Friday, August 20, 2010

General Purpose Podcast #23: Paul and Grace Together Again

Paul and Grace are reunited in their first conversation from the new home studio, and recount some of the craziness of dealing with the move, the electrical and flooring contractors, tree removal, and garage repairs.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

General Purpose Podcast #22: Dad Alone in our New Home

Paul, alone in the Saginaw house, recounts the busy (and lonely) month he's spent there. This audio was recorded June 29th, after Paul had spent a month alone in the Saginaw house. He gives a sort of audio tour and opens up the Ardbeg Rollercoaster single malt Scotch whisky.

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With this episode, I have caught up with the backlog of audio recordings I made during the period where we planned and executed our family move. The next one will be another conversation between Grace and Paul, this time recorded not in the car, but in the home studio.

General Purpose Podcast #21: After the Closing

Paul and Grace continue their conversation while driving home after signing the mortgage paperwork. In a long, rambling chat, Paul and Grace talk about mortgages, Ann Arbor, politics, and killer satellites.

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General Purpose Podcast #20: Before the Closing

Paul and Grace are on their way to Saginaw to sign the paperwork on the house. This is a short conversation, to be followed by a much longer conversation on the return trip. Recorded on 23 Apr 2010.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

General Purpose Podcast #19: Paul Panics 2 (Short Comment)

Paul talks about the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership and muses on how the American dream did not always automatically include home ownership.

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General Purpose Podcast #18: Paul Panics 1 (Short Comment)

Paul is walking outside and talks about his anxieties about home ownership and all the upcoming expenses he will be responsible for.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

General Purpose Podcast #17: Saginaw House Inspection Debrief

On the way back from Saginaw, Grace and I talk over what we learned from the house inspection process.

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General Purpose Podcast #16: Grampa Richard Sings the Blues

On the way to Saginaw to meet with the house inspector, my father played us some music from the back seat of the van.

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