Saturday, October 2, 2010

5 hours of sorting and packing later...

Kimberly arrived at 9:45 and stopped at 2:45. We went through nearly everything in our Den, and boxed-up the stuff we are keeping.

Thing2 and I are wiped-out. We went swimming, which helped my back, but I'm still feeling pretty gimpy.

This evening we've just been lying back and watching TV. It's nice.

Friday, October 1, 2010


I know I promised pictures, but all my pictures are my desktop in the kitchen, and I generally use that in the morning. In the evening, I use my work-issued laptop so I can watch TV, socialize with Thing2 and surf/play/blog. All that is a long way of saying that you are going to have to wait a little longer for any pictures.

And I don't suggest holding your breath, tomorrow is going to be another busy day for us. When Thing2 was so sick, we got seriously behind in all the household management chores. Long story short, our house went to hell in a handbasket. We're still working on cleaning-out and cleaning-up. And this isn't easy. We've tried hiring a number of different people to help us. Everyone has their advantages and disadvantages -- but it seems like things are going so slowly even though I feel like I'm killing myself working so hard. Tomorrow we have our first appointment with someone who specializes in helping people get organized to move. I have high hopes that this will get us unstuck and moving forward.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Go Giants!

I've been a Giants fan ever since I listened to their games with my grandmother.
I am enjoying the race to the finish line this season. It isn't often that their games are still significant at this time of the season.

Maybe next year Thing2 will be well enough to go to a game. Their ball park is supposed to be really nice, but I have never been there.

This seems like a very lame post, but I wanted to put up something tonight, and I couldn't think of anything else that wouldn't take a lot of time.

Here's what I would write about if I had the time...
--- Our desire to live somewhere else
--- Girl Kitty's obsession with a baby opposum that's frequenting the back yard in the evenings
--- New lawnmower saga
--- Aunt who recently passed away
--- Transformation of Boss from hell who micromanages and is incredibly critical, to a reasonable facsimile of a decent boss -- following his one-month vacation to India. Let's hope it sticks.
--- Google recruiter who cold-called me. I owe her a resume, but I haven't written it yet. This week has not been good.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's been a long, long time...

It has been so long since my last post that I don't know where to begin.

First off, I'm happy to report that Thing2 and I are both in reasonably good healh. Today Thing2 met with her liver specialist doctor, and she's still doing OK there. My back is pretty sore from time-to-time, but I am getting by OK. Work is still there for me, which is something that I can't take for granted in this economy.

Unfortunately, my mother had complications (infection) from hip replacement surgery 2-years ago, and had the first of 2 surgeries to redo the hip replacement yesterday. She hopes to be released on Friday, but as of this evening, she still had not been out of bed.

I have a huge backlog of pictures that I need to post. I'll try to get started tomorrow.