Wednesday, February 21, 2007

people and their guns

This is a website a friend emailed me and i thought it was both beautiful and frightening. Thanks lucas for sending me this. Click here to go there!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Ha, that sounded bad, the title that is. I meant my first house. I am really excited about this one, because it is a very very narrow lot, measuring 30' wide. once you put in all of the setbacks, it leaves a 20 foot space to build your house. Hells yeah!

I think that we might also be able to build a pretty nice house because it is going to be small, maybe two bedrooms, and we have a similar budget as the rest of the houses. I really like the client too. Very sweet man. he came into the office today to meet with me in camoflauge insulated coveralls. He just wants in his house. He doesnt care. He doesnt want to live in his trailer any more. When we went to measure the site, we were greeted with a very happy dog. He was young and his personality reminded me a lot of Miss Deloris. So... I am really excited about this project. It has a lot of potential. Ahhh... ok off to work.

Oh yeah. Deloris has a boyfriend. More details on her new man later. But i think she is a hussy! Always chasin all of those men dogs around. First Hector, now this little boy dog. This one is a younger man too. What are we gonna do with her? Ha.

Oh yeah! I have posted some new pictures of Ocean Springs on my Flickr page

Monday, February 12, 2007

a review of my weekend. This has to be quick

So i have had a pretty good weekend.... I got a lot done including my budget, cleaning my house, laundry, uploading my pictures on flickr, but my overall free time productivity is down. New Years resolutions always result in a failure to meet the goal, but i am going to keep trying. I will be a very productive person this week!!!!

Friday and saturday nights i hung out at sweets. I had a few chips(free beer markers) left, so i stayed close. I got a lot of cleaning done saturday morning, and a lot of things i have been needing to do, finished. Yesterday i woke up, ran deloris, and started cleaning some more. I went to the Hands On Volunteer Camp so Robin could cut my hair. It looks good. Thanks Boo!!!!

I rushed home to change, and headed up to the lynchburg for some shuffelboard.

I sat with my friends and watched the shuffleboard tournament, and played a little pool. I got a call from Rachel at Sweets asking me to work that evening. So....i had to switch to water, not a big deal, and i did steal a few swollows of beer from a friend. Thanks boo.

So i went to work at sweets, which was so much fun. It was funny to see people when they came in and see me behind the bar. one guy just shook his head. HA! I like bartending there, and i hope rachel needs me again. There is something a bit empowering about bartending. Oh yeah. its because i am controling the beer. HA HA
alright, gotta go to work.

Friday, February 09, 2007

A nice week, and arguments!

I know it has been a while since my last post, so i will touch on a bunch real quick.

Last Sunday was super bowl Sunday. I met some folks I had met a few nights before at the Grocery up at they Lynchburg which is a bar much like sweets, but bigger , they sell liquor and they have shuffle board. It was pretty nice hanging out with a younger crowd, and meeting good folks. The only downside is they insisted on buying jager for the group. Jager and i don't really get along too well. I finally talked someone who was buying a round into getting me a whiskey, but i guess i will just have to toughen up and just embrace the jager if i am going to continue to hang with this group.

Work has been a bit tough on the heart this week. I met with a client, who's house i am supposed to begin designing, and we get there, and they begin telling their story. The husband of our client got very emotional. It is rough going on those types of visits, because everyone is so desperate to get into their homes. And we cant do it fast enough. I really love listening to people open up, but it really tears me apart at the same time. When i left the meeting, i was just trying to take in what he had said, and i cant even begin to understand. I don't believe i have the capacity to grasp it all and i am continuously humbled by these conversations and the people who are able to deal with what life has thrown at them.

I have also gotten my first taste of dealing with construction managers. One of these guys who is down here managing the construction for a christian volunteer organization is doing work on one of the houses i worked on. He came up to my office, and started almost bad mouthing the client. I have really taken a liking to this client, and this CM was just being intolerable. "we cant do this, we cant do that" He was just being difficult. He wanted me to change the plan because it would save him from digging 20" deeper. Come on. He needs to remember why he came down here in the first place. He is more concerned with the numbers now, than the clients. I have seen him for the past 3 days, and it just gets worse and worse.

So, yeah...
my evenings have been really nice. I have made a new friend up at sweets. It is nice to have someone to really talk to on a regular basis. He was there last night, and some of my new friends from the Grocery came by. We drastically changed the demographics of that bar last night. the average age in the bar was lowered by 20 years last night. The grocery folks were disappointed that there is no Jager at Sweets. (thank god!)

alright back to work boo!