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9th-Oct-2007 04:17 pm
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer
Things are getting more and more settled at the house, although the list of things we could spend money on continues to grow as well. We've got a minor plumbing issue that could get addressed along with a tree that needs significant trimming or something more severe. The garage door is a lingering issue (kind of rotting and the opener seems a bit feeble).

I've been struggling with wireless network issues at the house but I think I've finally solved them. The problem seems to be mainly due to the central marble fireplace. I picked up a wifi extender on sale online and it seems to have fixed the problem.

We are no longer sleeping on a mattress on the floor. We finally found a new bed to buy (with split box spring) and had it delivered on Sunday. The living room seems a little bit larger without a queen size box spring leaning against the wall.

Video games are finally set up properly in the Beauty Shop and movies and CDs are mostly unpacked. I took the opportunity to finally catalog all of them for future reference. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the setup as simple as I'd hoped (the new TV only routes stereo audio out no matter what format comes in through the HDMI connections) but it's nice to have surround sound again. I've been playing Crackdown and a bit of the demo to Stranglehold. I do like how easy it is to download and try out demos of games on the latest generation of consoles. It's a bit disappointing that Microsoft somehow missed the wireless memo though and requires a wired network connection (or an expensive dongle).

monstersocks and I went out and saw Resident Evil: Extinction the other night. I think the creepiest part of the movie was the weird digital botox thing they did to every close-up of Milla Jovovich. If the camera got too close to her face she became strangely blurry, but when it pulled away she looked normal. Much like the last one the movie doesn't really end so much as it just kind of stops after losing interest.
9th-Oct-2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
Happy early Birthday!

And welcome to home ownership, where the list is never-ending. ;)
11th-Oct-2007 06:37 pm (UTC)

I'll be happy once we have the big items (like the half dead tree in the back yard) off of the list. I'm looking forward to the things we want on the list rather than the things that have to be there.
10th-Oct-2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
Ahh, the joys of ownership. There's always something that you can spend money on. It sounds like the house is coming together though.
11th-Oct-2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
It definitely is coming together. We need to work on finding places for some of the stuff that's semi-unpacked, but it definitely feels a lot more like home now.
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