I think we’re going to need that book too because no one is going to love the Coonhound except us.
I woke up this morning at 4 disturbed from a nightmare. It’s the same dream each time and I always take advantage of it by getting up early and making coffee. Nothing quite like it.
During these early morning interludes I listen to music. This morning I selected my entire Tom Wait’s collection and set it to “shuffle”. Favorite tracks included:
“Come on up to the House”, Mule Variations
“Poncho’s Lament”, The Early Years
“Just the Right Bullets”, The Black Rider
And just so you know, Tom Waits is completely acceptable music for the morning. Unacceptable morning music would be- Alicia Keys, ABBA, and Modest Mouse. Actually, Modest Mouse is never acceptable music. It’s like dude, write more than one verse.
In other news we are the proud owners of a thoroughly modern brand new furnace. Apparently, the other one was “running dangerous” and was going to burn our house down sooner than later. The thermostat is completely programmable for the entire week and I never tire of updating the Comfort Control Systemâ„¢ to the perfect um, comfort level. It really is a thing of beauty. Here’s a picture.
I know. Totally hot.
Another interesting thing about the heating and cooling system in our house is the duct work. The guy who sold us our furnace (Bob) said that our duct work dates pre-WWII. It’s not aluminum, instead that used some sort of galvanized tin. Another indication would be the service label on the duct work. Notice the 4 digit phone numbers. We’re pretty sure these guys are dead.
Pretty awesome huh? Rest easy Elmer and Al. Your duct work is in good hands with Bob.
Spring break is upon us where I work so the next couple weeks should be easy business. Something I’m looking forward to. Rhen’s 3rd b-day party is also coming up. Today we set out to pick a cake for it. Something with Cookie Monster, I think.
So there you have it.
Oh, coffee. Just about gone. Time to do.
“You should really put something under that apple you’re cutting.”
“Yeah? You know. You’re a real piece of work.”
“I knew that was coming.”
“Maybe Dad will watch Arthur with us.”
“No thanks. I’m good on Arthur.”
“Hmm and you were just saying how awesome yesterday’s episode was.”
We’re watching Mary Poppins this morning. C_ really wanted to see it again. Rhen watches it on and off. Plays awhile. Not too different from when he watches his hyper-realistic animated films like Finding Nemo or Toy Story.
Once in awhile though, he will stop playing and sing along with the show. He freakin’ sings. And it is the cutest thing in the world.
“Rhen. Where’s your snuffy face?”
“Homey don’t play that.”
WordPress (the software that powers my blog) updated a few days ago. I’m anal about keeping things current so I went ahead and replaced the old files with the new code. In my eagerness to be done with it I accidentally deleted a file I shouldn’t have. Luckily in my infinite nerdiness and one year stint in tech support I had the common sense to make a back up of it. Oh look! Website connecting to database again. All is good.
It’s Halloween and the temperature outside is just barely above freezing. I’m not sure if that includes the wind chill. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t. Yesterday I think we hit 72Ëš.
Well, it looks like Rhen is intent on opening his own Matchboxâ„¢ car dealership and tearing the house apart at the same time.