Thursday, February 09, 2012

Insulation and Pregnancy

I used the title of this post as a subject line for an e-mail to my mom, and she got a kick out of it, so I thought I'd use it again.

What's been going on?

The main news is that the insulation folks were here on Monday finishing up the insulation work on the house. So the contract that we've been working towards for the last year-and-a-half or so, and that we took out a loan for, and included all the yard work and roof work and insulation work, is now finished. Except for finishing all the paperwork and filing for all the remaining money rebates that we're eligible for. It also means that the large, looming deadline that has been hanging over our heads for a lot of the housework we've been doing is no longer looming over our heads. Now, the only large, looming deadline is the impending arrival of the baby currently known as Le Tigre.

I'm currently reading Cloud Atlas because of an online recommendation made by Miss J. Hunt. I am enjoying it. After the long non-fiction wasteland of Studs Terkel's Working, I needed something somewhat fanciful to get lost in, and Cloud Atlas has been good for that.

In the quest to come up with a good baby name, I think I've stumbled on a few rejected baby names that would make good dog names:

Mr. Miyagi
Sammy (or Samantha) Davis, Jr.

Most likely, now that the nuts and bolts work that needed to get done for the insulation crew is finished, we will mostly likely be focusing on some more decorative things like doors and trim. This is pretty exciting. I've been wanting to put up some doorjambs and hang some doors for like a year now, but the J-Dog wouldn't let me. Yea for doors! Huzzah!