Thursday, March 30, 2006

Moving like haddock?

The date is set. April 8 the moving vans come to pick up the heavy stuff. Nancy and I have been packing our cars to the brim with the small stuff, like books, CDs, and the boxes that never get unpacked and go directly from one attic to the next. It's fun to look at your old stuff. I found a bunch of Galactic posters and one from a group called Smilin' Myron that I used to see in New Orleans when I was at Tulane. They were a lot of fun and a pretty good NOLA funk band.

This week we are having the dining room and living room floors refinished. We had some old veneers underneath the carpeting that had staining and needed some touching up. I don't know what they were thinking of in the 70s. Why did everybody carpet everything? It's ridiculous how they covered up these wonderful patterned floors. Anyway, A.J., the man who is doing the work is putting in some long hours for us sanding the floors done, repainting the floor mouldings, and putting on 2 coats of polyurethane. He started Monday and it will be completely dry and safe to walk on. I am not expecting miracles, but a little shine and smoothing out of the floor will be great. It's an old house so I think the little imperfections are welcome.

What else? Oh yes. Tom and Earl/Howard. These guys are a trip. I had them haul away the old carpets and demo this thing that was attached to the garage. It was covering a concrete patio deck and the roof was heaving so off it went. Tom is the talker. He loves to gabe and he is one of those out in the country guys who talks too fast and laughs with a wheeze and a smile. Earl said nothing. Well that's not true. After 30 minutes of talking to Tom, Earl, who is a large burly man, turns to me with jowels sagging and says in a drone low voice "you like haddock?" I was waiting for him to ask if he could pet the rabbits to complete my real life Of Mice and Men experience.

Tomorrow the drier arrives from the store, and then Saturday the lawn tractor comes. I don't know why, but it makes mne nervous to ride that thing, like I'm going to lose control of it and hit a tree. Nothing to really worry about though as I think it usually only goes 5 miles per hour at max.

My sister Lori sent us two John Deere caps. All I need now are some green and yellow overalls.

Monday, March 20, 2006

If you told me...

...three years ago that I would be living in an 1870s country home and be sitting on a riding mower Saturday mornings, well....
No, you aren't hallucinating. What you see here is a picture of my newest toy. A John Deere 115 Lawn tractor. I just can't stop laughing to myself - I own a freakin lawn tractor. It's crazy.

So nancy and I have started moving more and more things into the house and it looks like it is taking shape and beginning to feel like home. We won't be living there for a few weeks yet, but this week the house gets a new circuit breaker and an increase in service from 100 to 200 Amps (it would be nice to run a taster and a microwave without causing a circuit break). Tonight, Tom Sloughter, "the shit job man" is going to come by and haul some carpets and junk away. He'll also be taking a look at this self-built montrosity that they built to cover a concrete patio next to the garage. At one time nice, at this time, a wart. it is coming down. I think the floor guy is coming by too. He'll tell us what we can or can't do with the veneers that were under the carpeting. Wish us luck!

Monday, March 13, 2006

We own a home!

Well, nancyand I finally closed the deal on Friday and are the proud owners of home. We can't wait to make some small changes and have our friends over this summer! I'll be sure to document some of the changes we make.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Who is Nate?

Click here to find out who doesn't like him.I don't know who he is but i was surfing and came upon it.

Friday, March 03, 2006

I'm the Juugernaut Bitch!

I'm the Juggernaut

Any X-Men fans present or past should check this out. I love overdubbing. Reminds me of how me and my friend Rich Vecsler used to overdub Oprah in the early days as well as German track meets. Sophmoric and scatalogical humor abound.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

No surgery for my shoulder

Some good news - found out thatI will not need a second surgery on my right shoulder. Just some good old physical therapy at Finger Lakes Physical Therapy. Perhaps this early morning exercise will spur me on to continue the habit.