I am tired. Exhausted. Beat down feeling. Between keeping the animals up and semi happy early in the morning before it gets hot, to working outside in the heat to get some things done out there, to getting Ians toolbox last night and getting back late and getting to bed late, I am just tired tired tired.
I spent the better part of yesterday getting the posts driven into the ground and the fence wired onto the posts for the goats to be penned for the gardening season. I didn't move their fancy house I got them when I first got the goats. Its just too heavy to be moving back and forth, so I made them a makeshift shelter just for over in the penned area. I also went around scooping horse poop out of that area as that is where Derby uses the bathroom a lot is that far area. The goats are just going to hate being penned up, but I have to so we can have our garden. Right now all we have planted are tomatoes, squash, and red potatoes and they don't seem interested in that. They just want to get in and eat the weeds and grass growing up around the edges. Its one of those the grass is greener on the other side kind of things I guess.
Ian is also very tired. This new schedule is going to take some adjustment. Working 12 hours three days in a row, and the fact that it is on the weekend, working in the heat and working hard lately on machines has beat him down too.
Last week we went to Lowes and there was a toolbox there. It was on sale too. Twenty percent off until June 20 or something like that. I am not even a guy and I thought it was really cool. He had been looking at one that was going to be 400 dollars shy of this one, and it didnt have any of the cool stuff this one had. This one has an mp3 hook up, overhead lights in the top lid, a Pioneer stereo, with CD player...and get this...a refrigerator! Yes, a fridge. Now this is not just a toy, it is in fact for work. Since starting in maintenance he has outgrown his current toolbox anyway...and what a Fathers Day gift eh? So I went last night to get it...but
I went to get it in the new truck, that has the hardcover on the bed. I thought the box would slide in flat, Ian did too. Wasnt going to happen. I had to come all the way back home and get the old truck and then go back to Lowes so they could load it up and strap it down. The thing is huge. So I got back home about 11 pm...and collapsed on the couch. I had stayed awake too long though...now I was awake and glued to the boob tube. Stayed that way til 2:30 am. Bad me I know. I had to get back up at 4:30 to get Ian up for work. I felt awful, I was in a daze. After he went to work I went straight back to sleep. By 8 I couldnt sleep anymore so I gave up and here I am. I think if I can just drink an entire pot of coffee I will make it through the day.
I have so much I want to get done, but my body is just not willing to give me all the juice I need to get it all done. I remember when I was in my twenties I could clean the whole house in a day, scrubbing tub and all...then still have energy to go out and mow the grass and trim the bushes. Now I guess I move much slower and just have to pace myself. If I do manage to get a lot done in one day..I feel it in my bones the next day for sure and that slows me down even more. Its heck getting older. It isnt for sissies I know that.
Well I know this has just been a rambling on pointless entry...lol. I just felt like rambling I guess.
I think I will go let the dog out and make that pot of coffee. Get all the critters fed and watered, finish prepping for the goats to go up so Ian can plant some more vegetables Monday and Tuesday while he is off without goat interference. I think thats all I will do outside today...I will just get the laundry caught up and maybe clean my bathroom.
With Ian working long hours every other weekend I have found myself needing to be busy to pass the time. I have gotten a lot done this weekend, I will say that.
I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday.
It is Fathers Day! So to all the fathers out there I wish you a very Happy Fathers Day. May your day be filled with everything you enjoy. :)