Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Excuses, excuses

I've been really busy with the house construction lately. My wife and I are contracting it ourselves, and taking on additional responsibilities here and there. An ongoing job we've had has been cleaning up after all the contractors, and leveling the lot with dirt - see my 2 best friends below, Thomas and Percy.




I don't know what we were thinking, but we also took on the job of laying all of our tile ourselves. Wow, what a job. Even with knee pads, I still have calluses on my knees.



I think we might have a little drainage problem on our courtyard. The girls were going to help us by bailing out - it didn't take long for the fight to break out. Thank God no one got plague or cholera.



We had a great holiday weekend. Our oldest daughter turns 16 this week - she had a party Saturday with one of her friends whose birthday is also this week.


So I have not done much training since Gulf Coast tri. Excuses, excuses. But I did have my final fitting for my new BMC/Zipp/SRAM/CycleOps bike. I had it done at Precision Bikes with Mark Miller in Lafayette, LA - he was awesome. It's now fitted perfectly for me, and it's absolutely freaking incredible! I still cannot believe that it's mine, and I'm looking so forward to getting to know it a lot better.

8 comments:

Curly Su said...

the pictures aren't showing... :( i live right across the street from precision bikes, btw. heading back there in the morning...

stronger said...

Looks like fun! The water fight...not the tiling!

Anonymous said...

Catherine is so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

xo ca

Wil said...

Man you just get the best shots ever!!! I love the water fight :)

ShirleyPerly said...

I think you've convinced me never to build my own house. It's looks like too much work!

But the water fight looks fun. Glad you got your new bike!!

Rural Girl said...

Are you the operator of Thomas and Percy?! Holy cats man, you can do it all!

Simeon of Kent said...

That all sounds exhausting. Nice ride though...

Comm's said...

I will never, ever build my own house. I can barely, barely fix a screen door.