Our plane arrives an hour late, putting us in the middle of rush hour traffic out of Boston in our rented car. Four hours later we arrive home.
We have had major renovations to the house done and they are awe-inspiring. Our contractor “The Kid” has done an amazing job. Like Wendy, he is into the little details and through e-mail and e-photos they have made a shabby little house into a dream home. Photos we have seen do not do it justice and we are blown away.
Wendy falls asleep soon as it is five a.m. Madrid time. I am not ready for sleep and go talk with my parents for ninety minutes. When I come home, Doug has also fallen asleep and I wander around our home. Home is both places. When I drive back to Boston I will say “I can’t wait to be home” meaning Madrid.
The next morning we are awake by five and working on the eves (again) by six a.m. The stuff in there breeds. We cleaned out the eves the last time we were home.
Never mind, I’ll write that post later. Comments should be answered. And besides, didn't I already write that?
Chris : Pictures of before and after will be up soonish. He was amazing, came in and had a few beers with us and made sure he got everything right. Super nice guy, perfectionist and came in on budget and on time.
Anonymous – thanks man. Wendy was watchign a sad movie. We see the dogs twice a year, August and Christmas. Got my new license but here in town, not in the mail. I finally got to sleep. Jet lag is hard for me. Takes me a week or more to get back on track.
Kjetil _ It’s an homage to Alan Moore.
Rod – Thanks man. ;-)
Dave G. Not sure if the director’s cut is out yet. I can’t find it but will buy it the day I see it. If I was you, I would buy the directors cut. The stuff you missed is just more good stuff that had to be cut to make the movie small enough time-wise not to freak out the studio. Thanks for the book title suggestions. Some good things to consider. What do you think of “Nightmare?” I like “knowing” as well. Sleep is finally getting back to normal.
Chris – The more I watch it the more I like it. I still think going the ultra-violent and sleek costumes was a mistake but you’de have to read the novel in order to make your decision on that.
Mr Fantastic – Please post your blog address. Anyone who reads here regularly, I would like your blog address.
Doug, Everything well said and I totally agree.
Dave G. : High-larious. I love PVP and read it every week.
Wendy and I are pretty busy but things are starting to settle a lit bit. Wendy is meeting with more contractors (driveway, house settling, more for the "kid" to fix), we picked out a beautiful blue carpet for the new bedrooms and stairs, we returned the rental car, showed Ben-Jamon and Strother around Middelbury, we've had dinner with Wendy's dad, lunch with my folks, mowed the lawn, cleaned out the cellar, had college reunion, drinks with Doozer, dinner with the gazelle and prince Todd (sister + brother in law) and more.
In our free time we have been watching Top Chef and this morning watched "Nell" which was very well done. Soon as Wendy is out of the shower it's back into town for more errands, experimenting with grilling Lobster, preparing for Lena and Stefan and the kids coming tomorrow. Big UFC tomorrrow night too. Need to go through a huge stack of mail, answer email, comments, write a new blog post, get back to work on "The Secret Force of the Brother's Very Grimm" and Wendy should have final comments done on Marilyn's Story which will then be incorporated and then published. (Knowing or Nightmare? Knightmare?) Votes?