Apr 19

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Along with the warm weather are some drawbacks, like yellowjackets. They are back in 2009 in full force. Yesterday we found them in their usually hiding place under the corner of the siding on the garage. We also found them in some new places while we were out measuring for the potential new patio. They built an enormous nest in the light fixture outside of the basement sliding doors. They also started a small nest in the light by outside kitchen door. I got distracted last night with grilling and GH: Metallica so I went out this morning and sprayed the hell out of them. I wonder what I can do to prevent them from coming back…

Apr 11

Saturday House Work

Busy day at the house. I rebuilt the guest room with the old/new queen bed and put back all the furniture and curtains. Once that was finished, I put up the new curtains in the dining room. That actually was pretty easy. I’m known to experience great frustration while hanging curtains. Today I stayed calm.

Now I’m watching The Masters while Erin prepares food for Easter. Her parents are coming over tomorrow for dinner. Apparently we are out of sugar so I’m heading out now to get more.

Apr 03

Quick Trip Home

I haven’t posted in awhile but not much has changed. We’re heading to my parents house tomorrow. We haven’t been there since Christmas so its about time. We’re also bringing home a queen mattress set and a full size freezer. I have a Budget truck scheduled for Sunday morning. I can wait to fill the freezer with lots of random meat.

Mar 15

Und Becks

I’m thinking we need to recreate Beerfest during our Memorial Day party, Das Boot and all.

Beer Paddle Kugel

Speed Chug

Turbo Quarters

Long Pour

Distance Quaters


Relay Chug

Das Boot

Mar 04

12 Years – Its Finally Over

I had my yearly allergist checkup today. He said that since I haven’t had any symptoms in over 2 seasons and that I’ve been getting injections for such a long time, we are going to discontinue my treatment. In other words, I’M CURED! We’re running an experiment by taking me off the injections. If I need to take an allergy pill 2 or 3 times a week during the worst part of the allergy season, that will be considered a success. If its anymore than that or if the symptoms start to bother me too much, we’ll reevaluate the situation. Its hard for me to believe that I’m stopping the injections. They have been a part of my life for such a long time that I still can’t believe it.