Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tired 2

So, yeah, we're still exhausted trying to get this house up and running the way we're expecting. Here's the list of stuff we've done since the previous one:

  • Took out all the drywall anchors in the bedrooms (there were about 20 of them)
  • Fixed all the holes in the walls and closets upstairs
  • Fixed most of the damaged corners on the walls
  • Prepared half of all the upstairs walls for painting by scraping off deformities, sanding down uneven parts, and removing old curtain hardware
  • Painted the living room
  • Took out a stump with my bare hands -- yeah, it was tough, only 4 more to go
  • Bought playground equipment (that stuff weighs about 800lbs, and was fun to haul all by myself)
  • Tore out all the carpet in the lower living room (major props to Richard Low for helping me there)
  • Finished chipping down the concrete, and put the door in
  • Hauled the carpet to the dump (that was an adventure)
  • I joined a research group analyzing magnetic domains in ferromagnetic materials (in lay-mans terms, I'm trying to find a way to retrieve data off a hard drive that's been wiped by a magnet)
  • Finished the first stage of a project at work--only two more to go
  • Unpacked everything for the kitchen and cleaned it--putting it in a fully functional order
  • Hosted a LAN party with about 9 guys in the unfinished lower basement (we played games from about 7:30PM to about 5:00 AM, it was a blast)
  • Discovered "Dominion," a really awesome card game, and became instantly addicted to it (again, major props to Richard and Kristine Low, they're simply amazing people all the way around)
In short, Dani and I are having a lot of fun, and go to bed exhausted every night. The house has its first living area nearly completed, and it looks beautiful. All we have left is to replace the windows in the upper living room and it will be exactly the way we want it.

Next up: Entry room, hallway, and kitchen -- ought to be fun ^.^

Why I'm (still) a Mormon

I don't expect much more to ever be posted on this blog, and I'm largely just posting this to share it with some particular friends....