Starting Friday, this past weekend was an exceptionally productive one for me. I left home around 7 a.m. Friday morning for Rolla, MO where I met with Missouri’s Geohazards Geologist. Didn’t even know such a title existed until research found Mr. Gaunt out there in Rolla. After spending my afternoon learning all about earthquakes and the New Madrid Seismic Zone, I headed over to Dixon, MO to take some photographs of an old building sporting something called ‘earthquake stars’, thanks to a lead from the geologist.
On my way back to the interstate after seeing the building, I passed a cool-looking railroad crossing, so I stopped to get some pictures of that. Listening for trains the whole time, I managed to get a nice perspective shot by placing the camera directly on the rail. The rails were shiny enough to cast a reflection of the trees and road crossing, which was visible in the photo, so apparently there’s enough traffic to keep the polish…thus my attentiveness. Flattened pennies on rails are fun. Flattened camera (or photographer!) would have not been so fun.
Saturday it rained all day, so I caught up on some of the housework that’s been falling behind.
On Sunday morning my eyes opened at 5:30 and thoughts of a scene for my WIP was on my mind. Since I couldn’t get back to sleep, I tried to get some things done without waking up the whole house. But by 8:30 I was so tired of being quiet, I decided it was time to cook breakfast and in doing so, woke everyone else. Before that point, though, I cleaned and mopped the downstairs bathroom, made progress on my WIP, folded clothes, cleaned the utility room and generally enjoyed myself being productive.
It was hard to make myself go to work this morning. There’s still so much I could be doing at home and one weekend is never enough to truly catch up. Next weekend I need to get back to making cabinets for my kitchen. Not sure whether I want to tackle the pantry or the overhead cabinets first, though. I’ll decide soon and draw up a materials list this week. And I’ll have to drive the truck on Friday to pick up whatever lumber I need or have my dad go out to get it, since he’s here visiting with mom for the next couple weeks.