Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A Few Timely Updates

It's been a while since I've posted anything personal about my life here on the blog.  Pretty much everything has been either a review or some of my writing.  As one of the purposes of Rememorandom is to chronicle my life, and considering the items on the following list, I think it's time for an update.

  • I will be leaving for a short vacation next week.  The wife and I, plus the In-Laws, are all heading down to the Smoky Mountains for a few days.  We've got a cabin reserved, and now that autumnal weather has finally arrived, it'll be a perfect and much-needed escape.  Hopefully I'll get in some heavy reading time.
  • I found out last week that I made an error at work a few months back.  This error is basically at the Step One level of my project, and everything that's done afterward (and based on said error) is also incorrect.  Because of that, I've been terribly busy, scrambling to correct my mistake and get this thing finished.
  • Netflix has got to be the coolest thing ever.  I'm not sure why it took me so long to sign up for it, but it's awesome.  Not only is every season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer available for Instant Streaming, but it's letting me catch up with other shows that I wanted to watch but never could (i.e. How I Met Your Mother.)
  • I bought Red Dead Redemption a few weeks ago, but have yet found time to play it.  My Dragon Age: Origins ground to a stop about the same time.  However, with Fallout: New Vegas soon to hit shelves, and my deposit already down, I'll be getting back into gaming relatively soon.
  • Keisha's been called to substitute teach for seven days in a row now, which is awesome.
  • I found out that, for some reason, I've not been paying property taxes.  My house was built in May 2009, and since taxes are assessed on January 1, my 09 taxes were on undeveloped land.  However, as of January 1 2010, the land was developed and, apparently, my escrow was supposed to have gone up.  As a new homeowner, as well as someone who is competent with money but doesn't necessarily understand insurance and taxes, this error went unnoticed until Sunday.  I'm not sure what's going to happen, and frankly I'm a little nervous, but I know it'll all work out.
  • Finally, I recorded a new cover that I'm mostly proud of.  You can watch it here or on the video below.

    I've not had time to really finish the planned next installment of my Writing Wednesday's The Reformed, but I've got a piece that should work for tomorrow.  Hopefully I can find time to finish the planned piece and post it up next week.


    Mattson Tomlin said...

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Red Dead. You might want to watch out though- this is on its way...


    Bill said...

    Hey, Logan's back! Just kidding, I've been reading most of your reviews but haven't had any comments.

    I just got my Jeffersontown property tax bill (as opposed to Louisville property tax I guess). Now I've got to figure out if escrow is going to pay it as it should. For me I think the tax is somewhere around a tenth of a percent of the assessed value.

    logankstewart said...

    @Mattson: Aye, I saw that. Looks pretty sweet.

    @Bill: Oh, hey there. Someone told me to call my lender and that they would take care of it and then add the bill to my overall monthly payment, which hopefully will be absorbed over a year instead of just a sudden bill.

    Anonymous said...

    we love netflix streaming, except now we are caught up on our seasons of doctor who and now have to wait..

    sounds like the vacation will be timely, not only for autumn but with work and all. hope everything will be settled so you can have a relaxing time of it.


    logankstewart said...

    @L: Instant Streaming has been heavenly. I wish more of the shows I want to watch were available this way, but still, I take what I can get.

    Thanks for the well-wishes.

    Carl V. said...

    whoa, lots of stuff going on. Have a great time on your cabin trip. We decided last week to go for a weekend at a cabin in a state park in Kansas that we visited last year. We'll be doing it towards the end of November this time. Should be a good cold time with plenty of warm fires.

    Sorry to hear about the work error and the taxes. Not fun.

    I really enjoyed both Dragon Age: Origins and Red Dead Redemption. Cannot wait for Fallout: New Vegas. I've been salivating thinking about it. My late October will definitely be spent playing that.

    logankstewart said...

    @Carl: Thanks, and you have a good trip, too. Nothing like Autumn in the mountains.