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News Archive for June 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I've Started Renovations Again

Written by Kodi Wolf at 10:04 PM

I've finished tiling the hallway and have now moved on to the kitchen. I'm hoping it will only take me another month or two. I have to do it in sections, partly because I have to move stuff around (the stove and refrigerator for one area, the dining table and cat tower in another, and the rolling island in another), but also because of the fibromyalgia. Even the small sections take a lot out of me. Corene is helping with the prep by moving stuff and cleaning the floor and then sanding the leveler between coats, but I'm the one laying down the leveler and the tile, which is pretty intense work for me. I don't think it would be so hard if it didn't force me to use every muscle in my body all at the same time for the whole time. My muscles start shaking from overuse about halfway through, which just annoys the hell out of me. Of course, the next couple days I just end up aching all over, but waiting for my body to feel better gives me a chance to work on the site, so it's not all bad. :)

So far, I've managed to design chapter menu buttons that fit in with the rest of the site's design and code the CSS so that they display properly, and I've created Membership Info pages, though they need some serious tweaking because I've changed my mind about some stuff.

Anyway, once I get the kitchen tiling done, there will only be the pantry left to do, and then some odds and ends of caulking, painting the front and back doors, etc.

And then I'll finally be able to focus on my writing again. For some reason, when there are practical things that require my energy, I end up not having any creative energy for writing. For example, according to my Master List of Progress Reports, which I've been diligently keeping updated, the last time I worked on anything was May 20. I started prepping for laying tile in the hallway the next day and haven't done more than jot a note here and there since, so I know it seriously affects my writing.

So, hopefully this will be the last year of renovations. However, as my wife says, "Even though your writing has suffered, at least the house looks great. And you have a much prettier environment to write in now." :)