Friday, April 27, 2007

Wallet's a Little Lighter

Just ordered the check from E*Trade for our closing on Monday. It's a pretty nice tidy sum. I guess I can party on my dirt after the closing, so it's a fair trade.

Keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Jordan to Illinois

Not exactly like Mike, but Jordan's son Jeffrey will be heading to the University of Illinois, the Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette are reporting. Jordan is considered a solid player, but not a superstar in the making. He will be a preferred walk-on, meaning that he will be guaranteed a roster spot and the school won't lose a scholarship. Of course, it doesn't hurt Illinois that he'll suit up for the team, for countless other reasons.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007



Dirt Update

I realized I haven't provided an update on our house. We were originally scheduled to close on our lot on Friday, April 27. But we had a delay in getting our house plans to our mortgage broker, so he's had to scramble to get an appraisal. Plus, our seller, who asked for us to close on April 27, had to change the closing date. So it looks like we're closing next week. Cross your fingers.

We haven't moved any dirt, but we did get our tree permit. So that's a great step. In the meantime, we've been tinkering with house plans. We're really close to a floor plan and our architect is furiously working through elevations, too. Here are some of our ideas...

These designs are getting there, but not final. We also want to reduce the size of the house to a certain extent, too. Also, we're starting to look at finishes and bathrooms. We'll have more updates soon...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Trader Joe's -- Better than Expected

$33. That, and some loose change, is what my two full grocery bags cost me at Trader Joe's new Midtown Atlanta location yesterday. I got two bottles of wine, some tomato soup, a package of sliced pepper jack cheese, some yogurt, crackers and sundry other products. Maybe I'm missing something, but I think that's pretty good for the amount of food we got, especially considering we had alcohol, too.

Granted, the booze was Two (and a Half) Buck Chuck.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Is it sad that I enjoy my wife's favorite website...

even though it is a catty, celebrity oriented site full of only ugly pictures of women? Some sample pics...