Monday, March 31, 2008

Typical generic post

It was OK as far as weekends go, beach Saturday, diving Sunday. We bought a kitchen table and chairs this weekend, well, she did, I gave her the money and then went and picked it up with her!

I emailed a pic of the house to my Mom and she said that at this point, it looks strange.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

latest house video

They're putting the form on to pour the flat concrete roof/sundeck!

Friday, March 28, 2008

pickle bagel

The OI Girl and I had a minor (extremely minor) conflict this morning. She said she wasn't having cereal this morning. I said but... but... we always have cereal.
She said not today, she was having a pickle.
I said "A pickle! that's a weird breakfast!"
She said she didn't say pickle, she said she said bagel.
I said 'no you didn't, you said pickle.'
She: "Well, I'm having a bagel."
Me: "Well, you said pickle, you can't change your mind now, you've made the commitment, now it's your obligation to have a pickle."
Just then the toaster made a noise.
I said "I think your pickle popped up!"
She got up and came back with a bagel and began putting cream cheese on it.
I guess I lost the battle.
(I knew she said bagel the whole time)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Horton Hears A Who

We went and saw this last night. It was good. Now I have to re-read the book! The OI Girl won tickets on the competing radio station.
My favorite part was when the son goes up to the abandoned observatory, getting on the stairs from the slingshot.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Loving it

I didn't like Windows XP when it came out, I liked windows 2000 better, and I still do. But Windows XP is sooo much better than Vista.
I got the serial number for my Vista off of an old laptop, that's been giving problems.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Downgrade is an upgrade

Well, I got rid of Windows Vista and put Windows XP on my machine. Still missing a few drivers but got it working OK.
So far, it is much better than Vista

It was a good long weekend. But it was cloudy a lot. It's still cloudy.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Running from clouds

Yesterday the OI Girl had to work. I went to my secret beach and it was all full of campers. So I went to the same beach the two of us went to the day before, except it was cloudy there. (Often, there is a ribbon of clouds that forms over the land and streams out to sea. Hard to explain) I could see it was sunny down the road so down the road I went. Got to my other beach and before long it got cloudy there too. SO I headed further north, where I could see it was sunny. I got there and the clouds followed. Pretty soon, it was all cloudy and started to rain. This morning is nice and clear agaim, with a setting full moon.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I have a very big deck, wanna see it?

They started the walls, you can see the footprint of the actual indoor living area. There's more outdoor living space than indoor!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Bad news from te BBC

The BBC is stopping their shortwave broadcast to the Caribbean effective March 23. That's day after tomorrow.
I've listened each and every day for years. I even carry a mini-shortwave in my backpack.
Do they think I'm going to whip out my laptop and listen online? Nope. I'll be listening to Radio Switzerland or Radio Japan. Of course, they aren't on at the same time I listen to the BBC in the morning. I'll just be eating my cereal in silence or I'll find something else.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter weekend

This is a holiday weekend with Friday and Monday as a holiday. I have the whole thing off.
I am excited about that.
Yesterday they poured the concrete for the main deck of the house. Progress will be more visible for a while now, till they finish the roof and start the insides. The OI Girl has the doors and windows and colors and half the furniture all picked out. I'm glad I don't have to worry about that stuff.
Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

House Poor

Here's a video of the house building progress, taken yesterday. Today they are pouring the concrete for the main deck. I was trying to keep the video short to keep the filesize down.
I can see the sea from here, and will be able to see it even better from the sun deck, which will be about 11 feet higher.

Next payday, I make my first mortgage payment. For three months, I'll be paying mortgage and rent and will be broke!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Is this real?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Me and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model

She follows me everywhere!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Scooter Helmet

Thursday, March 13, 2008

First TIme

Yesterday, for the first time, I walked through the front door of the house. It was just a temporary wood frame, but it was in the space where the door will be.
They started the walls, then the deck goes on. I know you'll be able to see the sea from up there!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


As most of you know, it has been my policy to not tell people I know about my blog. I never have and it's a quite simple policy.

People have found it, and I have talked to them about it after they bring it up, but I have never told anyone about it. Friends have even said "I have a blog" and I haven't said "me too"

So, as far as I know, The OI Girl still doesn't know about it. I don't particularly care if she knows about it or not. I've considered telling her, but keep deciding not too.

So here's what I'm thinking, I have a Facebook page, that she for the most part made for me, and I could put a link to this blog there, then she'd be sure to find it that way.

What say you?

Monday, March 10, 2008

Moving right along

The house is coming along fast. The builder is my next door neighbor and friend and his crew is working 7 days a week to get it done.
I had an OK weekend, it was cloudy the whole time practically. Saturday OI Girl and I went to the annual orchid show and like a frikkin drug addict, I spent all my weekend spending money ($200) on orchids and those wood cages and an orchid book. I got $10 till the bank opens.

Trying to upload more images, but Google's having problems apparently

Friday, March 07, 2008

pouring concrete

This is a 360 degree view of my house lot taken Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday, they stated pouring concrete for the foundation. I a very excited. I can't believe that someday I'll live there.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

What happened to Wednesday?

I guess I didn't post yesterday, funny, I don't remember NOT posting!
Yesterday I had a dental cleaning. I used to have a young pretty dental hygienist, But in the 10 years I've known her, although she's stayed pretty, she's gotten older, had a few kids and grown up before my eyes. She doesn't work there any more, apparently and now I have a grueling tough hygienist. She did a good job though.

Today I expect to be busy at work. As is always. I'm having a small go-around with my boss who doesn't want to pay me for my travel time. "When you're sitting at the airport, waiting on a plane, you're not working".

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Couple of Pictures

A leopard something from our dive, I forgot. Pic taken by the OI Girl, with my camera!

And flowers on my cactus.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Good weekend

The lot uncleared
The lot cleared
My first neighbor
It was a good weekend, Saturday beach and Sunday diving, plus last night we had guests over for dinner and cigars! The house lot is cleared, and construction will begin soon.