Chinese lion

Here’s a statue of a Chinese lion.  Or is that Japanese?  Thai?  Something like that.  Anyway, it appears to be guarding some highly-maintained bushes.  Great Art taken at Longwood Gardens and part of my famous Statue series.

Lots going on.  LRN1 is back at school and rooming with LRN2.  They’re also working at the same place and they have a class together too.  Plenty of togetherness there.  Don’t get on each other’s nerves, Loyal Readers!  LRN27 is also at BYU right now, and they were surprised to see each other in their common class!  So there are three Loyal Readers taking a religion class together this term.  Pretty cool.

LRN4 went with LRN1 to California to check on the house, pick up LRN1’s stuff that didn’t get sent out here, and get my beloved pickup.  They drove it to Utah where, in addition to getting LRN1 and LRN2 set up, LRN4 visited her brother and father.  She had a nice visit.  Next, she flew down to Nevada to see her sister there for a few days and do a bit more house-hunting.  My Loyal Readers may recall that we’ve been toying with the idea of buying a retirement home there.  We keep making offers, but we keep being outbid by foreign “investors.”  Very frustrating.

Well, she stopped by a new housing development, saw a nice place, and bought it.  Well, she technically put a small deposit down on an empty lot, but we expect to be buying a nice little house a bit later this year.  The place will have 1700 square feet with three bedrooms and a loft (office space!), two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage.  Just about perfect!  There’s a community swimming pool (important in the desert heat) and the community plants and cares for your front yard.  You don’t get much say in what’s out there, but I don’t care about that all the much and LRN4 will just have to stifle her front-yard creative urges.  She can do whatever she wants in the back yard, which we hope to make attractive and maintenance-free.  Bit of a big challenge, that, but we’ll come up with something.  Oh, also low cost, of course.  We’ll be on a fixed income until the iOS programming bucks start rolling in.

Anyway.  I’m excited to have the search done.  Now we can pick our options and try to manage construction from a long, long way away.  The house is supposed to be finished in September, which ought to be just about right.  It’s in Las Vegas, not Henderson, but it’s right on the border and is about five minutes away from LRN4’s sister.  Also very close to Costco and other great shopping.  I can’t wait to become a Nevadan!

The aforementioned Beaglebone arrived on schedule.  I haven’t written here much lately, partly because I’ve been messing around with it.  It’s a real Linux computer on a board that fits inside a mint tin.  Very cool.  It’s powered up right now and sitting on my network serving its sample website.  Not very exciting yet, but there are definitely possibilities.

My tennis elbow has improved but has not yet healed.  These things take time.  I’m trying to be as careful as possible with it, but accidents will happen.  I’m telling people it’s a polo injury.  Nobody believes me.

I’m finally working on the first update to the Brewing Company app.  We have 64 downloads so far, which isn’t exactly a record-setting pace, but at least it’s out there.  Check it out, iPhone/iPad-owning Loyal Readers!  It’s free!  And worth at least twice that much!

Okay, time for bed.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: condiment theft!

See you tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Chinese lion”

  1. Shannon Says:

    I guess our floorplan is new enough that it isn’t on the website yet. That must mean we are trend setters!

  2. Shannon Says:

    That’s a LOT of ketchup and mustard! I can’t imagine what you would do with that much!

  3. LRN1 Says:

    I’d be on the lookout for a missing trailer full of hot dogs and buns.

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