Sunday, February 19, 2012

February Blahs

It happens ever year about this time. February. This year should have been different, as there is no winter to speak of, but it happened anyway. The blahs. Something about this month, be it the weather, work, something brings us down and makes for a miserable month. Maybe it's a Northeast thing. I'm not even sure it affects everyone. Maybe it's just Rochester? We kind of lay around, read, watch some college Ball, and generally do nothing. Blaaah. We kept saying we have to do this and that, and yet here we are, near the end of the month and I can't recall a single achievement in February, except Deb making another trip around the sun! Happy Birthday to Deb!! Love ya babe :)

Well, we're starting to snap out of this February funk. We're walking every day, if it's not pouring rain, and we're starting to at least think about the boat. Today we pick up our new holding tank, and I start modifying the solar mounts, as last years hack job was not going to work. The birds are chirping, and the forecast is looking like no accumulation of white death for the next few weeks. Once we hit March, we should be home free. Any snow that falls will melt away fast.

Work has been a pain in the ass lately, and that's the excuse I have for not posting too much. GM has been working overtime to keep up with demand, and I've worked two Saturdays now since 1998. I know, I know, what the hell right? Look, I have been known throughout plant as the guy who never works the weekend, so it is shocking for me to be in there on a Saturday. Many years ago, GM stole my weekends, and that was time away from my family, and they also stopped paying us for the extra hours, and I swore I would never do it again. If I volunteer for anything it's not for the betterment of a large corporation.  Besides, at my age, time is precious.

We'll visit the old barge today, see some friends, have a few laughs, then......
Get to work on getting the flock out of here!!!


  1. Hi Paul & Deb,
    I enjoyed the story Paul and I really like your attitude about working weekends. I think I am going to start following in your wise foot steps. Happy Birthday Deb!!! It has been a long time, we have to get together sometime. I hope all is well with you guys and the girls!!!!!

    Talk to you later
    Ray Garcia

  2. Happy Belated to Deb!

    December through February are always non-productive months for us, so you're not alone! Mix in the holidays and Mardi Gras and the past few months have been a blur. Hope to get something done in March ....

  3. Hey Ray! Where you been? Good to hear from you. Maybe we'll get you sailing this year. Things are good, kids are great, Deb is nagging me to get us out of here :) Maybe I better listen, before she leaves without me!

  4. Ken, Cheryl, Deb thanks you for the b-day wish. Ending February with a goal of getting the boat ready early, so that we're floating by early May. This winter has blown by, and that's a good thing :)

  5. We agree with this... the February funk and work both no fun!

    Stumbled across your blog- haven't had the chance to go through all of it just yet, but it looks interesting! We are looking forward to keeping up with your approaching adventures!

    -S/V Gremlin's Hammer

  6. Gremlins Hammer,
    Thanks for stopping by! We should be back in the boat business tomorrow, as we're hitting 60 degrees. Woohoo!! Look forward to reading about your adventures as well. That's a sweet boat you have there.