So a friend of Welsh Girl, Party Girl and Okie Girl was having a birthday. Another friend of theirs, someone who likes to make birthdays an occasion, arranged a party at Red's Indoor Range. Originally I wanted to go but didn't have the money. That and Welsh Girl was having a "tupperware" party. But Party Girl and Okie Girl talked me into it by fronting me the money. So I rented a Glock 17 (didn't have time to borrow something from my weapon hoarding friends) and popped off some rounds. And it was lovely. Well, except for the part where Okie Girl accidentally pointed a loaded weapon at me. That sucked. But everything else was lovely. Handguns are a lot harder to shoot than bigger arms. But a little practice should fix that. And since I good handful of people enjoyed it, I foresee this becoming a group thing. And I would have fun going with a group once a month or so... Heck, might even try to get Welsh Girl out there.
Other than that, well, I made apple pie this morning. Learned a few things from it...
1. More cardamom is better than less.
2. More butter or some vinegar make for a better crust.
3. Need to get a rolling pin so I don't have to borrow one from my neighbors.
4. Need more flour in with the apples to firm up the filling.
Get to make up for all that tomorrow. Have to make another pie tomorrow for Tuesday. Let's see how that one comes out.
Felt the baby kick for the first time Saturday night. I finally have experienced physical, non-technological proof that something is in my wife's belly. :)
Welsh Girl, while flipping channels, ran into and watched Bring It On for the first time. Discussing how silly it was, I mentioned that I wouldn't mind being in a Gabrielle Union/Kirsten Dunst sandwich. She thought they were both too girly. But you know what? I don't hate girly. In fact, I kinda like girly. I don't think I could live with it all the time, but I like a little bit of girly from time to time.
Got more packing done for the move. Definitely need some more boxes. I've already filled 18 (of which 14 are books) and I'm going to need more. Guess I'll be making some late night sojourns to the grocery store to hit up the stockers.
Thursday I'm going back in for dental cleaning and whatnot. Will be heavily medicated (Jeebus bless Halcyon) and, if I am able, will attempt a drugged diary. However, I expect to spend the rest of the day in bed sleeping it off so no guarantees.
Not entirely happy with the new place right now. I can accept the fact that certain parts of it are not in perfect repair (like the fact that the added on sun porch doesn't have drywall on one wall) but there's one BIG sticking point. You see, there's this sun porch that's been built on to the house. it's got a sliding glass door. Unfortunately, that door is completely unsecured. And by that, I mean it's off it's track and anyone can pick it up and waltz in. This is a problem for several reasons. The primary one is that, it's got two doors and windows leading into the rest of the house in it. Sure those doors have three locks each, but if someone gets in there, they can work on breaking in with nobody even noticing. That's unacceptable. The second reason is more personal. That room was supposed to be "my room". It's the room where I can paint and store minis. It's where I'm going to have a table big enough to play 40K of have people over for rpgs and such. And I can hardly store my books and minis and all that in a room that I can't even lock up. Sure, that's not what a real thief wants, but all it takes is a vandal or some kids and I'm out years of work and thousands of dollars of stuff. Now you'd think that we could get the management company to do something about it. But according to them, the owner doesn't want to spend the money to fix it. Apparently, it's something about busted rollers and needing custom work and costing $2K and after all the money he just put into repairing the pool, he doesn't want to spend anything right now. That and the back end of the house is settling and if he spends the money, he'll just have to spend it again in a few years so why bother at all? Well, that room was a BIG selling point for me. As far as I'm concerned, fuck the pool. I'd rather have the 300+ square feet that room represents secured. Had I known that, I would have very hesitant to even sign the lease. But that's an issue I don't want to get into right now. This is big enough to have qualified as a deal breaker for me. But now I guess I'm going to have to make lemons out of lemonade. I'll figure out some way to fix it enough to secure the room. And believe me, if I can't, I will not be a happy camper. This will be the second big money item that Welsh Girl and I will have gotten together where I didn't get the major thing I wanted from it. Not happy. :(
Anyway, I'm tired. I'm gonna go snuggle up against my warm wife and get some sleep.
That is all.
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