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.
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.
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.
And another song that is in heavy rotation for me…
I can’t stop singing this song. So good.
This is a great article in the New York Times detailing out how to get your information that Facebook and Google knows about you. I highly recommend reading it. The video is also good.
Article is here: https://nyti.ms/2JEqSBM
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.
I’ve only really perceived luck as a negative or a positive, but this article – The Key to Good Luck Is an Open Mind – shows that luck can be an indicator as to how open or closed one’s mind is.
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.
The weather in this city amuses me. It’s been a bit on the chilly side lately, and this morning it was 53 out, despite it being sunny. It was warmer on the wharf, however, when I went to get a few things at the farmers market.
On the way back home, a construction worker on the project next door commented loudly “I don’t know how you people stand the weather here!” I asked where he was from, his response was Louisiana. I smiled, mentioned I moved here from Texas, and that I love the weather here.
I hope I don’t start taking it for granted.