Category Archives: Family

Search is over – Counter-offer accepted

First, my apologies for a supposedly tech-blog focussing on such mundane issues as new house buying. I could be elaborating on the DNS poisoning and the newly-expired production evaluation SQL version problems I have had the last two nights, but … Continue reading

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Made an offer

In our continuing housing saga, which has pretty much dominated my thinking lately, we made an offer on what just might be our next house. Talk about trepidation, making an offer or commitment that large is not something I’d want … Continue reading

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Speed Real-Estating

Speed Dating (the process of consecutive 3 minute dates in a party setting) has nothing on my activities today. As I said previously we only have 3 weeks to find a house to avoid extending our lease, with that in … Continue reading

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More buying home fun

We were able to secure pretty good rates (80%/20% loan at 4.75/5.25 respectively) on the new home purchase. The landlord, however, put us through three days of baited breath whether he was willing to extend our lease three months. Either … Continue reading

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Going to Vegas

Laura and I are going to Vegas baby! We decided to finally take a trip the two of us (actually four of us — my brother Tiny and his wife are going with us) around Laura’s 32nd birthday in April. … Continue reading

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Lucky in love (family) does not equal Lucky with computer speakers

I love my kids and my family, but some days they can be especially trying especially with them around computer peripherals. I originally had a pair of semi-cheap 350W big speakers a couple years ago. As time progressed and the … Continue reading

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You know you have the found the right church when…

.. you feel guilty for not attending it or want to spend more time there. Somber and I have been attending a Christian Reformed church again. Both she and I grew up in the Reformed tradition (she was RCA (Reformed … Continue reading

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Category archive RSS feeds now available

I have added category specific RSS feeds for those only interested in my weightloss happenings or those only interested in Information Security posts. If you want to monitor updates on my humble take on security issues and eliminate some of … Continue reading

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The mucho sweating and some grunting is over

Well this should make it official. While there is still boxes to be unpacked, the Move is over. Somber’s dad and I packed the truck by ourselves on Friday last week. It took us basically 5 hours to load the … Continue reading

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All that's left is the sweating and the grunting

Well after the prospective buyers of our house took 11 days longer than originally expected to secure financing, our move is finally seeming more permanent. The last few days have been one setback and resolution after another. We found out … Continue reading

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