Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just touching base

Hey all, just touching base, nothing really exciting, but I felt I should post something. The house was certainly a spike in excitement, but now we can hurry up and wait. We are really excited, but essentially our hands are tied until Mattamy calls us up and tells us its time to start picking stuff. We tried going out to the design center but the cabinet choices aren't available yet, the price lists aren't available yet, and basically they aren't interested in seeing us for a few months. So hurry up and wait...

Around the house we have, we have started looking around and saying "Okay, what do we have to do to sell this place?" And more importantly is it something we can do sooner and enjoy for the 15 months we have left, or should we wait until the last minute. I think the truth is we need to wait until it gets warm enough to throw the windows open, as we have a lot of drywall repair and paint fumes in our future.

We had a family bout of cold/flu last week and we are all recovered, or at least 90%, but it has made this week tough, and last week worse. Mother nature hasn't really helped with heaps of snow and bad train service. Seriously Monday I was almost 2 hours late after what I can deduce as Go Transit literally greasing/icing their own tracks... Thankfullly Mom was able to pick me up from Meadowvale and get me home or I would have been later still.

I've managed to finish all the paperwork with all the various governments to establish myself as someone who may sell apps on the Apple App store, but now I need to get my act in gear and finish my app. It is also at about 90% but that last 10% is killing me. I know there is a memory leak issue, otherwise the functionality is done. I'm on the cusp of releasing a bad app and fixing it once I get customer bug reports, but I feel the heel for doing it. So I will work for 95% and leave customers with only the last 5. I'm motivated to get it done, because the more apps I can sell, the more upgrades I can get in my new place. If it is successful I have a few ideas percolating that I think will do well, and appeal to a broader customer base.

Anyways that is the news, g

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ooops, we did it again

Hey all, this is the first real post in a looooooooong time, just writing to share our exciting news. Erin and I put a deposit on a new home last night! We are super excited, and as of this afternoon the builder has signed the agreement and we are officially on the path to new-new home ownership.

The fast and easy questions: Where are you moving?

Down the street... but specifically here is a google map that pretty much shows where the new house will be (as it doesn't exist I can't be exact.)

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So yes, we are staying in Milton, and staying with the same builder (Mattamy Homes.)

How big is it?

2301 sq-ft (I like the 01, it sound precise.)


Um, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 1.75 car garage (not full sized, also known as 1+stuff car garage.)

We have an awesome lot with a park behind our house, which really was one of our criteria, we also negotiated a better price (semantically) on the home, which we feel reflects these troubled times

Here is the artists elevation drawing (why do they call them that?)

And the floor plan: (this is showing the 3 bedroom option, we took the four.)

So officially/unofficial we will be hosting Bryan's (to be last name agnostic) Family Christmas 2010.

Assuming it is done in May 2010 on schedule :)

Anyways that is the news, I plan to track excitement here as per the last home, and expect regular Bryan pictures galleries to flow to this location. For those who are still reading, the picture of Loki + Murlock is a clickable link out to a gallery that include Bryan + Murlock images as well.