Monday, July 07, 2008


A lot has happened since my last post. The Democrats have chosen a presumptive nominee, Angelina Jolie had some babies (I think) and my plumber got the rough-in done on the house. I have been in full-bore carpenter mode this summer and I'm happy to report I still have all ten fingers. One is bent at an ugly angle, I've torn a rotator cuff and developed a strange sensation in my right knee, but nothing out of the ordinary for an aging woodchuck. I'll get a break this weekend when I go out to Chicago for NPR. Nothing like going to work to get a break from work.

A drywall delivery is backing and beeping its way up the driveway. It's showtime.


Blogger JustKJ said...

How about some pictures?

I did a complete remodel of a bathroom myself, or rather my wife and I did; floor joist to rafters.

You are doing a whole lot more than I did, but I understand the idea of running away to a job to get a break from a project. I think WWDTM is a magnitude or two higher on the fun scale.

I am not a carpenter or skilled wood worker--more of a wood hack. The only thing I "out sourced" was the plumbing. I never could sweat pipes. Anyway, nothing beats the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

At least you have a good excuse for not entertaining us. I've resorted to blogging regularly in your absence. ;)

Hope the remodel goes smoothly. Keep your head down!

2:05 AM  
Anonymous oregongirl51 said...

As an unrepentant word dog, I have once again fallen hard for your turn of a phrase and humor. I "rediscovered" you (not that you were lost, I was) by stumbling across your web site. I didn't realize how much I'd missed your "Road" stories until I was reminded of them. Like old friends I'd not seen in a long time. I've heard and enjoyed you on WWDTM of course, and it wasn't until last week when I was rescued from the Bates Motel by an accommodating Motel 6 in Kalispell, that I realized I hadn't heard the warm reassurance of "We'll leave the light on for you" in a very long time. Probably because I've long forsaken commercial radio and Country Western music for public radio and Morning Edition (which has never been the same since Bob Edwards left). I'll be reading your books (if I can't get audio recordings at the library) and howling myself to sleep in the very near future. It's nice to have you back (even though you were never really gone).

3:09 AM  
Anonymous JN said...

I wanted to make a short student film about one of your characters while I was in college in the 90s. I asked Bantam but they said no. I did it anyway. A little student film made in and around Ketchikan. Thanks for your inspirations.

7:33 PM  
Blogger mycat1us said...

You were in good form today on NPR, I would have picked your story of no toilet facilities on short airline hops. Anyway - your website was mentioned, so tonight after walking the dog and doing my usual star stare, I decided to check out your website. The first page was your musing on "Compulsive Cosmology", I do it every night only Rudy is on a leash so he has join me. Love your stories, love your humor.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Sue London said...

Aww, dang, I should keep up better. I was in Chicago the same weekend.

9:28 PM  

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