• I've begun doing some design work for an airport and so far it's been pretty awesome. I'll need to update my designs section soon enough. Today I brought a King Air 200 in to Photoshop and laid four sets of graphics over it. The goal is getting the customer convinced that the VERY expensive paint job is worth the effort. Because I'm working toward becoming a freelancer, this is an excellent opportunity to flex my design muscles and get some new things into the ol' portfolio. Thus far I've completed a business card redesign, a presentation folder, 1 of 7 flyers, and the plane graphics.
• The laundry room will be getting a round of tile this weekend. THANK GOD.
• We decided all cat litter boxes belong in the deepest, most secluded area of the house: the basement. My sweet caramel sucker installed the cat door I purchased at the hardware store and now we have a wonderfully functional setup where I don't have to smell cat anus every time I walk into the house.
• I will be buying a 2008 Malibu that looks pretty boss. It only has 40,000 miles and a reasonable price. I went to the local credit union for a loan estimate. My credit rocks so I can get a 1.77% interest rate. YES. Nothing makes you feel more grownup that going to BANKS for LOANS and PAPERWORK and CARS. I'm adulting sufficiently.
• Some final, incredibly sad news as of yesterday. A friend of mine lost his life in the fight against ISIS. He chose to fight, he welcomed the risks, and in the end succumbed to them. I don't grieve publicly, nor do I particularly enjoy sharing that grief with others, so instead he's been rolling around in my mind since I heard the news. I've relived every memory and regret I have with him. My deepest hope is that he found peace.
This is a space separate of my house blog. Here is where you'll find a little bit of everything. I'll try to avoid vapid posts - but no promises.