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 […]

#ANewHome

We have so many stories and plans to tell about our townhouse. While we wait for our new home to earn a name, I’m calling it #ANewHome so my Tweets make sense. We closed on the 28th. We took possession on 31st. We’ve spent the last few days deep cleaning (vacuuming air returns, cleaning grills, […]

We’re moving, again.

Renting is a Luxury We moved into this “luxury” apartment with the idea we’d be here for 2+ years. We liked renting. When a bulb burned out, we filled out an online report and they came to change it. It was a far cry different than owning (the maintenance burden of) a home. …but then […]

How many women?

How many women were arrested? Sex? okay. Were they effected by the rain? I guess today’s journalism schools aren’t teaching grammar. Source: http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/72-weekend-dwi-arrests-in-austin

Birthday Bacchanalâ„¢ 2012

Emil and several of our #childfree friends have late-November through early-December birthdays: Kelly, Jeff, Emil, Judy, and Ryan. So, we made a huge weekend out of it for all of them. Friday, Jeff, Judy, Emil, and I went for Thai lunch in Cedar Park on our way to Flat Creek Estate winery. We had the […]

New Neighbors

Down the road from us, they are building some new apartments. We already know how it will affect our traffic patterns, and it’s no big deal. The construction is literally a big deal, however. They are tying the new complex into our main lines; I’m sure this is standard. What’s big is what they are […]

in.gredients now open

Today, we took a little field trip to the new packageless (mostly) grocer: in.gredients. The offer fresh fruit and veggies from their own and other Austin garden, meat from area ranches, bulk dry good in any amount desired, and lots of sweet surprises. We bought soap nuts (reusable laundry soap!), black quinoa, hydroponic romaine lettuce, […]

Cedric the Entertainer

Harry: So, what are we going to order? Sally: Well, I’m going to start with the grilled ridichio. Harry: Jess, Sally is a great orderer….even the chef didn’t know how good it could be. Jess: I think restaurants have become to important. Marie: Oh, I agree. Restaurants are to people in the 80s what theater […]