Here are a couple of more recent pictures of me, taken in my new home. (Well, taken in the garage, actually.) This first one was taken several days ago, while I was taking a break from unpacking boxes.

Taking a break from unpacking boxes

Taking a break from unpacking boxes

My brother and his girlfriend lived in this house previously, and when I moved in I decided to continue her policy of not smoking in the house itself. The house has a nice, large attached garage, so I have a nice area set up out there for smoking.

Smoke break!

Smoke break!

I realize that it has been many months since I posted anything here, but I hope to start improving on that. For one thing, I’ve given up posting on Facebook. I’ve been unhappy with FB for a long time, but the final straw was when I discovered the other day that I could not share a YouTube video there, which was apparently due to deliberate censorship on FB’s part. Facebook is a private site, so they can do what they want, but they can do it without me. Screw them.

However, I am going to try to start sharing and commenting on articles that interest me here, instead of on the social sites like Facebook and Google+. If the NSA is going to spy on what I have to say, at least I can make them work at it a little. 😉

Another thing that has kept me distracted has been my home life. I have been getting increasingly frustrated with my situation, and I finally decided to make a clean break with the past and start over again. I had lived in the same place for almost 22 years, and I was stuck in a rut. I just moved to another city (still in Michigan) where I can be closer to my brother and begin life in a nice place that isn’t dreary and depressing. 🙂

I still have a lot to do before I’ve finished furnishing and decorating my new home, but I am thrilled to be living in such a roomy, pleasant place. Here are a few quick pictures that I took the other day as I wandered about the place putting things away:

Looking into the living room from the central hall.

Looking into the living room from the central hall.

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Looking into my bedroom from the central hallway:

Looking into my bedroom.  (Naturally there are Three Stooges pictures above my headboard.  lol)

Looking into my bedroom. (Naturally there are Three Stooges pictures above my headboard. lol)

I like the way the bathroom is laid out; the toilet and bathtub are separate from the sink/dressing area:

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The kitchen and dining room area is so open and airy compared to what I had before:

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And here is the view out my dining room windows:

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The house is on a main road, so there is a good amount of traffic during the day, but after two decades of living out in the boondocks I’m find that the road noise doesn’t bother me, especially when I consider that just about every store I would normally go to is within a mile of where I am living.

As I said, I still have quite a lot to do before I’ll be completely satisfied with how everything is arranged, and I need things like new lamps and pictures, etc. But I am well on my way, and I am so much happier living here. Now if the warm weather will finally settle in and stay! lol