Some of you know and most of you don't... We bought a house. A fixer upper. I also discovered that I'm not very handy. What I AM good at is getting on the internet and hiring crews of manly men who DO know what the hell they're doing and will do it for not very much money in the hot Texas heat. Here's the run down: Removal of cat piss covered parque floors - $100 Removal of bearing wall and assigning outlets to another wall - $100 Installation of header beam to replace bearing wall - $150 installation of laminate floors including scraping the old glue - $500 AC compressor repair - $100 Considering it all, I think I got off extremely easy. I've been cleaning and scraping and stripping baseboards, painting and sheet rocking the last two weeks. Still have some work to do, but I intend to move into this bad boy THIS weekend. I tell you all this so that you may excuse my long absences and mirthless commentary until my return. I heard either Benning or Skull was planning to hand my title of "wittiest man on the internet" to some n00b hack. I assure you I will regain my title... IN THE OCTAGON against all pretenders foreign an domestic. In the mean time, know that I shall, on my return, be introducing Mr. Elbow forthwith. Thanks for your understanding.