September 8 and 9 we had our first 2 days off in a row since we began this adventure on August 13. I slept most of the weekend, just barely managing to buy groceries and get the laundry done. Then we went back to work on Monday and Tuesday. Last night I fell asleep right after we got home, and except for getting up to change into my night clothes and a bathroom visit or two, I slept for 14 straight hours. I think I was tired.
Nice surprise on the bathroom scales this morning, though ... I discovered I've lost 15 lbs in one month without trying. There's just something about staying on your feet moving your arms and legs and lifting objects for ten hours each day that burns calories, I guess. I can truthfully say I'm being paid to lose weight. :)
Although I've been paying for it in the pain department, but the weight loss is something I can focus on when I'm unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's hard to focus on the money that we hope to accumulate by the end of this project, when we keep finding things we need to spend it on now, even though the things we've been buying are needed and are making things last longer or work better or both. We've been spending our money as fast as we've earned it replacing parts on the van and the Argosy.
I now officially adore crock pot liners. We have used them twice now, and it makes it easy to go from one crock pot dinner to the next, even when we're so tired we can hardly think.
One of the few high points I look forward to is seeing what new things people are buying. Like that game I wrote about last post, CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY, the item that we packed most of this past week was a book entitled No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden. We ordered a copy for Scott, Bob's youngest son, and sent it gift wrapped via Amazon. He should be getting it today, as a matter of fact. I hope he enjoys it. I'm going to see if they've got it in at the library here ... I want to read it, but not enough to buy a second copy. I suspect that it's selling fast and furious because it's the anniversary of the twin towers going down. Yesterday was the anniversary of that day we'll forever know as nine-eleven (9/11). Much like the day John Lennon was killed, and the day the space shuttle exploded, I suspect I'll always remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news.
Well, friends, I have nothing else to share today, so I'll leave you with some ideas for reading, if you're interested. I'll list some of the books that I've seen going out along with No Easy Day. Please remember that these are my affiliate links, so if you should happen to make an Amazon purchase I will receive a small commission that has zero impact on the price that you pay. It just means I'll get it instead of Amazon getting to keep it. :)