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Life: This is a blog post

Hello from damp and dreary WNC (Western North Carolina) for those of you out of the know. I’m 2 hours or 80 miles northwest of Asheville and just 10 miles from the Tennessee border. I’m here for a week with over 20 Quebecois folks that make up the most vivacious members of the BMW Motorcycle …

Backlog = 35

I’m careful about what I share with you all. The things I link to on this blog are things that really speak to me and therefore speak to people who read this blog. I honestly assume the few hundred regulars that read this blog are just as curmudgeonly and old fashioned as I am. I …

Life: Summer Boredom

Sigh. Once the sun goes down, the last 2 weeks, I’ve been bored. I get home, clean house, do chores and cook a good meal. I’ll read the news of the day and sort of unwind after a long day of work. Damnit, it’s 8PM 2 more hours to go before I’ll be ready for …

Life: Stranded

Today was my final day at work as I embark on my first trip to Belgium in 2 years. I’ll have to return to work in a week but for today, I’m free of emails and Skype and phone calls for a bit. It’s going to be a nice trip. Right now, I’m in Barre, …

Porter’s 1st Birthday

Porter is now a year old. It’s only been 10 months since I picked him up from a truck in Maine. Heather bought him a birthday cookie and like we do every weekend, he went with us to the dog park and played with his friend Grace. I snapped a few photos. He’s as big …

Life: Homeownership

June 22nd – October 7th (15 Weeks, 3.75 months). That’s how long it took from applying for a home-loan after seeing the house and getting the keys. I think this is in the higher-end of time-to-close for people but if you read my post about the FHA/203K process, you’ll see it wasn’t a straightforward process. …

Life: 30

Writing this title out makes everything feel much more real. I think it’s appropriate that this post is a full month late from my birthday on August 26th. I really can’t believe that it’s been 4 weeks since my birthday but that’s just a very real example of what my 30th year on Earth has …