Sunday, 21 February 2016

16:00 – We’ve been working all day building kit subassemblies. That’s what we’ll be doing most of this week.

Barbara mentioned that she’s concerned about my physical condition. When we were in Winston, I at least got a mile or so of walking in per day, taking Colin down to see Kim and Sophie, his little Yorkie dog buddy. In Sparta, I’m getting no exercise to speak of. That and the higher altitude (3,000+ feet in Sparta versus about 850 feet in Winston) has really been taking it out of me. I stunned Barbara by suggesting that I might come to the gym with her. I mentioned weights, and told her that when I was in college and grad school I used to lift 250 pounds. I said I wasn’t in the shape now that I had been then, and told her with a straight face that I figured just to be safe I’d start out lifting only 200 pounds. When I saw the look on her face, I quickly told her that I was only kidding, and I’d probably start out at maybe 50 pounds. She suggested 10 pounds would be better. I found myself wondering if the Guinness Book of World Records has a category for the least amount of weight lifted in a clean and jerk.

We finished getting the first batch of shelves up in the garage. Barbara now has 40 more feet of 1X10 pine shelving, most of which she’s already populated.