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Week ending May31st, 2009
Hooo Haaa! What a relaxing week!

So I had Monday and Tuesday off so I took some much needed rest! I was going to lay out considering how nice Sunday was but much to my dismay it was cloudy both days. I still managed to get a lot of things done, including finally getting some new jeans and boots for work! I bought a pair of ECCO boots which I've heard a lot about! They are the most comfy boots I've ever had.

Most of this week at work was quiet since it was a short week for me anyway. I actually did get a few projects off my plate in the short amount of time and now I have a couple new, large projects to work on so I'm happy. I really like the projects I am on as well. Getting to wear jeans every day is cool as well so we're all thankful for that.

This weekend I stayed busy! I had a friend over on Friday night so we vegged around and watched TV. Saturday I ended up going to Orange County to pig out on Sushi with my friends. Also I brought all my old but in good condition jeans and other clothes for donation to a charity in LA. It was a large bag full of stuff. Probably at one time worth about $600.00!

Today is Sunday and it's MotoGP/WSBK racing. I just finished watching the MotoGP race and man -- Nicky needs to get his head in the game. He's finishing behind the satellite Ducati riders. That's just not acceptable when you are riding on the factory racing team.

As for everything else, life is going well. Can't help it, I have a God who takes good care of me. On the "House" front, I was told by the real estate agent this past week that my offer is the only one that was accepted for the Town Home so we're just waiting for the second lien holder to respond. As soon as they clear it, I just need to sign the mortgage paperwork and then wait for the loan to close. After that I'll grab my keys, get my moving truck and hit the road. I'm really SUPER EXCITED about this because I've been waiting a long time.

I hope everything is going well. Congrats to my niece Savannah on graduating high school this week. You have your whole life ahead of you. Don't get in such a hurry to live it that you let the little things get past you!

Talk to you all next weekend!

 

Week ending May 24th, 2009
Happy Long Weekend :)

Hope you are having a great and long weekend. Hats off to our Veterans because they deserve it. Being a former Marine myself, I can relate.

This will be a short update as I have more houses to go look at today. I am still waiting for one of them to accept my offer (the 4bdr Town Home in Clairemont). If that deal happens I can finally get my weekends back. Every weekend it's house to house to house all over San Diego. At least I am starting the learn the area pretty well.

Friday night I went out with friends and had a good time. There was this one brunette with a really tall blond guy and she kept staring at me. I don't know why, maybe she thought I was someone famous. That has happened to me before. One time at dinner this guy walks up to me and says "Excuse me, are you an actor?" and I go "No, but I play one on TV!" and he just gave me a blank stare while my friend keeled over laughing. Funny stuff. I never said anything to her coz well, it's just bad mojo and while I am confident, she was with someone :)

Work is going good, Church was awesome this weekend (Pastor Bob, you rock!) and life in general is going great. I've actually been going on a lot of dates lately. Still haven't met Ms. Right (and who knows if I ever will) but at least I am having fun, enjoying life and meeting lots of new people. Can't really complain about that at all. haha

I have Tuesday off as well and wish I could go lay out today and get some sun. I took a couple days off from the gym to let my body rest (coz I really need it!) so I might as well take some time to get a little color in me.

Nothing left to add at the moment so I will say enjoy the rest of your weekend and we'll check in with you in June :) HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

Week ending May 17th, 2009
Fun fun fun week with good news!

First off, what a fun week. Work is going well as we have projects that are starting to take off. In fact, one of our projects has been expanded so we know that we're going to have a lot to do. The good part is that it means that they'll be work for some time to come as well!

On the house-hunting expedition, things are also going exceptionally well! One of my offers was accepted on a 4BDR Town Home in Clairemont. It has two lenders on the title so I just have to wait for the second lender to approve. If they approve then I am golden! Just have to get the mortgage processing out of the way and move in! I really like the area. It's clean and nice, still has an ocean breeze (about 5 miles from the beach!) and close to shopping, etc. I hope it goes through as I have a lot of plans to fix the place up. Best of all it has an attached 2 car garage so I can park my bikes AND two cars in there with room to spare!

As for everything else, it's been well...fun! We played golf again after work on Thursday. I didn't shoot very well but that doesn't matter, I still had a lot of fun and it was great to hang out with friends.

Saturday of course was services and I really enjoyed them. One thing that I definitely took away was that lately I have been trying to wrest control of things in my life from God that have never/will never be in my control. There's no reason for me to be doing that because I know where my trust lies. Trying to take control over certain situations is just asking for trouble. If God wants someone, something, some circumstance to happen then you just have to let it go and let Him take care of it. "We" have no control over other people and most things in our lives. Let it go :)

Oh one last thing! I spent like $500.00 today on new clothes and shoes for work. Since we're allowed to dress casual I got some more casual clothes -- and jeans that fit better! Walking around that La Jolla mall - haha. What a workout! Things are hard to find there (like shoe stores for instance!). What they have plenty of over there are jewelers! Sheesh, if I was getting married (and I'm not! HAHA) there'd be plenty of places to check out rings, lol.

Well that is it for the week. I'm going to watch the MotoGP and WSBK races and then meet a friend for dinner tonight. Have a great week and talk to you later!

 

Week ending May 10th, 2009
Wow, what a week....what a week....what a week!

So much stuff going on that it's just absolutely crazy. I'll start off first with the house hunting deali-o. I found a house that I really liked a lot. 1/2 acre of land a pool, recently refurbished (so it looked new). The only thing was it was in Santee. I don't mind living out there, it's just hot. Well I put in what I thought was both a fair and competitive bid and got OUT-BID! LOL. Someone obviously wanted that house more than I did so well, they can have it! Not going to pay more than I feel I can afford (and is fair). Too many people make that kind of mistake. Needless to say, I am still going to keep looking and won't give up. Definitely not discouraged at all!

Work! We got a bit of good news in that we can wear jeans to work as long as we don't have any customer meetings. That means I can save some wear and tear on my nice clothes! haha. That also means I have to go buy more jeans as well, lol. We also know that our lease ends at this facility in Sep 2010. When that is up, well, we have no clue where we are going to end up. Some say Rancho Bernardo (preferred) or we could end up in Idaho or Colorado (NOT preferred!). We'll see what happens. If they move I seriously doubt I'll be following them. In addition, there's a lot of stuff to move and where are they going go find so many people with clearances?!

One thing I wanted to talk about was the term "karma". I know many people believe in it, but I don't. If karma was "real" many people wouldn't be walking this planet for some of the things they have done to others. I do, however, believe that God teaches us a lesson in every single relationship we have with people. Be it in a friendship, dating or even marriage. I also believe that God brings people together for a reason and if you thumb your nose at His will you will indeed find yourself miserable and lonely in the end. You may view it as karma, but I see it as simply God's way of saying "LISTEN TO ME!"

I know a couple of people in situations like that. I hope they eventually find the peace they desire. Just know that if you thumb your nose at God, He's not going to ignore it. And the outcome, believe me, is not going to be what you want. I learned this sometime ago. That whatever plans God has for me I was going to follow it no matter what.

The other thing in regards to that is something I know I've mentioned many times. "LET GO OF THINGS YOU DO NOT CONTROL!" You can't control people and for the most part, you have little control over situations. All you have control over is yourself. That's IT. Speaking of God, the service was awesome this weekend, by the way :) You should join me sometime!

After the service on Saturday I met up with some friends and we went to see Star Trek. It was pretty good, but I don't remember Kirk getting his butt kicked so much HAHA! Maybe when he gets older he learns how to defend himself better. All of the character actors did a pretty darn good job of emulating the original characters. And before you ask (SPOILER HERE) YES! One original Star Trek actor has a significant role in the movie. I highly recommend it. Later tonight I think I'll go see Wolverine too as I heard it was pretty good as well!

As for working out, the last of my training sessions was this week. We did a measurements and I lost some fat and gained about 1lb worth of muscle. It's really, really hard for me to gain weight as I don't have the frame to promote heavy muscle growth. But as with most things in my life, nothing comes easy. Just have to put my head down and work hard -- and that's really the mantra for my life. :) Nothing EVER comes easy for me!

Well that is it for the week. As you can see, lots of stuff going on and I'm keeping extremely busy. Have a great rest of your week and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you moms out there, my mom too. Rest in peace, we miss you mom!

 

Week ending May 3rd, 2009
Well how are you doing this fine week? I'm fantastic, thank you :)

This was probably the busiest week in my house-hunting adventure! I think by now I've seen every house that exists in San Diego. Well -- haha -- every house in my price range. What I have learned so far is the closer you get to the beach, the less "live-able" the houses become. Smaller and smaller, each needing a LOT of work and of course, lots more restrictions on what you can or can not do with them.

We did make offers on three houses this past week so that's good. We spent all day Saturday looking at places more inland. As much as I really don't want to live inland, I have to say that you get a lot more for your money. One of the places I made an offer on is a Town Home in Tierra Santa (really nice area) and one in Santee right by the lakes. The one in Santee has a POOL (hehe) and a lot of land. It's also currently being refurbished so I don't have to spend a lot of money fixing the place up. The only thing I am unsure about is whoever owned it before built a small little "Western Town" in the back yard that I am sure kids would love. Me -- I am not so keen on it but it's kind of cool looking. Plus, I don't have kids to take avantage of it. hehe.

The other reason living inland may not be a bad idea is we were told at work that when the lease expires in 2010 for our current facility that we will be moving. And, odds are, that we'll end up in Rancho Bernardo because that is where HP has a large enough facility that is not being used. Where I live in Del Mar or if I move to Santee, the drive will be about the same as it is now because there won't be much traffic. We'll see what happens. I am not putting too much stock into anything at the moment. I'm just sort of sitting back and waiting to see how things pan out.

In the meantime I am going to continue to make offers on houses. I really want to take advantage of that $8,000 tax rebate (plus the 4k I get back for buying my new truck!) this year. I can then turn around and buy some furniture, put some money away and save some money for a planned three week trip to either Europe or Australia :)

As you can see, I have a lot to be thankful and grateful for in my life. God's been taking excellent care of me. At work we've been having a small group meeting on Thursdays which is working out very well. I even bought two new NKJV bibles so I can following along with the same text. I had been using my NLT bibles but felt I would be better to have a more traditional version. It's the same one our Pastor uses so last night I was able to follow along a tad better. LOL.

Tomorrow is my last day with the trainer for a while. I can't be spending any more money right now until I close on a house. This will protect my credit and the really good interest rate I have locked in (Thank you for good credit!)! That said, the trainer has really showed me a lot and proven that I can get the gains I want. I just need to push myself a little harder in my workouts. Speaking of which, I've topped my highest weight ever! LOL. Eight more pounds to go then I will switch from heavy weights and the shakes to lighter weights, more cardio and just low cal protein shakes. He even complimented me on my shoulders and how well they are coming along.

Well I am starting to ramble off a little bit. Things have been really great so it's hard for me to contain my excitement. I did get to ride the Bandit to work a few times this week. Need to buy some new tires and wash it but I've been so busy with everything else that has been going on. The bike definitely needs some TLC.

That's it for now. Happy Mother's Day (in advance) to all you mothers out there. I'm going to sit back and watch the MotoGP races. Talk to you later!

B.

 
 
 
 
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