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Wed
31
Mar '10

Hump Day With Sunshine.

It’s always nice to have a Wednesday with sunshine (or any day for that matter). In the continuing running into friends category — today it was Mark Horiuchi in the Costco parking lot. He’s a talented Seattle artist who also can now be counted as a real estate developer. At one point I was considering […]

Tue
30
Mar '10

Back To Work, Again.

Awoke to the alarm clock… wanted to be bright and cheery for the marketing meeting this morning. Well, at least I was awake for the meeting. After errands on the way home I had to take a power nap. Late afternoon saw the arrival of Fluffernutter’s landlord to take a look at the phone booth […]

Mon
29
Mar '10

Back In The Air…Again.

Ah, the joys of having a late afternoon flight… not having to worry about when you get up. Well, within reason, there is that noon check-out time. Breakfast for both of us was leftovers from last nights dinner. By noon we are on our way to the airport — a tad early, but better that […]

Sun
28
Mar '10

Last Full Day In The Sun.

Last of the pork, last of the eggs for breakfast — still a ton of corn tortillas that I dont’ think will get used. Oh well, we did a pretty good job of clearing out the food. Basically there is enough for a salad this afternoon — looks like we will be eating out after […]

Sat
27
Mar '10

Wild Saturday Night.

Not.

Gnarlene was on a mission this morning… breakfast out. Coupon in hand (1/2 off second dish) we head to Sardina Cantina Seafood Bar and Grille, whose motto is: On The Four Lane In Front Of Carol Baja Resort. Let me tell you, yes, it is on the four lane — less than 20 feet from […]

Fri
26
Mar '10

Liquid Is Heavy. Duh.

Gnarlene headed to Cabo San Lucas to spend the day paddling around the bay on a kayak — my job for the day is to bring back groceries for another couple of meals. Might go out tonight for seafood if Gnarlene makes it back in time, might just have camarones (shrimp) and pasta here, or […]

Thu
25
Mar '10

Videos Of Paradise.

Finally got the videos uploaded of the swanky two-bedroom. The second one is guaranteed to make Swanda dizzy. It’s in two parts because half way through taping the maid rang the doorbell with fresh robes for us. Gnarlene’s plans for going kayaking today were scuttled because of sleeping in from too much partying last night. […]

Wed
24
Mar '10

Movin’ Up In The World.

Chorizo and eggs (huevos) for breakfast, roll-ups with the left-overs from the fridge, and at 4pm time to pick up the keys to tonight’s luxury digs… Room 605, a two-bedroom penthouse suite that Gnarlene can’t understand why I got it… until he gets up there and sees it: There are some videos on the site […]

Tue
23
Mar '10

Condo Cooking.

For me, today was about being lazy around the resort — I didn’t even get out into the sun much because of yesterday’s “pinkness”. Breakfast was a pork, potato (bothfrom last night’s dinner) and egg scramble with a croissant for Gnarlene. Mind you, breakfast was at about 11am after much scotch and tequila last night […]

Mon
22
Mar '10

Cabo, She Is A Changin’.

When I was last in Cabo, with Jill and Jameson the nearest grocery store was several miles north. Definately a cab/van ride in each direction. Today, a mere 1 kilometer north (.6 miles) is a Mega store — everything from groceries to kitchen appliances… and a McDonalds, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Sushi Restaurant and nalf a […]

Sun
21
Mar '10

Hello Cabo.

And Spring Break.

I sound like a broken record — I hate getting up for early morning flight. Who would have thought 9am is an early flight, but with it being international, it’s the two-hour rule. Get there early. As well we did as the airport was jammed with spring break travellers, parents, teenagers, college students, children, basically […]

Sat
20
Mar '10

Saturday — Pre-Departure.

In theory, the website re-design is done. Whether the owner “pulls the switch” is up in the air. I’ve done my part. Rename one page on the server “index.htm” and the site will switch to the new one. Silence since 10am. Not my problem at the moment. My problem. Getting every duck in the road […]

Fri
19
Mar '10

TGIF — Though It’s Never/Always Friday For Me.

Round one of all the pages of the website are done and uploaded — by around 2pm this afternoon. 32 pages, with a query in as to whether I should do another ten or so “travel” pages. No comments back yet which is either good or bad, probably neither, just that he is busy. Time […]

Thu
18
Mar '10

Too Much Chinese Food.

Must Say No To Swanda.

Another intense day of work… which is good since I need to get it done before I leave for Cabo San Lucas with Gnarlene on Sunday. Getting closer — hopefully will be able to upload the site tomorrow mid-day assuming my back and fingers don’t give out. Dinner tonight at Shanghai Garden on 6th with cocktails […]

Wed
17
Mar '10

More Pages Done.

More Travel Booked.

Nothing like deciding you want to chance the footer information half way through creating new pages for a website re-do… and unlike in MS-Word where you would change it once, each page if a unique collection of tables within tables within tables, not unlike a Chinese Birdhouse. Now I just need to concentrate on not […]

Tue
16
Mar '10

Back And Neck Sore, Wallet Happy.

Hit the ground running with the website redesign — my back and neck or sore from intense keyboard work, but it’s a bunch of billable hours, which I need. Seems the redesign is being pushed through like a health bill on Capital Hill — get out of the way it’s coming through with or without […]

Mon
15
Mar '10

Damn Tub Done.

I don’t know what was in the air this morning, but I whipped through a website redesign and was golden enough for the client to ask for implementation numbers so he could budget. From derivative to collaborative in the space of a week. But that quote is for tomorrow —- the billing period is over […]

Sun
14
Mar '10

So Lonely Around The House.

The folks who bought my RV are due back today… which means SOB (Son of Bob) will be leaving the front yard. With the back yard vacant of the Mommy Van (1998 Mazda MPV) it’s starting to look really lonely around here. Imagine what it will look like once the chipper, lift gate and trailer […]

Sat
13
Mar '10

Fat Lady Sings.

And Then Everybody Starts Taking Off Their Clothes.

Got the hot tub cover foil taped today, and started the process of figuring out the snaps to hold the cover down. That might happen tomorrow. Got a call from FlufferNutter about the phone booth… seems he is interested, we just have to come to an agreement on price and timing… as he needs a […]

Fri
12
Mar '10

Almost Done, That Soaking Tub.

Closer and closer the tub comes to being done…. All that’s left: foil seal the four sides add a spongy strip insulation for a better seal figure out some clips to keep it secure in the wind figure out an easier system to drain it Guess it isn’t that close — VERY usable as it […]