8:43 PM Tuesday, <September 16>, 2014>
So, June, July, August and half of September roll on by without an update. Whoops. Let's see if I can remember what's gone on the last quarter or so. Have I mentioned we bought a house? Back in April. It's a 3 flat we're deconverting to a single family home. Working with Carlo as our architect. Had tenants, they left in June, ended up taking 2 months to get permits, but work finally started at the end of July. Currently getting an extension put on the back. Current estimate is January/February for completion. Should be interesting. Speaking of home repair, finally got someone else to get the front juliet balcony leaking to the 3rd floor fixed, which is good because 3rd floor bought a place of their own and sold the condo. All pretty much within the time we've had our new house. Doing some work on our current place, in hopes of it being ready to sell eventually. Basically it means moving stuff on the deck around while Tracy stains it. Got to use a powerwasher though. That was cool. Plowed through Season 3 of Continuum when it became available on Netflix. Currently powering through Firefly now. Drobo had a couple drive failures, taking around a week to fix itself last time, and still ongoing now. Seagate's suck. Started buying a bunch of TV/Movies off iTunes Store because of it, since there was a chance I'd lost my library on the Drobo. Flew out for Bryan's 40th birthday as a surprise with Mina, Kevin and Akira. That was fun and a trip down memory lane. Started the process for a 10 year reunion at Great Wolf Lodge in February with the gang, kids included. Should be fun. Might be my next post. Also, Idaho was nice. I wouldn't mind going back. Might be hard to talk Tracy into it though. Got a soda maker, so that's been a new fun thing to play with. Best thing so far? Honeydew soda. Malbec, not so good. And the Earl Grey wasn't strong enough. Oh, also started making our own ice cream. But after a handful of batches, moved on from that. Still biking to work, got a tune up so the Pacer's running like a dream, just in time for the North Shore Century this weekend. Had to take a trip to Canada back in June for work, and taking another one next week.