Monday, November 12, 2012

Finally finding what I seek (in beverage)

Around here, the Keurig is near unto God.  It makes the coffee that sustains my wife, and provides me with warm beverages, too.  Green Mountain Naturals' Hot Apple Cider is utterly phenomenal, and a personal favorite.  However, until tonight, the other of my favorite hot drinks, tea, has utterly eluded me.  I've been spoiled by having some very excellent teas, particularly my favorite, asian green teas.  Tazo's Awake is a rather acceptable generic black tea, if you give it enough honey.  However, last night we picked up a box of Celestial Seasoning's Lemon Zinger that was exceptionally tasty.  I'm still on a quest to find a good green tea (and may have to go away from packaged K cups, and use my filter basket instead, or stick to my kettle and teabags), but for now, I'm set for black teas.  And considering this weekend's weather, the timing couldn't have been better.


Big news, everyone!

So, I mentioned working on some big news.  If you know me on Facebook, you already know it, but for the rest of you...

Bex is buying me a two-car garage!  With all the accessories, including a house and a yard, and everything!  We close at the end of the month, and should be able to do Christmas in our new home.

The thought of that much debt kinda hurts my head, but it's far lower than most folks. Our house payment, insurance, and property taxes will be within $200 of our rent, and we've definitely got the money, so we'd be stupid not to buy.  It's definitely a starter home, but it'll give us equity in a few years to buy something bigger and better.

Plus, for the history nerd in me, I'll finally be original-intent Constitutionally eligible to vote.  (White.  Male.  Landowner.)  Not that it's how I think the franchise should be restricted in the modern day (that's a subject for a whole other blogpost), but it still is kinda nifty.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sorry for the silence

Didn't mean to go quiet there.  I had a few posts syndicated, which due to a recently-discovered fight between me and Google's scheduler doohickey, ended up scheduled for NEXT August.  I've got them rescheduled, and will be kicking them out in the next week.  Beyond that, school has been stupid busy (second year electrical training is supposedly the hardest year), and Bex and I have been working on some Big Damn News (tm) that I'll be revealing very shortly.

I promise to try not to do that disappearing act again.