An unexpected series of unfortunate events

clown murder

Well, only one, really — we might have to move or buy on a relatively short notice. This is I guess what happens sometimes and maybe it’s a good thing that it forces our hand to move forward on that front, but geeeeeee….if you have ever met me you’d know that I don’t to well with unplanned or sudden events or changes. I’ve gotten better with it, but as a lot of children of alcoholics I am a little inflexible when it comes to adjusting to sudden changes. I like things announced and planned out and especially I need mental time to get used to the change. That’s not the greatest quality to go through life with, but I guess there are a bunch that are worse, so here we are. We’ve started the whole process of (possibly) buying a house and it blows my mind how many people are involved in this and are just wetting their beak in the process. I mean, I get it, you need to make sure that the thing is not falling down the hill and it makes sense to have the payments managed by a third party, but still.

Other than this latest event things and life have been pretty quiet and busy. The cat is doing fine. It’s finally getting warmer and spring is around the corner and while winter here in the PNW is nowhere near as nasty as in probably 80% of the rest of the U.S. not seeing the sun for several months gets tiresome after a while. Having the sun come out is nice. Oh, and I also got a staph infection, so I’m out of the gym until that is cleared up. At least it’s not one of the nasty ones that hurt like hell, nor is it MRSA, thankyouverymuch. But it sucks to be out for two weeks and on antibiotics that make my stomach hurt.

And I’ve been reading Peter Watts‘ Rifters Trilogy right now and it’s absolutely great and if you haven’t read them you should. You can get them as an ebook or an actual book, but he’s also posted them on his website under a creative commons license. I’ve read his more recent book, Blindsight, a while back and wasn’t too excited about it, but the Rifters stuff is great, especially if you’re into deep sea biology and biology in general. Speaking of books, I made my way through Jeff VanderMeer‘s Southern Reach Trilogy, which is also enjoyable. It starts out great, the second volume is a bit meh, and the third felt belabored, but still, overall it’s definitely worth it.

We finished the third season of House of Cards and say what you want I still think it’s amazing. Daredevil was not too shabby, either.

This seasonal is my new favorite beer.


2 thoughts on “An unexpected series of unfortunate events

  1. I dunno, if you have stable jobs and you like where you live, why NOT buy a place? Otherwise you’re just paying someone else’s mortgage. Interest rates are still pretty good in the US (last I checked). They are so good in Germany presently we are thinking of buying when we move to Berlin in October, even though we are not sure if we’ll stay longer than 5 years.

    • Yeah, we’ve been happy with renting so far, but this announcement drove the point home that, after all, it might be better to have your own place if you’re planning to stay anyway.

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