The Beginning Of The Rest Of My Blogging Life!


Watch out, this can hurt!

Watch out, this can hurt!

So, what do I mean by the title of this blog? It’s in reference to what I have been thinking about since Saturday (June 13). I was at a St. Louis Bloggers Guild meeting and as I listened to the discussions about blogging, someone mentioned a blogger that wrote an interesting blog about a recently built fence. I made a note to myself after hearing that. You see, I rebuilt a fence last Fall and never, since I started blogging in December, did I ever consider writing a blog about that experience. Of course, it was also mentioned how interesting the blogger’s “fence posting” was. (no pun intended :-) No, I’m not going to write about my rebuilding of the fence, but I am going to write about helping my sister paint her house.

Yesterday, my wife and I helped my sister paint the inside of her house. In fact, we were able to complete most, if not all, of the “rolling” yesterday. Was it “back-breaking” work? YES!

I found it unbelievable how it affected my back. To be exact, the lower part of my back. I have had back problems most of my adult life, but for the last year I have been, overall, pain free. The amazing thing is, that over the last year, I had forgotten how “rolling” paint on a wall affects my back. Maybe this is example of, “no pain, no gain,” where the no gain means no gain in memory. :-)

She's rolling away with no pain - How I envy her!

She’s rolling away with no pain – How I envy her!

Another element affecting the hardship of painting yesterday was the heat. You see, one year ago last Spring, a basement wall in my sister’s house caved in. Since then she has had to literally raise the house and put a new basement under it. She is now at the point where she is painting the inside. BUT, she does not yet have air-conditioning. Yesterday was a hot and humid day outside AND inside of her house. SIZZLE, SIZZLE …..!

OK, so now my back is hurt and most likely, will be for quite a few days. That is, if it behaves as it has throughout my life. Of course, I’m hoping for a miracle, where I am awakened in the middle of the night and all of the pain is gone. I’ll continue to wish for the miracle, but at the same time, live in reality. OUCH, it still hurts! :-) Yes, that’s a smile – it’s not all that bad, especially when I stand up and move. Wow, it sure is difficult to rest and stand at the same time. I don’t know how horses can stand it. (pun intended :-)

So what’s the meaning of the title for this post? I am going to change my approach — a little. What I am going to attempt to do is have more postings that “log” my life and give the readers more of my perspectives about my current experience. Is “current experience” an oxymoron? Just wondering!

As you most likely know, the word “blog” is a conflation of two words, web and log. I will try to add more of my log to the web and literally make it a “blog.” :-)

Torture Tool :-)

Torture Tool :-)

Hopefully, as I become more experienced at this, the amount of “interestingness” will become greater. But for now, I think I will do some back exercises and vow to remember, “rolling paint can be a life altering experience for me.” This is the beginning of the rest of my Web Log life.

I would love a web log comment.

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