New Place!

Jul. 8th, 2011 10:18 pm
jennythereader: (* Kitten: OMG)
This evening Tom & I signed a lease on a house in Albany's South End. It's a Craftsman style bungalow, built in 1929. We'll be in walking distance of Spectrum Theater, several good restaurants, a weekly farmer's market, and a branch of the library. It has a not-too-small backyard that is wonderfully shaded by some beautiful old maple trees and a nice little paved patio where we can put a grill. At my request, the landlord is setting up a clothesline for us. There's an attic, a basement, and an enclosed front porch. The kitchen has enough counter space for multiple projects to happen at once and is separate from the dining room. There is a washer, a dryer, and an upright freezer, along with lots of pantry space.

We get the keys on July 20th, and will start moving our stuff as soon as we can.

We'll be sharing the house with our friend Kailey, who will be moving down from Vermont as soon as possible after we get the keys.

I forgot to bring my camera with me tonight, but I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

New Place!

Jul. 8th, 2011 10:18 pm
jennythereader: (* Kitten: OMG)
This evening Tom & I signed a lease on a house in Albany's South End. It's a Craftsman style bungalow, built in 1929. We'll be in walking distance of Spectrum Theater, several good restaurants, a weekly farmer's market, and a branch of the library. It has a not-too-small backyard that is wonderfully shaded by some beautiful old maple trees and a nice little paved patio where we can put a grill. At my request, the landlord is setting up a clothesline for us. There's an attic, a basement, and an enclosed front porch. The kitchen has enough counter space for multiple projects to happen at once and is separate from the dining room. There is a washer, a dryer, and an upright freezer, along with lots of pantry space.

We get the keys on July 20th, and will start moving our stuff as soon as we can.

We'll be sharing the house with our friend Kailey, who will be moving down from Vermont as soon as possible after we get the keys.

I forgot to bring my camera with me tonight, but I'll post pictures as soon as I can.
jennythereader: (Bunny: Ugh!)
I left work a little late, trying to at least partly make up for the fact that I got in late. When I got out to my car it wouldn't move. The wheels spun, but the car itself didn't move more than a quarter inch. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked. By the time I gave up and went inside to see if I could find somebody to give me a hand everybody who could have helped was already gone for the day. I ended up having to call Tom to come rescue me. He brought the icepick from home and chipped away enough ice from behind my front tires that they were able to catch on something and I could move. Once I was free we looked at the parking spot and realized that not only was I parked on a slight incline, with the car's nose lower than the trunk, but the front wheels were also in a dip in the pavement. Add an inch or more of ice to that, and it's no wonder I couldn't get moving.

On the way home I stopped at Walmart to buy a new wiper. While I was there I noticed an... oddness in my vision that only got worse as I drove home. It was as if my peripheral vision had been replaced with one of those "fly's eye view" things. I thought it was low blood sugar, and eating did seem to get rid of it, but soon after dinner a similar effect came back. I've had this particular one before so it didn't weird me out as much, but that doesn't mean I like it any better. The second one was like standing so close to a screen window that you can't actually see the screen anymore but it still blurs streaks across your field of vision. The second round also came with a slight headache.

Since I'd already tried my usual cure for this (eating) and it hadn't done much good, I decided that a shower would help me relax, which couldn't hurt. After I got out of the shower (around 9:00) I laid down for just a minute. Next thing I knew it was 1:00 am.

The headache is still lingering just a bit, but I haven't had any of the annoying visual effects yet today. I'm hesitant to call it a migraine because the headache itself wasn't too bad, but the visual effects certainly sound like they could be an aura.
jennythereader: (Bunny: Ugh!)
I left work a little late, trying to at least partly make up for the fact that I got in late. When I got out to my car it wouldn't move. The wheels spun, but the car itself didn't move more than a quarter inch. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked. By the time I gave up and went inside to see if I could find somebody to give me a hand everybody who could have helped was already gone for the day. I ended up having to call Tom to come rescue me. He brought the icepick from home and chipped away enough ice from behind my front tires that they were able to catch on something and I could move. Once I was free we looked at the parking spot and realized that not only was I parked on a slight incline, with the car's nose lower than the trunk, but the front wheels were also in a dip in the pavement. Add an inch or more of ice to that, and it's no wonder I couldn't get moving.

On the way home I stopped at Walmart to buy a new wiper. While I was there I noticed an... oddness in my vision that only got worse as I drove home. It was as if my peripheral vision had been replaced with one of those "fly's eye view" things. I thought it was low blood sugar, and eating did seem to get rid of it, but soon after dinner a similar effect came back. I've had this particular one before so it didn't weird me out as much, but that doesn't mean I like it any better. The second one was like standing so close to a screen window that you can't actually see the screen anymore but it still blurs streaks across your field of vision. The second round also came with a slight headache.

Since I'd already tried my usual cure for this (eating) and it hadn't done much good, I decided that a shower would help me relax, which couldn't hurt. After I got out of the shower (around 9:00) I laid down for just a minute. Next thing I knew it was 1:00 am.

The headache is still lingering just a bit, but I haven't had any of the annoying visual effects yet today. I'm hesitant to call it a migraine because the headache itself wasn't too bad, but the visual effects certainly sound like they could be an aura.
jennythereader: (Tom & I *)
As near as he and I can figure, he has successfully un-virused my computer! Thank you, Love!
jennythereader: (Tom & I *)
As near as he and I can figure, he has successfully un-virused my computer! Thank you, Love!

doing well

Nov. 6th, 2009 10:32 pm
jennythereader: (Default)
This is Tom, writing for Jenny. She's doing well. Chilling out at the hospital overnight. Looks like she'll have only a very small scar but right now she's got a large bruise. She does have some pain but they are handling it with meds. We expect her home tomorrow, hopefully nice and early.

doing well

Nov. 6th, 2009 10:32 pm
jennythereader: (Default)
This is Tom, writing for Jenny. She's doing well. Chilling out at the hospital overnight. Looks like she'll have only a very small scar but right now she's got a large bruise. She does have some pain but they are handling it with meds. We expect her home tomorrow, hopefully nice and early.
jennythereader: (Book 001)
Body: I'm feeling oddly and erratically light-headed. I think it's mostly nerves about tomorrow.

Reading: Same as yesterday.

Hearing: The Overthinking It Podcast

Etsy find: Indigo Ikat Scarf Another very pretty scarf.

Tonight's Project: Rest and try to relax.

Project Follow-up: I got nothing done last night, again.

Randomness: Happy anniversary, Love! 3 years and counting. :-)
jennythereader: (Book 001)
Body: I'm feeling oddly and erratically light-headed. I think it's mostly nerves about tomorrow.

Reading: Same as yesterday.

Hearing: The Overthinking It Podcast

Etsy find: Indigo Ikat Scarf Another very pretty scarf.

Tonight's Project: Rest and try to relax.

Project Follow-up: I got nothing done last night, again.

Randomness: Happy anniversary, Love! 3 years and counting. :-)

PSA

Jul. 24th, 2008 09:03 am
jennythereader: (Skif)
I've been meaning to post about this for a while:

Tom's server is dead, so his blog and the private family blog are both down for the foreseeable future.

I'll let folks know when he has a replacement up and running.

PSA

Jul. 24th, 2008 09:03 am
jennythereader: (Skif)
I've been meaning to post about this for a while:

Tom's server is dead, so his blog and the private family blog are both down for the foreseeable future.

I'll let folks know when he has a replacement up and running.
jennythereader: (* Downtown EL)
We are home!

The funeral was, well, a funeral. It was weird saying good-bye to the last of my great-uncles (and aunts) that I actually knew. I have a few left (I think), but I don't really know any of them.

My family freaked Tom out a little bit by telling him how a couple branches of my ancestors have been living in this same town of Lake Odessa, Michigan since just after the Civil War.

We spent most of Saturday hanging out with Gramma Robinson, and then went into EL for dinner with Dad, Nancy, and Jon at El Azteco. After that we went out to Bob's dojo and watched the last little bit of his martial arts class. Then we headed over to Jon's house to grab Bob's stuff, and ended up hangout there for a while. Bob went back to Grand Ledge with us, and we spent the night at Gramma Robinson's.

We all got up fairly early this morning, but we didn't end up hitting the road much earlier than we would have otherwise.

We had a few adventures on the drive, but nothing particularly dramatic. We left the highway a couple of times trying to find a place that would sell us a replacement wire to hook Tom's iPhone up to the car radio, and when we stopped in Canada for dinner we managed to find a restaurant that had good food but awful service.

Anyway, we're home safe and sound. It's a little late for calling people now, but I will make a few calls in the morning.
jennythereader: (* Downtown EL)
We are home!

The funeral was, well, a funeral. It was weird saying good-bye to the last of my great-uncles (and aunts) that I actually knew. I have a few left (I think), but I don't really know any of them.

My family freaked Tom out a little bit by telling him how a couple branches of my ancestors have been living in this same town of Lake Odessa, Michigan since just after the Civil War.

We spent most of Saturday hanging out with Gramma Robinson, and then went into EL for dinner with Dad, Nancy, and Jon at El Azteco. After that we went out to Bob's dojo and watched the last little bit of his martial arts class. Then we headed over to Jon's house to grab Bob's stuff, and ended up hangout there for a while. Bob went back to Grand Ledge with us, and we spent the night at Gramma Robinson's.

We all got up fairly early this morning, but we didn't end up hitting the road much earlier than we would have otherwise.

We had a few adventures on the drive, but nothing particularly dramatic. We left the highway a couple of times trying to find a place that would sell us a replacement wire to hook Tom's iPhone up to the car radio, and when we stopped in Canada for dinner we managed to find a restaurant that had good food but awful service.

Anyway, we're home safe and sound. It's a little late for calling people now, but I will make a few calls in the morning.

One year on

Nov. 5th, 2007 10:57 am
jennythereader: (Tom & I *)
Happy anniversary to my beloved! We are officially no longer newlyweds.

One year on

Nov. 5th, 2007 10:57 am
jennythereader: (Tom & I *)
Happy anniversary to my beloved! We are officially no longer newlyweds.
jennythereader: (* Tarzan)
Tom's server is down, so his website is off line for a while.
jennythereader: (* Tarzan)
Tom's server is down, so his website is off line for a while.

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