Florida Trip

We just got back from an excellent trip to Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday. We started in Fort Myers and I had a chance to visit some friends. Then we went up to Ocala for Thanksgiving. The first night we played Hand and Foot (see the rules I had to write on the clip board to avoid total chaos) and Nate won. We also had an intense bocce ball game. You can see some highly scientific foot measuring occurring in the photo above.

I also had a list of foods that I can't get in Seattle that I had to complete:
  • Lobster Nuggets at the Fish House
  • Sausage and Lentil Soup at Carrabba's
  • Banana Milk Shake at Steak N Shake
  • Chicken Tender Sub at Publix
[It was all as good as I remembered it.]

The weather was perfect (sunny with highs in the 80's) and we missed out on all of the snow-induced chaos in Seattle. It was great to see our friends and family and I wish we could make it down there more often. The trip went by too quickly.


the basement is done

I'm very excited to report our basement is finished. We put down flooring, added recessed lighting, painted the wood panels, and added trim. And by we I mean http://www.jacobreid.com/index.php . The next step will be to put up some curtains and hook up a TV. The hard part is done and now we just need to decorate. Nate is much happier to keep his desk down there now that it doesn't feel like a dungeon.