Craig has been working hard on the house since we go back from our trip to Crater Lake. These are just two of the projects we have finished up:
It may not look exciting, but we are pleased to have had the wall rebuilt and a new door installed in the smaller garage-storage area in the back of the house.
For years it has been half open and an access point for rodents and bats. Not a lot of bats, but bats nonetheless! By closing the door area and several holes in the walls we have successfully shut them out!
Craig has also finished the LAST of the outdoor painting! We did hire some professionals to paint the very highest area of the dining room cantilever, but he wanted to do the walkway himself. It required a bit of rebuilding, sanding, heavy screws, Bondo, sanding, priming, and two coats of paint. Each step required moving the 20' ladder several times. I am so glad to see it done! I have to say I really worried about him every hour he was out there.
We will still need to do some rework on several places around the outside of the house, but that is normal maintenance type of work. Next major outdoor job will be to sand and stain the decks. Like everything else around here, there is a lot of deck to do!
My accomplishment for the month? My Saturday weigh-in showed I have lost 40 pounds! Almost 20% of my body weight since the end of January! I had a slowdown in July, but at that time I was really just trying to maintain. I went back to keeping a food log at the beginning of August, and it has helped me avoid eating pitfalls. Somehow for me, if I have to write down everything I eat, I do much better than if I jut try to make good choices each meal.
The BMI (Body Mass Index) chart tells me I am still 5 pounds overweight. But that is a lot better than 45!
My blood sugar has also gone down to a point where I am no longer considered a Type 2 diabetic.
I'm in San Diego this week visiting my daughter and the grandsons. They said they almost didn't recognize me standing at the curb at the airport. But they knew it was me because I had on an animal print shirt and was pulling a leopard suitcase!