Thursday, April 7, 2011

Finishing It

Today's my 31st Birthday. Bully for me!

There are so many things in my life which remain "works in progress," whether it's various books and stories which await my attention, different home improvement projects, or even the games I occasionally play, it seems I often leave things unfinished.

It may be an inherited trait, as my father also has a lot of stuff half-completed. My house is a good example of that. It's one he started to build about the time I was born, and there are sections of it which still need to be finished, even today. I grew up in it, and my kids are now being raised in it, so when I find the time and money, I continue to poke around at the rough spots.

This week, I started to get back into shape, preparing for the rigorous work season ahead. There's no better way to rebuild muscles than to pick up a shovel and dig, and there is this wing off the kitchen which has been waiting to be completed for years. To finish it, I need to remove several feet of clay which hasn't been disturbed since the last glacier scraped through here over ten thousand years ago. After I pick and chisel the clay out of the way, I'll be able to mix concrete and complete the little piece of foundation that's missing from this wing. It's nothing new for me.

I hope to have this part of the house dug out and completed before the physical work season kicks into high gear next month.


  1. Finishing it! That's something I have to remind myself everytime I open a new document..a new story!

    Best wishes in finishing that house! And Happy Birthday!

    Following you from A-Z blogging challenge!

  2. Happy birthday! I'm a new follower from the a-z challenge.

  3. Happy Birthday, Martin!
    Many blessings and at least one finished project in the coming year.

  4. Happy Birthday! and I hope all that digging goes well.

  5. Happy Birthday! :) Nice to meet you through the A-Z challenge! I also have a problem finishing things, but I'm working on it :P
    Hope to see you around during the challenge!
    Roll those sleeves up - Good Luck! :)

  6. Everyone, thanks for the birthay greetings and encouragement. It really is appreciated. Hope you stop by to visit now and then even after the challenge.