Monday, April 23, 2012

House Progress

So we closed on the new house on Wednesday and everything has been a bit of a blur since. I changed the locks right away Wednesday afternoon and ever since we've been doing a lot of prep work ahead of the actual move. There was cleaning, furniture acquisition and assembly, painting, data infrastructure, and yard shit. Much of this is still going on but I'm quickly running out of time because the movers are coming on Wednesday to pack and load everything and on Thursday the house will be populated with all of our crap.

Mom came out on Saturday to watch Porter for a week or two, and that has been a great help. However, it was Paul who picked her up at SeaTac and brought her out and he, together with Sean, made the decision that we will be keeping the large pond/fountain in the backyard. I was really looking forward to getting rid of that thing, but there are also frogs in there so Michele is now also against me on this so long as I make it shallow enough that the monster can't fall in and drown. Paul and Sean visiting for the weekend wasn't all bad of course, they've committed themselves to future visits wherein they will be doing a fair amount of yard work in order to help beautify the grounds. Less yard for me to deal with is always going to be okay in my book. Fuck, I almost forgot, the two plus acres of grass we now own means that I had to buy a lawn tractor, not something I'm very excited about, especially since there's a fair amount of grass on steep hills which means that I also need a regular lawnmower. My laziness is really going to take a bit of a hit with this place.

On the plus side (who are we kidding, everything is a plus really), I think I may already have figured out my pump track/trail system in the woods. We've got a little over three acres of woods around the house with the majority of that clumped together and the underbrush already cleared. I think I can put together something with some decent flow and measuring a couple hundred yards in length that'll be nice for just fucking around when I get bored.

I'll try and post some pictures in the next day or two while the house is still mostly empty. If I don't get to it right away, it might be a while since the office may very well be in limbo for a while.

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Blog?

I swear I'm going to start a new blog and call it "Voice Mail From My Mother As Transcribed By Google Voice" and it'll feature gems like this:
Hey buddy, I'm standing here for the sole binder section deejays the only thing I think it says monkey is south Africans smoke seeding land. Is that what you're after. I'll get on this path. It's I don't hear from you. Love you.Bye bye.
and this:
Hi Sean, This Is mom. Hope you guys made it home at all at weather looks like you did. Anyway. Thank you again very much and would you have. Dr staff give me a call when she gets a minute. I'm out hiking. Love, Dad bikes, and I took a pretty good following recipient. I seeking the toll on my hand and don't know. If it's okay sweetie pie here if I need to get back down my system place, and I thought maybe I can pick it up a local familydot for an answer on that. Love you. Bye bye.
and even this:
Hey Sean, It's your mamma. I have a question for you. The IS it. 8. Newark see you guys have or color. Kendall how you know wage and if I wanted to get you soon. Gift books, to read on your whichever is how do I go about doing that. Okay, thank you bye bye.
I may also have the occasional special guest appearances by my wife:
Hey, hey. I will see you know that one and I was going on. Okay, most of the bay, cos O ciao Yeah, but hopefully it won't work out. I'll talk to you I think you're different, strange St. For games before, hey hey. So just slow. All HI ohh. Hey, bye I don't know. I get away. So you know So I don't know if with the release. Bye. Peace, yeah I get to the truth. So if you can. Bye no Yeah, Yeah, regards, ohh there it won't work or later. Bye. I'm going to dinner, for. So just let me know. Hello HI When are you And hello, hey north. No, for. No, no later. But I don't know Yeah, hey, what's up. Well, Yeah, with you. Bye, C bye HI but. I was on the alter bye bye bye, alright to see if you get a hold of you. But talk to you.
my sister:
Whom. Hello. Hey Homey. At the you say hello. Well, ohh, hey. Hello. Who. Okay bye. The only way to call shorter than they Hi Sean, So, calling to leave you a message. I'll be at it. Very well, with you later. Shaun Hi Anne. It's a Hi Michelle, hey. And. And what about the order HI you bye okay. Have a nice day bye bye, bye bye. And Love You. Hello. So badly. Hey, bye bye, bye.
my brother:
Yeah I got a 350. My cell which is Yuki. Yes 55. It's up in my view, structural there, but I don't know if you got it yet, bye.
Hey, it's Paul, I'm driving so I thought I might be a little easier to call you then. Texting tonight. You school were ever whenever i actually I'm pretty open today. Shawn it up rolling a. Should be back in time, but if not then you're stuck with just me. So, the front right now. I mean I don't know. But so whatever we gas Michelle. She, has to do the tires because I think she's one of the most likes and dislikes. So yeah but then I know. Okay bye. 
and Eddie:
Hey Jonathan, Mann give me. Gimme a ring. So I wanted to work out some details about today. Got your message about. The V. Yeah, I don't know. Gimme a call. Thanks.
I think it's a sure fire hit.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Busy Busy

It's been a while since I've posted here, but believe me, I've got a good reason. Porter is 18 months old. Also (as if I needed a second excuse), we are currently 2-3 weeks away from closing on our new home. 2200 sf plus another 1k in shop space. Oh fuck it feels nice to say that. One more time, 1k in shop space. Mmm...

Not the most creative looking place, but it also comes with 5.5 acres and a bit of a mountain view. More as things continue to develop.