Tuesday, April 29, 2008

No Seatbelt

Remember way back when I got pulled over for no seatbelt? Well, Four months later, I got the summons for it Sunday before last and went to court today.
I got a $75 fine, as did everybody. The circumstances didn't matter. They should just let us mail in the money.

Monday, April 28, 2008

House Video

Here's a video of the house the OI Girl took to show her parents and friends. It's in Spanish


Friday, April 25, 2008

Yesterdays News:

Computer and consumer electronics giant Apple announced fiscal second-quarter sales and profits on Wednesday that beat Wall Street's expectations thanks to a 51% increase in Macintosh sales.

You wanna know why? 'Cause Windows Vista SUCKs! It is non-usable and Microsoft knows it, that's why they quit selling XP. If Vista was any good, Microsoft could offer both, and people would choose Vista. But since Vista SUCKS, Microsoft quit selling XP, trying to force people to use Vista.
But they aren't, they're buying Macs.
I put XP on my new computer that had Vista on it. Vista was non-usable, also I was told it is NOT approved for business use.

I don't know anybody who likes Vista. I've been looking at Apple notebooks too. And if I leave PC's, I'll never go back.

* Its still a "work in progress" AFTER its released. (Admitted by MS CEO: Steve Ballmer)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Broke Payday

Today is payday, but I'm broke, because I still have to pay rent, ($1300) and mortgage ($2200). I have to pay both for 3 months, and this is the second month of it.

On the upside, my boss told me day-before-yesterday that I need to take more vacation, because I have a lot that has to be used by the end of the year. On the downside, I can't afford it.

But life is good. The weather is great, and I can go to the beach and diving.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Please DON'T apply for my job

In the Cayman Islands, when an expats work permit comes up for renewal, the company must advertise the post and give it to any qualified Caymanian. It is a good law, but I get really nervous when they advertise my post. I can only hope that nobody applies.

Monday, April 21, 2008

It was an OK weekend, the only thing wrong is that the OI Girl has the cold that's been going around here.
Today I'm busy at work.
Another Monday

Friday, April 18, 2008

Still more


The roof shingles are on and they are fixing up the bottom of the deck. There's a bunch of drywall stacked up inside and I can't wait to move in!

(Sorry Mindy, the Helmet's in my hand)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

More house pics


I'm afraid we kind of ordered the doors a little late, we might be waiting for them. Since this pic, all the roof shingles are on and the drywalling has started. They hooked up the water Monday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My theory on time and aging


Everybody pretty much agrees that every year gets shorter. This is my theory as to why. I think the human mind is finite, it has a certain size. A child one year has one year of memories and perception, which fills the entire mind. This makes it seem huge. A child who is two has a year filling up half his mind. For a person who is 40, the year fills up 1/40th of the mind, each year seems small. I'm not saying I think it's precise, a more significant period of time probably occupies more "space" than an insignificant, and the period of a year is defined by humans. (Your brain doesn't know the Earth travels once around the sun in a year, a year is a unit of time you know because your were told) So every year has proportionately has less of a portion of the mind to occupy, hence it seems smaller.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Mundeeeee

It was an OK weekend, worked Sunday and it rained, we watched movies and took naps. Saturday we went to the beach.

The house is coming along nicely, they start drywalling today. I am excited! We both are!

I know you're tired of pics.

Friday, April 11, 2008

petrified barrel sponge


I found this yesterday, poking around some ironshore. I think it's cool.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Computer Troubles

It's that time of year again, Swim season. The only problem I have is what do I do with my laptop while I stop to swim? Last year, I just locked it in my car, but now I ride the scooter and I tote my laptop back and forth every day. I can't just leave it on the beach while I swim!
I guess I could leave it at work.

I'm also a little pissed at the CIASA. Apparently the first swim was last weekend, and I never received the schedule. Also, I'm hearing that the Brac Half mile is this Saturday. Unacceptable! I already have to work this weekend and it will be the first time I ever missed the Brac half mile. (theres only been two)

So I'm not much of a happy camper today.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Seven Cruise Ships

On the radio they said there are 7 cruise ships today with a total of 31,000 people! That practically doubles the population of the island!

I had yesterday off and the OI Girl and I went out looking at refrigerators and stoves and cabinets and countertops and doors.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Dog Show Champ!



My Dawg won third place for best personality and first place for the obstacle course at the Dog Show! The OI Girl was the handler for everything except the obstacle course, I handled the Monster for that!
(They didn't have categories for any good stuff like meanest and sharpest fangs)

Friday, April 04, 2008

Started on the roof/railing


Not I guess you can kind of guess what it'll look like when finished!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I can't think of anything to post today.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Seaview

This is a video I took yesterday evening from the top of the forms for the concrete roof. See the sea? This will basically be the view from the sundeck when the house is done video
(This took all morning to upload)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Slowdown

Yesterday they were going to pour the concrete for the roof but the inspector stopped them, He said the roof wasn't strong enough. Even I was wondering and asking about what would be holding up the center. They'll get it sorted, they're adding more reinforcement and making it thicker.