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.

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