There are also several decorative elements on the porch posts that were rotting on the ends, (as a result of the roof leaks), and needed to be repaired or removed. They are shaped like a "P" with small holes drilled for relief. I removed them and will repair as needed. They are made of three boards that are cut to shape and then nailed together. They add nothing structurally, but do break up the silhouette and give the owner somewhere to put some accent color. When I reinstall them, they will not be completely white. With the roof on, I can repair the decorative elements at my leisure, and complete the other work that was a result of the water damage. Also, putting on some paint that might be a more than white with a splash of white is an important part of the process.
Last weekend, March 29 was my sister's birthday. She would have been 53. If you think something is wrong with you, go the doctor. Waiting solves nothing.
Our daughter Rosemary is in town for the Easter weekend. She flew in from Austin yesterday. I flew in from Portland about an hour earlier, so I just met her at the gate. The airports were pretty busy yesterday, the Spring breakers mixed with the normal Friday traffic really made for a crowd. Today is spa day and I need it after the long plane rides this week. The planes seats are hard on my back. We are also going to The Hermitage Hotel for Easter Brunch, they do it real nice. Eating and relaxing, I like the sound of that.
Next up is gardening and mowing, I am a little behind because of the porch repairs. This week I am not planning on any travel and can hopefully get the dirt tilled and some planting started.
I am still getting some treadmill work in to stay in shape on my trips. I am running a couple times a week and when we get some warm weather, I will get outside. No current injuries to report and that is my main goal this year--run healthy. I feel strong when I run, so I think I will have a good season for the oldest man in the group-- 55 to 59. I need to lose a few more pounds, but otherwise, I feel ready to race.