Monday, July 02, 2012

Getting down to the nitty gritty...

Well, as anticipated, the balcony replacement hasn't been a quick thing. After ripping out and replacing the one above me, mine has been rendered useless with sawdust and crap and nesting materials from the birds. Oh, the birds!! I've written numerous times in the past about my slut birds. Their favorite nesting place has been inside some sort of duct that sticks out from below the balcony above me. Until about three years ago when I closed up the opening. Well, as soon as the balcony had been ripped up, they came back! Didn't even take them a day to figure out they had access again! So I'll have to take care of that again when mine gets done.

The good news is that they started ripping mine apart this morning at 8:00. Should be gone by the time I get home from work. I did find out where that duct came from. My bathroom fan. Professionally referred to as the "fart fan". In case you didn't know. Anyhoo, I doubt it'll be finished by the 4th, so I'm not sure where I'll get to fire up the grill. Certainly not in the living room, where it's at right now...
Less than three weeks until the big concert, and the shit is hitting the fan, now that we're officially in July.
  • The county has imposed fire restrictions due to the weather, meaning that the fireworks permit I have might get revoked. Not the end of the world, but certainly disappointing. But here's to hoping that we get about 2-1/2 weeks of rain (ain't gonna happen though...).
  • The THIRD vendor I've contacted to sell beer/wine has turned me down. How do you turn down a crowd of 15K on a hot summer day???
  • I'm now beginning to get anxious about the volunteers that we need (about 100). We've got a coordinator for all that, but I haven't seen anything yet. She says she's got it handled though. I'll believe it when I see her schedule for all of them...
  • I have nothing to do with the $$$ side of things, but there have been a couple of letdowns, meaning that it's going to be really tight. But it'll happen! :-)

Not all is high pressure and sorta bad news... I'm headed on a road trip tomorrow (Tuesday) to meet up with a dear blogger friend! And former HNTer!! I had to arrange this through her hubby, so it's nothing terribly hush-hush. Though, it felt like high school all over again. So we'll attempt to meet tomorrow (we don't know exactly where this is going down yet), and of course, there will be pics! She's going to be #55!
Since I probably won't be back here to say it...have a happy and safe 4th of July! And a belated Happy Canada Day to those of you of Canadian persuasion! Don't drink and drive!!!!

2 comments:

Cheeky Minx said...

No fireworks?! That's just heartbreaking.

Have a great road trip - and happy 4th...

Mistress L said...

I know you'll help do everything in your power to make the concert a success. Good luck and happy 4th! I hope you get some good eats and fireworks somewhere.