Living and learning.

So I went in yesterday and put in an application and deposit for an apartment. It’s right around the corner from Holly’s apt. What a deal. I get the month of April for free. Oh yeah. We went out this weekend to go shopping and to pick up a few things that Holly needed for her apartment. Among those things was a hanging chinese lantern for her bedroom. Up until now, she has had no light in her room. We encountered a slight problem while installing it. Her ceilings are really high. At first, I was going to stand on Holly’s knee. But then we realized that it would be better if Holly stood on my back. This didn’t get her up far enough, so she hopped on to my shoulders. What a funny picture that would have been had our camera had batteries. She managed to screw in the hood to the ceiling well enough, but the pushpin into the corner of the room was a little harder. She sat up on my shoulders for a good 10 minutes while trying to hang this lamp. Finally I let her down. I then used a trunk covered with a blanket and held against the wall with all of Holly’s might. I stood up on the trunk and finished the job. What a nice looking lamp. Once that was done, we put Gavin down for a nap, popped open the chips and dip and a few beers and watched a couple of episodes of the first (and only) season of “Firefly”. It’s been a good day. It’s now 5pm and time for dinner. Hah. We’ll feed Gavin anyway. We’re full.

Now things are moving. I’ll be moving in to my apt on the 1st of March. There are open mic nights on Tues and Wed. Tuesday is Holly’s long day at the library. She works until 9, so I’ll be trying to go to the open mic night on Wed night. Holly has been invited out with some co-workers to a mexican place nearby where they will drink beers and yell and scream to the soccer games on tv. She will fit right in. She’s gonna have a posse. He he. Anyway. Things are moving along. The next steps are to get a CA license and to register the car in CA. Also, I’m going to see in the next month or two about getting a motorcycle. I am so looking forward to that. The plan is to buy a nice motorcycle, a crappy car, and save my money (yeah right) to buy a Dodge Challanger in 2008. We’ll see how that goes. But things here are going ok. There have been ups and downs, but I’m happy. I am learning a lot about myself. Moving to CA will be good for me. I think it will also be good for Holly. We are living. We are learning.