This post is really just kind of a quick set of blurbs of stuff in my head.
So, I knew coming into July that it would be busy for the next few months. I had no idea how busy. The part that gets to me is that it’s really hard to track down where all of the time is going. From July through October, we’re attending a wedding a month. Lisa and I are both in the one in September. It’s a lot of weddings. Not that I mind, of course – weddings are always such happy events!
We’ve also been helping our friends install their wood flooring. I’ve really been enjoying it, as out of the 5-6 people who’ve been working on it, I guess I’m the only one with any real experience with a table saw, so I’ve gotten to cut all the planks. Some of the cuts are really simple, like simply just sawing one into two pieces, but there have also been some really interesting cuts, such as going through doors or dealing with angled hallways. Because I’m such a computer geek, people tend to think that I can’t actually do manual labor in any capacity, and so it’s nice to show people that I can actually do something with my hands.
My sister-in-law Nicole has started up her own blog — and she even did so without our assistance. I’m quite impressed. She’s even posting on a daily basis, including awesomely adorable photos of my nephews. I mean, look at this cute picture she posted!
She can be found over at Rocky Mountain Mama.
Talking about her blog reminds me: I don’t think I’d mentioned my friend Jason‘s blog, RubberDuckMuseum.com. In it, he talks rubber ducks, politics, technology, religion, and personal interests in an interesting mix. He’s got a lot of character and courage to stand up for his faith online as he does. Also, his Flickr account is full of rubber ducks, which is pretty awesome. Also, Jason got me into the TWiT.tv podcasts, so, thanks Jason!
We got a dog! On June 22nd, we picked up an awesome little 7-mo border terrier mix. We’ve named him Gryphon.
He’s got the most awesome personality. He’s mellow and calm unless we start playing, and then the puppy shines through. He’s also incredibly lovable and cuddly, even if he’s a bit big to be cuddly. Also, that picture is just right after he got home, before we could properly bathe him due to the neutering. He’s since been cleaned up, had his hair cut, and has a cute bed that he just barely fits in, as well as an oversized crate. Expect more pictures and details about him soon — I just wanted to mention him right now.
On the same day we got Gryphon, I went out and picked up a MacBook Pro 15″ with the glossy screen. I’d been waiting for Apple to start putting the LED screens into their laptop line, and they finally did, and I got obsessive. It’s such an awesome machine, though. I’m using it right now!
I still have things I want to talk about, and still have to share all of my Europe write-up — it’s already written up even, I just haven’t posted it. That’s so bad. I’m going to try to get around to that soon, I swear.