Turning fifty has been an interesting thing. It isn't some number that I feared or even a milestone that made me think, I've definitely lived more years than I have years left, in fact, I suspect I could have said that at 40. My oldest brother, Dennis called and said something along the lines of, Holy Shit! If you're 50, that makes me really old! I said, Imagine how Mom feels.
Waiting for Eufflexia injections.Fifty has brought on some issues like my really jacked up knees, but I'm sure that is less age related than just being out of shape. A lot of people decide at age 50 (or 60) that they want to run a marathon. Enjoy yourself; I won't be doing that.
The interesting thing about turning 50 is that somehow or another, they find you. And I don't mean Big Brother.
In different news...
The planning for our garage project has commenced in earnest. The intent is to build sort of a media room / man cave / hang out area so we can watch movies and such on the projector we bought for outdoor movies. While it has been fun the few times we've watched movies on the patio drive-in style, the reality is, in the summer it is too hot and in the winter, too windy. The answer, waste a bunch of money on a different place to watch TV besides the living room.
The price of a shed. But let's be honest; that just won't do. So, over the next however long it takes, this will be an ongoing project.
We walked around Home Depot for a little while on Friday to look at lighting. I had this idea that I wanted to install the recessed can lights but upon further inspection, Eva has an interest in this sort of thing.
Kegerators. Holy crap, we haven't even started and the budget is already busted. There was an ad on Craig's List for a guy selling a bar, some signs and a Kegerator all for $300. That would be a serious deal. But he never e-mailed me back. I'll keep looking because we really are too far away from even thinking about furnishings. We haven't even put up sheet rock or decided on flooring.
What we do know is that we do want to build a riser so we can have two rows of seating. We also know that we want a bar with stools and we want to use a lot of the old signs and license plates we have to help decorate. We also plan to finally have some shelves or displays for the coffee mugs, shot glasses and odds & ends I've collected over the years when I traveled for work. As we continue to plan it out, I'll be searching the Internet for good ideas and good deals.
And maybe when I'm 51, we'll be finished.