Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Work

Well, I will be going in this weekend to work some. I have to replace a PERC raid card in our exchange server. Getting slow speeds during backups. My weekend will start on Monday apparently.

My friend Jeromie will be visiting us on Monday, and will be staying till Wednesday. Looking forward to that. Other than that not much else going on. Megan has a soccer game tonight, so I will try and get some more pictures from the game up for everyone to see.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What a weekend

It has been hectic the past few days. After my wife got home from her surgery everything seemed to be going ok, by my standards, not hers. I have been helping out around the house getting the laundry done, dishes all the while I have been letting her rest and get well. I moved our recliner down stairs for her to sleep in so she can sit up right.

The kids went to my in-laws this past weekend and I don't think they were prepared for Mason. He is a handful and my mother-in-law just got off from getting her tonsils out. From my understanding he was up most the weekend and they did not get much sleep due to that.

I had some work that I had to do Sunday morning, that went very wrong. my work was suppose to start at 10:30 pm Saturday evening and end 2-3 in the morning on Sunday and I was suppose to be able to do the work from home. Well, I started my work but in the middle of it my remote connection stopped working and I had to go in to work. Well, when I got to work I was unable to get the keyboard and mouse to work in front of the server.

I finally got it working, but in the meantime we had another server in the room where I was at have 3 hard drives fail. I ended up getting home about 11am the next day and even then I was not able to get any sleep because i had to go pick up my kids from my in-laws in Monticello. I dozed off a few times coming and going, I am just glad that I got back with my kids in one piece.

Well, my wife and her family were not very happy because I had to work when I was suppose to take care of my wife with no kids. I was running on little sleep and was up for 48 hours. Well guess what I have been taking care of my wife. I picked up around the house, and have been doing anything she ask. I have been thinking of her before me.

Today is her birthday. I brought her lunch today, gave her a birthday card and chocolates and when she get better, I have another gift to give her but she or her family is not happy with me. Why? apparently I am not doing enough and I worked this past weekend too much.

She reads this blog, or at least I think she does, so the last thing that I want to say is that I love her very much and that I want to wish her a happy birthday even though she is in a grumpy mood. Tonight I will cook dinner and bake her a cake, or whatever she wants.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Well, I have been lazy. Since the weather has changed, I have not been getting out and exercising and jogging. I know that need to do it, but just have not been doing it. I have been so busy with life that I have not had time to do any working out.

Tiffany goes under the knife tomorrow. I will be going with her and will be taking Mason with me until it is time for me to take him to day school. Megan will be going with a neighbor and they will be taking her to school since their daughter goes to school right by Megan. My mother-in-law will be taking the kids for the weekend. If she were not taking them, I think Tiffany would cancel the surgery. I have to work this weekend, so I will be up most of the night on Saturday so it is really good that the kids are going to Monroe this weekend.

This will be the first time that Mason will be gone also. Should be interesting. Pray for Cindy ;-)

This week has been pretty busy so I have been pretty tired lately. Tonight I will be getting some sleep. I have been playing with my camera, so expect some more pictures soon. I want to learn how to take good pictures that I will be proud to put up on the wall.

Monday, October 12, 2009

What a weekend. Well, my daughter had her birthday party this weekend and boy was it tiring. It slap wore me and my wife out. We had it at a local bowling alley and the amount of kids that we had to maintain to bowl was outrageous. We got though it fine and everyone seemed to have lots of fun.

Both my parents and my wife parents came up for the party They seemed to have really enjoyed themselves. Megan got a lot of presents and will be busy for a few weeks because of it. Right now we have to get her room clean because they are all strewn across the floor.

Yesterday we went to a local pumpkin patch. The kids had tons of fun Below are a few pictures from our outing. In one picture Megan rode in a John Deer train pulled by a tractor. She had lots of fun. We ended up riding a tractor and picking out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Here are some pics from when we took our daughter to a local Mexican restaurant for her birthday dinner. She did not like the hat.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Birthday Day !!

Well, today is my daughters birthday. She will be turning 5 today so everything is a big deal. This morning, she told me that she wanted to have donuts for the class so of course I was almost late for school because we had to stop for donuts. ;-)

I decided to stay with her for Chapel, she has been wanting me to be with her for it. For her birthday, they sing for you while you stand up front. It was pretty cute. She had the biggest smile I think I have ever seen, it was great. Today is her day, she is turning 5.

Here are a few pics that I snapped on my phone.

She was the line leader today.

My son goes to the doctor today to get an electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) done. During his last visit earlier this week, he had a pretty fast heart rate, so we are getting a EKG done. I have no worries that everything will be fine.

I took my lunch break and went to Home Depot to get some stuff to help manage the rats nest that is my computer cables. I decided to use velcro ties for the cables, so I can easily get them off and move them around. Since I have a metal desk, I have to be picky as to what I do with my power strips, so I got adhesive Velcro strips that I will attach to the bottom of the power strip and attach it to the back of my desk. I have hope.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Doctor Visit

The kids went to the doctor for a checkup and to get a few shots, here is a pic of them at the doctors office.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Computer issues

What a weekend. It went by pretty good. It rained most of the weekend but all in all it was not bad. My wife came home on Saturday and the kids and I were happy to see here. It was no that hard without here, I know she would beg to deffer, but it was not that hard. A lot has changed since my children were younger when it was harder, but now not that bad.

My computer died yesterday, so I had to ends up getting new parts to fix it. More than likely I will have to reload Windows to get it back and working so I will take this opportunity to load Windows 7 and see how it runs. I have not run it yet so it is pretty new to me.

I will be upgrading to a quad core processor because my old cpu/motherboard/ram is so old I can not get a replacement cheaply. I find it funny that the older hardware is more expensive than the new stuff.

I start a new boot camp today, hopefully anyway. Since it has been raining, I don't know if we are going to have it or not, but I will go and see. I am really going to hit hard this go around. Eating better will be my main goal, I will try and eat 4-5 small meals a day.

Friday, October 2, 2009

All is good

Well, last night was an adventure. After working I picked up the kids and went home to play some. We decided to go eat some chicken and play in an indoor play area. Well they both ate pretty good, but I spilt my coke in the play area so I had to clean that up. Well, Megan wanted a shake for the road, so we got that and got in the truck and while on the way home, I spilt some of her shake when she was handing it back to me.

Well, I got that all cleaned up when I got home and got the kids to sleep and all was good. Work today was so-so, busy at first then it slowed down. I am currently trying to figure out what I will be doing after work.

I will be happy that tomorrow my wife will be back, not because I need her help with the kids, thats the easy part, it is because I miss her. My wife's birthday is coming up and I am going to surprise her, she reads this blog, so I won't say much.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My kids

Well, not a lot has been going on. My wife left this morning and my workout has ended till Monday. I would go jogging but I have kids that I have to look after. I am thinking about taking them to Chick-fila for supper tonight, i can get something good and they can eat and then go play in the play room. Its a win-win.

My friend Jeromie called me today and told me about a video card that he bought from Best buy. He got it for a pretty good price and I told him that I would be interested if he could get another one. If he gets one, then next month I will upgrade my PC, it is long over due. I am looking at the new AMD X4s since I don't do a lot of heavy gaming.