Grump Central Archive: Week of 24 May 2020

Saturday, 30 May 2020

As if I need something else to go wrong in my life, it appears I may be going blind in my left eye. This was actually predicted about 20 years ago, when a routine eye exam uncovered a tiny defect in the retina of my left eye. The doctor said there was a chance it could eventually lead to partial or complete blindness in that eye, and it would seem his prediction may be coming true. Nothing anyone can do about it at this point, either. Getting old really, really sucks.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Last year at this time I was enjoying a finished-looking kitchen courtesy of the newly-installed lights. Of the event I wrote, "aspects of the house are tantalizingly 'real'—far enough along that I can envision it done, yet actually being done seems almost infinitely far away, as if I can never move fast enough to get there." Never more true words than now, although given current circumstances, I'm no longer concerned with finishing.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

On this day back in 2016, I was just starting to frame the bathroom. Who knew it would take four years to finally get the last piece of that puzzle—the bathtub? It goes where the orange stepladder is standing. I sometimes wonder, if I'd been able to foresee this journey, would I have bothered...

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Received confirmation: my bathtub will arrive Monday, 8 June. I am counting the days. Also... yesterday, it maxed out at 83° outside, and 73° inside, all windows open. We like that.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

We've actually been enjoying some spring-like temperatures lately (albeit accompanied by rain), but that's about to stop as we're getting tossed in the frying pan, with highs in the 80s expected for the remainder of the week.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Every so often its fun to look back and see what was happening on a particular day in the past. On this day in 2016, the middle level was framed and I was just getting going on the living level. As I write this, I'm sitting just right of center in the image, facing the camera.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Yesterday it poured rain most of the day. It made me more depressed than I already was, perhaps not surprisingly. I'm not a social person per se; in the past, I've gone for months without seeing anyone. But the thought that I'm barred from seeing more of my friends—just when I need them the most—casts the picture in a different, oppressive light.

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