A month has gone by since my last post. A few people have asked what's up. I've not had much free time in front of a computer lately, hence the lack of writing here. I've spent most of this month helping a friend renovate a condo she just bought. The place needed a bit of work, so she pretty much gutted it down to the sheetrock walls. Working along with a couple other friends, I've helped replace lights, ceiling fans, electrical outlets, wiring, a sliding glass door, installed new hardwood floors in three rooms, new plumbing, kitchen cabinets, a dishwasher, garbage disposal, etc.
It's been a lot of fun. The construction work is very satisfying when you see the finished product. Plus, I had always wanted to learn how to solder copper pipes and I finally got a chance to do that. Now I know just about all I need to build a house from scratch. The only thing I haven't been able to help with is installing the ceramic tile. I've never done that before. I suppose if I ever do build a house from scratch, I'll have to avoid putting in tile.
The only downside to all this is it can be very tiring, so between this construction work, my day job, and karate at night, I've been feeling pretty worn out. I think missing meals hasn't helped either. I tend to get distracted when working on a project and sometimes won't remember to eat. The construction work is winding down, so I'll probably resume posting a bit more frequently here - and I'll hopefully be eating a bit more regularly.