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Not much to report, which is why I haven't posted much in the last week. For you loyal readers (all 2(?) of you), I guess I'll do my best.

1. Job Hunt
Have a half-day series of interviews with the same company that I've already talked to twice before. This is a good thing(tm) and I'm really hoping that this works out. My current contract is going well, but there's not much more work to do. If luck is in my favor, then this contract will end almost exactly when this new job wants me to start. If luck holds out. It's strange to be unemployed but working,

2. Wedding
Let's see, most of the big stuff is done. Tuxedoes are ordered, music is mostly picked, and the response cards are slowly coming in. The stress level is pretty low, and I'm not too worried. People keep asking me if I'm nervous. It's a strange question. I'm not too sure what they mean. I'm not nervous about my part. It's not like a play where I might forget my lines. I know that all I have to do is answer "I Do" whenever anybody asks me a question. I think I can do that without tripping over my own tongue too much. I'm not nervous about the marriage part that comes after, We've been living together for 18 months and so far, so good. I think we'll be able to figure things out as they come along. I'm not nervous about all the big party that we've planned. I think we've picked good vendors and if a few things don't work out the way we think they should, we'll survive. There's a lot that needs to go wrong for the wedding day to really be screwed up. So, no, I'm not nervous. I'm excited and looking forward to everything that comes next. Does that make me a bad person?

3. Cat
Buster's a fun little cat. He's a little skittish, and a little clumsy, but he's energetic and friendly and cute. I'm hoping we're not suddenly going to see a poster for "Lost Cat". It's just that I can't believe that somebody abandoned such a perfect pet. Some people don't know when they've got a good thing. Our biggest problem with him is getting his ear medicine into him. He really doesn't like that much. I've got the claw marks to prove it.

4. Bowling
The summer session of my bowling league ended last night. My team came in second place. We made $30 each. Not exactly a fortune, but it's a nice bonus. I had a lot of fun, and I improved my average by about 15 pins over the course of 11 weeks. Next week is the first session of the fall league. I'm going to be bowling with mostly the same team I played with this summer.

5. House
We did some house cleaning yesterday. J. is on this no TV, no computer kick. She thinks it will make us more productive and better people. She's probably right. But, I don't give up my addictions easily. Especially not with the Farscape season finale this Friday. Anyway, we cleaned up the office so it looks presentable. Of course, don't open the closet. And we finally put a lot of our pictures into albums. Everything from graduation to present day. Three years of life captured on film. I guess we're just immune to memory lane syndrome because it didn't take us too long.

6. Current book
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

7. Last book
Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry

8. Next book
How to be Good by Nick Hornby

9. Nein
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Things done today:

- Searched Monster.com. Found three that I sent resumes to. Here's hoping.
- Emptied the dishwasher.
- Cleaned the bathrooms.
- Started doing more laundry.
- Emailed some network contacts. Got one really good lead. Sent my resume on to the recruiter for his company. Seems they need some Professional Services. Ooooh.
- Got emails back from some of my other friends. Not hiring at this time. :(
- Played Neverwinter Nights.

Other than that, it was kind of a boring day, spent mostly in front of the computer. Sending out emails, composing cover letters, hoping to hear back from resumes I've sent out. My dad called to see how the job search was going while I was playing Neverwinter Nights Multiplayer. I don't think I was a very good conversationalist.

Now to start making dinner for J. to have when she gets home. Ah, the simple joys of being a house hubby. Tomorrow, I plan on vacuuming!

Unemployment sucks.

House stuff

Jun. 2nd, 2002 09:19 pm
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Replaced our kitchen faucet today. Let me just say, plumbing sucks! Crawling underneath the sink in the dark, avoiding the rust falling from the old faucet, grunting and groaning while you try to be manly and unscrew the old faucet nuts, and failing miserably is just not fun. Eventually, with liberal use of WD-40 and a hammer, the old faucet was detached from the sink.

It took us 3 hours, which I guess is reasonable although it felt like it was taking forever. We also took one extra trip to the hardware store to pick up Plumber's Putty and made a side trip to get snow cones (without the cones). I got cherry. J. got grape. Fairly yummy, even though I'm not a big snow cone fan. It's just ice. I don't really get the appeal.

When we were all done, and everything was connected and tight, we turned on the water. No leaking. So far, so good. Then I turned on the cold water. No leaking. Still good. Then I turned on the hot water. No leaking. Waited for it get hot, which took a while. But so far, so good. Then I tried the hose attachment. And still, no leaking. We had done it! The water pressure is 10x the old faucet, it looks nicer, and the handles work better. A job well done by both of us. Sometimes I think we might actually get the hang of this owning a house shit.
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The AC appears to be broken. It's been running all day set for 77 degree, and the temperature in here jumped 2 degrees to 86 while we were watching TV. Fudge!

We're heading into the hottest part of the summer now that June has arrived and it's gonna be topping 100 soon.

Update: Next day - We shut off the AC for 24 hours, turned on the fans, and opened the windows. Then we tried again. This time, the AC actually cooled the house. The Service Technician we were going to have come check out the problem said it was probably frozen and needed time to defrost. Whee!!

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May. 21st, 2002 12:17 am
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Apr. 27th, 2002 11:12 pm
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Two trips to Home Depot. Ever since we bought the house, it's been a weekly event. It's almost like, "It's Saturday. Time to go to Home Depot. What do we need to get? I don't know, I'm sure we'll find something"

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