Sunday, November 12, 2006

what a long, strange couple of months its been

well, we finally made it back to metry for good (minus the frogs, they are in a little roadside grave outside of salina, kansas... poor things must've died pining for reno). so it goes...

this month back home has been exhausting, messy and sometimes frustrating, but the house is gettin' better every day. too bad this space has been another casualty of the busy times we've had. some things just needed to get done and this blog just wasn't one of them. we'll try to pick up some of the slack here but until then i guess a bit of catch-up is in order...

first off, we must thank the gods of drunks, dogs and children for getting us home unscathed, reasonably sane and all in one piece. the trip was virtually uneventful, but after doing it 3 times in the last year s.a. and i have that part down pretty good. seems the dogs had the worst of it, they yowled and cried all the way home, while kimmy and the p-man were quite civilized for the 3 and a 1/2 days it took to make the 2500 miles and were quite a pleasure to travel with. s.a. and i, on the other hand had our obligatory 'starbuck's moment', kissed and made up, then made it home. all in all it was a great way to end the road trips of my life (unless i feel the need to travel, which hits way too often...)

it has been very crazy around here for the last month. the house is still in need of a lot of work, tho the girls are painting and fixing up at an incredible rate. it is slow going in a lot of ways. we missed the cable guy the first monday back and got a three week penalty. then he goes and hooks up a fucked-up box and we had to wait another week for that. we didn't really miss the cable or the internet much at all. we were just too busy/tired to care.

i have finally got the w'room up and running, to a point (computer, tv/dvd and record player are go... the studio is kinda slogging along). everything is in but needs to be organized and wired, and that's always my favorite part, which is probably why i save it for last. this w'room could also use a good dose of paint, but the stark white is much better than the gloss black it was when the pornographers rented the place. and we're still hearing horror stories from the neighbors about those guys.

all in all life is looking better, tho the r.a. is still kicking my ass too much (in fact i need to do a shot right now), but soon the wear and tear of the move will go away and things will really brighten up.

damn, it's great to be home!

--- and besides feeling good about being back home there are a few other things lately that make us smile... the saints (altho they lost this week, so did hot 'lanta), the hornets (losing but started strong), it seems the evil empire is in it's last throes and the new beatles' record, 'love', is coming out real soon (it should be on the door step in about a week)...

we'll get into the grimy details later about the record, but from first listening 'love' is a very interesting addition to the beatle's catalogue. four tracks are available for your pleasure on 'the' but i'll dump 'em here for ya to enjoy at your leisure, available for a little while via yousendit...

strawberry fields forever
octopus' garden
while my guitar gently weeps
lady madonna



Anonymous lori said...


i've checked in a few times...glad to see y'all made it back in mostly one piece!

love seeing "drums and wires" on the wall of the new w-room.

looking forward to hearing about some new metry adventures.

lori in tx

5:53 PM CST  
Blogger Laurie said...


8:30 PM CST  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I am happy that you are getting things back together.

8:38 PM CST  
Anonymous Moe said...

Sooooo happy to hear that yall made it back safely and are getting things together. Sorry to hear about your R.A. flaring up. Just try to take it easy and don't push yourself too hard. Congrats on getting back to Metry! I know yall must both be relieved to be home sweet home! Moe

6:29 AM CST  
Blogger leomange said...

Welcome home! I thought we'd lost you. Moving's a pain, but it sounds like you got through it relatively unscathed. Look forward to reading more about it. Take care.

9:21 PM CST  
Blogger dickvandyke said...

Morning Fawlty!
What ho old boy. Bloody marvellous to have you back. Shame about the frogs - they never could stand the pace. Get the bar open.

The Major

11:39 AM CST  
Blogger Jen T. (that's me) said...

Welcome home!

Jen in BR

5:44 PM CST  
Blogger sonicfrog said...

Like I always say, home is where the stereo is!!!

Merry Christmas my ol' blog friend.

1:49 AM CST  
Blogger sonicfrog said...

PS. I told ya Drew Brees was going to be a good deal for your Saints. The trade worked out well for both teams, yours and mine. I would LOVE to see them meet in the Big Bowl. That would be awesome!!!

1:54 AM CST  
Blogger sonicfrog said...

Happy New Year!

1:14 AM CST  
Blogger Laurie said...

I just read at Tim's Nameless Blog about Betty Assunto passing away. I know she must be related to you but I'm embarrassed to say I can't remember how. I'm so sorry. Hope you're doing well.

9:06 AM CST  

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