Wednesday, August 12, 2009

On a lighter note

I'm going to start by saying that I'm not nearly as complex and deep as Jenna. I'm a pretty simple guy (good and bad), so the opportunity to cut some trees, drive my tractor, and drink a Lone Star still gets me excited about every upcoming weekend. As a result, my post(s) will seem somewhat shallow (and I'm OK with that) compared to Jenna's. With that said, I felt the need to share some very simple observations this week.

1) Jenna is very anxious to start making some concrete progress (get it? we're building a house!). She didn't appreciate my comment about the longer it takes, the sweeter the reward. She followed that with something about some things are so sweet, they make your teeth fall out. I'm not sure what that means in this context, but it sounds pretty bad. We'd better get moving on this house.

2) In light of some recent activity from our feathery monsters in the backyard, I was compelled to write a partial retraction. While I maintain that our chickens are severely lacking in intelligence for the most part, they have adapted nicely to the 21st century and all of the technological advances that are available to them. Specifically, they have figured out that the noisy cube in the corner of the yard has cool perches to stand on and provides a cool supply of water to bathe in. I'm talking about my A/C unit. With the 100+ degree weather, they have begun to hang out near this piece of "modern" technology every day. Yes, they have pecked away any insulation I had around the pipes, but at least they're more comfortable, right? I still hate them.

3) I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Jenna looks great driving my tractor. Notice the Tractor Supply cap atop her head, the Lone Star in her hand, and the huge grin on her face. Beautiful.

4) I designed my future garage this week and sent it to the architect to add to his drawings. Admittedly, it took a few iterations before I had something realistic to show Jenna and said architect. The first couple of revisions had spaces for about 15 vehicles, plus a work shop, plus a bathroom, plus a place to drop about 10 air matresses. Ok, I was trying to one-up our friends in Whitehouse by designing a Garage-Mahal II, but even I realized this was ridiculous. So many cuts later, I'm down to a more "reasonable" 3+ car garage that is approximately the size of the house I live in now. So, maybe there's more cutting to be done. Go big or go home, I always say.

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