It’s been a little quiet around here, so I thought I’d just post a little list of some things we’ve been doing.
1. We went to the beach
Have you ever been to the beach? It’s marvelous.
We went for the kids’ Spring Break back in March and being there made me want to sell everything I own and move there.
This year, as part of our quest to find the perfect South Carolina beach, we hit Isle of Palms. And ladies and gentleman, I think the search might be over. Our stay on Isle of Palms in the middle of March was fantastic.
For all I know, the place could be 10x worse than the Jersey Shore during the thick of the summer, but it was the perfect family getaway while we were there.
2. Tool time with Tim Taylor
Home improvement has been the name of the game for the past few weeks as we’ve been knocking out projects around the house.
Having lived most recently in a house built in 1930, we’re accustomed to having someone around almost all the time fixing old house stuff. The strange thing about being in the new house is that we really haven’t had anyone here to fix anything in the year we’ve been here.
Until a few weeks ago. That’s when we broke the seal on repairs and maintenance. The compressor died on the A/C that cools the upstairs, so we replaced the whole unit with a dual fuel deal that ought to save us a few bucks in efficiency over the long-term.
Since then, we’ve rebuilt our front porch, changed a few exterior light fixtures, and looked at how to landscape a few spots in the yard. And I’ve cut the grass a bajillion times already.
3. We paid our taxes
I guess it would be more accurate to say we filed our return, because the taxes were paid during the year.
When everything shook out, the return showed we’re due for a pretty nice refund.
I set a goal this year of having everything in to my CPA by March 15. I delivered my stuff to his office this year on April 9.
There’s always next year.
4. Someone told me I say “Um” a lot when I speak
… which I have found incredibly helpful to know, but now it is also making me crazy.
5. Facebook is buying Instagram
Okay, this doesn’t really fit on a list of things we’ve been doing, but this is my blog, so I can steer this ship in any direction. Pardon me while I digress for a moment…
Instagram has just about moved into the top spot as my favorite app on my phone. It’s quick, it’s not spammy, it’s just un-anything the other things are.
Plus, it’s fun. It’s not like people Instagram buckets full of dead rats or “Hey, I found this old crab salad sandwich in my trunk. It stinks!” People post pics of sweet things or fun things or good food or cool things they’re doing.
And for now, at least, it works.The following, the liking, the privacy … it all works.
I don’t want to see the Facebook style of following, liking, and privacy applied to Instagram. It’ll jack it all up.
I said this post would have Five Things, but here’s an important freebie that I didn’t want to miss. I was on a Twitter sabbatical when this happened, so I didn’t get to mark the occasion:
6. @bluthquotes hits 100K followers
With the second one, all he does is tweet quotes from the brilliant but short-lived TV show Arrested Development.
A few weeks ago, that account – @bluthquotes – earned its 100,000th follower.
Watching that account grow has been fascinating and hilarious. And the feed is really funny. Congrats, Brian!