Busy week planned. Busy is not my cup of tea, unless it is actual work, then I am okay. To me building the ramp we just finished is a fun thing. Sherry and Vickie were there to help me hold and measure at times and things went faster. Of course most of the labor was mine, and that is what I wanted and what I like. I have always been a hands on contractor. If I could get to it and had time, I wanted to do it. I can work days by myself, it doesn’t bug me. My son Mark who is now a general contractor, will pay someone just to be with him I think. He is not a loner. One thing about doing the job yourself, you can’t blame the mistakes on anyone but yourself.
WE are watching Mark remodel a house that will eventually be ours. He & I are as different as night and day. I could not work in the mess he does, but he gets the job done, and most of the time better than his dad would have. He is losing his shirt on this project since the downturn happened just after he, Shirl, Sherry and I bought into this project. Hopefully this week the project will be finished and the investors will make about 5%. Not the 10-20% he had hoped. He is losing mainly because he hoped to gain a lot in the process. He is gaining the building lot but at a big price now.
His judgment isn’t what it was a couple years ago. He & his wife divorced a couple years back, and he can’t seem to get back in the groove. I think I see a little improvement, but everyone says this takes time. I am sure it does.
My dream was that my boys would have a marriage like Sherry and I have, but so far it has not been the case. It can tear your heart out, but we all must keep on going. (Some wonderful grandkids were produced however).
I must be away from here or I stick my nose in where it has no business being, because ‘Father knows Best’, FUNNY AIN’T IT, but no one knows that but me. Hahahahahahahaha!
Written By Regina Brett, at 90 years old,
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