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Monday, March 15, 2010

We have a man down!

Heh...I finally got some time to work on my cupboard doors this weekend. I washed them down, degreased them and stripped off the old hardware and filled holes for sanding...and that was as far as I got.
I pulled out my trusty old hand sander that I'd used on the kitchen and when I fired it up it made some horrible grindy sounds and then started to make low vibratey slow movements...nothing more.
It has shuffled off this mortal coil I think.
No more work on the doors until I can borrow or get another one to remove the old varnish. It was a good excuse to stop. Hopefully I can get a hold of another soon so I can sand the doors for priming and painting...slow and steady wins the race, and all that...

We went to see Billy Bishop Goes to War on Saturday. I would highly recommend it. It's a Canadian "musical" - a one man play of a man's experience of going to war in WW1 and becoming a decorated war pilot. One man plays 18 different characters, but mostly Billy Bishop, a 19 year old troublemaker drafted into the cavalry, but who soon wants to be a pilot to get out of the trenches. Both serious and funny, it had a lot of interesting looks at Canada back in that time, as well as just how the "average" person took to going off to war and just how you had to change to get through it. Not too maudlin, and it was a "good" kind of musical...where the few songs suited and blended into the play seamlessly and didn't seem campy or contrived. My husband, hater of all musicals, liked it if that's any indication. I've heard of it many times from my Dad and was glad to get to see it. I give it 2 thumbs up.

I'm so glad to say that it's warming up. Despite being inside working on my MSc for 2 days, I am glad to see spring on it's way. It's so nice to go for a walk in the late afternoon and be warmed by the sun. So much of the snow is melting as it's getting up to +7 during the day - soon it will be dry on the hiking paths! The sun peeked up over the horizon as I ate my breakfast today. Soon I can ride my bike to work and go for walks to exercise instead of sweating away in the basement. No more darkness and gloom on my trek to work.

As my dad would say: "Spring ere sprung, the grass is riz!"

:)

3 comments:

grapecat said...

i wonder where the birdies is...

:)

srping is here too as of yesterday - nice isn't it? we don't have snow to melt but my god has it been cold. a north east wind that just hasn't stopped for what seems like forever! bbq's ahoy, my friend!

the Bag Lady said...

Do you know the rest of that saying?
MY dad's version:
Spring is sprung
the grass is riz
wonder where the birdies is?
Here comes one
Flying high
"Why you do dat in my eye???"

It was very mild here today! The thermometer in my truck was reading +13C on the way home this afternoon!
Nice!

grapecat said...

spring is sprung, the grass is riz
i wonder where the birdies is
some say the birds is on the wing
but that's absurd -
the wing is on the bird