Slacker….

Posted in Family, Fishing, Vacation on April 25th, 2019 by James

Slacking off on this. Meant to do a update, but just too busy with life. Well, that’s the excuse i’m going with anyway.

The basement…..Got that basically finished. Few little things we need to finish up with, but for the most part it’s done. Looks awesome, and i’m excited to have my basement back. Really enjoyed the fact of everyone that stepped up, and helped with the basement. Couldn’t have gotten it done without help from Matt, Jim, Stephanie, and Ben.

Got the boat basically ready for the season. Past few weeks I repacked the wheel bearings, changed out the fuel/water filter, hooked the battery up backwards. grrrrr, that fried a cable, and had to fix that. That was super frustrating. 15 seconds of the cables backwards, smoke, 10 hours to find the cable, make sure nothing else was fried, splice in a new cable. It’s fixed now, but time consuming, a weekend that I could have been fishing. Me and Stephanie did make it up to Willard Bay last Saturday, didn’t catch anything, but was nice to get out. Did loose a buddy bearing at some point, so I need to look at the wheel bearings again. grrrrr…. I wanna replace the other two fuel filters, and the water impellers. I’ve never done a water impeller before, so that should be interesting, fun, frustrating, and rewarding.

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Another Basement Update

Posted in Blog via Cell Phone on April 3rd, 2019 by James

So we had everyone over, got most of the floor laid down. Last Saturday Ben and Jim came over. We finished the floor, got the baseboards, door casing up. It’s look hella good down there. Got a few little things to finish up on. Me and Stephanie has been working on little things over past few days. Light/power outlet covers, clean everything up, etc. Basically we’re 95% done. So excited to be done with it.

Now to move onto outdoor stuff. Fluid changes in the truck, wheel bearings on the boat, yard junk, etc. Hope to go fishing here in the next two weeks. Just got to get the truck, boat, and find some time.

Basement Update

Posted in General on March 21st, 2019 by James

Over two weeks into the basement, and I’m ready to get our basement back. We’ve made some good progress on it. Got the wall done, two coats of primer, paint, and new lights installed. Saturday we got Ben, Jim, and Matt coming over to get the flooring installed. I hope to get a good portion of it done. Would love to have the flooring done this weekend, then next weekend, the last bit of it. Still have the actual flooring to lay down, baseboards, and door casings. But soon, we should have our basement back. I’m guessing we’ll be 100% done come this weekend.

Basement….

Posted in Family, Friends, General on March 4th, 2019 by James

Had a good weekend. Stephanie ended up working Saturday, so I had a mellow day during the day. In the afternoon, watched the RSL game, passed up a poker game to kick it with Stephanie and Ben. Ben had a few friends over Saturday evening, so we went over there for a few drinks, and good times.

Sunday…….What a packed full day. Went to the gym Sunday, and had a good work out. Went home, and started pulling the carpet in the basement. Jayden came over for a bit, and we all went to lunch for some Sushi. Went back home, finished pulling the carpet, the padding, and the stupid tacky boards. Matt came over, and we started to rip down that stupid wall that had some ugly wood panel BS, and threw up some dry wall. Busy packed full day. I’m impressed with the amount of work we got done. I think we decided on the floor/paint colors too. We hope to get the wall finished, paint done, and start laying down the floor on Sunday if everything goes as plan.

Poker Weekend

Posted in Blog via Cell Phone on February 21st, 2019 by James

This past weekend wasn’t anything too exciting. Did have a nice three day weekend off with Stephanie. Ran Gabe down to Helper, UT through a snow storm Thursday evening as he had an extended weekend off from school.

Only thing that stands out from the weekend is lunch with Stephanie and Ben on Saturday. Poker Saturday evening. First few hours of that was ugly. But my cards started to hit in the third hour. Came home with a good amount of money of pocket. Putting that towards debt/vacation this summer. Didn’t get home till about 12:30am, in bed at 2am, then Stephanie woke me at 7am for the gym. UGGGGGG, but it was good. I’m happy that I went.

Got our taxes done yesterday. Super expensive, and pointless. We’re getting money back, so I’m not complaining about that. Just more bummed about how much we paid to have them done. I mentioned to Stephanie that it’s something we can easier do at home. Our taxes are far from anything too crazy.

This upcoming weekend nothing too exciting. Maybe poker Saturday night, I think Stephanie wants me home, plus I’m on-call for work. Stephanie is working Saturday which sucks. Maybe the gym on Sunday. But besides that, no plans.

Life is Good

Posted in Friends, General, Movies on February 13th, 2019 by James

So I’ve been with Stephanie for just about 5 years. 5 great wonderful years. So this past weekend we celebrated 5 years from our first date/VD/etc. Went to grab Sushi which was damn tasty. May go again this upcoming weekend. After lunch we went to go see Green Book, which is a great movie. Think it may have been the best movie we’ve seen for 2018.

Saturday night played poker with the guys. Didn’t play the best. Just not the best cards, or the cards just didn’t play. I’m guessing I took 14th. Should have sat on my cards, and got into the top 10.

Last night me and Jim took the yearly Wendover birthday trip. Did really good at one blackjack table, sat down with 25, and walked away with 125. But doesn’t make up for the other money I lost. Lost more than I wanted too. Oh well, it was fun. I’m guessing I won’t be going to Wendover anytime soon.

Birthday Weekend

Posted in Blog via Cell Phone on February 4th, 2019 by James

Mellow weekend for sure. Played some racquetball Saturday morning with Jim. That was a good time, and did some errands. Got home, cleaned a bit, and watch some of the US Mens soccer game. Stephanie ended up working overtime, so I didn’t see much of her on Saturday.

Sunday, was a mellow day. Had the fam over for lunch, and I had a good time. Did some shopping during the Super Bowl. It’s the best time to go shopping, it’s a ghost town with everyone watching the game. We watched maybe half of the game, watched some TV, and went to bed. Uneventful weekend for sure.

Next Saturday got the monthly poker game, which I always look forward to.

Stephanie applied for a promotion about a week ago. She interviewed last Thursday for it, and the job was offered to her last Friday. Few bucks more a hour which is always. I’m happy for her, it’s badass that she got a promotion at work.

Update…..

Posted in Family, Friends, General on February 1st, 2019 by James

Wow, I’m starting to slack off on this. Last weekend wasn’t anything too exciting. Stephanie got suckered into working last weekend as overtime, along with tomorrow. Sucks cause she had to work OT last year on my birthday too. Played some poker this past Saturday night, that was alright. Took 8th out of about 18 players. Should have played better. Just dealt some bad cards. The good cards, just weren’t good enough.

Last Sunday, me and Stephanie did manage to replace the kitchen facet. Stephanie wanted an upgrade, and the last one was leaking pretty good.

This past Tuesday, I did manage to get the day off, and went shooting with Aaron. That was a blast. Went out on the South-West side of Utah Lake. I won’t go into deals, but did have lots of fun, and wanna buy an AR-15 now. So much fun. Aaron did shoot a 20lb frozen ham with a 30-06 (I think that was the round, or some short of big rifle round). It was awesome seeing that ham explode like that. Found ham 15-20 feet away, and a piece went flying about 15-20 feet in the air. We both got a good laugh out of that.

Snowy Extended Weekend

Posted in General, Movies on January 22nd, 2019 by James

Not a bad weekend with lots of driving, and lots of snow. Since I had Monday off from work, I decided to take Friday off, and give myself a nice four day weekend.

Thursday after work, we ran Gabe down to Helper, UT. Roads down here weren’t too bad, just lots of rain. Up US-6 we ran into some snow, but wasn’t too bad. The way back was another story. Snow packed roads all the way down the canyon till we got to Springville, then it was rain again. I think we average speed was about 20-30mph down the whole canyon on snow pack roads. Needless to say, it was a long drive. Left at about 3:15pm, and didn’t get back till about 8:30pm. It’s about 200 miles round trip.

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Second Weekend

Posted in Friends, General, Movies on January 14th, 2019 by James

Second weekend of the year, and everything is still going good. Diet is going alright, didn’t eat the best this weekend. Went to La Puente for dinner Friday evening, and it was damn tasty.

We finished up Killing Eve, and it’s a great show. We also finished up Sick Note, and Barry. Both alright shows.

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