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Heart of Darkness

Concurrence & Dissidence

Posted on 2007.06.06 at 00:02
Current Music: Amelie Soundtrack
My weekend, by all accords, rox0red! It was everything I hoped it would be, and some. I also got 12 hours of sleep. Hooray me. Our first dinner was as the much anticipated Armondo's (Decatur's de-facto Mexican diniing establishment) followed by an evening of meals & visiting at my folks house. It was nice to have the family back together again. Almost. My son, whom I've almost forotten I sired, is in Wichita with his maternal grandmother for two weeks. His arrival will mark the sixth week I have not seen him.
We have lots of catching up to do.


Then I got locked out of the house with two screaming cats, a screaming wife, a screaming baby, and two befuddled parents who had driven the 90 minutes to see the house we were going to have built, after I unloaded the car. Which I couldn't do. Because I couldn't get in. My stress level peaked that day. drax0r left his ailing wife's side to bail me out. I immediately made three copies of the key, and secured one in my anal cavity just in case.
I wasn't going to let this happen again.


The model home was beauttiful, yes, but it just seemed to me that I was settling for something just because something else wasn't available. That's when I found the 3000 sq/ft single-story home in Melissa. Its a damn rare thing to find that size home in a subdivision). Unfortunately, it was $230k, out of my price range. Bolstered however, from this discovery, I was bound and determine to persevere, and find its closest counterpart.
At a price whcih wouldn't make me cringe.


My wife then redefined the haus that drax0r built. She did more in 5 hours than we were able to get done in the preceding 4 weeks.
Minus moving all this heavy shit from all over the metroplex to this location, that is.


I was called into work to swap a failed drive. I hadn't done Solstice Disk Suite in nearly two full years. And this on a production server! I was a little nervous, but it all went according to plan.
Albeit not as in timely a manner as I would have prefered.


There are five cats in this house, and they're driving me insane. Az, Alice, Daisy, Niobe & Trinity. Az & Daisy have never gotten along, the entire six months they were living together previously. Niobe & Trinity are of course from the same litter, and have each other to play with...until they were separated for a month. Now they hiss at each other. My daughter likes to say, "They're not sisters any more." And they hiss at Alice and Daisy. Az hisses at no one, but she fights Daisy. Niobe fights Az. No one touches Alice.
Triangle man, triangle man
Triangle man hates particle man
They have a fight, triangle wins
Triangle man


My weekend, by all accords, rox0red! It was everything I hoped it would be, and some. I also got 12 hours of sleep. Hooray me.

Comments:


galinda822 at 2007-06-06 11:42 (UTC) (Link)
So, did your weekend rox0r< /I> and was it everything you hoped it would be?

Hopefully things will start to settle and calm down into a normal rythm soon. Wish I could help out!

I drove by your STL house the other night. Just knowing you were not there made me start crying!

ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-06 14:36 (UTC) (Link)
So, did your weekend rox0r and was it everything you hoped it would be?
By all accords, yes.

...nto a normal rythm soon. Wish I could help out!
You and I always had a good rhythm.

Just knowing you were not there made me start crying!
No crying allowed! I'm right here! Besides, the sooner the house sells, the sooner we start building ;)

galinda822 at 2007-06-07 03:22 (UTC) (Link)
You and I always had a good rhythm.

We did, didn't we!!!!
prog_guy69
prog_guy69 at 2007-06-06 13:33 (UTC) (Link)
"I immediately made three copies of the key, and secured one in my anal cavity just in case."

Uh ... okay. Exit only!?!

"Unfortunately, it was $230k, out of my price range."

What is your price range, if you don't mind me asking? Our house is about 1950 square feet with a small yard. Its price tag, with minimal upgrades, was about $180,000. We've got friends in McKinney with a larger house for about the same price. I can give you more info, if your interested.

I hope Jess is doing better. I look forward to meeting you, Mrs. H, Jess and Croy sometime in the very near future. We've still got plans for La Ha.

Oh, by the way, the wife went to Chipotle yesterday without me. Someday I will taste this fine food you speak of ... someday ....


ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-06 14:45 (UTC) (Link)
Uh ... okay. Exit only!?!
There are levels of survival I'm willing to accept.

What is your price range, if you don't mind me asking?
I'm hoping not to exceed $180k, no matter what. I'd like to keep it under $175k. Its a matter of the down payment. Coming up with 20% down on a house exceeding $150k right now would take me months. Last night my wife and I found a 2600+ sq/ft Ryland home in Anna, new construction, for $156k. She's going to walk through the model today.

I hope Jess is doing better.
I heard yesterday that each day she's increasingly improving and should be home by week's end. We're all very excited.

We've still got plans for La Ha.
Much like myself, my wife is on a Tex-Mex eating spree. Damn its good to be home. I can't wait! crowy has gone MIA, but I hope she reads this so she can make plans to resurface prior to the event!

...someday...
We should just meet halfway at a Chipotle for lunch one day soon. You, me, drax0r. As I can 'fold time' on 75 & 635, I'll drive. You sir, name the time & place.
prog_guy69
prog_guy69 at 2007-06-06 15:44 (UTC) (Link)
I work about a half mile west of the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Plano Parkway. As a Chipotle expert, perhaps you can make a suggestion as to where we meet. I get paid on the 15th and I get an hour for lunch so I can't drive too far and I don't have $$$ until then. Let me know.

Glad to hear Mrs. Drax0r is doing better. :-)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-06 16:51 (UTC) (Link)
There are levels of survival I'm willing to accept.
So you now willing admit that you are an anal jabber/arse bandit. Great! I knew that was the case when you posted this. Damn, danzigfried was right.

You sir, name the time & place.
The place was already named: Chipotle
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-06 17:00 (UTC) (Link)
My weekend, by all accords, rox0red!
Then why does this post read like you grew your ponytail back? Such a whiny bitch!

drax0r left his ailing wife's side to bail me out.
He is a really good friend.

I immediately made three copies of the key, and secured one in my anal cavity just in case.
It's shit like this that you need the Eaze for.

I wasn't going to let this happen again.
What, getting locked out our fucked by a key?

...it just seemed to me that I was settling for something just because something else wasn't available.
Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. It sux.

She did more in 5 hours than we were able to get done in the preceding 4 weeks.
Women are normally better at this sort of thing.

Minus moving all this heavy shit from all over the metroplex to this location, that is.
Quit you're whining, recruit!

I was called into work to swap a failed drive. I hadn't done Solstice Disk Suite in nearly two full years. And this on a production server! I was a little nervous, but it all went according to plan.
This is why you get paid the big bucks.

My weekend, by all accords, rox0red! It was everything I hoped it would be, and some. I also got 12 hours of sleep. Hooray me.
I don't think you got enough pootang, whiny bitch!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-06 19:18 (UTC) (Link)
Then why does this post read like you grew your ponytail back?
Assimilate the subject line and get back to me. Once you've done this understand that my post spanned four full days, two of them are generally considered "the weekend" followed by two days which aren't. Let me step you thorough this part:

My weekend, by all accords, rox0red! <-- My weekend was great.

Such a whiny bitch! <-- After the weekend (the two days following that were ALSO (see below) included in this post) were not great.

al·so /ˈɔlsoʊ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[awl-soh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adverb
1. in addition; too; besides; as well

Me
photogoot at 2007-06-08 04:17 (UTC) (Link)
It was everything I hoped it would be, and some.

I will assume the "and some" refers to the fact you also got to put a freshly cut key in your ass... congratulations. :-)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-08 13:18 (UTC) (Link)
And some
Hand gun
All the world's woes

Whirrled peas
On your knees
That's just how it goes

Handsome
Fun run
Everybody knows

And some
No pun
She curled her toes!

irulan_amy at 2007-06-08 17:07 (UTC) (Link)
Here's hoping you never have need of the key in your anal cavity!

And five cats? Phew.
snapper521 at 2007-06-11 03:42 (UTC) (Link)

Your weekend

Hey you --
I finally got to this post... blah... lots to read! :-P

Glad to hear your wife is now there, and that she has improved your living conditions. *smile* Hope your family can be completely reunited soon Eric. :-) I can imagine how much you missed them, (now just your son), but since I have never been away from my family for longer then a week... *shrug*
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-11 04:03 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your weekend

Ah, the sacrifices we make.
snapper521 at 2007-06-11 22:14 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your weekend

*smile* Yeah. I wonder if someday, will they truly realize just how much you gave up for them? *shrug* Just speculating.

Everyone knows that to go from a military man... who loves his job, to a civilian with a family and wife to support... are very very different.

Either way :-) I hope they understand and are thankful.

Given the choice? I don't think I would have.

If I were a man, able to be in the military, I would be.
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