What Can Brown Do For You? (jeremyb) wrote,
What Can Brown Do For You?

What I did on my weekend vacation

The weekend started out, well, interesting. Friday, the boss-man sent out an email telling people to leave early to enjoy the weather. I wasn't about to argue with him, so I left about 3pm, and went home, with the sun in my eyes the entire time. I goofed off for a little bit and then headed over to Bret's. I got there are was almost immediately very annoyed. Nothing had been done at all during the day, despite the fact that Bret had off all day. I didn't find out until Saturday what he had been doing, because, frankly, nothing was going to cut it. Anyway, I went out to dinner, then over to Scott's for a bit and headed home and crashed.

Saturday morning, I went back over to Bret's with coffee and donuts in hand. I immediately got started painting, cleaning up, and generally just being useful, and finally left 12 or so hours later, with all the painting completely done (actually, no trim, but that's because he doesn't have any), and his place cleaned and ready for floors. I went home, exhausted and crashed for about 9 hours.

I went over there for a bit today to drop some stuff off, and check on the progress of sanding the floors, but didn't stick around, as I had far too much of my own stuff to do. I picked up a new storm door (that cost far too much, but is VERY nice), new lights for outside, and some fluorescent bulbs that fit into standard light bulb sockets, are yellow colored like regular incandescent bulbs, use 1/10th the energy, and last 10x as long. They cost about $8/bulb (I know, I know), but I should save $77 in energy costs over the life of the bulb; and since it lasts 10x as long, it actually about the same price per 'hour' for the bulb. So far, so good.

I thought about excluding this post from Bret, but figured he deserved to know I was pissed on Friday. I think it's all good now though.

Pictures of the painting are here: http://www.jetcom.org/gallery/Brets_House_Painting

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