Final Home Renovation Update Video

It’s the end of the RENOVATION updates, but it’s just the beginning of an exciting adventure to come! 🙂


Juro has arrived!

Juro has arrived!

I completely forgot to post about this, but Juro is here! I was a bit nervous of him coming to the house, because he can be quite skittish. But the moment he walked through the doors he was HAPPY! I was happy! He ran all over the house and it started to sink in that… it’s going to be him and I. I felt happy, and at the same time I was missing my family. I had gotten so used to all of us being together in one house. And I’m back on my own again, but this time with a friendly companion. So I’m hoping for the best.

Funny story, this is how Juro is definitely a little Houdini! As I was exiting my house through the rear on my way to work, I had both my gym bag and my laptop bag on my shoulders. This prevented me from seeing Juro sneaking right past me to go run free in the alley. I dodged a bullet because he got loose before and man oh man, that had me feeling all kinds of bad. So now I definitely have to lock him in his crate until the dog walker arrives to take him out. A mess. I chuckled at it though. Juro is VERY inquisitive and wants to sniff and see EVERYTHING. That’s exactly what he did, which made it a little easier for me to catch him, because he is very stubborn and won’t come when called. The other part is quick reflexes because this boy is FAST!

Also, here’s a pic that I was able to get of him in my  living room. I took it on my phone and just added a B&W filter to it. This is what Juro does all the time!

Juro BW

The 57th Presidential Inauguration: Faith In America’s Future

The 57th Presidential Inauguration: Faith In America's Future

That was the theme/slogan as POTUS Barak Obama laid out his plans for the second term. It was awesome being out there and being able to meet people (local & tourists). It was both exhausting and EXCITING getting up at 5:45 AM to hop on the train and get there. For me, it was rather easy getting there, but it was hard getting out of the area (as that’s to be expected with these major events). There was some confusion with streets that were opened, being closed. Metro stations packed beyond belief, which resulted in my best friend (Michele, pictured) and I to walk around it to get to a different stop. Easier said than done. But we did it. And it was SO worth it. It felt historic!


Home Security Update

Okay, I changed my mind and decided to go with ADT. The package that Protect America was offering for their Cellular service (I got the silver package for about $50/mo) to me was too expensive. ADT has a special rate for USAA members, which I was glad to find out and also discounted installation services. Easier for me to deal with. For me I have a cellular monitor and some sensors and I’m around $44/mo. I am alright with that, but I got a key remote and the app on my phone which is very easy to use and very convenient. I plan to use that to let my potential Dog Walker in the house with no problems where I can lock and unlock the house remotely.