Monday, July 23, 2007

Josh: 0, Bees: 1

I had a little run in with some bees this weekend. Elizabeth and I were walking through the woods on the northeast side of Cedar Lake yesterday morning. I was messing around down in the water and Elizabeth had walked up some wooden stairs built into the hill. All of a sudden she came running down to the water's edge yelling about bees. Before I knew it we both were getting stung. Needless to say we vacated the area at a run. The total damage: 3 stings to Elizabeth and 2 to me. All of Elizabeth's cleared up to the point that they were only a little swollen and a itchy, as did the one on my leg. The one on my arm, however is a different matter:

It's been a solid 24 hours since I was stung so hopefully the swelling starts to go down soon.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Moving Progress Update 1

Well it's been about a week and a half since we got moved into the new place. Things are getting settled and starting to feel a bit more like home. All of the rooms are pretty much settled with the exception of the basement living room and the office.

The office, where I spend the majority of my time since I work from home, is pretty functional at the moment. Next month when I have a bit more money, I need to go out and pick up a bit bigger desk. At the moment I've stolen Elizabeth's desk and have been using that which has forced her to use a table to set her computer up on. The room is really big so it can definitely accommodate two desks.

The basement living room currently has a few pieces of furniture in it but it isn't really set up. I think the cornerstone of that room will be the kegerator (which is still in Ames) and the bar I'm going to fashion when I get a few free hours. The kegerator should be coming up in the next two weeks, at which point I'll have to really set up my "man lair" down there.

I've been trying to remember to update my contact info everywhere, but if I haven't already sent you the updated info, here it is:
2617 Inglewood Ave S
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Other than that, Elizabeth and I have been cooking quite a bit. She's been off this week so we've been taking turns making lunch. Last night we went to a restaurant down the street called Tryg's for our 'date night'. I had some oak grilled salmon and Elizabeth had a shrimp, pineapple, and goat cheese flat bread. Mine was pretty tasty but Elizabeth said she's had better flatbread. It was a bit on the spendy side, and since the food wasn't out of this world, we'll likely try a few more places before we go back there. Tonight I'm going to grill some gorgonzola burgers from Whole Foods (our trip to Whole Foods is worth another blog entry).

Finally, my interview on the Java Posse came out this week. Feedback has been good so far. I was a little worried that it wouldn't go over well since it was light on Java but people found it interesting.

Monday, July 09, 2007

She said yes!

Good news, she said yes. I gave her the ring on Friday when we were at the new house. It was pretty low key. And then we spent the rest of the weekend moving stuff in. Things are no where near being done, but we're making progress. Below is a picture of the living room. It's looking really nice, I think, especially with the new TV I bought :)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

PQ and Moving

Today I finished the final part in the PQ process for Antarctica. I'm officially TB-free. All that's left is to send off all of the paperwork and call it done.

In other news, tomorrow I'm starting the move up to Minneapolis. Elizabeth and I are moving into a house in St. Louis Park (south Minneapolis). I've got my car all loaded up and will be heading up tomorrow morning. I can get a surprising amount into my little Elantra. Tomorrow should also be pretty exciting for other reasons (that's foreshadowing folks :) )

More to come...