Saturday, October 24, 2009


I can't believe it's been four months since I posted on my beloved blog... it's definitely taken a back seat lately, considering how busy we've been.

We found out we're having another baby! That's great news. I agreed to another child so long as we did it early enough that I wouldn't be attending graduation ceremonies in my 70's. But nothing makes you feel younger than raising kids.

We're moving into a new home December 1, in time to be settled and ready for the baby's arrival in May. We're keeping our villa and leasing it out as an investment property. That will add a level of complication to life, but the option of selling has been removed by a poor housing market. That's OK.

My mom is working on trying to move closer - which would be a real relief. At the current distance, it's hard to get down to visit more often than once or twice a year. If she's closer, we'll be able to hang out more often.

Emily is enjoying her work, for the most part. Grayson is 18 months old now, and his vocabulary is exploding. He repeats what we say, so it's important to be careful! The other morning, I could have sworn he said "god damn."

Down the street is a bank. Well, it used to be a bank, but they've moved to a new facility up the street, so now it's an abandoned bank, complete with a drive-thru. Every time I pass by, I consider buying an old jalopy, putting a rubber skeleton in the driver's seat with a deposit slip in its hand, arm extended out the window, and park it by the drive-up window.

More later. I hope it's not THREE MONTHS this time.


Clippy Mat said...

but glad you are back, and congrats on the new baby and all of the things that have been keeping you busy.
good to read you again.

C said...

welcome back, kotter i mean dave! congrats on the second baby! wow!
glad things are going well for your family.. keep us posted on the upcoming new member to your family! and dont forget pics of the new house too!

take care..


Weary Hag said...

Dave - Such a relief to know that I'm not the only absentee blogger these days.
Congrats on the baby news!! Wonderful (for you!) haha ... props my friend. I have enough trouble trying to remember to put my own shoes on every day. It would be more than a challenge to raise a wee one again. We older farts will leave those pleasures to the daring souls like yourself.

Glad to learn everything else seems to be good in your life ... mom moving closer can't be bad --- new homes ... tight jobs ... a fun li'l boy! How much better could it possibly get?

Have missed your writing very much.

Perhaps you've inspired me to drop a few lines on the old Outpost.

Blogarita said...

Congrats on the baby and the move. Sounds like you'll soon be even busier than you are now.

G said...

Whew!...glad you're back. I thought you were going to leave us hanging with "brinner"!! Congrats to you.

Anonymous said...

Post some Halloween pictures of that little guy of yours!