Thursday, July 30, 2009
All day long, mind your food. Track what you eat. Try to fit in exercise. I'm even adding in more fiber (e.g. Benefiber in my water) to feel fuller. When those around me aren't making the best choices, I've been staying on course.
Then the evening rolls around. You get tired of it all. My wife and I have been going through the Harry Potter movies (she's a huge fan, I've never seen them). Well, you know that movies need popcorn. Next thing you know, the cal count in my snacks tops my all day count. Damn it.
Even gained a pound.
Today=new day. Will do better. Feeling a little less sunburn which makes me more inclined to jog.
On call to help a very good friend's company with a big client of his. Hoping karma is paying attention. I could use some good karma these days.
Finally getting hot here in Connecticut. Somehow with the heat, we're getting even more rain. I'm starting to look online for specs to build an ark.
Update...found the info I needed!!
Building the Ark
Obtain a large quantity of gopherwood. If gopherwood is not available, substitute common cypress, noted in the Mediterranean for its resistance to rotting.
Begin gathering animals to carry in the ark. Start with pack animals, which will make it easier to haul in the necessary gopherwood.
Prepare a framework on which to attach the outer hull, planking and decking. Framework dimensions are 300 cubits (450 feet) long by 50 cubits (75 feet) wide by 30 cubits (45 feet) high.
Attach planking for the outer hull, placing a door in the side to make it easier to load the animals into the ark. Also attach decking and two subdecks, dividing the ark into upper, middle and lower levels.
Divide the floors into rooms to keep the animals separated and provide separate space for the human crew. Secure the galley so that hungry animals can't break in and eat more than their share.
Make a roofed cabin for the upper deck and finish the ark to within a cubit (18 inches) from the top.
Coat the hull inside and out with pitch to seal any gaps between the planks and protect the wood. Apply several coats, as the ark must withstand forty days and nights of rain, plus another 110 days of ocean travel and another 7 months of sitting in mud on Mount Ararat.
Leaving the Ark
Wait for the ark to stop moving about for a period of 40 days. This is a sign that the ark has hit land.
Open the roof window and send out a raven to reconnoiter for dry land.
Send out a dove to look for signs of vegetation. If none are found, wait seven days and repeat this step.
Remove the outer covering entirely and check for dry land. If the land appears dry, wait for the word of God instructing you to leave the ark.