Friday, June 08, 2007


I am in so much pain at the moment. I had neck surgery to fuse three discs in my neck back on April 26th and the recovery is slow. I thought I was getting better, but I have been having some real issues with pain in my back between my shoulder blades the past couple of days. I hope this goes away soon.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

"Digital" Bill will be missed!

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of "Digital" Bill Douthett. "Digital" Bill was the voice behind the Wizards of Technology podcasts. He was a very interesting and knowledgeable person. He had a great knack for injecting some humor in our daily headache of technology. This is why I started listening to his podcasts and the reason that I did "stay subscribed", as Bill liked to say.

"Digital" Bill passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2006.

I pray that Bill is with the Lord today and that He comfort Bill's family.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Shooting the Bikes

We are having an outing tomorrow for our IT staff at work. The plan is to check out the qualifying for the WERA National Challenge Series and the motorcycle museum at Barber Motorsports Park.

This will be the first time that I get to photograph motorcycles. It should be an interesting day. I will post a pick or two Saturday evening.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

POD is empty!

My wife and I emptied the POD today and it will be picked up Tuesday. A lot of the boxes are Christmas decorations, so that can stay packed up for now. Some of the boxes are our sons baby clothes, so that can stay packed up as well.

We need to go through what is left, try to throw away some of the junk that we do not need to keep, and put the rest where it belongs.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Finish unpacking and enjoy the new home

I isn’t that I want to do this as much as I need to do this. Well, I need to help my wife do this so that she does not end up unpacking everything.

Wait… she will not unpack everything. She will unpack her stuff and mine will still be in boxes. :)

Seriously, we just got hot water recently after being in the house two weeks. We can finally start enjoying it now. Unpacking is just a part of that process.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Continued Moving ...

We continued moving items from my wife's parents home to the new house today. We are probably about 95% moved with 5% unpacked at this point. :)

We currently have boxes stacked everywhere you look in the house. Unfortunately, our real jobs have to be taken care of as well, so we unpack as we can.

My wife is feeling more at home, because she was finally able to run the washing machine and dryer. She has a large up-right pair that she has not been able to use for around six months until this weekend. She was also very excited about cooking this morning now that the gas has been finally connected.

Friday, July 07, 2006

First night...

I guess I can mark this goal as done since we are going to stay in the new house tonight for the first night. We still have a lot of unpacking to do, but that will take a while anyway. At least we are now in the house and not having to stay with my wife’s parents.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

water in the basement

My wife and I went to unload some more boxes in the new house today. We did not want to find what we found, though. There was a lot of water in the basement where it had come in from the 90+ minutes of rain that we got yesterday afternoon. We went back last night, but we did not go to the far end of the basement, so we did not know about it until this morning.

Luckily, it is not a leak issue, but more of where someone forgot to seal the area around the waste pipe where it goes through the sleeve that was put into the poured concrete basement walls. The water came in around that area.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Still moving ...

I hate this part of it all. We moved a lot more of our stuff that we had stored at my wife’s parent’s home to our new house today. My wife finally has her refrigerator and freezer in the kitchen where it belongs.

On top of that, our POD was delivered today. We started trying to empty it, but at noon, it was around 100 degrees outside. It has been way too hot lately for this time of year.

Everything came to a halt around 6:00 p.m. this evening, though. It started raining and did not quit for over 90 minutes. This is the first real rain we have had since the first of May.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Moving, moving, moving...

... keep those boxes moving… wait… you aren’t going to see anyone riding around on horses herding up boxes here! :)

Seriously, being in a new house is exciting, but having to move into a new house is not. This was a very long day of moving boxes, but we completely emptied two storage units today saving us $156 per month. We now just have the POD left to empty out. It will be delivered to the new house Monday. Boy, what a blast of a Fourth of July I am going to have! hahahaha

Friday, June 30, 2006


The day came and the day has gone. We did close on the new house today and started moving in tonight. I hate paying out all that money. :(

Everything was completed today on the inside as far as the finishing work goes. Gas will be hooked up tomorrow morning.

HughesNet came out today and installed the dish for our broadband satellite internet service, but there was an equipment problem, so the installer has to come back tomorrow morning to finish up.

Moving continues throughout the weekend. Everyone is invited to help! :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Closing this week

It looks like we will be closing this Friday, unless something happens. I am very excited about this, but a little depressed as well. Once we close, I know that I will have to start moving all that furniture and those boxes.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Closing pushed back

Things come up that were unforeseen and delays happen. It looks like our closing will be pushed back a few days. There are some more things that have to be done before we can close.

I am also waiting on the phone company to come out and fix their screw up with the phone line installation. Of course, they want to charge me for that.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Church sign


We should be receptive to all people who visit our churches, not just those that should “fit” with the church. I saw this sign today while driving. It pretty much says it all.