Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Endless Summer

Events in the news recently, in particular the latest sickness to come out of the Republican Debates earlier this month, has me avoiding wasting any precious brain cells on anything happening outside of my property line. As a result, I decided to build that garden shed I have been promising, and putting off, all summer.

So for the time being I have abandoned the computer to re-familiarize myself with power tools, lumber and other masculine objects of interest.

Oh and the picture - yes, it really is a garden shed and not a 4th bathroom.

16 comments:

John Myste said...

And is it really you?

Antares Cryptos said...

Taking a blogging break to create something in RL is a good idea.

Enjoy the power tools and the scent of freshly cut lumber.

I'll be here when you get back.

Entre Nous said...

Simply precious

Robert the Skeptic said...

John Can't you tell by the "relieved" look on my face?

Cryptos Well my garden implements need a warm place to spend the winter.

EntreNous I have seldom been referred to as "precious", but thanks anyway.

Jayne said...

That is funny! Really, it looks like just what the doctor ordered. Fresh air, exercise, work the muscles and fuhgeddaboudit!

Very impressive. Have fun!

Paul said...

Genius at rest ?? :-) Nothing like a good dump to sort things out...

Cognitive Dissenter said...

Best laugh of the day. Just what I needed.

Robert the Skeptic said...

Jayne OOOwww the muscles, did you have to remind me? Yes, I ache in places now that I didn't know had places! A bike ride and a soak in the spa is next on the agenda.

Paul Just getting my shit together, is all.

Dissenter They say laughter is a good laxative... I think.

Orhan Kahn said...

That makes two of us, I'm usually into the politics but the leaders here are focusing on two key (and equally useless) issues for the past year and it is truly stupid since they're only answering to a redneck and hippie minority who just so happens to hold the balance of power because we have a hung parliament.

There are seriously more important issues at hand.

Pau said...

Remember that shit slides downhill Robert...:-)

alwaysinthebackrow said...

Well, relaxing in the "library" could also be an escape. A nice project to focus your attention.

Sightings said...

Oh ... I thought your photo was staged as a comment on the recent news!

Sonia Marsh/Gutsy Living said...

Is that where you do all your creative thinking?

Robert the Skeptic said...

Orhan Wow, sounds like a vary close parallel to what is going on here.

BackRow I try to maintain a string of household projects to keep me busy. Next year: deck replacement and bathroom remodel.

Sightings Well yes, it is!

Gutsy Projects like these are like a game or puzzle for me, I enjoy figuring it out and making it work; it's a form or recreation. But yes, it also gives me time to collect my thoughts.

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Did Penwasser of Penwasser Place come over to take a dump in your yard, too? ;)

Robert the Skeptic said...

Dawn Nope, not yet at least. I checked his blog, seems like a guy after my heart, though.