Two days in a row!

This marks the first time in a long time that I’ve posted twice in a row. Amazing.

Work today was boring as all get out, I ran 4 parts all day, but the sad thing is, those 4 parts took all day to run, I just waited and watched as the same thing was made 4 times.

We had red beans and rice for dinner tonight, our old standby meal, I kinda made up the recipe a while back and we both love it, although tonight Erin said it didn’t hit the spot for her, I think that was more her problem than my cooking though. I’ve noticed lately that I want to wrap everything I eat in a tortilla and basically have red beans and rice tacos or chicken cordon bleu tacos. I feel like it’s the lazy man’s way of eating really. Probably a habit I should work on breaking.

We worked on thank you notes tonight from the wedding gifts we received, three weeks later. We’re almost done and will have those out in the mail by the end of the week.

I’m still trying to get settled in, I have stuff to unpack and put away still but by the time I get home, clean up, and eat dinner, I’m usually done. I’ll find the time eventually.

Off to watch the DVR and chill for a bit, another long day is shaping up for tomorrow.

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 new year coming

The new year is fast approaching, 6 hours to go as I type this, the last one has been quite a doozy. Over the past two weeks, when I was supposed to be on vacation, I spent most of my time sitting at St. Vincent hospital with my sick grandpa. He’s home now, things are going to be fine after he heals over the next few weeks.
I can already see that next year is going to be another exciting one. The biggest thing surely is the wedding coming up in September. I’m not sure what else is going to happen but as the years seem to go faster and faster something else is bound to happen.
I hope you all have had a wonderful 2008 and an even better 2009!

I should have wrote this before…

My sweetieOh well though I’ve been amazingly busy the last few days with everything going on with life and all. Well I guess the biggest news is that Erin and I are together, it’s been a whole week now. Things are great. She’s meet the family and can tolerate them and her family is awesome too. I just cant’ get enough of her. She’s one of those people that just fits so well, I’m falling hard and fast again. Who known what will happen, but I’m loving every minute of it.
The other cool stuff that’s been going on is pretty much all of last weekend, what started with a cool dinner at Mongolian Grill and just got better from there. If you’ve never been to one you must go, they are the coolest! Erin’s dad was cool enough to take us all out to dinner and stuff, then we bopped around Castleton for a bit. Then it was off to Chris’ Bachelor party!… heh… to my friend: Thanks for not puking in my car, it was definitely a great time.
On Saturday it was my birthday, heh, and Chris and Terra’s wedding, a great time. I’m glad the two of them finally got everything worked out. You guys are a great couple and the wedding was spectacular, CRCs included. 🙂 After that it was out to dinner with the old gang, well most of it, of course we had new faces too. Jake bought dinner for Erin and I as a birthday gift, a very cool thing to do. After that we did something, I just can’t remember what it was really, oh yeah, we went to Ambyr’s… After getting home at like 330AM and staying up till 4 talking to Erin I was totally dead for the party at my house on Sunday.
Everyone came over for Mexican food that g-ma made. It was amazing. It’s good to have friends that you can invite over to your house and not be afraid of what they might say or do. In the evening Erin and I went out to the lake and just enjoyed the night. I went lifting with the guys and just had a good time all weekend basically. This weekend is looking like it’s going to be as busy as ever too. The Fourth is definitely going to be a good time and now that I may not have to work on Monday I think it’ll be even better. I’ll write more tonight, but I just had to get some of this down while I was thinking about it.
Of course I should say that there still are problems with people out there, some people just can’t be happy for those of us who have finally found someone. I’m not ashamed at all of what I’ve done and what I will do, it’s a real and good thing. Be happy for me or butt out.

An amazing weekend!

This weekend was by far one of the best I’ve had in a long long time. First off Friday, I went out with Bethany and got my massage and just chilled with her at the mall. Then we partied at Kyle’s, nothing too big or anything. Basically just 7 of us chilling out for a while. Good times. But Saturday is really when all the fun began. I drove to U of I in the afternoon, met up with an old friend turned new again. We went to Circle Centre, shopped, went to the Formula 1 thing on the Circle, nothing exciting there. Then we went back and tried to go to club on the northside, it was a little to ghetto for us. So we went back to her place and just chilled for a while. We danced a bit, chilled a bit and then finally got to bed around 5ish. Good lord, a great night. Definitely something I want to go do again. She’s gonna be our new Indy buddy. Sunday just topped everything off too. I got home around noon. Ate diner with the fam. Then I slept until about 430. I was so exhausted. Come to think of it, I still am. Anyways
I had to meet Annie at Verizon so I could give her the phone I found on eBay. Of course, Verizon closes at 5 and we got there at 505. Grr… She had been gone all week at some wedding or whatever but she brought her new friend Erin with her. Heh. Erin is a cool girl. Anyways we trucked it over to Annie’s to look at pics from the wedding, of course when we got there Annie wouldn’t’ show them to me but I got to know Erin a little better. 🙂 So anyways I go home, I did some HW that badly needs to be finished and then I headed over to Chris’ to rescue him. Right after I got there though, I got a VM from Erin that she was in Peru at East End. Drove over there pretty fast. We hung out for a bit then headed out to Mac to lift. She played some ball with us. OK really to be honest I don’t know what I’m thinking here… I mean everything just kind of happened and it was really cool. It’s all in the eyes probably. I dunno…
Tonight is DMB. I’m freakin excited cause I’m goin to go get Erin a ticket at lunch today so we’ll have 7 people with us. woot! It’s supposed to rain tonight which will totally suck, but hey, DMB and a ton of friends, what else could you ask for right?
Anyways I should get back to work, time is money or something like that.

Happy Birthday Blog

It’s been a year now since I started writing here. Looking back it’s been pretty amazing at all the changes that have occurred in my life. I’ve gone through 3 jobs, a few girls, changed friends a few times and gone back to school. Among other things. I feel like I’ve let this thing slide off again. I’ve just been so busy, but not busy at all, all at the same time. between school, work and everything else I just don’t have much time to myself, and the time I do have, I sleep. I don’t mind it really, I need to stay busy or I freak basically.
Went to a friend’s wedding last weekend, good times really. Met some people that I hadn’t seen in a long time and I’m actually going to hang out with one of them this weekend, if you’re in Indy on Saturday call me, I’ll tell ya where the party is. It’s weird how things change over time, people that you barely knew then, now you feel like you’ve known them forever.
I heard from Matt eh other day, he’s doing well. Said it’s hot as crap over there and all that, but for the most part he’s doing OK.
It’s late and I haven’t been getting that much sleep lately for some reason so I guess I should go t bed, but I thought I should post something since I haven’t in a long time and since this thing is 1 year old now. Still looking for a new domain though…
This was supposed to be our week…
I saw you from four years ago just the other day. I see you everywhere, and yet you’re still gone.

24 hours later…

It’s a beautiful day today… 40 something degrees today… it’s 3 days until Christmas and it’s 40 degrees… I hate Indiana… Stupid weather. Yesterday was a good day. The wedding was… well a wedding. I’m glad it happened for him, but selfishly it sucks because it’s another piece of the gang getting married off. I spent five hours on a futon last night just talking. Probably the best five hours I’ve had in a long time. We talked about anything and everything basically. I’m going to beat it… I don’t’ have a choice. Today has been a good day. I haven’t cracked yet. Maybe if I can get through 24 hours I can stay off it for good this time. I don’t know. Hopefully. I’m encouraged by the conversations of last night but still not totally sold on the idea that anything will happen anytime soon. I hope that it does, but like I said, it hasn’t happened yet. Still hopeful though and either way, like she said last night, this has been probably the best 4 months for us. We’ve became better people because of it and made ourselves get away from each other. I think I’m glad it happened as long as the end result comes out right… I’ve been trying to write this for about an hour now so I’m going to stop and maybe write more later or something…