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Mar 23rd -- that was the last posting... *sigh*

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bigfundrew for the nudge a couple days ago... that nudge combined with [livejournal.com profile] philabearjoe's recent picture of me, and inspired by the fact that [livejournal.com profile] obsessing7 is still posting... has finally got me to come in to LJ and visit for a spell.

Since March I've poked my head in a couple times and tried to keep up with a few LJ friends... but never got around to making an entry. Sad part is, I know there's been a couple of events in my life when I thought in my head "I should make an LJ entry about this"...

The truth is that I used to journal while at work... but earlier this year, I had an intense project that took away my surfing/journaling time... now, I'm just out of the habit.

So without further ado...
16 Notable Events in the Past 16 Weeks )

Kind of amazing that there was at least one important thing each week... makes me feel good to reflect on them a bit and record them. I'll have to share some pictures of them too -- once I find/upload the pics.

So now we're caught-up to today... I'm sitting at camp right now, recovering from a night of fun "Bear Weekend" partying. Barry and I are on vacation this entire week... we're going to P-Town for Bear Week. I'm excited about going to P-Town for the first time ever... and excited about having a "fire and picnic on the beach" -- something I've always wanted to do. Really looking forward to a fun and relaxing (and "sexy" with all the eye-candy there will be) week!

(Hugs)
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Took off last Thursday and Friday to spend an extra-long weekend with my honey (aka Barry)... Thursday was his 40th birthday... he didn't want to make a big deal over it, and I knew I needed to let him celebrate it how he wanted -- but difficulty was trying to come to the conclusion / decision of what he wanted... Original plans were for a big trip somewhere, which turned into getting an SUV, which turned into nothing... which I wasn't about to have... so it turned into us spending four days together in stress-free relaxation at home. And shopping for TVs... and living room furniture... to make our house more "our home"...

It really was a very nice weekend... and we enjoyed each other's company immensely. Turning 40 for Barry wasn't a major thing -- at least he didn't give an impression as-such... I think he liked it that way... in-fact, I think the fact that no one bothered him or made a big deal out of it was exactly the way he wanted it.
(Please note, that being said, for my 40th [in 6 years], I want huge celebrations and a big trip... At least, that's how I feel now, LOL! We'll see how I feel in 6 years.)

So, we did go shopping and looked at a lot of High-Def TVs... and learned all kinds of things about them... and came to our decision -- and actually ordered it online (Amazon had cheapest price by-far [over $600 cheaper than anywhere else, including brick-and-mortar stores]). So here's Barry's birthday present:
Samsung LNS4692D 46" LCD HDTV
Samsung LNS4692D 46


It's arriving this Friday... OMG I can't wait. (Yes, I admit, his gift is partially mine to enjoy... but seriously, it's for him...)

Also arriving this Friday... our new living room furniture... a large sectional...
Lane South Beach Fabric Sectional
Lane South Beach Fabric Sectional
(No, we aren't getting the exact configuration shown... but it's that product... we're getting the reclining-armed-ends, two reclining-middles, and the two corner wedges.)


We also got new curtains -- with a "Moroccan" style to them (gold and navy blue)... very nice... Living room may be done soon... we just need to put in the wood (pergo) flooring...

OK... so that's the latest home update... Work is going OK... except my boss is still getting on my nerves with his "lack of interest" in my work... and things are starting to build-up here and I've been putting them off (like I always seem to do)... and pretty-soon "D-DAY" is going to arrive and I'm going to be a stressed little puppy...

But with that TV and sectional to come home to... I think I can deal with a little stress. ;)
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Not much to report... even though really there's lots to report... Been so busy... both at work (with lots of stuff going on for end-of-year and business reorg and moving buildings)... and at home... Barry and I are closing up / winterizing the camper this Saturday... finally we'll be home on the weekends again... yay! Our house has really been going to hell in a hand-basket this summer and we have so much work to do around here (cleaning, organizing, etc)...

But first a trip is in order... for Barry's birthday we're hoping to do something last-minute... we've been planning for months now that we'd like to do something for him for his 40th birthday... but haven't been able to come to any solid plans. I told him months ago that it could be anything he wanted... and I think that may have been a bit overwhelming... since he couldn't really make up his mind... Originally he wanted to go to Greece... but we thought that my family might be going, so we put that aside and thought of other things. Now it looks like my family won't be doing that trip anytime soon (being that my sister is pregnant among other things)... so we should have done Greece... but it's too late to plan that now. So now we're looking at yet more options and flights... So many ideas, so little time...

So that's the latest with me... nothing... and yet a lot...
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Air Conditioning repairman arrived at 8:30a this morning... and didn't leave until 1:30p... Replaced compressor, and found another problem with some valve or something, which he said caused the compressor to go bad... blah, blah, blah... it's fixed! That's all that matters... I can't wait to go home to a nice, cool house after work. (*grumble* It better be frick'n cool, or else!)

/Rant/ Why does it cost $600 to fix something "under warranty"?!? Ugh... I mean, I hate to think that if it wasn't "under warranty" that it would have been almost $1200... but still... Why should I have to pay for labor for fixing something that is supposed to be "the fault of the company". I don't pay for warranty work on my car... *jeezuz*

Ok, well, honestly, I'm just happy that it's fixed... who cares how much it cost, or that it made me late for a meeting... at least I'll be able to sleep at night again.
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OMG... it's so hot in this house!! It's 3AM, and I'm sitting here at the computer because I can't sleep because it's too damn hot. The thermostat says it's 81'F in here... but honestly it feels a hell of a lot hotter. Must be the humidity and the lack of air movement. *pant, pant, pant*

Air conditioning is broke until Wednesday... *sigh*

And to add wood to the fire, I have the song It's Too Darn Hot running through my head!
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Well, repairman Chris just left...
The compressor is bad...

F*KING A!

I looked up the paperwork... it was installed Nov 2000... less than six years ago...
Guess how long the warranty is... go ahead... guess...

Yep... 5 F*KING years!

ALTHOUGH... I MAY (and I stress MAY) have a 10-year extended coverage on it... but I don't know... and I'm not sure if they even know... who knows??? god knows... and I hope he tells someone soon... and tells them "Yes, Paul has the extended coverage on his compressor."

Let me just say it one more time...
F*KING A!

I paid over $3000 for that sucker less than 6 years ago... and now they need to fix it at a cost of about $800 (if no warranty) ($200 even if it IS under warranty)...

F*KING A!
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Last night Barry and I went to Homo Depot and placed the order for all the wood for our deck at the camper. I felt all butch and "buildery" in there telling the guy exactly what we needed and him entering it in the computer. I was doing really good up until the point when I said something like, "what are those concrete thingies called" or something like that... oh well... I can only be butch for so long I guess... LOL!

Anyway... it was easier than I thought for us to make our order and arrange for delivery for this Saturday... I cannot wait... it should be a lot of work, but I feel creative and productive when I actually "get my hands dirty" and build things... so I'm really looking forward to it. I designed the thing from scratch... I'm glad we had the opportunity to help with our neighbor's deck because it really gave the know-how to be able to do ours... otherwise I would really have been floundering.

In other news, Barry and I also went to the Brew Works last night. I renewed my mug membership for 2006... They made a lot of cool new incentives this year. Good god I love that place... I think Barry saw the sparkle in my eye last night when we were there and I was reading about all the cool incentives for the mug members... I think he even started to give-in a little to me about going there more often. I hope so... I hope he wasn't just appeasing me... I hope he grows to love it as much as I do... or at least half-as-much -- that would be enough for any sane person I think. *giggle*

Finally... today... feeling much better than yesterday... Most of the "drama" has been blown-over and I spoke with a couple people about it (including the poor guy that was bashed in the drama) and I feel much better about it.

The heat-pump repairman is here right now... It appears as though the fan outside was possibly not spinning... which would cause problems (obviously)... so perhaps that's all the problem was and we can look forward to a nice cool house again. OMG, it has been a sweatbox in this condo for the past two weeks or so. I cannot wait for it to work again. (I shouldn't talk so soon... I haven't actually got the verdict yet... in-fact, it's been very quiet out there... I wonder if he's OK... Guess I should go check...

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