We’re really going through money. It happens when you change things in a house. The two current projects are the master bedroom closet and the master bathroom. I ran into a hitch in my plans for the closet. In order to frame one of the jambs, I had to move an outlet. One thing led to another and we decided to replace the thermostat that was on the same wall. Well, move it, actually. So I’m waiting for the mud to dry on the patches I put int he walls so I can paint and get on with the closet.
We’ve ordered most of the fixtures and stuff for the bathroom. Still waffling over porcelain tile. I’m waiting on some of the things to arrive so I know where to drill holes through the floor before we put down tile.
Then, I’m also in the middle of promoting my new book, VIETNAM…AGAIN (see BOOKS on my website, mcullison.com.) I have several reading/signing events planned and that takes time out of my renovation schedule. I’ve had a few hitches with that, too, but nothing that can’t be rescheduled.
While I was in town today, I happened to notice that I didn’t notice any indication that it was Vietnam Veterans Day. Like so many things, I guess this part of the contemporary world has bypassed Sallisaw. Not even the American Legion or the VFW sponsored any kind of event for the occasion. Being a Vietnam veteran, I am sadly disappointed. It seems as if the city of Sallisaw has entered a time warp where nothing is acknowledged unless it happens to be so spectacular that it can’t be ignored, such as a presidential election or the Chamber of Commerce’s “Character Trait of the Week.”
On a happier note, my daughter, Courtney, has been at her new job with the Oklahoma Policy Institute for a couple of weeks, now. I enjoy reading her blogs on their website, OKPOLICY.ORG. I’m so proud of her.
So, back to waiting.