Friday, December 28, 2007

Wrap Up....

Well it is back to work for me today. Christmas was fantastic here in Indiana.

Santa treated us all very well. My family chipped in and got me a laptop. I got some nice Rush things from the wife and my son picked out a "utility tool" (like a Leatherman) for Scouting and an organizer for my life. All excellent gifts.

I am truly blessed with a great family. We all went out to celebrate my Grandmother's birthday. There were 11 of us including the niece (3) and nephew (4). A great time was had by all and we wrapped it up with a few of us going to see I Am Legend.

Time to shower and shave and make lunch. Back to work sucks but any more time away and I would not want to go back!!!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas...

As I head out to work today I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Enjoy this time of year with family and friends, be well and be good and be kind to each other!

Friday, December 21, 2007

And We Are Off...

Woke early and went to work 2 hours early for a full day. Now I am back at home and packing. Tonight is the annual Scout Lock-In. I am off to the High School to spend the night with 120 teenagers.....

see you at 8am if I am still sane....

Monday, December 17, 2007

Quick Hits....

Been a rough week or two I'll tell you that. Must go in early to work, have to hit a few stores on the way there so here are your quick hits:

- The boy is doing very well in school right now. He shows us all his homework and stayed in yesterday to study for finals this week. And I mean actually study, he sat there all day working on packets and asking us questions.

- Christmas cards were out early this year. Right after Thanksgiving. We got a call from the MIL, she asked if I did the cards this year, as they were out so early....

- Feeling better, called in sick on Friday. Stomach thing, now behind in things that need doing, that's why I am leaving early today.

- Christmas shopping going well, ahead of the eight ball as it were, more so than usual. Have to just get some stocking stuffers and then I think I am done.

- Talking to the SIL on the phone (in LA) and she said blah,blah,blah stupid. All of a sudden I hear my niece (3) yell: "Don't say stupid, GOD DAMMIT, that's a bad word!". I laughed so hard I nearly pissed myself! (She learned GD from my brother, it is his favorite swear)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

79% Geek

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Monday, December 10, 2007


And sad, the season is not upon me. Been in a funk and do not know how to get out. Could it be my mid-life crisis? Have no desire to do anything and pretty much want everyone to leave me the hell alone...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Pearl Harbor....

Yesterday was the anniversary of the first invasion of the US. My Grandfather was there and survived.

When the smoke had settled and the bodies claimed we stood up. We as in America, we stood up as one and put a stop to the cause for this invasion. Men stood in line and joined the armed forces, some under age and lied to serve their country. Women stood up as well, taking non-traditional jobs in factories, they held the families together while their fathers, sons and brothers went overseas to fight and die. Those who did not go 'over there' did their part 'over here'. There were rations for gas and rubber and metals; factories shut down and turn on production of tanks and planes and ammo and uniforms and foodstuffs. People walked to conserve gas and saved the ham bone and had soup for a week to save on money and resources. They wore the same clothes and had them mended beyond normal life to save on materials. They suffered and gave and did so willingly. We focused our attention on the Hun and the Jap and after 4 long years we had survived and took the Evil that had brought that horror to our doorstep and wiped it off the face of the earth.

Decades later the same happened to us on September 11th, and compared to our forefathers, we came up wanting. Seven years later and we are still fighting among ourselves as the Evil laughs at us; seven years later and it is like nothing happened, men talk of hiding in Canada if a drafts occurs and people are more concerned what Paris is wearing and who Brad is sleeping with then the fact that America was attacked and we did nothing. Seven years later and more is spent on Ipods, Hummer, and Tickle Me Elmos then armor for our troops and air support and rations. Seven years later and our taxes are used for building bridges to nowhere in Alaska, supporting people who are too lazy to support themselves or helping illegal immigrants while wounded soldiers DIE right here in American hospitals due to lack of proper care!

Seven years later and I am ashamed of what we did to the country our Parents, Grandparents and Great Grandparents sacrificed for. We should all be ashamed!

God Bless the men and women who died on December 7th, 1941 and each and everyone since how gave their last full measure in service to this country who's inhabitants do not deserve.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Good Morning

The weekend did not turn out the way we expected. Halfway through decorating the outside I noticed a broken window on the second floor. Seems one of the boy's friends threw a rock at it the other day AND THEN slept over our house that night. To say we were pissed was an understatement!!! So instead of decorating the house for Christmas we spent the day (roughly 11am till about 3am) dealing with the boy. It was devastating to say the least. The wife broke down, I blew up, the boy cried. The constant lying is killing us. Three steps forward, four back. In the end we all had a very good talk and a better understanding of what is going on with the boy.

It was a very good talk, followed up on Sunday by another one just me and him getting dinner. I hate that things have to happen to get him to talk like he did but I am glad he finally opened up. The friend in question is paying for the window (we talked to his parents). Keeping the fingers crossed we are all on the same page as to what is expected of the boy!!