Monthly Archives: May 2009

Unpleasant Surprises

Dear Tom and Dan,

I wanted to write to you to let you know that you may be contacted about your home being under foreclosure. I am working to resolve this situation and I will keep you apprised of events.


I can’t say that this comes as too much of a surprise. There had been indications of difficulties over the last two months, so we were prepared for this eventuality. The good news is that, depending on where things are in the foreclosure process, we have between four and eleven months before we have to move. We had planned on moving out and buying a home when our lease was up in January, anyway, so this actually isn’t too much of a hardship.

Yeah. Interesting times ahead.

End of the Week Wrapup Before the Week Ends!

Right. Friday. Where did the week go?

We’ve got a busy weekend ahead, but before that happens I wanted to post about the past week. On Saturday, we were joined for dinner by linnaeus, hegdish, drakeduck, and baconcoyote. We grilled up some very tasty bacon cheeseburgers and had a lovely evening of chatting and catching up. We don’t get to see the Milwaukee folks too often so it was a lot of fun to hang out with them!

On Sunday we did some work around the house, though takaza was feeling a bit iffy. I wound up going up to roho and genet‘s for dinner and The Amazing Race by myself. Unfortunately, Dan’s illness carried over into the next day, when his boss sent him home because he was running a mild fever and had a slight cough (OMG SWINE FLU!). Even after he saw a doctor (who diagnosed it as your basic virus-caused upper respiratory ick), he didn’t go back to work until Wednesday.

My week at work has been pretty busy, wrapping up a final report and starting in on my next project. It has kept me hopping (and extremely stressed on Monday), but it hasn’t be too bad.

Last night was a fun change to the usual routine; we met up with aureth, jenwolf, and moryssa for dinner in McHenry at the decidedly pedestrian Bambino’s (so-so pizza and $5 bottles of Guinness? Seriously?) before walking down to see Star Trek. On a scale of 0 to 100, I’d give it about an 85. Entertaining, pretty to look at (though as Dan and I said on Twitter, you can make a drinking game out of counting the lens flares, and be very drunk by the end of the movie), though ultimately lacking in…something. It was amusing to see them follow the “Star Trek checklist”, though: Bones says “Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a *”, Scotty says he’s “giving her all he’s got”, etc. I absolutely got my six dollars’ worth, so I have no complaints.

As for this weekend, we’re going to stop by Anime Central briefly tomorrow, then either go for some tasty BBQ or a wine tasting for a great cause, the German Shepherd Search and Rescue Dog Association. As for Sunday, I have a list with a lot of tasks to complete before we open up our house for Memorial Day, mostly stuff that no one would notice if we didn’t do them, like cleaning the windows in the stairwell and such, but I’ll feel better once they’re done. Hmm, Sunday is also the finale for The Amazing Race. We (or someone) should do something for that. We’ll have to work on that 🙂