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Monday, November 23rd

The Move

11.23.09 @ 01:17 PM CST

My brain is functioning in lists, not paragraphs.

-The last time we moved our stuff fit in one UHaul Trailer. This time we hired movers and took a few weeks with individual car loads.
-The movers had us unpacked in the new house in 3.5 hours
-The new house is in shambles but we know where soap, shampoo and toothpaste is, we have some clothes to wear, and Olivers clothes are organized. The kitchen is also mostly unpacked. Enough to cook and refrigerate things.
-The yard got mowed at the new house which makes it look lived in and thats a good feeling, for everyone who drives by and for us.
-The new living room is I hope the messiest it will ever be. Foundation still torn up, just got word that city inspector passed the plumbing, next step is putting dirt back and prepping for concrete work.
-The front rooms are full of boxes yet to be sorted.
-The heat doesn't work in the new house so I've been sleeping at mom and dads, again, with the baby. Jon's staying chilled in our bed. A new furnace is being installed tomorrow
-Oliver is not napping well because he has a cold so there was not much progress yesterday on the unpacking front.

Tuesday, November 17th

Demo Has Started

11.17.09 @ 03:41 PM CST

There's already a sense of accomplishment at our new house. We've painted three bedrooms and the hallway, installed 4 fans, installed 360 sq.ft of flooring, disinfected and de-grodied the home. Demolition has started on the garage and it feels so much better in there with exposed brick and a heap of trash in the middle of the floor. The dumpster is in the front yard and now we can put the load of trash in the front and side yard in the dumpster. We then can mow the yard and start to see what we really have. Alot of this process has been peeling back the layers of neglect in the home. Within a month we'll have a new electric panel, HVAC system, real laundry room and have added over 650 sq.ft of living space to the home!

We move from our old home this Saturday and we still have some minor packing to do. Movers come Saturday morning for the big stuff. My first priority is to get Oliver's room set up, then the kitchen and family room. There's enough changing that it's time for photos. It feels good to know that the last month and a half of planning are starting to take shape and we can share what we're doing. Stay posted!

Monday, November 9th

office paintball

11.09.09 @ 04:15 PM CST
feeling: sore

I think the title pretty much sums it up but let me expand anyways. 7 people from the office went out yesterday to enjoy some fun on the local paintball course. Open (walk-on) class, sunday afternoon. Easy right? Well yes and no. people trying to be arnold and mow down their enemies are always fun. the person who walks aimlessly around without any clue as to what is going on is equally amusing. the guy who thinks they can crawl the enitre length of the feild asnd snipe out people as they go is nothing more than a slow moving target. needless to say watching these characteristics being manifested in my coworkers was an interesting site and to say the least, I had alot of fun. the few times I have went have taught me the value of both stealth and insanity, and most importantly, when to impliment each. of course I was playing with a tippman 98, the gun that just wont stop shooting. Hell, I think my barrel was actually bent but the thing still woked so whatever. I managed to hit people in every game and even lasted all the way through more than I got hit in. that was until the local amateur team finished their practice and descided to join in. Lets just say that our final game of the day was in stark contrast to the rest. people weren't walking off the feild with one or two shots of paint on them but more in the ten to twelve range. still fun but all of a sudden I wished the 2-3 shot per second tippman in my hand was something a bit more... impresive. You knew immediately that you were in trouble the moment you stood up to go "Bink....Bink...Bink(sound of tippman)" and you heard from five separate directions "rattatatat tat rat ta tattat!(sound of 15+balls per second coming at you from 5 different people). I am looking forward to my next visit.