Some assorted Friday stuff

Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 by Travis Cody in

We're counting down from T minus 33 days. Be sure to join us on 5 November 2009 by flying your Globe under the post title Dona Nobis Pacem. If you're new to the Peace Globe movement, please go here to view the Peace Globe Gallery and here to learn how to make your own Peace Globe. Or you can email me and I'll be happy to help you.

I believe that words have power, so this matters.

The Silence of Peace, Papa's Marbles
The Doll Box

My silly Dodgers host Colorado for 3 games to close out the season, starting tonight. The Rockies are just 2 games behind LA for the NL West championship.

All my silly Dodgers need to do is win 1 out of 3, because if they get swept then Colorado will be the division champs and my silly Dodgers will be the Wild Card after leading the division for most of the season. Unfortunately, my silly Dodgers have lost 4 in a row while the Rockies have won 4 in a row.

Maybe that means we're due.

Sheesh. This is not the way to gather momentum heading into the post season.

    Monday is the big day around here. The remedial construction began on our condo complex back on 9 September. It arrives at my building on Monday.

    So this is what's happening over the next 4-6 weeks:

    • Demo - remove all exterior siding, paper, insulation, plywood, and decking
    • Repair any water intrustion damage
    • Replace windows
    • Replace plywood and insulation with undamaged existing material or new material
    • Re-wrap and replace with new paper and siding
    • Repair any interior nail pops or other damage caused by exterior construction
    • Re-build decks
    • Bring external stairways to code
    • Repaint or replace front doors
    • Paint siding

    You don't even want to know the price tag. But it's worth it. I'll be taking pictures of the progress, which I'll share with you as soon as I get my new laptop.

    This is one of the reasons I haven't had a chance to make rounds. We've spent the last week getting stuff moved over to storage so there's room to move our furniture away from perimeter walls. The good news is that our second bedroom is empty of clutter. When the construction is finished, we'll have our office.

    So I'm hoping to catch up on rounds over the next few days. Have a grand weekend!

    And, courtesy of I Can Has Cheezburger...


    1. Anndi says:

      I remember when I was about 7, my parents and I embarked on my first ever trip on an airplane (I think it may have been my parents' first as well). We were going to California to see my dad's twin and older brother and their families.
      During that trip, Uncle John took Dad to a Dodgers game. Brotherly bonding... So... I wish your silly Dodgers luck :) Go Dodgers!

      Poor Mr Tucker might need extra snuggles and treats to stand all the upheaval those ... wait, construction guys? Will they be hunky? Should I be careful of visiting Trav's Place in my bathrobe?

      Dancin' kitteh! WOOOO!!!

    1. If it will make you feel better...our place is still under destruction! How long has this been going on now? Over a year! I'll have to post about it soon. Have a great weekend Travis.
      ps I will check out the peace globe gallery.

    1. Bond says:

      One game out of three...head to head...

      Joe will get them ready to do battle..he is good at that.

      Good luck with the construction...

      I also did my first Peace Globe post and will be putting something up each day until the 5th as we discussed

    1. Good luck with the can count me in for the blog Blast for Peace.

    1. Jamie says:

      Wouldn't you know you would be starting all that when we are likely to have rain. Love the kitten. Definite dancing with the stars material. Young love is wailing at the top of its lungs over on Take This Tune in case you can play this week.

    1. Julie says:

      You're such a wonderful friend for teaming up with Vinny and helping Mimi. Very extensive project going on over there too! Wow!

    1. jennifer says:

      I am in love with that LOL Cat. It may be the cutest one that I've seen!

      I hope that you have a good weekend.

    1. Travis, good luck with the Remedial construction. You'll be happy when it's finished! The kitty kat and the tango and the rose - LOVE it! :)

    1. My peace globe has been sent to Mimi... :)

    1. Anonymous says:

      Good luck with the construction. I hope they get it done correctly and in good time. It's not fun being in a construction zone... do post pics!

      Stay sane and take care of your kitty... strange noises may startle him.

    1. Anonymous says:

      hey boy....left you a little something at Hope Radio on Sunday...

    1. Travis says:

      Ann: We're going to see how Mr Tucker does with all the noise. We still might ask my folks to take him, although I don't really want him to go for a month.

      NNG: They have promised that our building will be finished in 4-6 weeks, although the whole complex project will be about 11 months.

      V: They finally got it. Dem bums!

      Mike: We can alwasy count on you Mike!

      Jamie: I'm going to try and play this week.

      Julie: It's quite the project and I need to make sure I take the pictures!

      Jennifer: The dancing LOLCats are some of the best ones!

      Mary: I'm really excited about the results of the construction! And thanks for getting your Peace Globe in early! I'm looking forward to reading your post.

      Lois: Mr Tucker is spooky to begin with, so we'll keep a close watch on him.

      Hope: Thanks my dear!

    1. Good luck w/the renovations! Just remember to breathe...