Compartment3 - March 2004

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

House for Sale!

I hope all of my Faithful Readers (Reader?) out there are doing well.  Blogging will be sparse for a while, since The Missus and I are frantically trying to get our house ready to go up for sale.  As soon as we sell it, I will resume spouting out bloggy goodness.

Take care!

Monday, March 22, 2004


I've added "The Stolen Bicycle" to the Scribblings section of my website.  This is an episode of the late, great sitcom Seinfeld that I wrote back in 1994.  I recently found it on an old diskette.  It was originally written for a bunch of my friends—and Seinfeld fanatics—at work.  There was some talk about performing it, but we never did.  It would've been fun to be Kramer.  Giddy-up!

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Yet Another House Update

You can probably count on an exciting house update every weekend, since I'm sure we'll be dropping by the construction site to take a look.

This week they're working on the second floor framing.  Here's a couple of pictures we took yesterday:

Growing Up Fast

We took The Missus' sister's kids over to my brother's house today.  It was a chance to give my sister-in-law and her husband a much needed day to themselves, and a chance for me to show off my niece and nephew to my side of the family.

My nephew is in the first grade.  He's rapidly changing from cute little tyke to smart-ass little punk.  As we were heading towards the metropolis of Bowie and my brother's house, we exit the Beltway onto 50 East.  This is a huge ramp, part of ol' Governor William Donald Schaefer's Reach the Beach program back in the Nineties.  It's actually pretty impressive, since you can see for miles at the top, and you can look down on two levels of cars roaring past below.  I pointed this out to my nephew, proud that I was able to share important knowledge with my young charge.

"It's amazing!" he said.  Since I was driving, I couldn't see his face, but I was sure it held both wide-eyed wonder at man's inventiveness and innocent admiration of his wise Uncle Chris.

"It's amazing," he said again, and finished, "how boring that is."


Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Before the Turn of the Century

Been doing some scanning of some old pictures hanging around my home office.  Here's one of the Missus and me back in 1999—before the turn of the century.

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Another House Update

On Thursday, the Missus and I met with the construction foreman at the new home site.  He said the new house should be ready in the May/June timeframe.  Since we've been waiting so long, I find it hard to believe they'll ever be done.

They did start framing this week, as he promised, so we'll keep our fingers crossed.  Here's a couple of pictures we took today:

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

House Update

The Missus and I visited the new homesite this weekend and they've actually started!  Here's a couple of pictures:

Tuesday, March 2, 2004


The Scribblings section of my website is now officially open.  Let the pigeons loose!

Okay, I guess it's not that exciting, but I did post links to my golf stories on, a golf website run by a friend of mine.

I also posted “Hashimoto”, a story I wrote in college—a long time ago!  It tells the story of my first car, a dead World War II Japanese kamikaze pilot who just happened to be resurrected as a Dodge Colt.  And it's a love story too.  Enjoy.