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I’m Really Good at Spending Money

It’s inspection day!! Again.  Although not until 3:30 this afternoon, which is really 4:30, which means you all need to keep me distracted all day so that I don’t go bananas.  I’m waiting to hear how the inspection goes before submitting an order for this photo to be turned into a canvas as a house-warming present.  Hopefully it goes well, because I really want to buy it, and three more, but that’s besides the point.  I have a twitchy trigger finger.

It’s from our trip to Jamaica, and I took it, and I’m quite proud of it, unless you guys think it looks like corny motel art.  Then I totally hate it. In my head, there will eventually be a collage of canvas photos from this trip and potential others on a wall in our house.  Yup.  Now, the only questions remaining are how big, and deep gallery wrap or thin gallery wrap.

So, it’s May, which is cool because that means summer hours start in 24 days and I get to work from home every Thursday from now onnnnn!  So, if you’re keeping track, I get to work from home on Thursday’s, and the Friday’s when I’ll actually be in the office are only half days.  Bring. It. On.

Remember that fitness assessment I took at my gym not too long ago?  Well, the results were ridiculous and told me I had 37% body fat and was technically over-weight for my height and age.  I don’t really believe the body fat measurement at all, but whatever.  Could I use to lose a few lbs?  Sure, but I am by no means over-weight, I don’t think anyway.  Well because of that assessment, one of the trainers drew up a plan for me, and finally got it to me last week.  Yesterday was day one.  It has me working out 5 days a week, with three days of lifting and two days of straight cardio.  On the days I lift, I still do a 10 minute cardio warm-up and 20 minutes of cardio at the end.

It’s designed as a circuit workout, where you do each exercise in a superset fashion, and take a 1-2 minute break between sets only.  I don’t think I went heavy enough on a few of the exercises, because even by rep 12 I wasn’t really feeling it.  Notes for next time.  My cardio was 10 min on the treadmill as a warm-up and then 25 minutes on the elliptical.

I can definitely increase to 20 lb dumbbells for the rows, and probably the 15 lb dumbbells for the Zottman Curls.  I’m mostly feeling it in my shoulders and chest today.  Today has cardio on the agenda, and I’m hoping to squeeze in a spin class at lunch.  She also has me really curbing my diet which I’ll talk more about in another post.  Until then!  Happy Doomsday, I mean Tuesday.

We Have Awful Luck

Soooo the inspection… was not good.  Although I suppose it could have gone worse, but everything we suspected was wrong, was wrong.  The roof needs to be replaced, like yesterday, there are some rotted out windows, the Radon level was absurdly high, and the furnace and AC were original to the house… so from 1988.  Sigh.  Now, we negotiate on price to be able to afford to do all the things that need fixing.  Wah.

Anyway, after getting the news about the inspection, I decided to venture across the street to happy hour with some other co-workers.  I stayed for many more hours than I should have, but it was fun, and we met this guy!

Mike Aubrey from HGTV’s Real Estate Intervention, which is apparently done.  Although he did give us the inside scoop on a new show he’s filming for HGTV called power broker or something like that, but he said not to write about it on the internet.  Oops.  He was nice enough, although relatively douchey when he dropped a line about his ring from the Orange Bowl.  Psh, whatever.  He was out with a girl who looked young enough to be his daughter, but we were excited and totally obvious about discovering it was him.

Today, I am tired, and thinking about going home to PA for the weekend.  We’ll see though.  Happy Friday!