And as I look
outside, it sucks to be back. Seriously. This weather
garbage couldn't have happened while we were gone? Oh well,
it just makes us appreciate the great weather we enjoyed on our
trip even more.
supposed to get a helicopter ride to the resort from the
airport, but that got cancelled due to mechanical issues. So
that sucked. The only real negative we had read on
tripadvisor about the Sandals
resort we were staying at was the drive from the
airport. While the driver did his best to point out various
sights along the way we were exhausted from travelling all
night and day and were spent.
When we got
there we checked in and met our butler who drove us to our
room - which was the Romeo & Juliet suite. And it was a
terrific room. Essentially two different buildings connected
by a courtyard with a pool and hot tub. The bedroom and
bathroom in one building and the living room in the other.
The bar was fully stocked, although being an all inclusive
where the drinks were free anyway that wasn't as big a deal
as it has been say on a cruise. But the rooms
were done up nice, the bed was comfy, and we got a snack
plate everyday. We could also order room service whenever we
One thing I
should mention is that the resort is basically two resorts
in one. The first one is on the ocean, what they call
Seaside, and the other is up in the hills, called Hillside. They have
shuttles going back and forth every 10 minutes to transport
guests and staff. At first I thought it was a little odd,
but then I came to appreciate it. Each resort has a
different vibe and it was nice being able to pick and choose
where we wanted to hang out at any given time.
I can't even
really remember what we did the first night. I'm guessing we
probably had dinner and went back for a dip in our pool and
crashed. The next day we started drinking at 10am and spent
most of the day in the pool. We had to drag ourselves to
dinner as we were having so much fun. I had a little bit to
much fun and ended up feeling crappy the next day. Oh well,
I figured I might as well get it out of the way in the beginning.
write a little journal whenever we're on a trip, but I
didn't do so this time. Consequently, trying to remember
back, the days all kind of blur together. At some point we
did a Catamaran trip to Dunns River Falls. This was probably
the highlight of the trip for me. Essentially you hike 1000
feet up a gorgeous waterfall. Overall it wasn't to strenuous.
Everyone formed a human chain and helped the person behind
them so they didn't fall. Eventually I got ahead of the
group and just meandered the rest of the way up myself.
Chris decided not to do it, so she followed along at various
As part of
the trip we also stopped to do some snorkeling off a coral
reef. So far my experiences snorkeling have been 50/50. And
I'm not overly keen on open water snorkeling. But this was
one of the good ones. Chris, being the fish that she is,
went off with the main group but I was content to stay
relatively close to the boat. We've seen better coral reefs
before, but it was still pretty good and I saw lots of fish.
Afterwards we went back to the Catamaran and partied hard.
They unfurled the sail and warned us the ride would be
choppy and it was. Of course we had a blast, but the poor
girl we had chatted up previously wasn't enjoying it and spent the rest
of the way back with her head in her hands.
We also did a
trip into Ocho Rios one day for some shopping. We had
expected we'd actually be in the local market, but sadly it
was just visiting the touristy areas. It was the same
every other touristy place we've been to in the past. You quickly find that all the stores all sell
the exact same products. But we got some souvenirs and
enjoyed some jerk chicken and bevvies. Speaking of jerk
chicken - we couldn't get enough of the stuff. It was by far
our favourite meal. We brought home a bunch of marinades as
a result. Chris even made one of the restaurants get her
some from another restaurant when she found out it wasn't on
We also had a
nice couples massage which Chris said was the best she's had
that we just spent all our time relaxing by the pool or
hanging at the various bars. The food was good and sometimes
great. No complaints at all. There was something always
going on every night, whether it was a Butler party where
all the suite guests got together with the butlers for
cocktails, or a Chocolate party where the star attraction
was two of the staff completely coated in chocolate. And the
staff were all terrific. Our two butlers were excellent and
truly made this trip special. We were constantly coming back
to our room being decorated in addition to the usual towel
animals. And at least twice we came back to a bucket of
Here's some pix of the fun:
really enjoyed Jamaica and staying at a Sandals resort.
About the only negative was that we felt that seven days
wasn't long enough and any future all inclusive vacation
will probably be ten days instead. We even met some nice
people there and ended up hanging with them at various
times. Of course Chris is now Facebook friends with them :)
if I'm gonna be snowed in I might as well update the News.
weather is crappier my mood is better than the last time I
long years the lawsuit is finally over. This all
started way back when the car Chris was riding in got rear
ended and drove them into the vehicle in front of them. I found
out from others who were at the scene that the guy who
caused the accident was being a dick about things and
obviously didn't give a shit about the people he caused to
go to the hospital in a stretcher and was basically
inconvenienced by the whole affair.
So when I
heard that my blood boiled. I wanted to beat the shit out of
the guy, but as I couldn't do that I decided on the spot
we'd sue the hell out of him. It was an impulsive reaction
born out of anger. Now that it's over I'm torn whether it
was the right thing to do or not. It put us through a lot of
stress, Chris especially as it felt like she was the one on
trial and she had to go through all kinds of invasive and
deeply personal questioning. It also unintentionally dragged
our friends into it and while they've assured us it was ok
we'll always feel a certain level of guilt as a result. But
then I flip back to the fact that physically and emotionally
she'll never be the same way again and feel that it was
justified in the end.
We don't feel
comfortable sharing what the settlement was. Suffice to say
we're not millionaires, but the money definitely is
appreciated. We're being smart about it and using most of it
to either pay off debt or improve the house. However we did
decide to treat ourselves and booked a trip to Jamaica. We
justified it as this being the replacement for our St. Lucia
vacation which we had to cancel as a result of the accident
happening only a few weeks prior. We both could really use
some relaxation time and just getting away from everything right
was our first Halloween party in the new house. We told
everyone we didn't go as crazy decorating as we had in the
past, confining things to just the main floor and a bit
outside - but it still took us from 8am to 8pm to finish. We
had a lot of fun. Unlike past years where it was mostly
our usual group of friends and family, this year we also had
a lot of new people with the addition of most of our
neighbors. Here's some pix of the fun:
That's it for now. Bundle up and stay safe!
In a crappy mood
The wind is pissing me off. As soon as I get home I have to
listen to the stupid stove hood fan flapping away. Flap,
flap, flap! Of course we complained to the builder way back
when and they shrugged and said that's the way it was. Any
time we get together with the neighbors they're all bitching
about it. So basically the entire neighborhood just has to
live with it.
I went to Subway today to get my usual eggwhich on an
English muffin only to be told 'we don't carry English
muffins anymore'. To which I told them that I won't be
eating there for breakfast anymore. Of course it was the
only menu item which was a reasonable cost at $3 and now
And for the past few days it seems like the most innocuous
and mundane things are determined to aggravate me. Go to
pick something up, and it drops, go to reach for it and it's
just slightly out of reach. Put the groceries on the counter
and all the apples fall out onto the floor. Go to grab
something from the fridge to make dinner and we're out of
whatever it was that I wanted. So I go to the grocery store,
and stand forever in the Express lane because there was some
kinda issue with whatever the guy in front had bought and we
all had to wait for them to call someone over to go search
for a replacement.
But that's all shit's 'n giggles compared to real
problems….like my health.
So here is essentially what's occurred. I find out I have
Atrial Fibrillation. So they put me on these toxic pills
while assuring me that they're fine and they'll closely
monitor me and so on. So for the past 2? 3? years for the
most part I was in regular rhythm even though I constantly
felt like shit, was always dizzy etc. Well it turns out
those pills messed up my Thyroid. Oh but not to worry! I can
take these other pills to fix that, unless of course that
causes issues then I can take some other pills to fix those
pills. All while taking my blood thinner pills - which
according to the pharmacist and printed clearly on the label
it says I'm not supposed to take with the other pills. And
if the Thyroid pills don't work, well I guess there's always
surgery in which they just remove it altogether and then I
get to yet take more pills for the rest of my life to
replace the lost hormones.
So basically I'm in the never ending circular pharmaceutical
pill fuck that people much older than me usually experience,
but I get to experience it now.
But even that's not really worth bitching about. I mean I
could have something truly serious like cancer. Why say
that? Only because my Sister-In-Law was just diagnosed with
it. So while we're all hopeful and being positive - I simply
can't ignore the fact that the track record for people in my
life who've had it isn't so freakin great.
On to other things…
Actually no, screw it. I don't feel like saying anything
else right now.
Do what you enjoy, do it with those you love. Do whatever
you want, but live in the moment.
Having a spot of tea and thought I'd do an update…
I can't believe how few updates I've done this year. It's
definitely not for lack of things to discuss. There's a
bunch of Tech stuff I want to talk about, but it's all in
process and I want to wait until everything is done. There's
also lots of stuff that's been pissing me off I could write
about in Commentary, but I find it hard to really get worked
up when it's Summer. And as for News, between being really
busy, and being really sick I just haven't gotten around to
I haven't lost my desire for maintaining this site, far from
it, but I feel guilty for neglecting it as I have.
The house is almost complete. In fact, we just sent out the
invite for our official house warming party next month. They
finished the stucco not long ago and did the downspouts
yesterday. All that's left is to do a final paint of the
trim and garage doors. Inside almost all the doors need
adjusting as the house shifting has messed them up. And last
night we found moisture inside the vapour barrier under the
basement windows. How the hell do you get leaking problems
in a bloody walk-out basement??? But so far they've been
good at getting all the issues addressed.
In the next couple weeks all our audio visual stuff should
be done and we'll finally be able to enjoy the bonus room.
We'll be able to watch TV or movies on any TV in the house
and listen to music both off iTunes and XM radio in any room
that has ceiling speakers - and all the equipment will be
centralized in a rack in the basement. Also, in the next few
weeks the desk in the office should be finished. I can't
wait for that as I won't have to continue doing these
updates sitting on the basement floor with keyboard in lap
and monitor perched precariously on a TV tray. I'll also be
able to get back to gaming again.
I can't believe
what began as a Sold sign in front of a dumpster is now our
things have been up and down. I've lost almost 50 pounds -
20 in the past month or so. Some of it due to exercise and
eating better, but a lot of it due to a thyroid problem I
was just diagnosed with. So add that to the list of my
issues. I've been on blood thinners the past month and am
going to try getting back in rhythm tonight by taking an
overdose of my heart pills. Hopefully it works and I don't
have a stroke in the process.
Despite all that, the past few weeks have been enjoyable. We
went up to Edmonton last weekend and spent time with friends
and family. I helped my mom get a new flatscreen TV and
replace the tube behemoth she was using. So she's now
enjoying the wonderful world of high definition :) This long
weekend has also been good with time spent relaxing and
hanging with friends. And last night over bevies we figured
out where our next trip will be. Funny how our trips are
usually decided that way.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!
we're back! We had a great time and while it was nice to
sleep in our own bed again, going back to the daily grind
We heard about
all the flooding while we were away and I was expecting to
come back to our place being full of water, but thankfully
it was fine. We had them come and try and fix our leaky roof
three times previously, I guess this time they finally fixed
it. I'll still keep an eye on it though.
It's the long
weekend! Yay! Well kinda, sorta I guess. Both Chris and I
will be really busy going to numerous appointments. Me for
my health issues, and her as part of her ongoing lawsuit. So
it'll be a busy few days.
got back from a lovely walk with the wife. What's awesome is
she's never been able to go with me on one of my walks
before as I usually go for almost an hour. But she's all
healthy now and working hard at eating better and exercising
- and she's lost almost 50 pounds. I'm very proud of her.
I'm a good mood today, but the weekend started off poorly.
In the first big test of the rainy season our house failed
miserably. I went downstairs Friday night and there was
water all over the floor. I traced where it was coming from
by ripping down the vapour barrier and insulation and found
it coming from a nail that had been punched through the main
floor above. So we mopped up all the water and put a bucket
underneath and called the builder. They came out and
scratched their heads and said someone would look at it on
Which pisses me off as had I known that I wouldn't have
rescheduled our weekend visit with Jay and Betty. That said,
it felt like I was in a hurricane Friday night and I had a
hard time sleeping with all the rain pelting against the
window. So Chris and I had a little pity party for
ourselves. Just lots of frustration with how slow things are
going with the house. That said, all our window coverings
are finally up and we love our sheers and the shutters. Soon
we'll have the office and bonus room done and it'll start
looking like a completed home.
We had hoped we'd be celebrating the end of Chris' lawsuit
and would be able to start planning on getting the basement
finished, but sadly all that's on hold once again. We were
told that all of this was going to be settled last week, but
the other side were being dicks and in the words of our
lawyer 'not being fair to her'. On her advice Chris decided
not to settle and is going to get some more supporting
documentation before meeting again.
Personally I think she should have settled, because I doubt
the other side is going to be more reasonable six months
from now. I want to think our lawyer has her best interests
at heart, but the cynic in me is thinking they're just
continuing to drag this out so that they get to charge more
in expenses. I guess when you charge $20 for every email
sent and piece of paper printed I'd do the same.
Oh well, enough dwelling on that - the day is nice and I'm
going to go and enjoy it.
was the first weekend of the year that was really nice and
we finally got to enjoy hanging out on our deck without
feeling like we were in a wind tunnel.
On Friday we went to the lawyers and were told it was a
mediation and that everything would finally be settled. Well
it turns out the other lawyers just wanted to chat and see
if they could settle things without going to mediation and
they didn't want us in the room while they were talking. So
basically I took a day off work for nothing. In the end they
didn't see eye to eye and essentially didn't want to give
Chris anything. So in a few weeks it'll all go before a
judge and be decided. We're pretty pissed off at our lawyers
because there's a bunch of stuff Chris should have done that
they, who we are paying as our advisors, never told us until
it was to late. We just want it over with.
So that night instead of celebrating we were feeling pretty
down. We went down to the local pub for dinner and met up
with friends and family. Chris' disposition brightened up
but I wasn't into it so I went home. I just had a bath, was
feeling relaxed, and looking forward to a quiet night when I
got a knock at the door. It was Michael, Roger, and James.
So they came in and we had a few drinks. Then Chris and
Alpha came back and then our neighbor showed up. Then we
went across the street to the other neighbors and an
impromptu block party broke out. I left Chris there sometime
after 2am as I was done. It was a lot of fun finally getting
to meet everyone and getting the tour of the neighbor's
house. I also found out that I'm surrounded by people who
really, really, really like to drink. Wow. You know it's bad
when I was the voice of moderation.
Then on Saturday, Jamie, Kim, and Olivia as well as Kim and
Hailey came over to help me celebrate my birthday a few days
after the fact. We had a lovely BBQ and enjoyed hanging on
the deck and watching the sun set. We also had lots of fun
firing up all the arcade and pinball machines. Hailey even
beat my high score in Galaga but I think she cheated….and
Michael and Lisa showed up later. So it was a lot of fun. Do
I feel old? Ya, I do. But on the bright side I'll never be
as old as Kim is.
Today Chris and I did a bunch of shopping. We went into a
store we'd never heard of before and came away with a bunch
of cool things. Sadly, we're having a hard time finding the
things we really need - such as a chair for the great room
and end tables for me. We've looked at so much, but nothing
has jumped out at us. But we're slowly getting our house in
order. We recently had our 30 day walkthrough and it went
well. Compared to some of the horror stories of those around
us I think we lucked out actually.
Our trip to Bermuda is coming up fast and is just over a
month away. I'm really looking forward to it as it feels
like it's been forever since I've had a vacation. The girls
have been doing lots of research into everything and trying
to decide what we're going to do, but at this point I don't
really care. I just need to get away. Of course this is also
the time of year when I get the bug to start figuring out
what we're going to do the following year. We know we'll be
going to Europe, the question is when and where. I really
want to do the Transatlantic cruise we had to cancel when we
bought the house last summer, but Chris wants to go to
Greece. We're also toying with possibly doing a river
cruise, there's an interesting looking one which goes from
Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland.
But tomorrow it's back to work as sadly I need to somehow
afford to pay for all these trips.
we're in our new home.
far from settled. As I type this I'm sitting on the basement
floor, looking up to my monitor which is perched upon a
fold-up table. The ethernet cable to the PC is strung up and
going through the joists into the next room where it's
attached to my router. So, some things are very much in a
temporary state. But we're in, and that's the main thing.
very happy, but we're both exhausted. I figure I need a week
of doing absolutely nothing to recover, but it's not going
to happen. There's a never ending string of things we still
have to do and things that still need to be fixed. And
despite us getting rid of what I thought was a lot of stuff
before the move it seemed like there was always something
still at the old house we had to go and bring back.
move went pretty well. They guys we hired did a great job,
other than damaging my beloved bookshelf. But the damage is
mostly at the back so I'll probably just suck it up for now.
Sadly I can't replace it as Ikea doesn't make that style
anymore. Speaking of Ikea, a couple days ago we went and
grabbed a funky looking sofa for the living room. Until then
Chris and I would alternate between sitting on our old love
seat and a kitchen chair. Now we can watch TV comfortably.
part of this was that for an entire week we couldn't have a
shower. The doors we had ordered way back when were 'back
ordered'. And even if they had been installed we still
couldn't have showered as we had no hot water for a few
days. When our concrete guy came in to do the floor he had
to turn off the in-floor heating which was controlled by our
boiler. When he was done he turned the boiler back on, but
we noticed the next day it was flashing an error on the
screen. I cracked open the manual, did some Googling and so
on, but couldn't get it working. So we called the plumber's
emergency number to come out. Turns out the condensation
hose had been tied up when the floor was worked on and I
missed it. Once the water drained out it was good.
to the main move, on the day before we had to be out of the
old house all my pinball and arcade games got moved over.
For me this was the most stressful part of all this, as they
are my babies. There was no way in hell I was going to get
regular movers do it, so I hired a local
contact who specializes in fixing pinball machines. Jay
and his crew did a fabulous job and went above and beyond.
our fancy new floor and all my games, the basement is
looking pretty sweet. My man cave is slowly coming to
fruition! Of course it'll be awhile until we can get it
finished as our little nest egg that paid for all of this is
rapidly diminishing. That's just the way it goes. Still, I'm
already way ahead of where I was at our old place - it's
actually comfortable down here. Here's a picture of my new
probably take a bit of a breather until summer to catch
our breath and to save up some more money. There's still
a bunch we want to do over the next few years. In
addition to finishing the basement, getting the garage
done as well as the back yard. But for now we're going
to kick back and enjoy our forever house. Finally, a big
thank you to everyone who helped us through this
process. Both Chris and I appreciate it greatly!
figure I'd update the website now as I might not get the
chance for awhile. Right now
our whole world revolves around getting ready to move
into our new house.
Last Friday we had our walkthrough. That's
where we go through with the builder and identify any
defects or things that need to be touched up. I have to
say I was pretty impressed. They identified way more
things than what Chris and I noticed on our own. In
addition they're fixing some things that I just assumed
would be too much of a pain in the ass to do.
met with the lawyers and my hand got a workout from
signing legal document after document. Our lawyer fees
are going to be about a thousand less than I expected so
that was cool. There's always a chance something could
get messed up between now and when we take possession
Thursday morning, but our lawyer assured us that
everything should go smoothly.
have a week overlap between when we move in and have to
move out of our current house in some ways it's more a
curse than blessing. There's so much we have to
coordinate. It's not like a van just shows up one day
and we move all our stuff. A bunch of things have to be
coordinated and there's an order to everything that must
getting the concrete in our basement finished. At first
we were going to get it acid stained as I really like
the look, but we met the guy from the concrete company
and he talked us into getting an epoxy floor. As soon as
I heard epoxy I thought of the typical garage floors you
see with all the flakes, but the process has evolved to
where you can have pretty much any color, combination of
colors, metallic's which change colour depending on the
light, veining which can make it look like granite or
marble etc. It's a pretty neat process, but one where
you basically cross your fingers and hope to hell you
like the end result. And this will take several days and
has to be done before another company comes to move all
my arcade games and pinball machines. And they need to
be out of our current house before the carpet company
comes to steam clean the carpets.
I look back and there were definitely times where I
thought we might have made a mistake. But the last few
weeks when we've gone to visit the new house we didn't
want to leave. It felt like home. I want to give a big
thanks to Chris' mom who came down and helped Chris pack
up most of the house. Sadly, with our health issues we
find that we tire out pretty quickly. For me that's
my last day at work for several days and I know it's
going to feel like forever before the day is done.
have noticed a new menu bar on the website. In the past
there's been a couple times where I'd have links on the
top and people didn't even realize they were there. So
the new menu bar hopefully is more obvious. It'll show
updates for the past six years in all the various
categories (Commentary, News, Reviews, Tech Corner). In
addition, I've bought a new camera so the Livecam page
will now show two. One will end up in the basement of
the new house and the other will be on the main floor.
Unfortunately, I haven't had time to go through the
entire website - there's a number of areas that have
spacing issues that I've partially fixed and I haven't
gone through all the older pages and updated them with
the new menu bar format. Basically the entire site is a
rats nest that needs to be cleaned up. But it'll have to
wait until we get settled in our new place!
as we're snowed in today, figured I'd give an update on the
In less than a
month we'll be moving in, and it's crazy how much progress
has been made and how far it's come from when it was just an
empty lot. Never having built before, this was a very cool
experience seeing everything come together.
We went and
popped in a couple days ago and the only things left to do
are the light fixtures, all the faucets, the appliances, and
to put the carpet in. It's almost finished. We'll probably
have to wait a few months until the weather improves until
the stucco is put on and the driveway poured, but that'll be
Of course now
we only have a few weeks left to get everything packed up,
and make all the arrangements that are still outstanding -
book the movers, switch over the utilities etc. Thankfully
we got rid of so much stuff over the past while that there's
really not a lot to move. If it wasn't for the hassle of
moving the sofa's and mattresses we'd probably just move
everything ourselves. And of course no one is touching my
TV's and computers - I'm personally taking care of that.
Here is what
will likely be the last pictures before we move in:
talking with Hailey last night and she asked if we'll
miss our current house. A few months ago there were
times where I thought we had made a mistake in moving,
but now that it's almost done I can't wait. There's
definitely a few things about our current house that I
prefer - the office, the vaulted ceiling, and the garage
that I designed. But there's so much more about the new
place that I will love.
Hailey if she'll be sad when we move out and she
somewhat surprised us when she said that she would as
she felt like she grew up here. And it was here that we
had celebrated most of the important dates in her life.
And I guess that's what we'll remember - all the
memories. Looking back there were a lot of great times -
and some of the worst days of my life as well. So yes,
we will indeed miss this house.
crap! What happened to January?
I can't believe
how fast this year is flying by. Obviously I've been super
busy and as a result haven't had time to update the news.
The downside to not doing the news until now is the events
of last month are pretty hazy. Christmas was good....I
think. We had a blast at New Years....I think. I really
it's slowly coming back now. Christmas actually sucked as I
had to drop everything and fly back home to deal with yet
another disaster at work. Up until that point I was having a
great time. December and January were horrible months.
Easily the most stress I've been under in my professional
career. It was as if a lifetime of shit decided to happen
all at the same time. Thankfully I was finally able to get
Part of me
thinks that all the stress I was under has seriously messed
me up inside. Literally. I've been having issues off and on
all year, but I had a real scare last week and was in a lot
of pain. I searched online and according to Dr. Google it
could be anything from indigestion to pancreatic cancer. I
decided to get an expert opinion and went to my doctor and
she's ordered a battery of tests for me. But worst of all,
while examining me she determined that I'm out of rhythm
again. Which is beyond frustrating. I was really hoping I'd
be able to reduce my medication to the point where I could
stop taking it all together. I'm guessing the stress is what
made me relapse.
I told my
I'd just take another massive dose and get myself back to
normal and it horrified her that I was so casual about it.
She warned me that doing so could cause a stroke as I've
likely had an irregular heartbeat for who knows how long -
it really pisses me off that I have such a hard time telling
if I'm in Atrial Fib or not. She wants me to go on Aspirin
and get an ultrasound to see if there's a clot - and it's
like piss off. I'm done caring anymore.
I just want
to move into our new house without finding I have a terminal
illness, without any tragedy befalling our friends, without
anyone being in an accident etc. etc. At least let me enjoy
the first few days of living in our new place without the
cares of the world weighing me down.
We listed our
current house a few weeks ago and after roughly a dozen
showings got an offer which we accepted. It was a bit less
than I hoped for, although still at the high end for our
neighborhood. Like I told Chris I think it's stupid when
sellers dick around over a few thousand dollars. We could
have waited for a better offer, but for me it was worth it
having everything done and not having to worry as the days
went by. We also got the date we wanted so we'll now have a
week overlap between when we take possession of our new
house and have to move out of this one.
House Is Sold!
checking in on our new place about twice a week and it's
amazing how much its progressed from the beginning. In
fact it's a bit anti-climatic in that everything is
almost done - it's now mostly just cosmetic stuff. The
last two major things to be done are installing the
quartz countertops and putting the tile and hardwood in.
I have to say that despite the problems we had
initially, Calbridge has been pretty good lately
responding to issues we've found and addressing them.
said, the next few weeks are going to go by quick and
then we'll be in our new home. I can't wait.