Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Not too shabby a weekend

I had Friday off, so the wife ran a few errands. That gave me plenty o time to spend with the kiddos. It was nice.

Saturday, the wife and I cranked out some housework which was nice. And spent time with the kiddos.

Sunday, the grandparents came up and relieved us from our parental duties. We went out to Red Lobster (I had the peach and bourbon bbq chicken and shrimp, it was tasty!) and then saw a movie (Valentine's Day, which was as sugary as it sounds, but I'm a sucker for lovey dovey chick flicks, so it's all good).

Monday (yesterday) spent some more time with the kids. Got out of the house to finally get my hair cut. Went to Wal-mart and bought a new pair of tennis shoes for $12. They're Starters. I like the way they look. They weren't even on clearance. That's just how much they were. Everyone should be thankful that I didn't pick up the velco shoes in the clearance section for $3. ;-) I also got the 'special edition' of Smokey and the Bandit for $5. I already had a copy of this movie, but I bought it when I got my first DVD player back in ... oh geez... i don't remember when... about ten years ago... anyway, it was during that era that half the time DVDs were still full frame and had jack squat for bonus features. So, this new one is in anamorphic widescreen and has a half hours worth of bonus features that the wife and I watched last night. Then, at 9:45pm, I went outside for an hour to shovel out the 5 inches of snow that was in my driveway.

Now it's Tuesday and both Franklin and Union county are under level 2 and more snow is on the way, so I'm staying home, but hoping that my boss gets my email and sends some work my way as I actually want to get some stuff done today, but since I didn't bring my work computer home with me I don't really have much to work on. D'oh.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Natta Much

Not much going on in my world.

Lil N started preschool about 2 or 3 weeks ago. She's been doing quite well, so that cool news. I was worried she was gonna freak out, but on most days she loves getting on the school bus.

Work was nutty forever and finally let up mid-January. I was getting a bit tired from the 2 months of 60 - 80 hr weeks + most weekends. The wife was a really trooper through it all. Glad that shit is done... for now.

Totally missed the record show last weekend since the invite went to the old house and then had to be forwarded. Show was on the 6th, but I got it reminder on ... the 7th. D'oh! The next one comes on May 8th, so mark your calendar. Admission is still $4 or $3 with a card. Whee!

Gonna get the taxes tomorrow. I was glad to hear from my tax dude that I wouldn't have to pay taxes on the money I made from the house since I pretty much stuck the 'profit' right back into the house I bought, which, since it is my second home, I can get the $6500 credit thingy, I think. Not sure exactly how that one works, but I won't get that one right away. This one has been weird from the beginning I believe where you have to file separate paperwork. I just read something where they made it sound like you had to have purchased your second home between Nov 6th 2009 and April 30 2010. Which we purch'd before then. Trying to read the actual IRS doc is a bit difficult. Grrr... and this is why I pay someone to do my taxes. (Reading more from businessweek.com, it looks like we missed out. It appears that you had to close on Nov 6 or after. That's fucking bogus, but whatever... if that's the case then my tax dude'll tell me so.)

I'm tired of shovelling and I hope that lil' 1 to 2 inches we are supposed to get just kinda pass us by... or blow away or something.

Nothing much else to report, really.