||[Jul. 27th, 2006|11:34 pm]
|||||Zero 7 - throw it all away||]|
My god, I love my hometown. It was great getting reacquainted with old friends and family today, even if it was under less than good conditions. Our family is wonderfully unique in that we pull together so well during times of crisis. My cousins flew in from all over the country, and a few in from the world. It amazes me that no matter how far apart we are from each other, or how much we disagree on things, or even if sometimes we have different views on the world, we always stick together, because we know we would never hurt each other. I look at my father's family and I know that because of their inner turmoil, fickle nature, and vindictiveness, they could never be happy. They were their own worst enemy, there was no peace in their lives because they were (metaphorically) always looking over their shoulders. They lost so many good friends that way. I remember them ganging up on my mom during the divorce and cohering ways to hurt her because she filed for divorce. What they didn't realize was that my father was the one ruined the marriage. They had placed so much trust in my father that they couldn't see past him to the truth of the situation.
Now that entire side of the family has fallen apart, while my mom's family remains vivacious and full of verve. It was such a great feeling to know that I had so many great people around me. I have taken for granted that sometimes what your looking for is what you started out with in the beginning. It was best put into words when someone, and I don't know who at the moment, said, "If I ever go looking for my hearts desire again, I won't go any further than my own backyard."
In other news.... I have finally accomplished the summer task I have been wanting to finish for the longest time. I built the crown platform for the steeple that goes on the top of the carriage house at home. With this, we can finally hoist the steeple, (with enclosed clock) upward 45 feet off the ground and into the air to be placed down on the frame and rising to a hefty 58 feet tall, including the spire. The clock face will be illuminated at night and have the same orange milky glow as a full moon rising over the horizon. The clock has actually been illuminated on it's perch before but I took it down simply because it didn't suit. Also, I have finished blueprints for the Guthrie Jenkins building and will be able to finally get my Colonel accreditation as well as the license plate that goes with it.
I will be working on the Milliken Memorial Community House book with an esteemed colleague next week in hopes that the book will be finished by fall and on shelves before Christmas. Copies of the book have already been sold in advance! I'm glad so many people have faith in Mrs. Evelyn and myself.
I'm still day-trading and that seems to be going well as a summer job replacement. Never put in more money than your willing to loose and you will always come out ahead. Hot stuff at the moment is the pharmaceutical company that is making the bird flu vaccination. If that is successful, I swear I won't get a job for the next three years at least.
They've finally finished the lake cabin and I couldn't be more thrilled to have my first commission completed. The house will be entered in the palladio awards and a local paper may be writing a story about it.
The garden I designed for the city of Elkton and the community house is under review and shouldn't be long before it's sent back. I'm eager for construction to start so another project can finally be finished. It was exciting to design this project especially since it's involvement to my early ancestors that founded the county.
My cat had it's tail cut off cause something broke it. It's actually pretty cool, we have a bob-cat now. I'm pretty sure he's going to be our mascot when we watch Kentucky basketball this year.