Hill Country

Last Sunday,, we took advantage of the gorgeous day to drive through part of the hill country.                     The views from atop a hill (near the build site of a $550+K home) were spectacular. Even the low lake looked pretty. The bright green young leaves gave the hills an interesting color pattern.

Viral Allergies

January always brings allergies to Austin in the form of Cedar Fever (the pollen from up in Hill Country). Even people who have never suffered from allergies are bothered by this stuff. This year, though, I had to take it up a notch. I spent 10 days with a bronchial virus that had me sneezing […]

MicroVacay 2014

We needed a little getaway, but the calendar gods were not smiling upon us. So, instead of a mini vacation for a night or two, we took a micro vacay just for the day. I picked Colorado Bend State park. It wasn’t too far out for us to miss our obligations, like visiting Mom. I […]

Austin Women Are Complex

I’m downtown this afternoon. I am going to work a college fair this evening to help represent the University of Miami. I came down early to have a snack before the 3-hour shift. While on the train ride down, Emil texted how I was doing. This was my response: Productive/happy, the complimented, then yelled at, […]

Miami in Austin

I’ve been quite proud of my Canes during this basketball season. Our only complaint is that people rank Duke highly in a year they don’t deserve it. And now, my team is coming to Austin! I’m very excited!!! It all happened on St. Patrick’s day. And, BTW, Ireland’s colors are green, orange, and white…just like […]

SXSW 2013

We didn’t do much with/at #SXSW this year. We did make plans to and attended #gdgt. That was the same day as Circle Brewing’s birthday party. So we had beer (well, our friends and I had beer) and then took the train from there to downtown. On the way there, we stopped at Manuel’s Cuban […]

Whew!

Whew….an understatement. The “leak”? The dishwasher. yay! The dishwasher had a big pool of water sitting in the bottom of it. We don’t know how or why it got there, but the warranty guy turned it to a cycle to make it drain. …and all the water drained. It was like magic! To test it, […]

Weep for Seeps

It rained last night. Today, when I got to the town house, I found small puddles of water in the middle of the kitchen floor. Worrying that we had a leak, I checked the ceiling, the windows, the doors, and both the dishwasher and refrigerator. All were bone dry (even upstairs). In fact, the biggest […]

Small Projects

Today was quite busy, but noting much that’s photo worthy. I met the painters this morning so they could cut the hole for the cat door. I also finished cleaning the kitchen cabinets, the floor under the range, and the outside of the range, itself. (Next task here is to clean the burner grates, the […]

Painting

Today was day 1 of our painting contract. Our guy, Ray, had to be in San Antonio today, so Saturday, he introduced us to his right-hand guy, Saul. Saul said he could do it all in two days. But then, in between, one of Saul’s trucks died alongside a highway. So, Saul called in Joaquin […]