Monday, April 10, 2006

Catching Up

Originally uploaded by drmacro.
We were so focused on the construction issues of the last few weeks and that I hadn't had a chance to report on what else was happening.

Grandpa Bill ("Ba") came week before last to attend the BBQ. He had a nice visit, tolerating the lack of hot water for the first couple of days and playing with Dada. We didn't get to do a lot of touristy things but we can do that stuff some other time. Our big excitement was arranging for a playscape to go in the back yard. We decided to go with Playwood, an Austin-based company that prides itself on quality materials designed to last a lifetime and an almost maniacal focus on safety. We should have it installed in a few weeks. It was fun to have Ba here and we're looking forward to his next visit, which hopefully will be a bit more relaxed.

The BBQ went off pretty well--we had lots of people and nobody went hungry. I was very pleased with how well the driveway worked as outdoor entertainment space. We even had a ping pong table set up in the carport, which worked better than I expected (turns out the fence around the back of the carport will usually stop a ping pong ball even though it's a pretty big mesh).

We spent most of last week just luxuriating in a fully-functional house, trying to establish a more or less normal daily routine of getting to and from work, mother's day out, and so on. We also had to deal with the builder's attempts to resolve the remaining issues on the punch list.


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