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Staring at a blank page

(tap, tap… Umm, is this thing on?)
Oh, hi! Didn’t see you there.
I was inspecting the cobwebs, see, and…

I know, I know. Bad blogger. Thing is, see, that when life is happening, I’m just too bloody busy to write about it.
Having just finished a chore, done with buggy and never to be updated software, I actually have a minute to myself – before midnight!

Mostly these days, I say short and pithy things on the Twitter. You can find me there by clicking here or looking over to the right.

It’s short, and sweet, being limited to 140 characters. Some folks don’t get it, and that’s ok.

Around here, it’s the same usual chaos. Still working on the 3rd floor bedroom, still raising 2 incredible, frustrating, amazing daughters, still working for the fruit, still head over heels, madly, gladly in love with Psycho Momia (even if I am stupid enough to occasionally really piss her off – I’m a dipshit, I tells ya).

OLPM is off on the florida panhandle for a visit, which has put some strain upon life. Psycho Momia‘s boss has been kind, and lets her leave early on the days I have work, and my boss has also been accomodating, but the end result is our next day off together isn’t likely to be until the middle of May.

I spent 2 weeks in Atlanta for Training. Nice town you folks have down there. If ever you are there, go to The Vortex Bar and Grill for the best damned burgers I’ve had – ever. Even better than In-n-Out. There, I said it. Hot Alt folk for waitrons, crazy stuff to look at everywhere (including motorcycles ridden by skeletons hung from the ceilings).
Ate me sum gator whilst I was down there, too.

Not much else going on. Really.

So Am I alive?

Some folks been asking. Yes, I am. Been Busy as all get out. Since OLPM arrived, I’ve dedicating most of my time to household projects that couldn’t be attended to while wrangling 2 small ones. Like chain-sawing, High Voltage wiring, and the like. I made great progress in the attic, and have just about finished the left hand side electrical and framing. Next is to frame in the ceiling/peaks, sheetrock the left hand wall and ceiling, and sheetrock the end walls. Anyway, most mornings I can be found working in the attic. And, that is when I used to blog. Afternoons are spent doing quick short projects that are outside or are quiet, so smallest child’s naps are not interrupted. Also work has been interesting – major leadership shakeup and a return to full time employment by yours truly. Coupled with those has been a “promotion” that comes with a title that Wile E. Coyote would wear with pride.

This past weekend, Moonspun And Running Professor graced our humble abode, and spent the night. I got to see them briefly in the evening, and then again in the AM. I congratulated Ms. Moonspun upon her successful race, and suggest you all do the same.

As for Psycho Momia, well, we have a great deal of our problems at least kept at bay. Part of the problem was a lack of communication – due in part to a lack of contact. We had both been run ragged by opposing work schedules, and were exhausted and frustrated.

In the last 48 hours, I have been the following: Dad, Husband, Son In Law, HVAC technician (stupid fucking boiler), electrician, carpenter, hospital visitor, chef, baker, computer help desk guru, parts runner, writer/scripter, graphic designer, web designer (2wice), conspiracy freak, patriot, dissenter.

2 years ago, during a discussion with a friend, I remarked that something was going to happen in September or October of 2008 that would throw the nation into panic. In my cynical mode, I predicted that the guv’ment would manufacture a crisis that would allow for and require “temporary” Martial Law – and postpone the upcoming election.
I still believe that – and for those of you who think I’m just a paranoid conspiracy freak – watch this:

Still feel that way?

And so on…

The usual story applies. Been busy. New stuff going on the fruit… looks like I’ll be in NorCal end of may or so. That’s going to be hard, as I haven’t been away from the kids more than over night ever, and I’ll be gone for 2 weeks. We had a ver’ beautiful day yesterday, and all of spent most of it outside. Screwy thing about New England – it was in the mid 70’s yesterday, 50’s today, and snow is called for on Sunday. Got lots done outside though, and we are almost ready to till the yard in a last ditch effort to get some bloody grass to grow out there.
The girls are doing well, hanging with Grammy most of the time. They tend to glom onto her for the entire time she’s here, which Gives Psycho Momia and I a break. It’s unsettling to sit back and watch them – makes you realize how much they’ve grown in ways you can’t see otherwise. They have planted the seasons first crop – peas – and check on them every couple of hours, no matter how often we tell them it takes weeks for anything to happen.

Bean’s birthday went ok. She had lots of fun and sugar. I spent half the party trying to find a part for our boiler, and failing. Luckily WeatherWise came through for us again. 100 bucks, and we were done and warm. I don’t have any affiliation with them, outside of being a very happy customer. Highly recommended if you are within their service Area.
We had some car trouble, and so on. It just keeps going.

Oh well, back to working on the attic.