Concerning Hobbits

Three Rings for the Elven Kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf Lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,

in the land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.


One Ring to rule them all,

One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all,

And in the darkness bind them.


In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.


Sometimes the winter just brings out the worst in one.  (I hear the weather in the land of Mordor is quite bad.)This weather is just not helping my mood as of late. This coming week is not supposed to be much better. You can’t fight Mother Nature as they say. Ya gotta go with what you’ve got. Ah well.

I started reading the Fellowship of the Ring the other day. The prologue was good. “Concerning Hobbits.” They did a good job in the movie version with this part of the book. I think I read these books when I was in eight grade. Hmmmm. That’s quite a ways back. Terence just read the books and I believe Jude is finishing up the first one as we speak. Tolkien is not for everyone for sure. He can be a bit dry and a little long at times but all the same I’m finding it quite entertaining and I really wish I had more time to read. I wish I had more time for a lot of things.

Don’t we all Jim???

Yes I would say that must be true.

There really isn’t much to talk about this week as far as the Hobbit is concerned. The mason finally got going on the skylight veneer stone. It’s looking good. He gave me a price for the chimney as well which seems good. I’m hoping he can finish in the next week or two. The weather for the coming week doesn’t look to promising as I said earlier. I also got a number for the stair railing at the concrete steps at the front of the house as well as one for the cable rail where the rooftop patio is going to go.  The fence guy says he should be able to get the railing on the rooftop in by the end of the week and the stair rail in two weeks. We shall see. I’m also meeting my excavation contractor to take a look at a bunch of the final site work. And I should be getting my bluestone delivered this week as well for the patio and the walkways.

Next weekend should yield a little more on the picture front. Let me show you what the stone mason started.

Veneer stone going up around the skylight wells.

I finally finished hooking up the hot water heater. It’s a Steibel Eltron Tempra 29 Plus. This is a German engineered hot water on demand unit. So simple and easy to install. Very nice. With the touch of a dial you control the water temperature that the unit delivers.  The display shows you the current temperature that the unit delivers. If it’s not hot enough just turn the dial. It’s nice because you lower the chance of getting scalded by hot water coming out of the faucet. This unit gives you unlimited hot water. There’s no hot water tank that is storing hot water for you. Which is great because now you are not spending energy heating water that you are not calling for. I could have sworn I had a picture of this unit but it’s not there. Oh well. I’ll try to remember to put it in next week.

So my hope is that in the next two to three weeks we will be finishing up things on the outside of the house which will be nice.

On another note check out how fast my son ate this fish when we were in Portugal.

That’s the fish coming out of his big mouth.

Georgia looks on in disgust…… We all kind of did.

Castle tower in Segovia, Spain.

Enjoy your week! Stay warm!


3 thoughts on “Concerning Hobbits”

  1. Hi Jim, Don’t know if you heard the latest news….the month of April has been cancelled, today is March 47th, 2018. Oh, the groundhog is dead. Best wishes, Spring should be here any day now, it should be any day now….john


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