Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ok, this is a little ridiculous.

So a lot of snow moved through very quickly. And now it is just SILLY outside. So I'm staying inside. :D

Unfortunately for the dogs, they have to do their business outside. So this is what happens when they go out in big fluffy snow to run around a bit...

And this is what I woke up to this morning. Our poor tree!!! (It's not usually bent over like that.)

Our roof is a type of composite material that doesn't hold the snow very well. Good for the warmth level in the house, but bad for the trees, animals, whatever that might be waiting below for the piles of snow to fall on top of them. This is what it looks like outside my basement windows right now...

It's crazy. And I think Leo is still asleep, and it's time to shovel, so I'm gonna go wake him up now. Stay warm, y'all!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Split feelings on this whole Winter Storm Q thing.

So my new (old? whatever...) car couldn't be delivered today. Thanks to Q.

That's what they're calling this snow dumper that's currently over us here in Kansas City.

And OHMAHGAWD, the snow. THE SNOOOWWW. There's a lot of snow out there right now. It's been snowing steadily since about 5 or 6 a.m., as I understand it (I didn't wake up til I heard the thunder at about 7:10 a.m. and thought to myself "THUNDERSNOW! Yay!"), and we have about 5 inches built up in our backyard, that I can see. It's blowing a bit, though, so if it were just falling and staying in one pile, I'd imagine that at least 7 inches would have fallen by now.

It's a lot of snow, is what I'm saying. At least, in my experience, it is.

Now the car will be delivered next Wednesday, I guess. Which is fine. It's more important that people stay safe and not travel in this mess, if it can be avoided! Also, there's no top on the truck. Sooo, yeah. :/ (He's planning on delivering it separately, apparently. I wasn't aware of that plan until we emailed earlier this week. Ah, the joys of buying a truck on eBay!)

Everyone stay safe out there! It's damn cold, so I don't know if any playing will happen around our house, but I wouldn't put it past me.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My New Project...'72 Chevy Blazer

When I was in high school, the Twin and I shared a car. But then she changed to doing school through independent study when we were partially through our sophomore year, and I was still going to school every day.
So we needed separate cars.
Which was when I inherited the family's Chevy Blazer. We called it the Big White Monster. It was kind of a badass truck for a chick like me to drive. It was fun.
It was "mine" through my sophomore year in college, and then I got a new car, and the Blazer was sent up for auction, and we officially parted ways.
I miss that truck. It was a 2 door, 4x4, with too much room, and an easy way to break in and steal shit from inside. (Hey, at least thieves figured out it's secret, and they never broke a window to get in!) It was MY Big White Monster.
So I've been looking into buying a new Blazer for a little while now. In checking out different cars.com options over the last few weeks, I came across this awesome green model that was actually a refurbished classic Blazer from '71. I was going to make an offer on Monday, but when I went to the cars.com page for it, it was GONE. I had lost the car already!
My brother helped me find some other options, and one of them happened to be in Abilene, KS. So I discussed it with Leo, and talked to the seller, and basically came to the decision that this would be a good project for me to take on right now.
So here it is! My new Big White Monster. :D

I should have her in my garage by Thursday afternoon. Woo!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My midlife crisis might have already expired. So I don't know WHAT the hell this is.

I'm struggling a little bit, you guys. I feel slightly unfullfilled lately. Like I'm not doing what I should be doing. Like I'm wasting away my life in mediocreville, and I just need to put in a little effort to find my way to a more meaningful existence.

This doesn't happen to me often. I'm actually usually pretty ok with being at C level in life. Getting along and not bothering anyone as I do it.

I think it might be that I just had another birthday. That in and of itself doesn't bother me in any way. I don't care about getting older; I welcome it. But I think it's that whole milestone thing that makes it significant to my psyche in some way.

It could also be because the Twin is starting up another business in her town, and I'm jealous of her gumption and ballsiness when it comes to this whole starting-a-business thing. I would LOVE to do that type of thing! But...AUGH!!! ::runs screaming from the pressure, responsibility, and hard work::

And I mean "jealous" in a good way. I think her business idea is awesome. Maybe in the future, if it's doing as well as I feel it might, we can look at opening a branch of it here in Kansas. Maayybeee...


So I'm sitting here thinking that I want to quit my job (which I love, by the way...which is what makes it so hard to even consider quitting!) so I can give myself the kick in the pants that I need to have in order to get moving on things.

I want to buy a house and rent it out.

I want to work as a stager, so I can help people sell their houses quicker. (Not that it's that easy, of course. People have a history, in my experience, of not listening very well, even when they went in search of help in the first place.)

I want to open a furniture store, so I can have stock to choose from for the staging. (And also so I can BUY ALL THE FURNITURES!)

I basically want to make a whole new set of rules for my life, but without losing my medical benefits, and other small benefits that I get through my workplace. Is there a way to do that? Can I just come in here, like, 10 hours a week so I can get my fill of coworker banter, and qualify as an employee so I can maintain the small benefits I get for myself and my family?

What if I say "please"?


I'm in a rut.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Meet my silly sock monkey...

This is what happens when the team I pick wins the superbowl...