Sunday, September 11, 2011

Busy Bee on the Honey-Do

Gavin's Desk - My Latest Woodworking Project
I have been working hard on paring down the honey-do list this weekend.  Friday night I put the finishing touches on Gavin's desk.  Most of the actual woodworking was completed a few weeks ago, and since then it's been a repeating process of staining, sanding and coating.  Now that the final layer has been applied and left to harden, I attached the legs, put together the sliding keyboard tray and moved it into Gavin's room.  It fits perfectly, and makes full use of an awkward little bit of dead space.

I also hooked up the computer I've been building for him, and it's become his new favorite part of the house.  It's a cozy little place for him to do his homework.

Saturday morning I replaced the cd player in my car with a digital media receiver.  I've never done this before and wasn't sure what to except, but it was a lot easier than I anticipated.  A bit of straightforward interface wiring - matching up and crimping wires - and in it went.  It's a cool design because there's no cd slot - you open up the front plate and slide out a tray where you plug in your ipod or usb device, then slide it back in and close the face plate over it.  Then you can control the device through the radio.  Very neat and efficient, and no more cds for those car thieves to steal!!!

Then this morning I gave our gas barbecue a makeover.  I replaced the burners, manifold and flavorizer bars (our old ones were practically disintegrating), and scraped all the accumulated gunk off it.  I am going to relaunch it tonight with some wonderful looking rib-eye steaks, eggplant and summer squash.

Hang a few pictures today and my honey-do list for the weekend will be complete.

I didn't run this morning, and enjoyed a rare weekend sleep-in.  I did 12 miles yesterday at a minute a mile faster than I have been running over the past few weeks, but on the downside felt a few painful twinges from my knee, and wanted to give it a chance to settle down.

I am hoping to get in a good few runs over the next few days as I'm about to have an enforced 7-10 day layoff from running.

Needless to say, my goals for the San Antonio marathon have been adjusted.  I don't think they were ever that realistic anyway.  More on that later, but for now I hear my name being called.  Time to get moving.

Have a great week everyone.


K said...

Beautiful work on that desk!

Glad to see you enjoying life and in turn, enjoying running! That's what it's all about, friend!

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