I was reading an article that says in order to be a successful blogger you should probably average about 1000 words a day. I think I get that in about a month. So successful I’m not but at least I am updating it. I am enjoying the new job and have met some wonderful people. The only downside is that I haven’t hung out with any old friends in a while. However since Bufalo Wild Wings has been gracious enough to open up a new restautrant in San Jose I can catch up with some old friends from Daddytrend.com and that will be fun. I also miss my babies whole bunches. As a stay at home dad I got to spend every moment almost with Tara during the first year. Because my commute adds almost an hour and a half each way I tend to just see them as I put them down to sleep and on the weekends. I miss them and my lovely wife whole bunches. Since we are considering buying a house in these parts (yes we know this is crazy) then hopefully I can shorten the commute and spend more time with them.
So the housing market is still very weird and up in the air in the SF Bay Area. You can find townhouse ( thats a fancy word for apartments ) for around $350k in not quite good neighborhoods. Or you can find million dollar homes that in all reality should not be worth that much. There is just so much fluctuation and variety right now that in some areas there can be as much as a $50-100k difference for between several city blocks. I am sure we might find something we really like at some point so for now we will keep looking and I might keep updating this blog. We will see which one happens first.
So my due date is just 5 days away. This is actually my adjusted due date from an early ultrasound. My original due date is only 2 days away. Anyways, so I am not so patiently waiting for this little girl to make her appearance.
Most things around the house are ready for #2. I have purchased infant sized prefolds and washed them 4 times (3 times with detergent and once without). Now for those that don’t know, with Tara we have used a diaper service. This time around I am going to try washing them myself. Now I have only used prefolds with the diaper service, so I have also picked up 2 pocket diapers on sale called katydids to try too. Nicely they are one size so if we like them we can use them for a nice long time.
Other then diapers I have also washed all of the 3 month clothes (Tara was one ounce shy of 9 lbs, so we never used newborn size). These are actually all put up and organized. Oh and since I am going to be washing cloth diapers I have also decided to try cloth wipes so they are washed too.
The bassinet is all setup too. This is new for us since Tara just slept in the bugaboo for the first 2 months and then moved to her crib.
The main thing I need to do is work on organizing my clothes so they aren’t all piled on the glider. As it is now, I can’t sit in that chair which is by far the easiest place to breastfeed in.
So yes, we are mostly ready for this little girl to join us. Now if she just would.
So we need to move a few hundred cubic feet of dirt around the yard. So instead of hauling it off to the dump we decided to build some planter boxes. Here they are after the waterproof staining.
So here is my mothers new room. That makes 4 bedrooms and a kitchen in two weeks.
Here is Katie and mine new bedroom.
Here is the new kitchen cabinets, counters, and now flooring. The appliances should get installed Tuesday.
Here is the completed office. Yeah!
First day of new kitchen install
More pics of the house.
Couldn’t afford a real low rider so I just put the flooring in it.
Yup, more kitchen demo work
No wonder it is so fun looking on TV.