So when I got home last night, I had 2 surprises waiting on me. My Realtor sent me a happy "house-iversary" card! I love getting things in the mail that are not junk or bills! The second thing was that there were some railing parts and pieces in my front yard. Now, normally I would not be excited that there were random pieces of metal in my yard.... but this one is a long time coming, so I figure any progress is good news. I was actually thinking that maybe this guy took my deposit money and ran off, never to return again. I actually hired him a little over 8 weeks ago (and gave him $250), and he has had excuse after excuse for not coming out. I was just about to call him today if I didn't hear from him. I did take some "before" pictures (although they are from a long time ago when it was snowing!), and hopefully I will have some "after" pictures soon!
How's your bracket holding up? I'm not doing so hot. So far I'm in 18th place in my 28 person pool. I only have 2 teams left in the final four, Ohio State and Florida. At least they are the two I picked to be in the Championship game. Here's a picture of my bracket. The highlighted ones are my right picks and the scribbled out ones are my wrong picks.
I heard the Marquette coach on the radio this morning and he seems like a really nice guy. Too bad I'm going to have to root against him. I really need Ohio State, North Carolina, and Kansas to win tonight to somewhat redeem myself in my bracket group!