Saturday, January 10, 2009

RENOVATION


Since my last post two and half weeks ago I’ve been busy renovating a house. Too busy to keep up with the blog, busy to the point that I cherish having even an hour to rest and unwind, and my afternoon nap feels like one more thing to schedule. There are countless details to take care of and phone calls to make and appointments to be at. For years I have been saying that getting over Lyme disease is like having a job, and renovating the house is like having a second job.

I am managing to hold down both of them, but I am also glad that this won't go on for long.

Meanwhile, I found this definition at Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. I got a kick out of how it applies to not only the house, but my own body and health as well:

renovate:
1 : to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding)
2 : to restore to life, vigor, or activity : revive


1 comment:

Joe said...

This is my second comment in a few minutes. I think the first one got lost. If they both show up, feel free to delete this!

I like your house, especially the chimney. Hey, I didn't realize it snowed so much in Seattle.

I'm glad you're able to work on a project outside of lyme disease. Perhaps we all really can get our lives back eventually.

Don't work TOO hard, though :)

Cheers,
-joe