Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Making progress

Dry walled one side last night. Next up the inside, mud, and paint. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Air and Space at Dulles

This place is awesome. Took a time of pictures. I think it's time to start using my Instagram account

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Another morning

Nice view from the office this morning.  

Edit.  This didn't publish on Friday. 



Went to check out Annapolis today. It's a cool place. I little touristy but it was interesting to see the naval academy.  

I didn't get any blue crab. I'll do that next time. 

Friday, June 21, 2013


Just got a call from a manager and I may be heading to Canada for my next project. Should find out in an hour. Could be interesting. 

If I do I will be leaving on
Monday.  Quick turn around eeh. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bob Vila

It was another good weekend.  I've been in DC now for almost a month and I am settling in nicely.  I rented a car this weekend again.  It is really nice having a car especially when you get an SUV for $9 a day.  I am thinking that after the summer I might take the plunge but I need to get on my first project while living in DC to see what that's like. 

On Saturday I went to a Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival in Maryland.  It was a lot of fun.  I was invited by a friend of a friend and brought one of my coworkers and his wife long for company.  The festival had over 40 beers and 40 bourbons to sample for the cost of admission.  Additionally the group that I meet up with was full of good people.  After the festival we ended up at one of the persons house for a game of wh

Yesterday was a pretty big adventure too.  I ended up starting the partition wall so that the master bedroom has a door.  I made some good progress.  I did have to build the wall twice though.  The first time I build it square and it turns our my house is a little crooked.  If you look at the pictures you can see how skewed everything is.  I got the door square which is all that really matters.

I was also going to do the drywall yesterday but under estimated how heavy that stuff is.  I need some help getting it from Home Depot up into my place before I can finish off the partition.
iffle ball.  It was a good time all around.  Now I just need to make sure I keep in touch with the people I met.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Rescources have been shifted

Looks like I am no longer going to DC.  This morning I was informed that resources have been shift.  What ever that means.   I can only guess that I've been bumped.  Oh well

On the bright side I rented a car for $9 a day for the weekend.  $27 for the car, $23 for taxes.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer Roomate

So it looks like I am getting a roommate for the summer.  Last Saturday I met a friend of friend who is on contract here is DC for the summer from Hermosa Beach.  She is looking for place for August and I offered up my extra room.  We met yesterday, she checked out the room, and it looks like we are a go.  I think it's going to be fun.

Now I need to build that partition wall asap.  Weekend project I guess.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Time to break out the tools

I think this may be happening next weekend.

Some pictures from Air and Space

Another Good Weekend

Another full weekend.  Friday night went out with some friends.  I think I am starting to figure this city out a bit as far as the scenes I like.  Saturday I didn't have much going on so I went for a jog down to the white house which is only a mile or two away then I went and checked out the Smithsonian Air and Space museum.  It was pretty cool but it didn't make it through the whole thing.  I think I am going to have to go back at some point.  I would also like to go the one out by Dulles.  They have the SR71 and space shuttle out there which would be cool.

Today I went for a jog in the morning then went of a hike with a new friend.  The hikes out here are very different than the ones in CA.  At home I feel like most of the hikes are up a hill with some type of vista at the top.  Here it's just wandering trails through the woods.  All the same it's still good to get out and be active.

Picture as I jogged by the White Hose.  I should go pro.

Project Delayed a Week

I got an email from my manager this afternoon to cancel my travel to NJ for tomorrow.  It looks like the project has been delay by a week.  Honestly it doesn't surprise me much.  The same thing happened on my last project with this client.

I think it's a good thing.  It gives me another week to get settle and it also gives me some time to do some more work on a proposal I was working on.  I was going to have to hand it off after the first draft.  This will give me the opportunity to get it into better shape.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Back to NJ

I got a call call from my last manager this morning and it looks like. I may be heading back to my old client for a 6-8 week engagement. Right now it looks like i will start on Monday. That will get me through the end of July at which point it will be time for a vacation. 

Two good things here. 1. My old manager liked me enough to recommend me. 2. I will finally be billable and be working towards that bonus. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Sunday.

It was another busy weekend. This was my first weekend renting a car. I used Priceline and got it for $11 a day. Not to shabby. With taxes it was about $55.  Not bad for 3 days. 

With a car at my disposal i didn't do much sitting at home. Friday I went out on a date. It went pretty well. We met up after work in Arlington, did 2 different happy hours, then went to the water front in Georgetown.  I honestly didn't expect it to last that long but we were have a good time. 

Saturday morning I got up and tried another crossfit gym. Every Saturday it seems like I try a new gym for free. It's not a bad system.  I liked this last one though. I think I will sign up.   In the afternoon went I ran errands with a friend who doesn't have a car, then a rallied in the evening and went to a house warming party for a bunch of people I didn't know. It wasn't much fun honestly. A lot of the people around here are a little  up tight. Luckily we were only there for a bit then we went out with a friends co worker who was in her early twenties. We went out in Glover Park and Adams Morgan. Both firsts for me. 

I'm not sure if its a reflection on me or the people here, but I seem to have more fun hang out with the 25 year olds. Honestly not to worried about it. As long as I'm having a good time who cares. 

Today I went for a hike out at Great Fall VA. Its on the Patomic up stream from DC. It was pretty cool. I also made a run to Home Depot and bought a mini BBQ. I wonder how long it will take for someone to complain to the HOA that I'm grilling on my fire escape. I think I can make it through the summer. 

This up coming week at work should be busy. I'm going to be working a proposal which I believe is billable. As for future projects it looks like I will be on the beach in DC for the foreseeable future. I just need to impress on the proposal. I will update more in the work front mid week. 

Time to fire up the grill!