No, really, I'm still alive

Its been a while since I last posted anything around here, so just to let you all know first, I am alive and doing well. =)

I've been busy these last few months. We've only just started renovations to the house I'm now living in, which was my grandmother's who lived across the street from us. Painted the living room... decided I didn't like my first choice, so now we're figuring out something better. Other work has been on the kitchen, but it's mostly just electrical, and priming the walls for whenever I want to paint in there. There's lots of other work to do first though, like replacing the sliding door out to the pool, choosing new cabinets, replacing appliances, etc.

I also spent the end of July and start of August in the company of my girlfriend, Asya, who visited from Australia for the first time. It was a wacky four weeks. I got up and did stuff I haven't done in a long time. Made me realize I need to exercise a bit more than I do now... which is zero.

I had a birthday; thank you to those who posted on my portfolio or sent gifts. Glad to know I'm still thought of a bit around here by somebody. ^^;

I have a lovely new Samsung tablet (Galaxy Tab 3) that I've been playing with. Its so much nicer to read books on as well. And speaking of books, I'll be making another post about the (non) progress of my book challenge... I'm certain the rest of you participating have me whipped already.

The week after Asya left, I had to report to the hospital again. It had been years since my last routine heart cath procedure, so they wanted to go in and check things were all right, especially since my whole lung infection problem. They were very pleased with the way the heart was working, but they also went ahead and coiled off some of the other areas of extraneous blood vessels in both lungs, so as to ensure they wouldn't affect me later. Which is good, cuz I've actually been enjoying going for months without coughing up blood.

If anyone caught the Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor special or has just been keeping up with Who news, let me know what you think of the casting of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. =)

Oh, and I've finally been sucked into watching The Big Bang Theory. I resisted for years, but now I'm addicted. Asya's doing again. ;)

I guess that's it for now. Ciao, y'all!