Gas Stations of History:
For Friday’s stuff:
The job is finished. My friend Melvin finished the last of the several jobs today, and I put the finishing touches on our job. But before I go on, if you read Life 101 by Rick Watson you probably know he passed away just a few hours after his last blog entry. Along with a good entry Lisa put a thread in her blog that will take you to an article about Rick. http://www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.com/
We will miss Rick and his succinct comments. I loved his unique lines:
…Hot as the devils shoe soles..
…Humidity so thick you can lick it. Etc….
Rick will be sorely missed by that sweet wife he loved to pieces, Jilda. She said, “I lost my heart last night, 45 years with him, not nearly enough…”
Now I will try to post few pictures of the flooring job. The first one looking back thru the house from the living thru the kicthen, the dining room and den follow.
We laid over 700 square feet of flooring. We have been at it about 6 days, but it is completed and we are pretty proud of ourselves. Sherry took part of today off. When Melvin arrived to finishs his work the subject of age came up. He thought I was about 65. (probably to make me feel good. LOL) When I told him I was 81 he was flabbergasted.
"You kidding, right?" He asked.
But, I think I am worn out. hahahahaha. But happy and satisfied we could do this during the short window of time we had. I really was surprised it was impossible to get someone to do the whole job. Work is available for the labor trades, that is for sure. I keep wondering who can buy all these houses being built?