Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm Floored

As some of you are aware, I am getting new floors in my house on the ground floor. This move is necessary as the "premium" carpet installed by the homebuilder had the staying power of your average Kleenex. Besides, my wife, LuckyLou, wants hardwoods so hardwoods it will be. I'm kinda looking forward to it myself as I grew up with hardwood floors. So, after much negotiation, the craftsman started work today. We had to move all the furniture out of the ground floor as, apparently, they cannot have one workman hold a couch up in the air while another one hammers boards under it. Who knew?

We are actually getting a combination of hardwood (living and dining rooms) and porcelain tile (kitchen and den). The tile work will go pretty fast, I'm told, but the wood takes longer as it has to be stained, sanded then stained again. We're talking solid oak here, When it comes to floors, LuckyLou don't screw around. Anyway. we are currently without internet service at the house, a fact that makes me itch all over and jump from foot to foot until I can get to work at a reasonable hour to get online. So, if you don't hear from me, I'm not mad, I'm just disabled for a bit (well, I might be mad but I try not to be churlish about it). I will bore you to tears with pics of my fine new floors when the workmen leave and I recover from the surgery to remove the arm and leg that it is costing me.

In other news, Pope Bendict has asked that all parishes be prepared to offer the Tridentine (Latin) mass. President Bush later said at a press conference that he was not even aware that Trident and Dentyne had merged and "that Pope feller was pretty danged sharp". Sigh.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Painter/Saint

Just when I decide that there are no real good guys left, I read something like this:

This is fantastic! There is hope for us after all.

http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/hancockportraits_070702/

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Happy day to all you dads out there. Relax, mow the lawn next week. Drink beer, watch sports and belch a lot. You (we) deserve it.

Monday, June 02, 2008

video

There is no sound more joyful than the laughter of a child. Enjoy.


For Ellie, on losing her friend, Dakota. Find peace.