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So for the past month or so I have been a bit of a stress monkey. You know the usual behind at work, 2-4 months behind renovating the house, wife is pregnant and showing, you know the usual. No big woop. Except for the fact my shoulders could not keep up with that my bodies tendency of storing stress there so I started tightening up in the next logical place, my neck. So much so that it was throwing my jaw out of alignment to the point where I could not close my mouth and it was giving me killer headaches.

But ... not only do I have a incredible wife but an incredible new half of a family. Beth's mom and uncle came down for the last week and have totally helped push past many of the major hurdles.
-utility room celling drywalled
-attic access ladder installed
-utility room floor tiled
-washer/dryer hookups installed
-wall behind kitchen sink repaired
-discovered and repaired hole in kitchen stack pipe
-installed kitchen cabnets, counter tops, sink ...
-kitchen nook celling drywalled
-bathroom exterior wall drywalled.
-bathroom celling drywalled
-numerous areas of wall mudding and patching in progress.

So I am much more relaxed at the moment. Still tired but more relaxed. Enough that I realized on Monday that I could close my mouth again. But I can't because the kitchen is going to look incredible when it is done. We discovered that the heart of pine floors are in very good shape. Combined with the chestnut stained cabinets, oak counter tops and stainless sink and dish washer is adding up to a very warm and stunning look.

And to boot Beth's dad is arranging for one of her brother's friends, who is a layed off union carpenter, to come down next week to give us a hand for a week.

We may actually make my new goal of being moved in by Easter.

Very long time since posting. I think only Songdancer is actually reading anymore.

So we closed on our house on 10/31/08, the same day Elizabeth's grandfather passed away.

Things are moving slowly. I am a bit confused in window stuff. Re did all the drains after a failed attempt to do just one. Had the amusement to having my coworker hear me get excited when listening to my voice mail about the paint remover coming in, "Woo, Hoo my strippers are here" went over well. The wood work looks like it will be totally beautiful when we get done striping it, the china hutch is almost done. We are striping the entire house to; 1. avoid the lead issue with potential future kids and 2. because my mom raised a nut that like natural wood trim. But she is really helping out a lot. We have found come good no-voc products to use including 3M-Safer Stripper and Back-To-Nature Multi-Strip. More to come.

So we are having a hard time figuring out what would be the better t-shirt to have made:

"My life in a HEPA filter mask" , due to trying to not suck in too much lead dust.


"Bob Vela is a pussy" , lazy ass sub-contracting wuss

till next time on this old blog
5th-Jan-2007 10:02 pm - shit to do this year
interesting concept. my lovely lady went to college at the florida honors college, new college. they did not really have normal curriculam. to my understanding they proposed what they wanted to do for the semmester and got an advisor to approve it. Classes, independent stuies, what ever. at the end of the semester their contract was reviewed to see if they honored it and they passed or failed accordianly. so she and her roommate who also when there still do this instead of new years resolutions. contracts on what they want to do for the year. or at least part of the year and do an additional one as needed.

like i said kind of interesting.

so here goes for my first stab, we decided to do the first three months and then review:

play an insturment at least 30 minitues a day, 6 days a week.
actualy practice technique and work on pieces and not just doddle.
play all three instruments every week. guitar, stick, bass
do an hour or more of yoga twice a week.
do sun saluations at least every other day.
try to keep up with helping out with chores around the house better, damm chorebuster.
visit the puppies more ofter, twice a week if possable.
16th-Nov-2006 08:06 am - woo hoo Cynic reunion
Well it it is with out Sean Malone but hey it is still Cynic.

4th-Sep-2006 03:43 pm - back to work
Well the summer is over and I go back to work at the symphony tomarrow. Sould be fun. Kind of finaly got a grep on the whole home thing. I am very much in love and this is the happiness I have been in longer that I can recall, which is quite good.

I am enjoying working on my bass playing, although I want a new amp now. Thinking an Eden rig. Thinking I think to much.
20th-Jul-2006 04:39 pm - bitching because i can

credit damage stoped from getting any worse

savings account minus a 4 figue ammount

additional 3 figure ammount in monthly payments

contempt of court charge pending


on the bright side the lady still is amazing me. origami is full, we made arieal road kill eaters the other day. i have the solar power done. taking the lady to meet to folks this weekend, should be interesting. or at least i will have a much cleaner house to live in for the next month or so until i am back to work full time.

yoga today
10th-Jul-2006 10:31 am - Full Circle
A year is as a minitue
Time passes like day to night
I fought so long and hand
I never wanted to give up the fight

You steped back and closed the door
Left where I only felt cold
But even in winter I can see the sun
As my strength returns I have no need to run

How long will it take, to come around full circle?
How long will it take, to come around full circle?

Once ideas filled my thoughts
With endless days and sleepless night
I woundered aimlessly
I lost my focus and my strenght to fight

But now my day is here
I neather want or need any more
I mend things as they are ment to be
The circle of life can't be ignored

How long will it take, to come around full circle?
How long will it take, to come around full circle?

How long will it take, to come around full circle?
How long will it take, to come around full circle?

Take a listen on myspace.

So life feels like it is going pretty well.

I have a good job, with the summers off to boot.
A wounderful woman in my life who I have fallen in love with and she has done the same.
I hope to buy a home of my own by the end of the calander year.
With my divorce final now I have only one thing that is realy looming over me like a sumo wrestler over a 95 lbs. weakling.
Getthing the damm crediotrs to accecpt the judges decree that the ex is the one who now leagaly owes them money and not me. The fucking dalily calls from Bank of America are getting really damm old. My desire is to kill, kill, kill ( while jumping up and down, I may end up on the group "W" bench).
10th-Jul-2006 10:21 am - Savage
So we recorded a new Savage album a few weeks ago befor BJ heraded out to Korea, ya that one has me a bit nervious with recent events but he says things seem pretty cool over there so far.

The name of the album is Indolance. The concept for the title was Kevins idea. It comes from the eight of cups card from the Thouth tarot deck. Two tracks are up on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/savagemetalband
The first one "Full Circle" is a early mix with way to much bass even for us, the next time I am killing time at Panera I will upload the final mix. I actually uploaded the whole album to my .mac account but I am a twit and have not taken the time to figure out the direct link address to the folder yet.
12th-Jun-2006 03:41 pm - Freedom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Free at last, free at last. Thank ___________ I'm free at last.
10th-Jun-2006 05:50 pm - Almost there
38 hours and 25 mim till my final divorce hearing starts. Ya I am getting antsy. And so is the new lady in my life.
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