Derek as they say, misery loves company and it's rained here for 3 days so misery is my best friend at the moment. There is not enough meds to battle the pain the cold and the rain brings. I have Fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, and a pair of bad knees that have both been operated on once already. Until I joined this forum, my biggest fear was ending up in a wheel chair sometime in the next 5-7 years and not being able to do any of the things I enjoy anymore including wood working. But folks on this forum have sure taught me that while these things may slow me down a tad, if I want it bad enough I'll be able to continue to do the things I enjoy long past retirement.
This week I am installing laminate flooring in the kitchen and bathroom. For "normal" folks, this would be a one day job per room. I am alloting a week for each room. All of this will have to be done with me on my unhappy knees.
Translation - most of it will be done on my butt..LOL. My new blood pressure medication has added another complication where I get severe leg and foot cramps all the time. So there will be some loud screaming at certain points.
The spouse is still working midnights so I will have to do the work later in the evenings so the screaming won't wake anyone.
Not to mention that I would like to drag the compound miter saw up to the kitchen so I don't have to run back and forth to the garage to make cuts. Good thing it's on wheels.
The spouse does help me, but doesn't baby me and I prefer it that way. When I absolutely can't do something I ask for help. Usually AFTER I hurt myself trying.
The sun is shining today so my body aches are slowly subsiding.
I am gathering the "wrecking" tools and planning to start the kitchen tonight.
Just wanted you to know I totally understand your frustations. But just keep plugging away at it. The smallest of accomplishments makes it all worthwhile!