Monthly Archives: June 2008

Home improvement

One of the things we were unhappy with our house is the basement windows. They were from the 70’s, drafty and leaked when water hit it. We finally got around to replacing them this weekend. It took all day, but are well worth it. They also repaired our gutters too.

The contractor we hired did very good work and we’re going to hire him in the future.

Next up, painting two rooms. Hopefully, we’ll be done by the end of the week.

We’re also pricing out a conversion from Oil heat to Gas heat.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Headhunter VI.0” by Front242 from “Front by Front” Album. You can see a video here.

Time off from work

Finally managed to take some time off from work. Don’t get me wrong, aside from the middle of the night wake up calls (like last night at 1:00am…) I actually like my job and the work that I do.  I work on interesting projects, meet interesting people and help to solve a lot of technical problems. I get to play work with a wide variety of technology and literally solve problems in Europe, APAC and various sites in the US. If I don’t have a tool I need, since I’m a programmer, I tend to make any tool I need to handle the problem at hand.

But every now and then, I need a break to work on my house and or just to relax. This week, Janny and I will be painting two rooms, work on our yard,  and generally cleaning up the house. While I don’t particularly like painting, I’m looking forward to it.

I’m hoping that I’ll have time to complete this model too. It’s a Bandai MG RX-78-2 Gundam. You can see what it looks like assembled here at (A very cool Korean site about Gundam Models). I’ll also process and post photos I took to Flickr. I’ve been so busy at work that I’ve not been able to walk around and take much photos.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Mercy” by Duffy from the “Rockferry” Album. You can see the video here.

Again, way to busy…

Between work and home, No time for hobbies or even Blog posting.
So, a quick recap:

  • Work is calming down a bit.
  • Our Garden is looking great this year. Our backyard has little weeds, the Lawn looks great and my vegetable garden has strawberries this year.
  • I’ll b taking a week off to paint two rooms at our house.
  • In Politics: Apparently Sen. Clinton really does not know when to quit. I’ll have to remember this next time she runs for Senate. IMO, she wants it way too much and has apparently lost perspective. She does NOT have a majority of the delegates, Does not seem to me to have a Majority of the popular Vote and seems intent in dragging this out. Sen. McCain must be thrilled.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.