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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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I have a drinking problem

I am so tired and out of shape. All this physical labor is kicking my arse. So far this week I’ve wired and hung five light fixtures and now I’m helping paint a china hutch. We’re getting some of the kitchen unpacked, but the counter tops aren’t all in yet. Did I mention I’m tired?

Rechelle’s builder, Dennis, arrives at 7:00 am. He’s a very sweet man. In fact all the men that have come in and worked in the house have been very nice. During the day the house doesn’t really feel like a home, it feels like a place of business.

The main floor is hot since the air hasn’t been hooked up. We go up and down stairs to get everything. Need water? Down to the basement. Need to go pee? Up the stairs. Need to change a diaper? Up the stairs. Need to go to the van? Down a ladder. It’s an all day stairmaster class. Needless to say, I am always thirsty.

I went to Lawrence over the weekend and while I was there I stopped by The Mercantile, which is this fabulous natural food store. I bought LeCroix water and brought it back to Rechelle’s house. LeCroix water looks just like a wine cooler. I’ve been drinking them all day and Rechelle told me she’s certain that Dennis thinks I’m drinking alcohol all day long. To make it worse while Dennis was coming and going through the front door he spotted me nodding off on the couch when I sat down to rest a second. He probably thought, “What a lush!” I think I’ll start slurring my speech tomorrow when I’m talking to him. “Hey Dennish, you shur are doin’ a mighty fine shob on dish housh.” Belch!

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