As I sit typing, I hear the Cathedrals singing ”This Old House” on the TV in the other room. There are lots of repetitions of “Ain’t got time to fix …” in that song. Somehow that seems appropriate. I’ve had little time for much of anything. But Bob Whitford’s been doing lots of fixing up around our old house. And Kay’s been doing lots of cleaning and other chores. Ben and Pat Burkey are still here too. I’ve mostly been in scurry mode in the studios dealing with several computer issues. Then sometimes helping Bob and Ben with their projects till almost supper time. That makes for some long days when you start work at 5:30 or before!
Today’s project was the air conditioner ducts on our house. Bob and Ben also replaced our termite riddled attic stairway as well as some door trim. They installed a stairway in the Silseth’s house too, plus lots of other things. Kay has helped with dishes, laundry, trimming bushes, cleaning windows, and so on. Bob and Ben worked on the electrical supply to the Children’s Home next door the whole first week Bob was here. That was a real challenge to sort out. It was hard work, too — lots of digging and swatting of nasty, biting ants.
Ben comes to the station before 5:30 every weekday morning to check the satellite downloads and get them all processed for me. I still do the weekend downloads. Pat’s been voice tracking her heart out. She wants to have it done far enough ahead to make it easy for Peter and Sandi when they get back in late November.
Yesterday I coaxed Bob and Kay into the studio to help me create this week’s HRGS Update. Guess what. They loved doing it! I’ll let them tell the rest of the story.