Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Finding Normal

Bob's job officially ended on Friday and as much as I am feeling off kilter, Bob seems to be thrilled. Until I got up this afternoon and he looked me dead in the eye and said, 'I'm bored'.

*shrug* I'm guessing the next few months are going to be interesting to say the least.

For the past 5 days I have been a day walker because Bob is hand nailing the hardwood floor in the master bedroom.

Hand. Nailing.

This takes serious time and well, Bob's not been slaving away up there. Not that I blame him, it's a huge undertaking but he seems quite happy with doing it all by hand. No huge mallet hammer to get things moving. I've decided this is his 'coping' with not being employed. Bob thinks I'm bonkers. But hey, I just notice patterns is all. Whenever something 'big' happens Bob loses himself in a project.

And the floors are the Mother of all projects.

Ah well, we'll figure it out. I just told him that I'll be back to my nocturnal ways soon and that I didn't want to hear it. He nodded and said that I had indeed been a trooper. Yeah I have!

All I know is my 'space' is being all ruched up. Bob 12/7 is a lot of Bob. I love him but I need my 'me' time or I get lippy. We just need to find out sea legs is all.

Finally I went to buy the Kindle only guess what? My gift card is only good for the Canadian Amazon so whenever I switch to buy the Kindle it doesn't recognize that I have funds on the account. So it would be 170 bucks right now and I'm not feeling all that jazzed about the future to be plopping down that coin at the moment. Bob has insisted but I've held steady. He did say he would order it himself but I laughed cause I'm pretty sure Bob knows how to find the news on the internet and then after that, the computer is a huge chess board or solitaire.

But hey, my birthday is in August and I'm pretty sure I know what I'm asking for!

And onto reading, I finished Dream of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole tonight. I'm working out my opinion piece but it's slow going.


Bookwormom said...

Hi Cindy! It has been way way too long since I've stopped by. I'm sorry about Bob's job loss, I had no idea it was in the works. Wishing you well finding your sea legs together.

~ Amanda

nath said...

Looking forward to your thoughts on Dream of a Dark Warrior, Cindy!! From there, I'll decide whether I can live without this book :P

Wow, that's dedication for the floor :) You're lucky Bob is good at such thing :) And if Bob continues coping this way, perhaps more projects will get done in your house and reno hell will finally be over? :P

And it's too bad about the Kindle :(

CindyS said...

Hi Amanda - are ya back!? I'll drop in and see in a bit. Bob is now starting a sales agency as he wants to be his own boss. He has so many irons in the fire it'll be nice to see something come out!

Nath - I'm thinking you can probably pass on the Cole although I can't remember what it was that gave you the 'meh' feeling. There were a few glitches for me but I still really enjoyed it.

And I'm thinking Bob wants to get a lot done around the house in the next year. I just have to keep him in the 'real world' when it comes to budgeting.


nath said...

LOL, Cindy, then you have a good challenge ahead of you ;)