Archive for July, 2012

Vegas windows

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Here’s yet another view of the new house.  This time with windows!  Great Art courtesy of Colin the House Salesman and part of my famous Las Vegas series.

Had a fairly relaxing weekend.  Can’t really think of anything specific that happened.  Well there was . . . no, wait, never mind.  There wasn’t anything.  Kind of how weekends should be.

Back to work today.  Worked pretty hard and got quite a bit done.  And there were . . . wait for it . . . no meetings.  None.  I think it’s a first for me.  I hardly knew what to do.  But I figured it out.

Am I the only person in the world with absolutely no interest in the Olympics?  Especially the way NBC does them, of course.  Why does anyone even bother trying to watch that train wreck?

And that’s about it for tonight.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting, very rare toilet news: The Toilet in the Rye!

See you tomorrow.

Vegas frame

Friday, July 27th, 2012


Here’s a much better view of our new house.  A place for everything and everything in its place.  Plus, a complementary pile of rocks!  I think that may be the landscaping.  LRN4 assures me it’s going to be at least slightly more picturesque.  Great Art courtesy of Jud the Real Estate Guy and part of my famous Las Vegas series.

Plenty going on.  Spent the weekend in Park City, Utah, as previously discussed.  We had a very nice time, but it was a bit tiring.  I slept a bit on the airplane in both directions, though, and am feeling fine.  Air travel was as glamorous as usual.  But it was good visiting with family.

We rented a new Ford Explorer.  I really enjoyed it!  I like my current Flex even better, but the Explorer was pleasant to drive and had some nice features.  Including a backup camera with a nice, big display in the middle of the dashboard.  And a bunch of other things.  Sadly, the back seat legroom was totally inadequate.  I have no idea why they did that.

By far, the best part of the weekend for me was hanging out with LRN1 and LRN2.  They’re looking and doing great!  They’ll both be here in August, which I’m really looking forward to.

Let’s see, what else is going on?  My manager informed me on Tuesday that he has approved me to work overtime.  Not that I asked him if I could work overtime.  Not that I wanted to work overtime.  But I took the hint and worked some overtime.  After giving them the requisite five free hours, it turned out that I didn’t make all that much money at it.  No fun.  But I did get a lot of things done.

Nothing else interesting to tell, so I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: watercress-thieving gangs!

See you on Monday.

Vegas foundation

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Here’s our new house in Las Vegas, as it appeared on June 26.  Nothing but cement and piles of wood.  Stay tuned for greatly updated pictures.  Great Art courtesy of Jud the Real Estate Guy and part of my famous Las Vegas series.

Lots going on.  Not the least of which is pictured above.  We’re supposed to close on the new house on September 28.  When will we move into it?  Not so sure.  After my current job is over, that’s for sure.  In the meantime, it will be our vacation home.  Not to mention someplace to dream about.  I’m really excited to see it someday.

Busy, busy, busy at work, and getting busier.  I just hope I survive the rest of the year.

We’re heading to Park City in a couple of days for four (including travel time) fun-filled days visiting with LRN4’s family and – hooray – LRN1 and LRN2.  I’m really looking forward to it.

Got a haircut tonight.  It had been way too long and it really feels better.   Itchy, but better.  I’m heading to the showers after this is done.

There was a huge fire here in the apartment complex on Sunday night.  A building not far from ours was struck by lighting and erupted into flames.  The roof pretty much burned off, major fire damage was done to at least a few of the apartments, and smoke and water damage undoubtedly was done to a whole lot more.  Freaky thing.  Pictures coming Real Soon Now.

Haven’t bought anything interesting lately, other than some Healthy Choice fudge ice cream bars.  Strangely, they don’t seem to sell those at Amazon.  Pity, that.  Gratuitous advertisements resume soon.  Well, as soon as I buy something, anyway.

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers (if any) with this shocking food violence news: newlywed reception food thieves!

See you tomorrow.