Thursday, March 20, 2008

Even More Good News!

Julia and I have been going to the gym regularly and it's been great. I even had a meeting with a trainer there and she gave me some good advice. Julia's meeting is this weekend, I think.

Related to working out regularly, I've been listening to the many podcasts that have piled up since Julia and I moved over a year ago. Yeah, I know, that seems kinda ridiculous, but I fell behind when we moved and listening to them was no longer part of my routine. Really behind. I regularly deleted podcasts I knew I wouldn't get to, but a number of them just piled up. Last fall I had over 500 shows to listen to, so I started listening to them again and I'm finally down to just under 200 (199 to be exact), which I'm pretty excited about. So it qualifies as good news to me.

Yesterday morning Julia and I went to our home-builders to give them a list of the changes we'd like for the house. They're going to price them all and get back to us, then we'll decide exactly what we want to do. We have another meeting Friday morning to talk with the designer about the outside paint colors and the inside detials like tile and such. We're excited about really starting the process.

I posted a few more things to eBay last week. I forgot to post about it here, but I don't know how many of you really care anyway. I'll be putting some more things up this weekend. I'd love to post more, but damn, it takes time to write up descriptions and take pictures that actually show off the products I'm posting. I have the process down now, but it still takes time.

Gaming has been going well. My Sunday D&D game has the party in the Mror Holds (in the Eberron setting) where they're being sent into the remnants of an ancient dwarven city called Hellhold, formerly Runehold, in order to recover some evil magic items before the devils that infest the place get their hands on them . . . if they haven't already. Oooooooo!

On a side note, they've started actual construction on the house next door.

And finally, the sign in our front yard has a SOLD sign on it, so we beat the market on this house. We're very happy that's taken care of. Now we have to get Julia's condo in Renton sold. Anyone want to buy it?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More Good News!

I just received a card in the mail from Becca and Doug. It looks like they've added a cute little girl named Wendy to their family.


Monday, March 10, 2008

Good News!

Julia and I went to see the local YMCA the weekend before last and decided to join it. It has all the equipment my old gym had and is significantly cheaper, so we signed up and have gone four or five times in the last week. It's been great to get back to working out and I'm really enjoying how excited Julia is about it. She's never worked out before, so everything is new to her and she's having a lot of fun.

I was happy to get back to the gym. I know it'll help my diet do more for me and it'll also help to stave off the diabetes I've been concerned about. Anyway, I'm pretty happy about going again.

The house sale has been going well. We've had a lot of agents and potential buyers. I don't want to jinx it, but it looks like we have a really strong lead. As soon as we have an inspector over, we will hopefully be good to go. Then we have to find an apartment until the new house is done. Kind of exciting.

The work search is still ongoing. Hopefully something good will happen soon.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

R.I.P. Gary Gygax

I found out a little earlier today that Gary Gygax (the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, if you don't know) passed away Monday night.

I worked with Gary when I was running Corsair. He was a pleasure to work with and, for me, it was just so freaking cool to be working with the guy who created the game (and the genre of game) that I've now played for 26 or 27 years.

Sorry to see you go, Gary.

And thanks.