the quick recap of the past two weeks

The last update here was a couple weeks ago right before I moved to a new apartment. Time has flown as usual. March has arrived. The cold is leaving, and the Spring transition is in progress.

On February 19th, Mary and I officially moved into our new apartment. Moving was physically taxing, but we managed to get through with it by the end of the month with life’s usual routine of sleep, work, and school went on. Fortunately, our new apartment has an attached garage that no one is renting and we’re currently using it for storage. Our belongings would have restricted us from moving around the apartment comfortably if it wasn’t for that garage. This weekend, I plan on chipping away at what’s in the garage.

On February 20th, a mouse made its way into the apartment and stayed for almost a week. I’ve never had to deal with mice but I’ve dealt with cockroaches and other insect pests. I ended up getting some mouse traps and baiting them with peanut butter. In less than twelve hours, the mouse was terminated. The crime scene wasn’t too bad, and the clean-up was a cinch.

The house my brother rented the past few years needed to be completely moved out this past weekend as well. Along with the moving Mary and I did through the week especially on Friday and the cleaning I did on the old place on Saturday, helping move what was left in the house and cleaning it as well definitely took all of the energy I had left. I was nodding off at work and school on Monday and Tueday, but I’ve made it this far in the week A-OK. TGTF.

I’ve taken my first couple exams for the two classes I’m taking this semester. So far so good. The addition of taking classes to the 40-hour work week keeps me occupied Monday thru Friday. I still have a little time between work and school to relax as much as I can, and I’ve been doing a bunch of recovering earlier this week from all the moving I did over the weekend. Again: Thank Goodness Tomorrow’s Friday. I’m looking forward to this weekend when I won’t be hauling stuff back and forth in vehicles and unloading them or doing any type of deep cleaning.

My inner circle is making a much-needed transition, and we’re taking advantage of 2010. I hope to see some of our projects come to fruition by the end of the year, and the future is looking bright. As long as we stay focused and motivated, our work will amount to something we accomplished with our own effort.

We’ve been going over this routine for years, and we’re not trying to be huge nor make a huge dent in the world, but it’s better than being and doing nothing or not following through with our projects and ideas. We’re grown up a bit in the past half-decade, and we’re making changes that’ll take couple years to get us to that next level. We’re patient though. We’ve taken up this much time already, and we just need a little bit more.

I’m going to be a godfather in a couple months. Thanks, Joe. This means so much to me. The fact that you selected me to be part of your daughter’s life shows that we’ve formed a solid trust over the 10+ years that we’ve been close friends. I know I haven’t been around all the time, but we’ve always kept in touch. The time has arrived where I’ll have to be more active ’cause she’s going grow up so fast and we’re not getting any younger. I got this. =)

Now that the moving has tapered off and all that Mary and I have left is to get the apartment arranged, I’ll update this more frequently. So much for my New Year’s resolution to update this at least twice a week, but life has its way of getting in the way and resolutions are usually broken. ‘Til next time. Peace out.

the forward momentum

Wow. The weekend is almost already here again. We’re already nearing the middle of the first month of the new year. Time is not slowing down by any means.

Mondays thru Fridays from 7am to 3pm at my day job that pays the bills, I am a drone that completes the connection. I am a robot that sees a check every two weeks. My days are mostly the same. The routine is comforting. That is my work life.

I’m keeping in mind that one of my resolutions was to update this at least a couple times a week, and I’m going to do my best. Don’t let me let you down.

Mare also got her new Lenovo IdeaPad Y450, and it’s pretty sweet. She digs it and so do I. I have no plans in the near future for a new computer system of any sort. I’m content with the five I already use on a regular basis.

I picked up a copy of I, Robot on Blu-ray at Wally World yesterday for ten bucks. They also had Boondock Saints and 28 Days Later, but I went with the one that I like the most and would look spectacular in 1080p. This is why I always have to pass by the electronics section whenever I feel like saving money and living better. =P

Here’s a picture of one of the baby mollies that I took yesterday or the day before:

I haven’t been able to locate the other baby molly. Maybe it died.

Mare & I will be moving at the end of next month. We’re really excited and looking forward to it. I’m also going back to school once again for some necessary certification. I’m doing something that I should have done years ago. These next couple months will be a much-needed breath of fresh air.

American Idol is back. I’ll probably end up watching it like I did last season ’cause I’m a sucker. A new episode of Bones airs tonight. The news about Conan and Leno is interesting. I wonder how that’s going to pan out.

These days will fly by, and I look forward to them doing that. Everything is falling into place nicely, and I hope they continue to do so. Peace out.