I really owe you guys a post, don’t I? It’s been a week fer crying out loud!
I guess the message boards here on Leoville have been stealing a disproportionate amount of my energies. Leoville Town Square is going great. Thanks to all of you who have participated.
Meanwhile, things are happening on the home front. We go in this morning to sign the papers for our new house. Moving day is the 5th. I’m taking two weeks off (7/4-7/19) to move, unpack, and build a tree house for my kids.
Don’t tell my boss, but we’ve decided not to install cable or a dish in the new house. That’s right – no TV. I think it will be great for the kids. Jennifer and I don’t watch much, anyway. DVDs are fine for us. We’ve been watching the DVDs of the Sopranos first season and LOVING it. I know – we’re a little behind the times. I’m so busy DOING TV I don’t really have time to watch it!
I will be getting a visit from the cable installer, though. I’m told that our neighborhood is wired for cable modems (unrestrained cheering). The catch: there’s no drop within 100 feet of the house, and all our wiring is underground. AT&T tells me it’s at the installer’s discretion whether they’ll dig the trench or pull the cable to get it to the house. The installer is coming the morning of 7/6. He will be met with piles of TechTV swag. We shall see.
After I sign my name 50 times this morning I’m hoping to sign another important document this afternoon. I have the final draft of my TechTV contract in my ink-stained fingers. There are literally only two words that I need to have changed. I’m sure we’ll have a deal by the end of the week. Maybe even today. They’re really little words.
Part of the deal includes three books and three videos. The first book has to be finished by July 25 for publication by the end of the year. That’s right. I have one month to move, build a treehouse, and write a book. (Oh yeah, and do three hours of live TV a day.) I actually believe I can do it all. Now you know why I haven’t posted in a while. I’m going for a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Will he do it? Stay tuned!