Getting back into the swing of things

I think that the best way to move forward with this blog that is approaching 10 years old now is to give you a quick (very quick) update and then move back into the journaling that made this site was it once was.

Update since the last “real” post: Saw about 8 Indians games. Got married to Erin 09/09/09. Let it Be by the Beatles was “our” song, found out on the honeymoon it was written while Paul was on drugs and Mary came to him in a dream. Went to French Lick for the honeymoon, gambled with $30 walked out an hour later with $30. Spent all summer working on the wedding and the house. The backyard grass is growing nicely. The front yard looks like crap. Money dried up for working on the yard/house early in the summer. Work has been up and down, I work on the stone CNC machine now and pretty much love working with machines and my hands now. Setup the Man Cave in the basement over the last 2 weeks and now have everything pretty much where I want it. Became entirely sick of politics, health care, the wars, etc., I just don’t care anymore really right now.

OK, so now that we’re up to date, sorta, let’s move forward.

Today was the first day that we’ve needed the furnace. It was 68 in the house when Erin got home, of course it didn’t light or even turn the blower motor on. Called the guy and found out that yet again the transformer went out, fixed, warm again.

The CNC has been having problems all over the place lately. Today I fixed the halo water and then broke the spindle water, that may not mean much to most people but suffice to say that I fixed one problem and created another one. This is all on top of the electrical problems I’ve been having with it. It never ends.

I mowed today, the grass wasn’t too long but more importantly I got the leaves picked up.

Today was also the day that I finally broke my lease at the apartment. I’m getting my deposit back and 2 days rent as well, if I would have known that they were returning the rent money I would have broken it a week ago. Oh well, a little found money is just as good I suppose.

In a few days I should have everything put away from the apartment and feel totally moved in I suppose.

We still have to write thank you notes, 3 weeks after the wedding, is that too late? I guess something is better than nothing right?

A short but HUGE update.

I feel I should update you all on what’s been going in life in the past month or so. Here’s the short list:

  1. Bought a car, new to me but used in reality.
  2. Erin bought a house in Tipton about a mile away from me.

There a huge details to go into both of these but I thought that I should at least note the events here.

On the car front, I basically had no choice but to buy a new one, I was having doubts about the car making it anywhere day to day. With over 140,000 miles on it and a huge dent in the front fender it wasn’t a pretty car but even so, now and then it would die for no good reason when backing up and there were so many caution and warning lights on the dash that it looked like a Christmas tree.
I knew that the new car was coming but one day I was fed up enough and found something that I did kind of like that seemed to be a reasonable price. I did some wheeling and dealing and got what I think was a good deal. Not great, I would have rather had a bit lower payment but I’m OK with what I got. A 2003 Dodge Durango, dark gray with running boards, bigger tires and alloy wheels. Its perfect for me, I’ve always had small cars, Cavaliers, Sunfires, etc. and now for me to have a truck is absolutely great. I love the size of it, the feel of driving down the road and not feeling like I’m sitting exactly on the road. I love to drive it.

The other big news and probably bigger news is that Erin bought a house in Tipton. A two bedroom, one and a half bath room house in the older neighborhood of Tipton. Older neighborhood is a good thing, I mean the neighborhoods that have been around a while, large houses and well groomed yards. She’s currently working on fixing it up the way she likes it. There are hardwood floors to be finished, walls to be re-plastered and painted, everything to be checked and rechecked. It’s a big job but she’s handling it remarkably well, all the stress of buying a house and remodeling it can’t be easy to deal with and she’s surviving just fine.

So my life has had some big things happen in the last month or so. I’ve neglected to tell you all for no other reason than I just haven’t felt like blogging much. Not because I don’t want to share, but more because I just have been lazy about sitting down and typing it all out.

There’s more excitement to come in the next few months of summer, plenty of baseball games to attend and who knows what else. Stay tuned loyal readers, there are still some of you out there right?

I really don’t post enough

I was checking the stats today, I actually haven’t really done that since April of this year. I’ve been a slacker lately, both here and in life. Time for change. I’ll be updating the site over the next few days, mostly plugin updates and prep for the new WordPress 2.4 updates due later this month.

But I also have to post more, even just the little nothings that I look back on and don’t understand sometimes. I’m gonna figure out how to post more, iPhone, laptop, desktop, Twitter, Del.icio.us, all of them give me a way to post, I just have to take more advantage of them.

Get ready, something’s comin’.

A little cleaning

trashcan_full.pngI couldn’t sleep last night, at all. I fixed up the blog a bit, got rid of some old plugins, updated the theme (v 1.2) and changed the way some plugins work.

You might notice on the right side there is a posts, words, and comments tally. These have changed slightly in the last few hours, now only posts (not pages) are counted in the posts and words tally. Comments haven’t changed, only you can change that number my friend.

over 748 pagesI’m not over 200,000 words as I thought I was, yet. Currently though, the total stands at around 187,000 if you were to print this at the publishing industry standard 250 words per page (Google Answers link). I would have written a book of over 748 pages, at 200,000 we cross over 800 pages. In comparison The Lord of the Rings (depending on which version you look at) is about 1100 pages or 275,000. I’m no Tolkien, not even close. But to know what it really takes to write a tome that long is certainly eye opening.

I guess in retrospect nothing really has changed for you, the reader, but only for me, the lonely keeper of this site. Keep reading, commenting and writing on your own sites.