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I suppose the good news is, I’m not dead or in jail.

Call it the summer doldrums, but it seems that at this time of the year, I don’t have a lot to say.  I honestly don’t know how I operated before Spawn was in school, but I can tell you this, now that we’re in the rhythm of a school year/summer break, I find that my summer schedule is pretty much all over the place.

Let’s see, what’s been going in Mox’s world:

  • Finally bit the bullet and had someone come out to examine my dishwasher.  Verdict:  new dishwasher.
  • In an effort to reduce the amount of money we are spending on homeowners insurance (seriously, y’all, it’s a lot) I hit the streets to see what kind of deals I could get from our neighborhood insurance agents.  Verdict:  they can’t write a new policy until we get a new roof.  Which brings us to…
  • Wrote a rather large check as a downpayment on a new roof, of which the materials for should be delivered sometime this week.  Verdict:  thank God for home equity lines of credit.  And then…
  • At some point we will need to get estimates for plaster and drywall work inside the house from the three spots we discovered leaking during the rainy months of April and May.  Verdict:  do you know how hard it is to find someone who can do both plaster and drywall?
  • Entered the 21st Century and got myself a smartphone.  Verdict:  it’s smarter than I am.  However, I am quite enjoying playing Words With Friends.
  • Summer camp.  Lots and lots of summer camp.  Verdict:  it’s hot, and I do not enjoy packing lunch every morning.
  • Not getting a lot of work out of the new gig right now.  Verdict:  have come to the conclusion that I need to be more aggressive in soliciting work.
  • Have made the decision to get out of community event planning.  Verdict:  this is my last summer with the local bluegrass festival.  With everything else I have going on in my life, this is one stressor I don’t need.

 

The long and the short of it is this — I have not been to the pool nearly as much as I would like, and I have not even begun to make a much-needed and much-wanted dent in the two boxes of books that I intended to read over the summer.  And as of today, Spawn has one month until school starts again.

Where does the time go?

 

— Mox

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