I have been a lot busier these last few months than I think I ever was anywhere at any time. I have a lot going on:
1. Big project at work to completely revamp the department I took over at the beginning of the year. I'm leaning more about sales, accounting, transactions, and customer relationships than I ever thought possible. Also, my advice to you is don't try to get anything substantive done through email. It just turns into a crapstorm most of the time and you spend the first five hours of your day undoing and correcting everyone's misunderstandings from the previous day. The upside is that the department will be much more under control when the project is complete, and then we can begin to address the myriad other issues.
2. Meetings. Wow. These need to get faster and more effective. Does that sound familiar.
3. Our kitchen... we're remodeling in case you haven't seen it. It looks kinda like this:
Here's what the picture of the kitchen:
Now, that other picture. Here's another...
Nope. It's a four bedroom house with two bathrooms about 1/4 mile from Sunnyside resort on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. The most primo spot on the lake. Where we've been looking for a vacation home for approximately forever. Round about a week ago this place came on the market - saying it needed lots of TLC. They weren't kidding. That first picture is of the back, note the stellar condition of the deck. And the owner is underwater on the loan so it's a short sale. That's why it's affordable, at least in Tahoe terms. So we made an offer. The seller has accepted, now it's up to the bank. That's a pretty big if, but so far we're very hopeful.
I'm changing my two middle names to Home Improvement.