Friday, May 18, 2007

Been Busy?

I got a comment from Aaron asking about the house and wondering about the lack of posts (and pictures) recently. I have three excuses that I'll share now. I'll list them chronologically.

First, I've been pretty busy with my paying job. As a software engineer, it's always exciting to get elbow deep in new technology. My current project requires me to be fluent in web development technologies such as XHTML, CSS, and Ajax (this in addition to and SQL Server). Pretty cool. I now have a much better understanding of how sites like Gmail and Flickr work.

Second, I've spent nearly every hour not advancing my understanding of web development working on the woodwork in our master suite. As I type, the woodwork is all built, sanded, and stained. I have not yet started putting the finish coats on yet, but plan on doing that next. Between these two excuses, I've not had time to write in this blog or post pictures. But, now here are a few pictures:

This is the vanity after I had completed the building of the doors and drawers (my first drawers!!!), but I had not yet sanded or stained.

This is the vanity taken while I was about halfway done staining the bathroom.

And for my third excuse, although I haven't written about it here, my wife and I were expecting our first child on May 14. He came a week early.

This is William. He changes everything.

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Blogger aaron said...

Greg-thanks for the update. The craftsman woodwork looks wonderful and I love the stain color.

Now, as for the excuses:
Excuse #1: Aw, come on man - isn't craftsman woodwork more fun than computers? Who needs money, anyway?
Excuse #2: Understandable.
Excuse #3: Wow-what a beautiful baby! Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Are you going to build him a craftsman crib?

6:16 AM, May 19, 2007  
Blogger Greg Emel said...

Thanks for your support, Aaron!

Yep, I need to make money to spend money on this darn house... :-)

I'd love to build a crib for him, but realistically, that would take many many hours that I should spend working on the house. My first priority is finish the upstairs, then I can explore other possibilities.

1:38 PM, May 19, 2007  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

Congrats to you both on the baby!

and beautiful work as always :o)

5:56 PM, June 04, 2007  

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