Thursday, December 13, 2007

There's a monkey in the jungle, watching a paper trail

Caught up in the conflict between his brain and his tail...

So, yeah. No updates for a while, huh? That would be in part because we have no internet connection, but mostly because we've been moving all of our belongings from one location to another.

Mandy and I have moved so many times, we have it down to a science. Not to brag, or anything, but damn... when we move, we move very well. We were able to pick up the rental truck, move everything into it, drive to the new location, unload its contents into the new house, gas-up the truck and return it in less than 6 hours. The total cost of renting the truck, with gas and mileage included: $33.00. That's roughly 1/8thth of the cost just to fill up the gas tank one time on the truck we moved out to Denver in. Craziness.

Right now, as would be expected, the house is in shambles as we decide what goes where, who does what, and when does which. Once all of that is settled, a little painting is done, and some furniture procured and gotten rid of, we will post some pics.

In a few weeks, we will be entertaining the lovely Mr. Cat-Fattener and his wife Sue for a week or so. They will come baring gifts, or gift, rather, in the form of a dog. We need to have the place someone spiffed by then, as well as make up the spare room so Mandy and I won't have to sleep on the air mattress and give up our bed. It will chaotic, but fun. We're really looking forward to spending some time not doing much of anything.

Work is going well for the both of us. I'm sure Mandy will want to share her school/work situation herself, so I'll leave that be. My work is also going well. Very well, in fact. I've learned more in the past four month working at this job than I did in four years of college education. It's been stressful, rewarding, and energizing all at the same time. Lovin' it!

That's about it from the mountains. Mandy has some new dog pics she'll be posting to Flickr soon, so keep an eye out for those, especially for the yet-to-be-taken picture of me with Bodhi. There's a good story behind that dog. One you will never, ever believe. When I was told, I nearly spit out my drink and shouted, "No way!" To ramp up the suspense, I've added a poll to the right-hand nav of the blog. Just choose what crazy, unbelievable fact is true about this dog, and we'll see if the readership of this humble blog can read my mind.

6 comments:

The Cat Fattener said...

I'm ready to relax and eat and watch movies and get fattened myself. Along with my faithful eating companion Nikki. Hope the girls are ready to share.

Anonymous said...

Ho - Ho - Ho

95 days 'til spring

Anonymous said...

Good morning........

94 days 'til spring

dolemite said...

so is it possible this wonder dog from the poll could maybe be all of these options?

after spending a little while around your new beast, i have a few possible xmas gift suggestions for nikki (or the working title of 'things that make nikki crazy'): a tape measure, a harley davidson, fuzzy dice to go along with her hydrolic car motion.

Anonymous said...

Guess what.....


93 days 'til spring

The Cat Fattener said...

The stitches are out.....

Nikki is fine....

time to twist and shout....

and drink some wine....


(She also weighs in at 55 lbs.)
I'm doing my job