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Entries from February 2008

Day 5 – Last Day of Work

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Today we have a final half day of work before we take off to New Orleans for some R&R. Our house is really coming together. The only sad part is that we haven’t gotten the opportunity to meet the owner whose hoyse we are helping to put together. I have to remind myself that I’m […]

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Day 4

February 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

guess what? More drywall. Its amazing how much drywall an entire house gets. We started with bare studs and the house is almost full. All thats left is a couple of bathrooms, kitchen and some odds and ends. We left ouselves the tricky parts like around pipes and odd corners. Last night there was a […]

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Bilixi – Day 3

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday was more drywalling but this time everyone knew what to do having a full day’s experience under their belts. We had as many as four different groups working in different rooms. We should finish the house up today. Last night the group decided to eat out at a local restaurant. The food was good […]

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Biloxi – Day 2

February 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Yesterday was our first real day of work. I was originally scheduled to be doing drywall but was enlisted for some morning grunt work. There were some heavy objects to be moved and they and they needed a strapping young man. That took a couple of hours before I was able to meet up with […]

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Biloxi – Day 1

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

We made it safely into Biloxi yesterday about 4pm. Not the most exciting two days of driving ever but we made the most of it. After getting settled in last night we were given our assignments. Over the next couple of days I should become a drywall expert. Here’s a basic schedule. 6am – wake […]

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A Question of Etiquette

February 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

You walk into the gym shower (for the sake of the question, picture the one at the Target Center Lifetime) and there is one guy in there in one of the corners.  Do you: A) Go to opposite corner B) Go to an adjacent wall C) Go at least one showerhead away D) Take up […]

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Moving Update

February 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Moving truck: $50 Boxes: $20 Keg of beer to hydrate the moving help: $70 Pizza to feed moving help: $70  Having a dozen or so friends help you move so you don’t have to do it all yourself and end up with hypothermia: Priceless Thank you everyone that helped.  Easiest move ever.

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Moving Day

February 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Moving Day is here. It’s actually tomorrow but it’s mostly all I’m thinking about today. I’ve moved too many times since high school, I really should be an expert at it by now. I think it’s something that doesn’t get any easier. A quick summary:   Jun ’97 – Minnetonka to Eagan. Aug ’97 – […]

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Posting from my phone

February 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Just installed a wordpress plugin so I can update from my phone. Even more motivation to keep my end of the deal. And yes, being able to be nerdy is motivation.

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The Gauntlet has Been Thrown Down

February 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I was reminded last night about a deal that was made over a couple of pitchers of beer Tuesday night.  An agreement between myself and the sole commenter here was made in order to encourage me to blog more and for him to comment more.  A great symbiotic relationship. I’ll be honest.  I’ve wanted to […]

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