Thursday, August 30, 2012

Life by bullet points

So much has been going on around here, I've not had really a lot of time to blog like I should so I'll give you the bullet points to get us all caught up.

Pretend like you care.

  • Bought Tanner a jeep.  He sold his old Bonneville (aka Bonnie) to help pay for it.  buying a good used car is hard - cash for clunkers made decent used cars more of a commodity.  I have several car shopping stories, few of them are good.  Most of them blew up my blood pressure.  I'll share only one - we walked out on a car salesman before he ever showed us anything because he was being a typical used car douchebag salesman.  I told him that car salesman apparently weren't hungry enough.

    Which brings us to story #2.  We were looking at a used private purchase car, and on the way back, Tanner said "go to XXX car dealership and we'll talk to them."  I accidentally pulled into the wrong car lot.  The salesman did something that most don't seem to do anymore. As we were driving through, he came out the door.  I decided since he was making an effort, I would stop and talk to him.  That's when he showed us this:

(Photo by Tanner, it's the only one we've taken time to take)

3 hours later, we drove it home.

  • I have the entire month of September with no weddings, so using the month to edit all the things I have in the queue.  It feels kind of nice having some time off.  I think I'm somewhere around 12-14 weddings in this year.  I've lost count.  Next year will probably be crazier.  I already am 1/2 way to goal and 1/3 of the way to my max. 
  • The roof on the house is about 87% done.  It got rained on 1/2 done.  Gene wasn't happy, neither was I.  Neither of us really planned ahead all that well.  We r smartz.  I plan on getting decking FINISHED in September. 
  • Sometime in September we have to get prepared to pour like 4000 gallons of concrete.  (no idea if it's 4000 gallons).  The studio/garage just keeps getting bigger and bigger.  It's scary.  It's now going to be 30x40 two story barn.   Studio/Loft will have more square footage than my HOUSE.  I still feel sometimes like it's not enough.  *crazy look*  If things go as planned, I might be hiring part-time help next year. 
  • Gene and I are starting a new business.  My ultimate goal is to get him out of glass.  Basically, it's a website/blog.  I'll explain more when we get closer, but needless to say, we're excited about the prospects.
  • When we were gone to Colorado, Tanner switched the guest bed with his bed.  He has a bad back (poor kid - starting early), so we thought that'd help.  In the process he decided to paint his room because it needed freshened up.  I realized that his old bed was WAY too big for the guest room.  So, we have sold it and we'll be gutting the guest room and just adding a twin bed since we rarely have more than one person here visiting, and most of the time, that's just a little one.
  • Gene doesn't know it yet, but I've decided to build a floor to ceiling shoe rack in our closet.  He might just come home and it'll be done.  I haven't decided yet. ;)  I am tired of seeing shoes everywhere is what I know for sure.  I think I'd actually wear them more, if I could see them.  Now, if I can just keep him from hanging hats and shoving crap into it (good luck) then I'll be happy.
  • I purposely left Labor Day weekend open so we could so something if we wanted to.  I have zero plans.  I'm not exactly sure what to do with myself.
I think that sums up what's been going on in our world the past couple weeks.  I'm sure there's 732 things I forgot.

Now don't you wish you hadn't said "what have you been up to?"


Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Congrats on your new venture--and everything going pretty well.

I really enjoy reading your blog--go shoe rack! :-)

Nicki said...

Your wit never ceases to amuse me. Busy Busy Busy - but sounds like you've got it on the ball. Good luck with the new business. :)

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