I’ve been ultra-busy lately at both work and home, but looking back at the journal, I haven’t written anything other than movie reviews in over a month. I’m even way behind on the movie reviews! Christ I wasn’t that busy, I’m just neglectful. I’m sorry journal.
In the past month, I’ve been working on a fun project at work that has occupied quite a few cycles. My plan is to finish it by the end of June, and I don’t think that is an ambitious goal. The sin-laws visited over the Memorial Day weekend, and while it was part social visit, it was clearly also part indentured servitude. coco_b has wanted to better utilize the awesome evening light that was hitting the street side of the house, but much of it was sequestered in the front bedroom (which is her little yoga/reading/working/office/chill space). After some discussions, we decided to replace the lame slab door (in the distance in that photo) to that room with a set of french doors. This way the room was still a defined, separate room, yet open or closed, we still get the beautiful evening light and both rooms seem bigger. Corinna’s parents have done a ton of work on their home, and her stepfather does cabinetry and woodworking as a hobby. Even better, they always seem willing to help us out on whatever crazy projects we dream up. :)
So they drove all the way down (er, over?) from Michigan, arriving Thursday evening… We figured that if they were coming to give us so much free labor and advice, the least I could do was make sure they were well fed while they were here. The night they arrived I whipped up some cheese fondue from scratch and we had some fresh bread from one of the local bakeries. Even if it isn’t hip anymore, Fondue is a great way to eat and socialize at the same time. Over the weekend I also made my signature pasta+cauliflower+cheese+onion dish, as well as some mediocre skewers, swordfish provencal, and I don’t remember what else (if anything). My vacation time isn’t as copious as Corinna’s, so I worked on Friday while they begun demolition at the house. The door was significantly wider and a bit taller than the existing door, and we also had to relocate a light switch. While I somehow optimistically thought that this would be a one or two day project, it ended up taking the entire weekend (not including jointing and painting). We still managed to have fun, watched a few movies, ate lots of food, and just hung out, but I still think it’d be nice if we didn’t enslave them next time they visited. :) Corinna finished most of the finish work this past weekend, and the end result is awesome.
Last Friday, jeffm was in town, and he suggested we all go to Fenway to see the Sox. While this SHOULD have been awesome, the lineup was a little shaken up with injuries, and they got completely destroyed by the Mariners. It was still a fun time, I had never been to Fenway with such a large group (8 people) before.. Afterwards we hit up Precinct in Union Square, which was quite a bit of fun, although it was a little out of the way for roryk and I. Jeff’s friend Christen went to the game with us and works there, so we got a serious hookup. New people, old friends, and good drinks ALMOST make up for shitty baseball. Almost.