Spent 2 hrs and 29 mins cleaning the house today. All the dust from working on the house. I was having trouble breathing a little today, mostly I think from the winds we had yesterday. There is/was a fire out on Catalina Island, even with it being about 40 miles away, the wind just blew it inland. Used the sledge hammer yesterday for the first time. DH took pictures of me slamming it into the fireplace. What fun! LOL Help Frank load up the truck, George came over to talk about the final plans for the house redo and just had a pretty good day. It was very warm in the upper 90's. I know I will be doing a lot of cleaning when we start up in June. Construction zone is coming and I have to do my own clean up. Not like watching "Holmes on Homes" where the workers clean up their messes. OK no problem. lol
Got up and of course my DH started up on the chimney again along with our son. It is almost done and I will post more pictures. Jeff just asked me if I wanted to use the sledge hammer tomorrow. You know I am all over that and can't wait to swing that 8 pounds. Better than the gym.
Did some errands, went to the market. Came home and had lunch with the boys, who then went back to destroying the chimney. I went to the gym and had two good cardio workouts. Jogged for 50 min. today and close to 4 miles.
Came home and turned on NASCAR, Jeff didn't realize it was on. Silly man.
Made dinner Shrimp with Angel Hair pasta added to it. Along with some mixed veggies and mini sugar free banana muffins along with 1% milk. I then took Phred for his walk and did the dishes. Sort of boring, normal day.
I didn't sleep well last night. I think is because I didn't make it over to the gym until after 3pm. For some reason if I exercise late, I have trouble sleeping. I also couldn't get comfortable. Oh well, doesn't happen too often anymore.
Got up and my husband turned on the tv for me to watch the wedding of the year. He actually got up at 3pm so he saw alot of it live. He thought all the pomp was fantastic, with the old cars and carriages. Such tradition can't be purchased. You could tell William and Kate are very much in love. I saw a moment after they first got into the carriage after the wedding and W was so sweet and I read her lips as she "Thanked him" and said how happy she was, well really both of them. You know Di is smiling down from above that her son found a great match!
Frank and my husband worked some more on taking down the fireplace today.
Here are some shots from today.
The above is where they started from today. It took them a couple of days to get the fireplace down to this point.
DH Jeff working hard. He is trying to keep as many bricks as possible to reuse.
Son, Frank loading up my husband truck for the dump in the morning. Then do it all over again.
I am getting more excited now that we are starting on the home update.
I have been working towards jogging a 5K for a while now. I plan on being in a 5K race here on Flag Day June 11th. I am not currently going for time, but endurance to complete the race. Speed may come later but the coach at the gym today said it was fantastic. I need to get early and try running around the neighborhood (which a couple of people have told me to start doing to get use to running on the street). I did 3.37 miles in 45 min., starting with a 4.0 speed and working up to 5.5 then back down again. I did a fast walk for the cool-down.
Our weather today was over 90 degrees but is suppose to do a slow cool down over next couple of days. I feel sorry for my husband because he has been working in Newport Beach setting up all the electrical for the Yacht/Boat show. He rather the weather were a bit cooler because it gets real hot out on the docks running cable.
I still need to walk Phred but will wait until after dinner for it to cool off a bit. At least there is a breeze coming up now. Maybe eating late, just got a call from hubby, stuck in traffic for who knows how long. Oh well, just another day in paradise.