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Holy Crap, it's Christmas Already.


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I admit, I've had my head up my butt for the past month and a half or so. It started when I decided to paint the baby's room. Then I decided to knock some plaster down to insulate the exterior wall. Of course, if one is going to take one wall down, might as well take all four down; and if you have the walls down, might as well do the ceiling. Naturally, if you are going to have four new walls and a new ceiling you should go ahead and re-do the floor. If your redoing a bedroom floor, ya might just as well do the hallway and other bedroom...... All a couple weeks before the baby comes.

On top of my repaint (big ass renovation), business has been going well AND I am taking some college courses. Being the end of the semester, I have a number of assignments due, and finals to think about.

Just to be sure I am completely without any free time or sanity, my former employer called me the other day (I used to be head foreman at a shipping terminal) and asked if I would come help out as a rigging foreman in order to get a ship unloaded and back out to sea before the waterway freezes up. I've spent the last few days in -20C weather in the belly of a ship unloading steel plates and slabs from China.

Well, today I realized that it is only a couple days until Christmas. I have yet to put up any lights, buy a tree or anything of the sort. Also absent from my usual holiday routine is sending out Christmas cards to clients/friends/family.

Since there isn't much chance of me getting cards off anytime soon, I'll use this forum to wish you all a very happy holiday and terrific new year. Thanks for being TIJ and making me a better inspector.

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That's me and my brand new daughter "sleeping in heavenly peace" this afternoon after I got home from unloading the ship.

-Brad

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