Sunday, February 22, 2009

The styrofoam cooler

Yep, that’s your basic, ubiquitous Styrofoam cooler you’re looking at there. Exciting, huh? Of course, there’s a story that goes with it.

We have just come back home from our first weekend at The Eagle’s Nest. Last night (Saturday), we awoke at approximately midnight to the sound of small hail hitting our metal roof. Rain falling on a metal roof? Wonderful! Heavenly! Small hail hitting a metal roof? Think of it as if there were a hundred Daniel’s on the roof, each with a hammer. Yeah, you get the idea…

Anywho, we recovered from the hail and went back to sleep. At approximately 4:30AM we noticed that the Boo’s side of the queen-sized air mattress was approximately six inches higher than my side. Not good (and keep the fat jokes to yourself). We whipped out our handy dandy air mattress inflator, woke up every neighbor within 50 miles of us from the shrill it made, and soon were back sleeping – until we heard what sounded like footsteps. “Clomp, clomp, clomp” we heard for about five minutes. When I couldn’t stand it any longer I decided to get off the weight-challenged air mattress and grabbed my red rider bb gun (with a compass in the stock), convinced that either the sight of it or me in my skivvies would ward-off any would-be intruder. Alas, I never did find the source of the noise. Naturally, I slept with one eye opened for the rest of the morning. We woke up at around 6:30 this morning and got our coffee on. Feeling a little hungry, I decided to go out on the front porch and retrieve the leftover pizza we stored in the Styrofoam cooler. Yeah, you now know the rest of the story. If you’ll look closely you’ll see bits and pieces of Styrofoam ripped off of the cooler. I assume it was a raccoon, but I went and shot a squirrel just in case :) (I’m kidding! Sorta…). Anyway, the good news is that the critter couldn’t get to the pizza and I had breakfast (but the squirrel never had lunch).

Friday, February 6, 2009

T minus two weeks and counting

Please check out the updated slide show to the right. We are now only two weeks away from closing on the Eagle's Nest. We had our inspection today and it went pretty well. As you can see from the pictures, the floors have all been installed, as have the light fixtures, ceiling fans, etc. Oh, and the stacked stone fireplace is complete. We can't wait to have you spend a weekend up there with us!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Live from Japan...

Hi, everyone! I have made it to the land of the rising sun safely and soundly. As is usually the case here, I am waking up at 2:15 every morning. You would think I would have the fitness room all to myself at that hour, but no...

Weather here is a lot like HSV: rainy/misty/windy and in the 40s. I found Nirvana yesterday: a 7-11. They not only sell ham and cheese sandwiches they also sell Coke Zeroes. I felt like I hit the lottery :) After a dinner of raw octopus and raw somethingoranother, ham and cheese sandwhiches washed down with a lukewarm Coke Zero never tasted so good! Don't know if any of you have eaten raw octopus or not, but it would be better suited for bait than for human consumption. Then again, if you slapped a little batter on some of this bait and fried it, you might have something...

I went to Roppongi last night with my general to shop for my nieces. It was quite fun explaining to the general what "Hello Kitty" was and then watch him comb through a Japanese version of Wal-Mart in order to find Hello Kitty backpacks. While we didn't find the requested backpacks, the general did find Hello Kitty alarm clocks which should certainly please my nieces.

Gotta go! Can't figure out how to post pictures on this computer. Till next time...ME

Sunday, January 18, 2009

さようなら (Goodbye)

Well, I leave for the land of the rising sun in two days. I hope to keep everyone posted on my travels in Japan and provide updates on The Eagle's Nest while I'm away. God Bless...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Eagle's Nest is nearly completed

Hi and welcome to our blog! We have posted a slideshow for your enjoyment. The Eagle's Nest is scheduled to be completed on the 20th of February.