Tuesday, October 26, 2010


And dis is very true stuff 2 no!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

We're finally moving in to our new place tomorrow. Nobody will be happier than Donna, since she has really done most of the work involved. While I've been at work, most days she had off she was either dealing with movers, flooring folks, buying paint, or working on packing up Chez Chaput for its move. I would show up at night to do what I could or to help Donna, Kristina and Michael with the painting.

The place looks good, although empty. We have a few items the previous owners left (an entertainment unit, bureaus and nightstand) which are good enough for now, since our furniture will certainly not fill up the additional two rooms we'll be getting. Eventually we will have to get some furniture for the living room, since our current stuff will be going into the 'family room'. I think folks coming out to stay will be happy to have a 'guestroom' that doesn't double as office/comics den. :-)

After just watching it for about an hour, I must admit that shows look different on the 40" flatscreen HDTV. Even with only the basic cable hooked up it is strange seeing both old and new shows. They look...not sure how to describe it, but different from the way they appear on our older sets. Can't wait to start watching some films and using our new Blu-ray player. Something we had discussed, but not really planned on getting. However, it was included as a package deal with the TV so why not take advantage. I'm sure my MST-3K and RiffTrax DVDs will look even better and who doesn't want watch NotLD on a big screen with Mike & Co. having fun. Sorry now I didn't take advantage of the Blockbuster 'going out of business' sale a few months ago.

Enjoy your weekend and I'll try to let you in on how things went next Monday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Well, it started out as a trip to Living Spaces to choose a new bed for the new place. We're moving the old king-sized one to the guestroom and using the sofa sleeper in the family room. We decided, while we were there to look at some lamps,since we wanted something new for the master bedroom. Somehow we took a wrong turn and ended up next door at Phil's Television.

Seriously, we have been having trouble with our livingroom TV and had originally planned on waiting. The store had a good deal on a 40" flatscreen where they would throw in a Blu-Ray player, so we decided to go for it. Can't wait to view RIVER MONSTERS & MONSTERS INSIDE ME on a bigger screen and in HD. :-)

Bottom line is that I don't think we'll be cruising anytime soon and I'm not sure if my 60th b-day present will be quite as cool as I had hoped. Oh well, we all make sacrifices.

By the way, we'll be finally moving this coming Saturday, so I hope many of you already got the change of address.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Everyone: Turk Out The Vote.com!

Makes sense to me! Let us do what we can.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Companies Buying Stocks, Not Employees

Why do I love The Young Turks? This is one of the reasons.

Friday, October 08, 2010

We'll be painting the new place this weekend. Hope to get most of it anyway, since we are having some workers coming in next week to do plumbing, electrical and finally the new carpets and flooring. Those credit cards are wearing thin!

Strange times at work, with schedule changes and people retiring. Not sure what it will look like when the dust settles, but we do what we have to do.

Should Gerry Brown have called Meg Whitman a whore? No, of course not. I would have settled for bitch, but that's just me. :-)

Hope to start getting those change of address/phone number cards in the mail soon, if I haven't already given that info out to you personally. Things are hectic, so please don't take offense if I haven't been in touch lately.