Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Priced To Sell...

Little bit of a whirlwind evening tonight for Lisa and I...

Between moving in together and joining all of our stuff and two weddings showers, we have accumulated a bunch of stuff that we no longer need/want. I wanted to toss it... My future mother in-law claimed it would sell at a garage sale.

So, last Saturday afternoon, we priced everything (and trust me, it's priced to sell) and took it back to Lisa's Aunt Connie's house. After some discussion, we chose tonight to take it back to Gaylord because I leave for Duluth for a softball tournament this weekend for MSU.

It's a multi-family garage sale, so there is a lot of "stuff" stuffed into this garage. We left after about an hour and I'm rather positive that more stuff was placed in the garage after our departure. Anyway, the whole garage-sale phenomenon; baffles me (nothing against those who garage sale)...When thinking about it, wouldn't a person be better off , itemizing the stuff you want to sell cheap and give them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill and getting the tax break from it? Oh well, to each their own... All I have to say, is that I hope that whatever doesn't sell, doesn't make it back to our place.

It was great however getting to see a lot of Lisa's family. I've meet everyone now, but it's always good to get together and get to know them better...the faster they learn my sarcasm, the faster we'll get along :)

It was a beautiful day, and I enjoyed driving through the country to see the tractors and planters playing in the mud. This time of year is one of my favorites, along with the fall, because I love driving through the country and watching people farm. (You can take the kid out of Iowa but you can't take Iowa out of the kid). I'm sure my old man gets tired of me calling him twice a day to get updates on how the planting is going, but it's how i stay in touch...Now i got my future father-in-law that I can call to, which is nice.

Speaking of Curt, when we stopped by the Kahle residence he showed me his unexpected new arrival on the farm (one of his heifers had a baby calf, much to the surprise of Curt, and I probably assume the heifer as well)... I love being in the barn... I miss the farm.

Oh well, there you have it lots of rambling, but in all it was a great day... Got to spend some time with the sweetie, see the future in-laws and had supper at EJ's.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ever Had One Of Those...

Maybe Daniel Powter knows what he is talking about...

Today was one of those days..

1) Had to begin the day by going to the dentist. Enough said (two minor cavaties to make it a little worse)

2) After I got back from lunch, I managed to spill an entire glass (roughly 32 ounces) of water all over my desk at work... Some of the water splashed onto my new (new as in new last August) keyboard and it decided to not work on me, so I had to steal a keyboard from our main lobby and then take my old one over to IT, so lord knows when I'll get it back.

3) Found out I'll be going on a road trip (five days long) about a month after we are married... It's for work and it'll be fun, but it will stink to be away from my lovely bride-to-be just a month into our new marriage.

4) Then, after Lisa and I got back from our walk, one of use went to use the bathroom and clogged up the toilet... All I could think of was Cousin Eddie saying "Shitter's full Clark" and all Lisa could think about was the potential mess that it could have made...Problem was resolved without any spillage, thanks for asking.

Oh well, for every crappy day, there has to be a happy day. And I'm sure there will be plenty of days like this to come, but hopefully that for every bad one, we'll have a week's worth of happy days.

On a totally unrelated note... There is nothing better than playoff hockey... I just wish ESPN would pick it back up so I don't have to find it on Versus... Oh well, that's a whole nother post.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Let's Get This Started

Hey all...We're not really sheep, but it does seem that everyone has a blog and we've decided to create one ourselves as we prepare for our wedding (89 days away) on July 26.

Hopefully this can been used as a good way to communicate with our friends and family scattered throughout the Upper Midwest.

A quick update for everyone... Lisa is the office manager for Oak Terrace Assisted Living in North Mankato, Minn. She's been with the OT (as I like to call it) for the last seven years, and with any job, it has its good days with its bad.

I'm wrapping up my second year at Minnesota State University where I work in the athletic department where I work as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. Basically, I help with the media relations efforts of our 23 NCAA Division I and II sports teams. My direct responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day media relations operations for men's basketball, football, softball and men's & women's swimming and diving.

We reside in Mankato, Minn. where we have purchased a house at 505 West 8th Street and are enjoying the perks of being a home owner. We're excited to spend our first summer together in the house and the remodeling that we wanted done right away (master closet, guest closet) has been completed (thanks Curt), so we can now enjoy our house each day.

So stop by periodically if you want to know what's going on in our world... Hope all is well with everyone...