Asleep at the switchWow, has it really been almost two months since I posted anything? And has it really been like six months since I’ve posted more than a link and a sentence or two? Is anyone still reading this thing?

I really meant to tell the tale of buying the house, the delays, the frustration and the ready to chuck it all and rent a yurt somewhere out in the Midwest where we could never be heard from again. I really haven’t had the energy or desire to write that story. I still have all of the literally hundreds of e-mails documenting the process in excruciating detail should I feel the need to write it out.

Suffice it to say, that you should never hire a litigator to be your real estate lawyer, even if he’s a family friend. That’s probably the best piece of advice you’ll ever get from this blog, so keep it and cherish it.

OK, so where am and what’s going on? Well, as you might imagine, things have been busy. Trying to set up house with both Debra and I working full time while chasing around a little Energizer Bunny of a daughter hasn’t been easy. In fact, things really stalled out early on. Once we got all moved in and did some preliminary set up work, we basically all went “woof” and took the next couple months off.

Things have actually been progressing well with the house of late and I plan to write about that more in subsequent posts.

On a personal note, things have been going really well. My little side business doing web sites and programming picked right up a couple months ago and I’ve been pumping out the HTML and PHP. It’s mostly sub work now for one of my old clients, but I have a bunch of new things coming down the pike as of this writing. By the way, if anyone out there needs a website done or redone, drop me a line. I have a new website in the works for myself, but that always takes a back seat, as you might imagine.

As far as the family goes, Aurora has really taken to the English language. She knows hundreds of words now, speaks in three and four word sentences and occasionally goes into long rambling monologues, not unlike her father. She’s also pretty much grown out of her 2T clothes.

Debra has been figuring how many bulbs she can buy to plant this fall and where the Christmas tree is going to go. My wife is always thinking ahead.

And last, but not least, my son Ben has come to live with us. It’s hard for me to say how happy this makes me. He’s been here a couple weeks now and still settling in. By the way, he’s looking for a job, so if anyone is hiring, let me know.

Well, that’s about it for now. More to come in the next week or so. Stay tuned.