I've been writing all day on stories that are due on Monday. Mid-morning, Jilda invited me to go for a walk. My back was as stiff as starched Levi's, so I gladly bundled up and headed outside without my hat and gloves. By the time we circled the barn, I wished I'd remembered them. But after about thirty minutes of a brisk pace, I no longer noticed the wind. The sky was cloudless and the sun was warm on my face.
The dogs love this weather. I hated for the walk to end because I knew I'd be back at the computer for several more hours.
I had just taken my jacket off when our carpenter knocked on the door. So I suited back up and headed down to the old house to help take measurements and discuss what all I wanted to do with the "Creative Space" that I wrote about on Monday.
I was excited when I first started discussing the project with Jilda a few weeks back, but today as we stretched the tape measure, wrote down dimensions, and finalized the material list I realized that it was only a matter of time (and some hard work) before we'd be able to check an item off our "What We Really Want" list.
Item #3 was CREATE A CREATIVE SPACE FOR JILDA AND ME.
I fretted that the project might take weeks, and cost more than a new Mercedes, but our carpenter called this evening and gave me the price tag for the material list and it wasn't bad at all. He plans to begin construction within the next two weeks if the weather cooperates. And he said the work wouldn't last more than a few days. I realized it will take longer than that to sort through the junk stored in there but looks like it's a go. I will document the work and share with you all.
We had company coming for dinner tonight but I managed to knock out drafts of both my stories before they arrived. I love writing, but sometimes it can be overwhelming when deadlines sneak up on you.
Y'all have a great Sunday.