Last night we took the final step of moving. We closed out the lease on our apartment and turned in the keys. What a great feeling it was! Continue reading
All we wanted to do was return a vacuum cleaner. We had purchased it 5 days earlier, broken it after 20 minutes total use, and decided to get a different model. By the time we were successful we had involved most of the Wal-Mart’s night shift, provided entertainment for other shoppers, yelled at the store manager and received personal guidance on choosing a vacuum cleaner from the housewares department manager.
All of this only took about one hour. What a night. Continue reading
We’re still moving stuff into our new house, but now we’re actually living there. Last Friday we had the cable guy hook up our television and Internet service. We moved our venerable futon bed, set it up in the downstairs bedroom, and that was it.
Time to move in! Continue reading
In my continuing series of letters, I’ve had the opportunity to write to columnist Andrew Sullivan. “Andy” is a conservative columnist who writes for a number of publications, including “Time” magazine and “The Atlantic,” both their print and on-line publications. The occasion for my letters was being fed up with Andy expressing shock at the latest public outrage by shock-jock Ann Coulter.
Advisory: Don’t click over the fold if you get the vapors from adult subject matter. Continue reading
Winnie and I have been spending the past week cleaning, fixing, and repainting our new house. You’d think that after a year’s worth of rebuilding our Mississippi house, a little painting would be simple.
But I must say, the painting and relatively minor repairs we’re doing feels like “Deja Vou all over again.” Continue reading
We took a big step towards settling down in Virginia. Wednesday morning, Feb 28, 2007, we closed on the purchase of a house here in Dale City.
For me, the closing was a typical event of crossed signals, missed connections and general confusion. For our realtor and the other professionals it was an embarrassment of chaos. So I’d have to guess they’re just not used to doing business the “Charest way.” Continue reading
The Second Visit
Hurricane Katrina may be ancient history for people away from the Gulf Coast. But for the people still living there the after-affects are as on-going as a wound that doesn’t heal. In New Orleans especially, the sores are wide open and festering.Today, President Bush is scheduled to visit New Orleans to give another speech and photo op. A local blog, Humid City v2.3, is openly calling for a public rebuke of the President.