A small chores update

Honestly, I'm starting to wear out on chores. I've been away from the paycheck job since Wednesday at quitting time, and don't have to go back until Tuesday. During that time, I've hit the chore list hard.

I'm not embarrassed to say I didn't get as much accomplished today. I managed to get my critique work done for our meeting on Thursday night. I put it in my truck, because that's my insurance policy against forgetting it when I need it.

What I didn't post about was pruning fruit trees. The sap is up now, so I stopped at about 2/3 to 3/4 of what I want to remove. After the trees adjust, I can trim the rest. They're all in a big pile in the back yard, and my son and I are hauling them to the dump tomorrow. Part of the peach tree must weigh 400 pounds, so I'm glad to have an extra back involved. This stuff takes time too, but it didn't do much to advance my author agenda.

Today, I worked on my beta reading project. I'm about 2/3 of the way finished now. If everything works out well, I may finish and deliver my notes tomorrow. (Maybe)

I also assembled and scheduled Thursday's Lisa Burton Radio. I have two other interviews out there in cyberspace, but it's Sunday night and the first guy finished became the first guy scheduled.

Honestly, I could have hit it hard and finished everything else, but I'm wearing a bit thin. I caught up with recordings of S.H.I.E.L.D., and don't regret it a bit. ABC scheduled this beyond reality for a working man, so I have to record the episodes and watch them later.

My other son and I also stayed up late every night playing Diablo III, and we had a great time. I think my wife is wearing out on us, but she's the one who surprised me with an X-Box. (So there.)

My so called vacation was a lot of work, mixed in with a bit of fun. We even worked two date nights into the mix. The good news is my path is cleared, or will be very soon, and my next day off may let me work on my novel.

Hope all of you had a Happy Easter.


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21 responses to “A small chores update

  1. Happy Easter. Sounds like a very fun and productive vacation indeed.

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  2. Happy Easter. Diablo…funny story. When my son was in high school (he’s forty two, so we’re talking mid-nineties), he hacked the computers at his HS to open to Diablo when the teachers signed onto their faculty page via the server that belonged to a friend of ours. He didn’t get caught, but our friend did and him by proxy…lol

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  3. Sounds like a good weekend to me! Happy Easter!

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  4. Sounds like you got some great stuff done! Happy Easter.

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  5. Sounds like a very industrious Easter Craig, We had the inlaws to stay an the husband employed them in a small decking project and today’s all about finding garden furniture for the aformentioned. Happy Easter!

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  6. My ‘Spring clean’ is kind of creeping up on me too, but with a 50% vision improvement I’m seeing the ‘dirt’ a lot better… 😛 Glad to hear you’re well on your way to being fully spruced up! 😀

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  7. Down time is important. So nice to hear you had fun with your son. We had a great Easter weekend. Hope you did too!

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  8. Sounds like a very productive time. Fruit tree work is hard work. I remember doing it in Indiana. Wishing you the best on your last two days off.

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  9. It helps when you LIKE the chores this time of year, when you think it’s fun. I hear ya on the weight of tree branches. I still can’t get over how heavy a single branch can be.
    TWO date nights! Wow. That does help balance it out 🙂


  10. A mix of fun times and crossing items off the to-do list. That’s a nice balance 🙂


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