Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New Beginnings

This last year's been a wild ride.

Got Engaged.
Turned 30.
Hired Architect with Brandy.
Mom got cancer.
Mom beat cancer.
Left EarthLink. Joined Internet Brands.
Dad got married.
We got married! \o/
Honeymooned. Got PADI-certified for open-water scuba diving.

... and this week Dave Watson will be presenting his (hopefully) final working drawings to the City of Hermosa Beach, while the Coastal Commission is doing its thing. We'll also be giving working drawings to 3 contractors bidding our project. We're applying for a construction loan. Then we'll have to find a place to live for about a year.

If all goes according to plan, we're looking at a big tear-down party early June or late May.

In the midst of all this and increasing workaholism, i've visibly not kept-up with any sort of sustained blogging. What little I've posted has often been about "work stuff". I'm also no-longer contributing to TheAppleBlog.

While EarthLink wasn't quite ready to let just about any employee ramble about apps they build, we just created a couple of new semi-sanctioned blogs at The New Gig, thru which i'll likely be channeling the geekier stuff, hoping to be joined by a few of my peers:

Internet Brands Developer blog: Typically about developing applications, technologies, and developers.

The aptly-named "CarsDirect Used Car Site Blog" seeks to get some feedback about our newly-redesigned used cars marketplace.

We'll see what 2007 has in store ... Married Life, New Home?, Kids? Diving! Work! While I was busting my hump at EarthLink, it was, I feel, a mere warm-up to what i've experienced and will gleefully endure at Internet Brands.

And then there's this thing.


oakmonster said...

Hooray for new home!!

I want a whack at your building. Never hit anything with a sledgehammer in my life. Actually, I'm not even sure if I could even lift a sledgehammer...

Chris Holland said...

i'm pretty sure the sledgehammer could lift you. Especially in Soviet Russia.

Frank Juval said...

Hey, we're on the same boat. Since November 2006:

Got married.
Honeymooned in Hawai'i
Alisha's 3mos pregnant.
Bought first house (it's being built).
Mom-in-law got cancer.
Mom-in-law beat cancer.
Mom got first new car ever (she's recently divorced).
Brother and wife are pregnant with first (5 months ahead of us).
Have 12 dives under my belt.


Life is beautiful.

Chris Holland said...

that's some freaky synchrony right there :)

i've got 17 dives so-far :)