Thursday, June 26, 2008

Up to now

well it's been a bit and the reason is because it's hard for me to get pictures. I don't have a lot but i'll tell you what i'm up to anyways. I've been trying to go kayaking alot, and i'm definitely getting better and loving every trip.

i'm the one in the distance by the water - oh yeah

So I also finally got a summer job - i'm working in the office for Cascade Raft & Kayak, it's only part time and i'm barely ever really up there but at least it's something for now. I've now gone on like all of their rafting trips and had a free kayak lesson. Cool stuff

Though because it isn't too much of a job i'm still trying to get another one - could possibly end up working for a kayak shop but we'll see, had the interview just waiting for yes or no. If not i think i'm just gonna try and get really good at kayaking so i can be a safety kayaker for Cascade. It would be fun, and a real job that i'd go up to regularly.

Oh and also i went on a pretty cool date last weekend - i went with Candice (candi) Burr and Harry went with Jessica. We had a sweet picnic dinner and then rode our bikes (on the greenbelt) to the botanical garden by the old penetentiary. It was pretty cool - a band playing and lots of cool plants. We took lots of pictures but no one has shared them yet (makes me a little mad) so i'll just post the only one i have:

Candi took this one of me - i think Harry is in the background

As soon as i get the pics i'll put them up - peace everyone

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Yes i do work

So last week i did some construction/home renovation work for Mark Van Wagenen (Kurt, Sarah, and Leah's dad if any of you know them) at a home in the Boise Bench they bought. For the Whole week I was there from like 8:30 until 5:00-6:45. Tiring stuff but $10/hr made sure there was no complaining. Harry and Jordan joined me the second day (Tuesday...duh...) and then the rest of the week. we did a lot of demolition and outside landscaping/picking up all of the roofing from the old roof. One annoying job was trying to take up two layers of linoleum out of the kitchen - especially when the first layer (at the bottom) looked like it was made in the 50's and used like tar to put it down on the wood floor... couldn't even get it all up. Probably the funnest parts were when i tore down the basement drywall (kindof like drywall) with a crowbar, used the edger/weed whacker (just like to use it), and then helped Harry framing - because i felt legit. Good hard work though

Me just posing in the basement (remind you of Freeman, Ben?)
yes i tore town that blue wall you see missing behind me

Me posing with the huge piece of wall that i got off in one piece (to my left)