Day 048 "Inspectofied"

Had our home inspection today.

One of the many things you have to do when buying a house apparently. When we got there the inspector was already on the roof puttering around. He was an efficient man. I liked him a lot.

As he looked around we went into the house and hung out, chatting and enjoying the hospitality of the current owners who had left us muffins and fruit and a nice little note. Lovely people. They also had a computer set up showing pictures of the place over the various seasons. I can't wait for summer at that place. It's going to be great. Fire pit. Hammock. Good times.

The home inspector did find evidence of mice in the attic, which nearly made Jeannette's head explode. But it's a small thing. And we're in the country now so this is something she'll have to get used to. I found one in my hockey bag about two years ago and had to dispatch it with a boot before getting ready and going out to skate. Side note: no one sat anywhere near me on the bench.

And anyway, mice are better than a black panther in canning, or a shitty landlord. Hell, of the two of those I'd take the panther for sure, after the debacle we went through with the map maker. Yessir, I'll take an animal I can bitch slap with a shovel over a crotchety old dude that just sends ridiculous emails, any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

We also did a water test at the new place just to make sure there isn't any Ebola in the well. At least I'm assuming that's what it was for. I'm sure they check for other things as well, but that's the one I'm really concerned about. What's a little iron or arsenic poisoning when you're bleeding out of every orifice and dead in two days? I ask you.

Thankfully the Annapolis valley has had very few outbreaks of the Ebola virus, so I'm sure we'll be fine.

It was cold as balls out today. I don't know what it was like where you live but this place was a meat locker. It wasn't as bad as the storm we got last night, that sounded like it was going to blow the roof off my parents place and lift us all up and out to our deaths.

That didn't happen, obviously; though you better believe I'd still write this thing while in the midst of a hurricane or tornado. I'm a dedicated man these days my friends. And despite how it may appear, there is a method to this daily sharing of thoughts, musings, ideas and rants. A grand master plan. Trust me on that. It'll just be a while before anything becomes clear. You know how these "master plan" type things go..

Anyway, Jeannette hasn't given me the dirty looks she used to when we walk outside in the blistering temperatures. So that's a positive. But there's certainly an attitude. Oh, there's an attitude all right.

The writing is going pretty well, thanks for asking, despite all the other stuff we've got going on. I'm still mostly only doing the minimum, an hour.5 a night, but for the most part it's about all I've got in me after I finish everything else. I have a feeling it'll be that way until after we get back from taping in Vancouver. I may have to make another adjustment to the minimum once we arrive. Our schedule is going to be ridiculous.

But I can't complain. I'm not working a real job right now and have the time to spend on everything. Its not like I'm putting in a forty hour week like most people.

"So stop bitching then!"

All right, calm down. I hear you. Loud and clear. I'm a fortunate person. In fact, I guess I've always been fairly fortunate to a degree. I haven't had to take a joe job for over ten years. The only difference now is that I'm not wasting all that free time.

What a lazy bastard I was! Truly.

So a lot to do. But most of it self imposed. Which is the way it'll be from now on I think. Goals and follow through. Like the pool & two story pool house complete with office and tower for a telescope that I was picturing in the yard today while we were at the house. That'll be a season 3 thing, if such an event were to happen. Or you know, a book royalty purchase.

I guess we'll just wait and see which of those two ends up happening first. And if I'll get permission from "the boss". Which might not be as difficult as one might think. She obviously knew what she was getting into before we got out here. And she seems to be quite happily along for the ride.

As am I. Which for me, is the generalized outlook on life we should all aspire to internalize. That is what this crazy adventure on this giant rock hurtling though space is after all.

A crazy ride we were all lucky enough to get a ticket for. -mp