Updates

House

We’re in the home stretch, so to speak. That stage in home construction where you wonder, “What else is there left to do?” – but there’s still two months left until closing. I’ve been through this before, but it’s still a grind.  I’ve exhausted all my “pass the time” techniques – window shopping and planning on furniture, planning the network/home automation, etc. All the lists are made and waiting on closing. Dog Days of Summer, indeed.

Moving

In preparation for the move, I’ve been trying to find the cheapest yet most efficient way to move the wine collection. Yesterday I discovered BungoBox – and I think that will work out perfectly. Lay a towel in each crate and stack the wine. I’ll be handling the moving of the wine myself. For everything else we’re hiring movers.

With travel, etc., July was a big month. We’re happy to lay low for August.

Weezer & Pixies Concert

Last night was the Weezer and Pixies concert – two bands that I really love.  When I saw the announced tour I immediately jumped onboard.  VIP tickets, merchandise, and Pit access.

They didn’t disappoint – Pixies were great, song after song was yet another favorite. Weezer, as well, though their part had more showmanship and pyrotechnics.

The venue, Austin360 Amphitheater, was pretty nice. All in all it was a great evening out.

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Austin Home Update!

The rep for our builder sent an update email today. The rough-in for the HVAC is going in, and the external sheathing has completed. Also, they said right now it’s looking like a 9/12 closing (but of course that will probably change). Exciting!

I’ve added the photos to the Austin Home album.

Business Travel

I’ve been away for the past week traveling for work. It’s great to be able to go back to my former home and visit friends, family, and coworkers. I was able to be there for my father’s birthday, as well.

A much needed vacation is coming up. I’ll be staying home for this one, and my sister is coming to visit for 10 days. We’re looking forward to exploring the city more — museums, monuments, some city-walk tours. Of course we’ll be eating our way through, and cooking. Should be a great time, and we’ll be in Napa for three days, as well.

I’ll report back here on the Napa wineries.