Most of my posting has been on FB. I suppose I've neglected LiveJournel a bit.
I've been busy despite not having a job. A lot of my time has been online job hunting, but I've certainly kept busy in other ways. One thing I've done is try to keep to a schedule. It would be so easy to sleep in every day and slug about, but it certainly wouldn't be healthy. ...so I keep to Juli's schedule. Of course her being in retail means sometimes getting up at 5 and sometimes up at 9.
I've done a few Volksmarches. I did one in Federal way called the Hylebos Wetlands. You can see images for that here.
You don't need to be a member of facebook to see those. That's a facebook page.
I also did an attended volksmarch in DuPont with a peek-a-boo view of the Nisqualy Delta. You can see images for that one here.
I also did a repeat volksmarch in Port Orchard, just to warm up. Not so much to see, but here are those images.
There are two types of volksmarches. One type is a year round event where you go to a location, a hosting store or someones front porch, pick up a set of walking directions and walk the walk.
The other type is an attended event, where on a certain day or a weekend a host club sets up a table, signs people in and gives them a set of direction.
In other projects, I've slowly worked on the garage to get all the trash out of there. It's been so full we couldn't move around in it. We had a furnace breakdown and the tech had to get to it. That sort of put an imperative on getting that under control.
I've also taken on getting the lawn to turn green again. It's been brown since the big snow of 2008. I rented an aerator. Premier Rentals dropped it off yesterday at 10:30. I was done with it by 10:50. WOW! That thing bucks worse then a rototiller. It punches little inch long holes into the lawn.
I went down to Home Depot in Gig Harbor and loaded up more bags of recycled compost then the Subaru aught to have carried, but it handled it just fine. This recycled compost is from the Everett plant. If you put out a yard waste bin for recycle, this is what it gets turned into. Sure, you have to buy it back, but then the recycle place can't do it for free so... I suppose I could compost it myself, and I even started to do that for the first few years, but the "snot pile", as dehd calls it, was getting unmanageable. This way it comes back nice and dark, good stuff.
So that's all spread and seeded and raked, and nice dark footprints are tracked across the carpet. ...oops. And the carpet has been cleaned.
So, yes, I've been keeping busy.