Well, it’s been a heck of a week (and then some) off. My birthday was absolutely fantastic, thanks again for all of your kind words. Nate showed up at my house at 7.30 AM with a birthday cherpumple (I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at it), and then we took a drive to check out the Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House south of Portland. Dinner with the family was awesome, and we spent the evening (as well as a few more that week) working on a new…um…project. I guess even as we’re getting older we’re not really growing up. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.
My study guide has started getting dusty, no progress has been made as I flip through books or stare at construction details. Last night I found myself reading up on light frame construction on a whim. It was interesting, but I have nothing to show for it, besides whatever might have stuck in my mind. Now that I have a month left until the exam I am going to have to implement a strict schedule in order to make sure I get everything covered. And written down. Tonight will be working on the masonry chapters from Fundamental of Building Construction. Here’s hoping memorizing weep hole information won’t make me weep.
I’m planning on making progress in the next few days, however it may prove to be a bit challenging. Within the past week two of my uncles were admitted to hospitals in area and are both still being heavily monitored. One had a pretty serious stroke and the other a nasty infection. I know they’re in excellent care, but am worried about both of them, as well as their families. To me, doing whatever I can for them is way more important than studying. That being said, until we know what the next step is, it’s really a waiting game at this point. Perhaps hanging out in waiting rooms would be a good time to get things done, provided I don’t get distracted by any other peculiar building elements.