Homebrew Crew?

I’m a noob. I’ve been thinking about homebrewing for a few weeks, and when we got a phone call from my boyfriend’s brother in Iraq, he said that he wanted to give it a shot too. Since he’s coming home on leave in feb, I figured it’d be fun to have a couple different types to choose from, then he could pick what to brew.

So we went out and bought a full home-brew kit with everything, a 6 gallon glass jug, a 5 gallon one, a 5 g bucket with the spigot, all the other paraphernalia that goes with it, and the kit came with our choice of a mix. Since my boyfriend isn’t too fond of ambers, but loves hef, we got the wheat beer mix. Anyway, we sanitized everything carefully then boiled our water, added the 2 syrups, (one was the actual mix, the other was wheat syrup or something to replace the sugar).

Shower vs Tub: Single bathroom house

Since I’m starting a new job next week that pays quite a bit more, I have been thinking about finally starting to remodel my house, starting with the bathroom.

First off, this is a small place, 800sq/ft, 2 bedrooms. It wasn’t exactly supposed to be a full-time house, I suspect. Its in an area with a lot of vacation homes. The way I see it, its plenty large enough for me right now, and when I get married later and move away, I can have this vacation place on the lake (it was fairly inexpensive too).

What Are You Reading??? v.New

I just finished The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
I just picked up for whom the bell tolls
I also wanted to get Haunted by that fight club guy
The Sun Also Rises was great.

Just finished Haunted. I only found it mediocore. Maybe I was expecting too much. Some of the short stories were really well done, but the overall connecting story did nothing for me.

Rereading Huxley’s Brave New World at the moment.
Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon


Wine Recomendations

My favorite under $15 wine recomendation:
Estanice Cabernet Sauvingnon
Average Price $12 in VA. Available in most wine retailers
Tasting Notes:
Every year its a consistantly good bottle of wine. I have never had a bad vintage. It will easilly age for 10 years, however is always drinkable now.