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Return of the King


Posted on 2007.04.30 at 17:28
Current Location: 76023
Texas. 'Lo, there do I see my father, and his father before him. The line of my people, back to the beginning. 'Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them. I am home. I haven't seen my parents in just over a year. There were lots of hugs.

drax0r showed up later that evening bearing a liter bottle of Buffalo Trace bourbon. There were lots of hugs. We killed the bottle catching up, retiring at 0400. We brought jesskd26 and their son over to my folks the next day for lunch and dinner, having a great visit in between the eating.

The next day I visited with celtmanx and his son and new 4-month-old bebe. We had a nice lunch of Chipotle. It was fantastic. There were lots of hugs.

Then, two equally important things happened simultaneously:

  • I discovered I start work tomorrow

  • drax0r lost his house

I thought I had another week before I started work, and I thought I had a place to live. I've just been bum-rushed. I just feel like I've run out of time. I start work and drax0r and I are looking into renting a GIGANTIC house for the two families to reside in until we each are ready to move; this rental in itself being a difficult task since I'm still paying a mortgage. *sigh* I know it will all work out, it always does - I just don't have the details on exactly how its going to work out just yet.

Jane, my new boss, is very excited I'm back. There's going to be lots of hugs tomorrow.

That's his 'happy face.'


This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2007-05-01 00:05 (UTC) (Link)
Then, two equally important things happened simultaneously:

I discovered I start work tomorrow

drax0r lost his house

ehowton at 2007-05-01 01:12 (UTC) (Link)
That about sums it up.
galinda822 at 2007-05-01 01:27 (UTC) (Link)
Hugs are fantastic!

Sorry to hear about drax0r losing the house.

Hopefully with all the work your wife and I have been doing at the house the last few days it will sell quickly. If I say so myself, we did a fantastic job! :)

Enjoy your 1st day back to work.

ps: Does drax0r ever smile?
ehowton at 2007-05-01 01:43 (UTC) (Link)
Hugs rox0r. Yeah, drax0r is understandably more upset over this than I am - after all, he's got a new baby on the way! Thanks for all your help on the house - I bet it looks fantastic. As a rule, our houses look the best once they are on the market; rarely when we're living in them :( I went to sleep at 1900, but was up again at 2000 hours. I can't sleep, and I'll be paying for it in the morning. I'm back to the dreaded 3-hour commute. *sigh* Finally, yes, he smiles. He simply reserves it for when he's laughing.
galinda822 at 2007-05-01 01:28 (UTC) (Link)
Now I'm in the mood to watch The 13th Warrior! :)
ehowton at 2007-05-01 01:44 (UTC) (Link)
Me too!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-01 04:30 (UTC) (Link)
I want a hug.
photogoot at 2007-05-01 07:48 (UTC) (Link)

You could hug this....

You could hug this.... Come on, you know you want to... ;-)

Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-01 13:28 (UTC) (Link)
So what's his "game face"?
ehowton at 2007-05-02 16:01 (UTC) (Link)
It's oddly similar.
photogoot at 2007-05-02 01:02 (UTC) (Link)
Nice mangled beard by the way! Its lucky for you your handsomeness overpowers the otherwise mangy look. :-P
ehowton at 2007-05-02 16:00 (UTC) (Link)
I think it makes me appear mildly freakish. But I'm ok with that.
ex_crowy at 2007-05-03 21:44 (UTC) (Link)
I look forward to meeting you one day, possibly one day soon, Mr. Howton.

Love the picture.
ehowton at 2007-05-03 21:54 (UTC) (Link)
Likewise. And I feel that day will be sooner, rather than later.
ex_crowy at 2007-05-03 21:46 (UTC) (Link)
PS Jessica told me she has some fantastic pictures of you and Tony partaking in the swing sets.
ehowton at 2007-05-03 21:54 (UTC) (Link)
I disavow any knowledge of that.
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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-04 16:38 (UTC) (Link)
We await your words of wisdom.
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