Bil Browning

Back up and running

Filed By Bil Browning | June 27, 2006 2:43 PM | comments

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Well gentle readers, I'm back online and ready to start posting to the ole blog again. Many BIG thanks to Scott for taking over for the weekend and making sure that all of you had something to read and talk about. Didn't I tell you that Scott's style of writing was both personal and informative? Be sure to check out Sardonic Bomb, his personal blog. While Scott may have posted his list of favorite LGBT blogs, Sardonic Bomb would be at the top of my personal list. :)

I'd like to take a moment to skip LGBT news and happenings and post a little bit about this past weekend. I posted earlier that we'd closed on a house and we moved in this weekend. We had lots of help in moving - nine friends showed up with their cars, trucks and even a trailer and made quick work of the hauling. Of course, it started raining as soon as folk showed up, but half the crew led the way with one big load of couches and stuff that would ruin in the rain - and had it all unloaded before the rest of us even got there! Jerame and I both commented that it was so nice to have moved to Indianapolis and made so many great friends that would be willing to come help us out. In fact, I want to put out a special thank you to Jeff Newman, bilerico contributor and the webmaster for Not only did Jeff bring his huge trailer over to help us haul stuff on Sunday - he also helped us move into the apartment to start with four years ago! In fact, that was the first time we met Jeff in person and he's been one of our best friends ever since...

So all of our possessions are in the new house - but the unpacking has just begun. We didn't have time to paint before moving since the closing/negotiations was such a nightmare. (In fact, I have contractors here now installing glass block windows, running sister beams under our kitchen floor and generally making a big mess!) However, the previous owner was nice enough to paint everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING - tile, woodwork, doors, walls - the whole inside of the house) with flat white primer paint. That means we just have to pick colors and start the process.

It's kind of funny though - we had a pretty big apartment as far as apartments go. (C'mon, it took a huge trailer, two truck loads, and eleven car loads to bring our stuff over here!) But we just don't have enough to actually fill our house. It'll look empty! We now have a front room AND a living room. And only one old couch and love seat. We're going to have to step it up a bit on the shelving, furniture and housewares to make our house look right! And curtains! After living with blinds for years, now we've realized that if we don't want the neighbors to see in our bedroom we'll have to do something with the windows. White trash solution to the rescue - we've hung up a sheet temporarily. :)

If you'd like to come over and visit, just leave me a comment or give us a call. We'd love to show off the new digs!

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Melissa Williams | June 27, 2006 4:52 PM

I have a four seater couch that you all can have. It is clean and the pattern is a bit outdated but it could be easily covered with a new couch cover.