 7:00am which is far too late for me to hit LA Fitness before going into work.
Bummer. I was hoping today was going to be the day that I resurrected my workout routine.
ITP Flickr Pic
“The Waiting Is The Hardest Part”
As I have been doing on many recent Sundays I, along with much help from my bread machine, baked a loaf of bread. This being National Beer Day I substituted a can of beer for the water (okay, I do this every time I make a loaf of bread — it works quite well!).
On most Sundays I cut into it while it’s still piping hot, smear butter on a large slice, and consume while grinning ear-to-ear. Today I chose to let the loaf cool as instructed.
I hait hate waiting…
And since I’ve started making loaves of bread I understand the adage “It’s the best thing since sliced bread” as I am fairly unsuccessful slicing my loaves well.
What’s Next For The ITP Estate?
Well, the plumbing (all sinks and other known issues) is obviously still a major issue. I need to strip and paint all of the exterior iron work. I need to hire someone to come in an re-plaster (or maybe just repair) the living room ceiling. I need to clear out the back yard — specifically the huge fallen branch, but more generally clear it out so that it looks nice. I need to hire someone to repair and paint my soffet and eaves. I need to get a replacement window put into the kitchen, perhaps two so that they will match. I need to install one ceiling fan and replace another.
I need to win the lottery, or some equivalent to that.
Tonight, A Play?
Tonight is my rescheduled night to see “The Fabulous Lipitones” at Theatrical Outfit. I was originally scheduled to see this play last Saturday night, but had to reschedule for Ira Glass. In hind site with the NCAA Final Four downtown that same night it’s fortunate for me that I had to reschedule, and oh yeah, I got to hang out with ITP-Reader Jenka that night too.
Today’s Personal Project
Catch up at work; stop worrying about my house; attain happiness.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – I could use a hug
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – It’s barbecue. It’s banjos. It’s Memorial Day weekend. It’s Evans, Georgia. It’s Banjo-B-Que 2013. Wanna go?
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – sadly, 212.6 pounds
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 4 (2 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 17
Carnivorous Meals – 10
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– not get sick
– lose two pounds
– walk/run no fewer that 50 miles
– lift weights at the gym no fewer than eight times
– finish at least two of the books I am reading
– take at least one box of things to Goodwill
– post at least ten photos in the blog
– drink a lot less alcohol
– prepare a house repair plan and budget
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her
– return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her
2013 Goals: Measurable
– Get my weight down to 190 pounds so that I can wear a 36″ waist pants comfortably
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Dissolve Sharpened Stone
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Completely run at least one 10k
– Fix all (or at least most) of the things which are wrong with the ITP Estate
2013 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Simplify, simplify, simplify
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions
– Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
– Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
– Take two real vacations, perhaps one abroad
– Take a more proactive approach to meeting women (read “stop being such a pussy”)
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2013
- Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
- 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg