J.J. is asleep.

Rachel and Miles are snuggled up watching Clifford the Big Red Dog.  It's supposed to be Miles' "calm down" time but I think my Mrs. is more calm than Miles.  I just glanced over there and it looked like she was out.

And I'm uploading photos and monitoring baseball scores as well as the Blazer's Last Stand.

All in all, it's a pretty nice night.

It's been a little while since I've posted.  It's been pretty hectic.  Since my last post, I've gotten past the flu, as has J.J. (finally), played a couple fun rounds of golf out east, and continued moving the ball up-court on this remodel.  So first the important stuff: golf.  It was a great trip.  One tends to forget how oddly beautiful eastern Washington is.  I didn't take a ton of photos, but managed to snag a few shots around Coeur d'Alene.  I had really only played a round or two of golf since J.J. was born so I wasn't expecting big things out of myself last weekend.  But I wasn't as disappointed as I expected to be.  I drove the ball well and my overall swing felt pretty sound.  But it's always the 'feel' stuff that takes the longest to come back after an extended absence. Needless to say, I gave back quite a few strokes around the greens.  

I don't play nearly as much golf as I'd like.  And as much as I love it; I forget how much I miss it once I start playing.  Maybe living a lob wedge away from Beacon Rock Golf Course will allow me to sneak in an extra round or two this summer.  It's going to be a crazy one, but at least 9 holes would only take an hour or so as opposed to two or three.

Top 5 Courses I've Played (in no order):

Bandon Dunes

Chambers Bay

Coeur d'Alene


Paa-Ko Ridge

Top 5 Courses I Haven't Played (in no order):

Pebble Beach

Pacific Dunes

TPC Sawgrass

St. Andrews

Pinehurst No. 2

How close are we to living (at least temporarily) on a golf course?  Just a matter of weeks it would seem.  The loan paperwork has been filed and we're just waiting (as usual) on paperwork from our contractor.  As soon as that's turned in they'll appraise the property.  Baby steps, I guess.  But I think we're all just anxious and excited to get the preverbal wrecking-ball moving.

There seems to be a lot of moving going in this weekend.  Rachel and her mom are going to head to down to Eugene on Saturday to prep for the Rachel's marathon on Sunday.  She'll be wearing number 51 while she smokes the course for 26.2 miles.  Miles and I are going to drive down early that morning to cheer her on.  I'm sure to get some flattering photos of her covered in water, sweat and pride when she crosses the finish line.

Next week, my buddy Jerry is coming up from Las Vegas for a visit.  We're gonna catch a David Sedaris reading on Friday night and (he doesn't know this) spend the weekend packing this house (hopefully).  It's been a while since I've seen him and we're sure to have some good laughs.  Plus it'll be nice to have an adult to talk sports with around the house for a bit.  There's only so much Miles and J.J. understand about baseball, the NBA playoffs and the NFL.

Yuck, Portland is down by 10.  Time to get out the thunder-sticks and start a rally!