Owning a house is like having a child that never learns to take care of itself. There is always something that needs my attention.
Yesterday I discovered that a corner of the roofline of the carport has rotted due to water damage. Water is the bane of home ownership, and now I am going to have to get someone out to figure out why the water is not making it to the gutter and to replace the wood. Doesn’t my house care that I have no income now?
The Tabernacle: Home Of The Overpriced Drinks
Day One of Plywood Presents is in the books. Sadly this might be the final Plywood Presents for me as I am not sure that this is proving to be beneficial for an introvert such as myself. I will reevaluate today.
Last night we saw four presenters including Ron Clark, founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. Clark’s school provides an unconventional teaching method that seems to do well with inner-city kids. Clark is also a flamboyant and entertaining speaker.
The downside of holding this event at The Tabernacle is the cost of drinks. I paid $8 for a bottle of beer, and $4 for a 20-ounce bottle of water. Yikes! Doesn’t The Tabycare that I currently have no income? (Answer: No) Today I have filled a water bottle and carried it with me in order to save some money.
“As Far As The Eye Can See” (somewhere in Iowa, United States)
This photo really doesn’t do RAGBRAI justice since I was on the road early each day and did my best to ride as quickly as possible. Even with that you can see that there is an endless stream of riders on the road.
Pre-Packing Fun Time
Prior to packing for tomorrow’s flight to Vermont (it’s an afternoon flight so there will be a blog post sometime tomorrow morning) I will be spending time with ITP-Reader Stacy. I’m really looking forward to see her because it’s been far too long since we’ve time together. Stacy, if you have a desired place to meet please let me know either in a comment or via text message.
I’m thinking of having a small gathering at the ITP estate this Fall (September/October). Ideally I’d have a Summer party, but don’t have the time to prepare before “Summer” ends.
If so, I can propose some dates tomorrow.