Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Random things...

Been a little busy of late, hence no bloggage. This past weekend I went up to Redding to help a friend and his wife out who just bought a house up there - a 3 bedroom on 9 acres for 125K, the lucky buggers. I love it up there, and would move in a heartbeat were it not for the fact that we're so upside down on our house it's not even funny.
Anyways, during the time we were up there, three of us managed to put in a new, bigger window, frame up an interior wall, clean out two nasty sheds (the house has stood vacant for two years) cut out and install 6 can lights in the kitchen area, rewire a bunch of crap, pull out some flooring, and generally make a huge mess... lots of fun.
The town the house is located in is a little place called Ono, population 598. The town eatery and bar is pretty much right at the end of the driveway (although it's a pretty long driveway) and the serve $6 pitchers! Oh yeah, baby!
Forgot to mention that they have a year-round creek running through the property too... plenty of fish in it from what I saw... yes, I'm jealous!
Another reason that I haven't been blogging much is that I've been looking for a new job, tossing out resumes and doing the associated research. I like the place that I'm at right now - hell, it's less than two miles from my home, flexible hours and nice folks to work with - but I'm getting the distinct feeling that it's not going to be there forever. I'd rather get out on my terms than wait, if you know what I mean...
Finally picked up a copy of Monster Hunter International... late to the party again, I know. I got it last night and I'm already on page 391. Hard to put down - I'm really digging the story. Hopefully number two will be out soon... I'll have to drop Mr Correia a line and let him know how much I like it...

6 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Best of luck on the resume and all that, Redding has some great dirtbike riding up there - the Buckhorn Enduro being a classic event and one where I finally didn't hour-out.

Larry said...

If you were to move, you'd have to take the opportunity to get out of Cali....

DirtCrashr said...

Larry, if he moved to Redding it would be like leaving California. Not all California is like California - it's a big state with some major regional cultural differences.

Kevin said...

It sure as hell ain't like southern California! :)
Same crappy gun laws though...:(

Arnold said...

Id never heard of this book so I headed over to Amazon to see what its all about. It looks sweet! I just ordered a copy! Oh, and if you move, you suck!

Kevin said...

I ain't moving. You kidding me? I'm like $100K upside down on my house.