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June 11, 2009

The blog’s hosted at now (click on ‘Blog’). Hurray! =P


i can haz house?

May 28, 2009

So we’ve talked a little bit about buying a home or something. Rather a daunting enterprise, innit. So I’ve spent quite a while today looking around the Internet for home listings and things. Have found some places that look interesting, but you know, most of them (that would be in our price range) are perty dang old, and I really don’t want an old house.

With that in mind I thought, “Hmm, maybe pull a Dad and build a HiLine home then?” So on my own here I’m looking into that. Will share with Dave later. But here’s what I’ve found: if we can buy a lot of land for, say, $30-40,000, and stick a small HiLine home on it for $40-70,000 or so, we’re still around $70-110,000 and I think we could manage a mortgage in that area (plus property taxes and insurance), assuming we went for say a 30-yr loan with an APR of 6-8%. Of course, if we did buy a lot of land (for example, there’s this one nearby – thanks Barb!) we may have to clear and level it and all that other pre-build prep, and I have NO idea how much that would run. So I e-mailed the HiLine people and asked them about that and whether they handle pre-build stuff and/or consult/refer. La la la. We’ll see.

So Dave’s home now and he’s bought gin and various other alcohol-related products. I’mma go kiss on him now. Will probably write more on this later. =P

the carpet

May 14, 2009

Met with our landlord last night about our carpet in the living room (ugly stained berber with those light brown and green and beige colours that are meant to hide dirt, yuck). He’s like, OK, well, he’ll hire a professional cleaner for it and if that doesn’t do the trick then maybe he’ll have some laminate put in. And I’m all…. yeeEAAAAaah! Just like that. =P So the cleaners are coming tomorrow morning.

Who else is coming over tomorrow? Mum and Mark! =) Very happy. We were maybe going to go see a baseball game but their flight gets in too late for that, so. *shrug* Instead we’re going to do dinner out someplace. =D

I keep avoiding dusting everything. What the hey? It’s not like it’s hard! But I think I must be especially smitten with the lazy disease, because I’ll think about doing something and put it off and then think about it some more and put it off some more… yikes. You’d think I’d be a cleaning Nazi or something because of my obsession with clean hands, but… I guess it doesn’t work that way.

I skipped iKnow for the past two days, I can’t believe it! I was on such a roll, too… oh well. Did it today so I’ll just try to stick with it. Also I need to try and get up earlier than 9 or 10 every morning. *sigh* Okite kudasai! <_<

what in the world…?

May 8, 2009

So I was really tired and altered the default image of the Misty theme last night. Dave gets it anyway, hurray! =P

I’m feeling really tired. I’m tired of feeling tired and I’m tired of hearing news about this swine flu too. It’s all been way overblown, in my completely uneducated opinion. Of course, I didn’t know before that the annual flu kills around 30k people in the US alone each year. That freaks me out a bit – as if I didn’t worry myself with anything and everything! Ah well, I’m not gonna let it get to me.

Bah, productivity. I haven’t done my iKnow! yet today or anything, really, except for the laundry and the dishes and so on. Barb’s coming to get me (in about 5-10 minutes I guess) to go to the recycling center so we can get rid of some of this glass. I’m all about the recycling. It saves so much room in the garbage can – and I hear it’s good for the environment, too! Fancy that. <_<


May 8, 2009

Ok, jumped on the blogwagon again. Dave got one so I felt like I needed to. Yay! But I guess I’ll keep you up-to-date on what I’m doing (you know… being as anonymous as possible in the process).

Feel free to check out my links in the side. I’m afraid my Twitter [katesmeow] is for family only… but (oddly enough) this won’t be. 😛 So lemme esplain: on YouTube [katesmeow] I play guitar, on [chiisaikeito] I study Japanese (gambatte! … as they say), and on Flickr [madamedent] I post photos (some private) and pictures/drawings I’ve made. Bueno? 😉 I guess this’ll be the gathering place for all those things… and extra thoughts.

Peace out. Oh, but before you go… take the poll: