Monday, September 28, 2009

Love to ride

I really want a bicycle. I remember years ago I made that statement to my Father in Law and you know what? He got me one, he just showed up one day with a bike in the trunk of his car just for me. Well wouldn't you know some jerk stole it off of our carport. I remember calling "Dad" and telling him what had happened. Well just a few weeks later here he came again with another bike for me. He did fuss at me and tell me not to leave it on the carport anymore. So now I am again looking for a bike you know something like a chopper bikes would be great for me. What I am looking for is like Beach bikes these are very simple bikes sort of like the bike you had when you were a kid. This sort of bike usually has only one speed and coaster (foot) brake. I am not in need for 24 speeds and I hate hand brakes. I am just sort of an old fashioned girl when it comes to bike riding. Yep, this settles it when we get to PA I am going to start looking for a bike for myself.

Cheese Cheese

You Are Cheese Pizza

Traditional and comforting.

You focus on living a quality life.

You're not easily impressed with novelty.

Yet, you easily impress others.

What's Your Pizza Personality?

Guess this pretty much describes me. Plus I have to say I love a good cheese pizza. I can't wait until we get back to PA cause we have our favorite pizza delivery place and I can order Pizza, Wings and just kick back and enjoy a quiet evening at home.

Where is Fall

Where is Fall weather? It has been so hot here in Florida. I know why I hate living in Florida. I do not like to sweat and that seems like all you do in Florida is sweat. I also really miss the season changes throughout the year. Here in Florida instead of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. You have Warm Summer, Hot Hot Summer, Pretty Hot Summer and then mild summer. But pretty much everything is some version of summer weather.

Changes coming

I need to start thinking about doing something about website hosting for my blog. When Randy and I get moved he wants to start a blog and I think I just might start a second one myself. So I need to get started doing my research trying to find the perfect website host for us. I have to be honest this is something that I don't know a whole lot about this subject. But, I do believe if I do my research and check things out I will be able to do it. One of the big things I am interested in is obtaining a free domain name. If you are like me and are out there looking for the best site to check out for your web hosting needs I really think I have found the perfect one. It seems like to me that they have all of the answers for you. It is sort of like web hosting for dummies. If you believe in such a thing as one stop shopping then this is the place to go. They not only have the web hosting but they also have blog hosting which is what I am interested in. So if you are reading this post and this is something you too are interested in. Then, what are you waiting for? Get yourself over there and check it out.

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What am I?

You are a Knife

You are precise, determined, and detail oriented.

You mean what you say, and you say what you mean.

You enjoy taking risks and living on the edge.

You are a controversial person. You opinions tend to be divisive.

What Utensil Are You?

Hey for once I actually think one of these quizzes sort of describes me. I am a detail oriented type person. As a matter of fact I lean toward being Anal when it comes down to the details. I am one of those types of people who do mean what I say and I say what I mean. Although lately I have been trying to learn that there are times I really need to just keep my mouth shut and try to stay out of trouble.

First day

Well today was the second first day of school for the grandchildren. Due to an issue with the school district here they had to change schools 3 weeks into the year. Yeah, they all three had mixed feelings. They were excited yet apprehensive about this morning. They all make friends very well but like all kids I am sure they have the fear that nobody will like them for some stupid reason and they will not have any friends. But I am sure they will all come home from school this afternoon full of stories and all sorts of new friends.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Crazy grandchildren

Today while we were in the garage going through things to do a major consolidation. I found some flannel hats that my boss in PA made for the grandchildren. So I brought them in and the granddaughter was very quick to let me know she wasn't going to keep it on her head. But the boys have spent most of the day with these flannel hats on their heads. I am telling you it had to be in the 90's today and here they were running around with those crazy hats on their heads.

Packing and repacking

Just when I thought we were almost packed up. I came up with a brainstorm last night. I realized that we still had 27 empty boxes that were all the same size. Anyone who has moved knows it is much easier to pack a truck with boxes that are all the same size. So today we spent most of the day in the garage repacking most of what we had already packed. Our goal is to have 40 of the same size boxes so that it will make loading easier. Needless to say I am one tired lady right now. But tomorrow we should be able to finish up our task. I am finally beginning to believe that we will have enough room in the truck for all of our possessions.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Living in the fast lane

I have been looking at the new cars ads lately. Not that I can afford a new car but it would be great. I remember when we were first married we had two new cars in one year. Our first new car was a Karmin Gia and the second one was a Camaro. I have to say I think my favorite one was the Gia. There was no car in the world that could take curves and turns like that little car. However, I think we had a lemon because we had lots of issues with it so that is why we traded it in. But all in all it was a fun car to have. So every now and then I do get the bug to have another new car so. You never know.

Open House

Tonight is open house at the Grandchildren's school. So I guess we will try to eat a quick dinner and they can get all cleaned up and then off to school. They are very excited about it. Although as I said before I guess Friday will be their last day at this school and on Monday they will be in a new school. But tonight Nate has his duties as safety patrol so he really wants to go.

What's that

You Are Balanced and Thoughtful

You view people with suspicion. There is a lot of interpersonal conflict in your life.

You had more conflict with your father than your mother. Your relationship with him was difficult and possibly unhealthy.

You deal with stress in an effective and competent matter. You are able to remain calm.

You require a lot of calm in your life. When things get too hectic, you need to step back and reassess things.

I don't know if this describes me or not. Although I do like a lot of calm in my life. However my life seems anything but calm. I mean come on how calm can life be for someone my age living in a house with three children ages 10 and 11? That is not calm let me tell you.

Hog wild

My daughter's old boss who just let me say was not a young man. Decided to go into his second young adulthood. So he and his very young wife decided to get themselves moth motorcycle. I don't mean just any motorcycle they both got Harley's. So needless to say they had to have all of the harley davidson accessories that they could lay their hands on. I have to secretly say I was somewhat envious of him. I never road motorcycles much but did have a couple of friends in my youth that had them. I would sneak to ride them because that was one of my Mother's hard and fast rules in the house. We were never allowed to ride motorcycles because she was always afraid we would get hurt. But if I were to go into my second young adulthood I think I just might give it a whirl.

What fall leaf describes me?

You Are Spirited and Spontaneous

You are an energetic, passionate person. You are quite impulsive, and your passions tend to change with the wind.

You are lively and fun. You like to stay busy with your various adventures.

You are a wanderer and a traveler. You're curious about the world, and it's hard for you to stay still for too long.

You get bored easily and tend to shirk on your responsibilities. You don't want to grow up yet!

I have been saying how much I am looking forward to fall. I hope when we get to PA that there are still some fall colors left and everything is not gone. I have to say fall is probably my favorite season of the year when all the bright colors come out on the trees.

Cooking dinner

The other night we had a big pork roast for dinner. So tonight we are having leftovers. What I am doing is we cooked the remainder of the roast to make sure it is really tender. Then I dice up potatoes and put them in the broth to cook until done. After that I cut the port roast into small bites and put it into the broth and there you have it. We have hash. We serve it over bread on our plates and have a couple of side dishes and trust me the only thing we throw away on the roast is the bone and any large pieces of fat. It is very good and the way the economy is these days you have to make your groceries stretch as far as possible.

Bag Lady

Anybody who know me will tell you that I am addicted to custom tote bags. If we go somewhere and they have a cool tote bag I cannot pass it up. I have one that Jill brought me back from Amsterdam and I love it. I use them to carry things back and forth from home to work and to church and well just about everywhere. I have recently obtained some tote bags that I will use when we go to the grocery store. I have a couple that I plan to use when we get back to PA and next summer when fresh produce is available at all of the produce markets around. I have to tell you I am a firm believer that a person cannot have to many tote bags in various sizes. There is always something that you can load them up with and go about your business.

Happy Birphday

No I did not incorrectly spell Birthday wrong. Well ok technically I did but you will soon understand why I did such. Last week was my granddaughter's birthday and her Mother went to the dollar store here to get a birthday banner and balloons to decorate a bit for her birthday. Well we all had a very good time and and after dinner she got to open her presents. So being the efficient people we are the banner is still hanging on the dining room wall. Well last night during dinner one of my grandsons spoke up and said hey "birthday is wrong". When we all finally figured out what he was talking about and actually read the sign this is what we discovered.So now we do not recommend purchasing your decorations at the dollar tree stores.

Is it live?

My husband and I worked the last time we were in PA for a college there where we were doing telephone surveys. I remember we always had to talk to a particular person in the house based on the criteria of the survey. When we got the appropriate person to take the survey we had to have their first name for as they would have us say "courtesy purposes". The reason we actually needed this information was for the call recording that was taking place. This way if they selected our particular survey to verify that we completed it according to the proper way they had a name to ask for.

I am sure they had some type of special call recording software installed we were not aware of what it was. But everything we did was entirely on their computer system. The questions we were to ask were on the computer and we registered the answers and everything was stored and sorted as to the demographics which were appropriate.

I did to some degree enjoy the job and you did quite a few different surveys anything from Political, Medical or even about the local school districts. We were never allowed to lead the person into their answer and this is one of the reasons for the call recording. If they played back a survey we completed and found anything we did wrong we could either be reprimanded or worst case lose our job.

Where is fall

I think summer is supposed to be over by now. But please could someone tell me where the fall weather is here in Florida? It seemed to be a bit cooler a week or so ago because there was less humidity here but now I think it is back with a vengeance. I tried to sit out on the front porch this morning to do a little reading but did not last very long out there due to the heat. I will be glad when we get to PA because the weather is much cooler there now. We will be there in a month from today. Sometimes that seems so close and then in some ways it seems like it is a long time from now.

Good News Bad News

Well there is good news and bad news in our family. The good news is that the kids are transferring to a brand new school that just opened this year. The bad news is that for Nate they have no musical strings program available there. Last year he took violin and did extremely well. This year he had his choice of violin, viola or cello. He chose the cello and now with moving to the new school there is no program for that. Plus he is in the safety patrol and trust me he takes that job very seriously. So while his Brother and Sister are very excited about the new school he is not quite as happy about the prospects there for him. His mother is going to work to see if she can find someone who will volunteer to give him 1 lesson a week as being a single mother it is not on her budget to pay $60.00 an hour. So keep him in your thoughts that he does not have to give up his music this year.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Money Money Money

I know I am not the only person that is in need of more income. When Randy and I get back to PA I already have a job lined up. I am going back to work for a company I worked for before. This is a good thing as I like the company and all the people I work with. But lets be honest, we all can use more money. So I am in the process of checking out legal ways of earning money.

I know there are a lot of scams out there so to be honest I am trying to check everything out very carefully. I am looking for something that Randy and I can work from home. Then maybe eventually I could break out from the office scene and actually work strictly from home. That would be the greatest thing for me. What I want to do in the beginning is to have something that Randy is able to do while I am at work and then when things get to the stage where there is too much work for him to do and the money is there then I could leave my job and work at home with him.

With us being in PA and our girls and grandchildren being in Florida I would love to have the flexibility at work and the extra money to just pick up when we want and come to see the kids for a few days. With me working a 9 - 5 Monday - Friday job I know that is not possible. But hopefully one day that dream can come true for me.

GYou Are Powerful and Hard Working

You're the type of person who can sit all day working on a long and arduous project.

You are determined to be successful, and quitting is never an option for you.

You give a first impression of being a workaholic. This is true, but unlike most workaholics, you have a healthy relationship with your work.

You are an armchair businessperson. You know a lot about running organizations, and you're never afraid to say how you think things should be done.

The Chair Test

This pretty much sounds like me. I am certainly never afraid to say what I think should be done. I am trying to learn to keep my mouth shut when the situation warrants. I guess sometimes you can teach old dogs new tricks. I am learning that if I keep my mouth shut I stay out of trouble.


We are busy trying to teach our grandchildren how to be responsible. Right now they have in their house 2 cats belonging to each of my daughters and they have 2 guinea pigs. The kids seem to think that since they themselves are big enough to go to the refrigerator or cabinet and get themselves something to eat that the pets must be able to take care of themselves. Well the cats maybe. Because if they get hungry and they have pigged out on their food in the cat dish. (remember we are talking about cats they weigh almost 20 pounds). The cats will just go and knock over the bag of cat food and eat it off of the floor. But the guinea pigs are a different story. They are confined to a cage. It is a big cage for them. But they cannot reach the refrigerator or cabinet much less their container of food. So they are dependent on the humans in the house. Don't get me wrong. The guinea pigs are not missing any meals cause they are definitely big and healthy. But to get just 1 of the 3 kids to take a moment out from the computer, TV or Wii is like taking on WW3. So when we move to PA and it is just them here sure hope they do a better job of feeding them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Learning new things

When I was in grade school my mother decided that she wanted me to learn to play the piano. However we did not own a piano, but, that did not stop my mother. She found me this piano teacher who I know was like 200 years old. So what I did was take my piano lesson every week and then I was sent everyday to our church up the street where I was supposed to practice all by myself for my mandatory hour. Yeah like a kid is going to sit there and practice all by themselves for an hour. I could have really used some help learning all of the piano cords .

I am telling you my piano teacher was the meanest lady I have ever known. I know you are supposed to keep your wrist up but with her if you didn't she would use her directors baton to hit the back of your hands. Now trust me that really hurts. I also remember one day when I fell on the way to my lesson and broke my elbow. Although, I didn't know I broke it but after sitting and waiting for my turn I could not straighten out my arm. I told her and she said if I could wiggle my fingers my arm was not broken. She actually made me take my piano lesson. I had to play the right hand part with my right hand then play the left hand part with my right hand. Have you ever tried to play your piano cords with just one hand and make it sound good? That was the last piano lesson my mother made me take. I was so happy but I have to say I wish I had learned to play the piano.

Sadly all I learned to play was a couple of songs which have stuck in my brain like a bad dream. I learned to play the fire engine song and Ming Ling Laundry Man. I don't even remember any of the piano cords that my teacher did manage to teach me. I know I am as much to blame as she is.

Counting the days

We are to the point of just about counting the days until our move. I will really hate to leave the kids and the girls but yet will be happy to be back in PA and am excited about going back to my old job I had there. I can't believe that in this economy I was able to contact the company I worked for there and they have an opening that they are holding for me. We will be there the end of next month which is October. We are going to work with our friends in the church up there. I hope we will still be able to catch some fall weather and to see some fall leaves. I really think autumn is my favorite time of the year.

The New Yo Yo Ma

Last night one of my grandsons got to go pick his musical instrument he is going to play this year. Last year he played the violin in school. This year he had the choice of playing the violin again or the viola or the cello. He chose the cello. To tell you the truth I am not sure how he is going to get it back and forth to school. Even though he has one of the smaller size cello's it is still bigger it seems than him. Guess that is going to be a job for his mother to figure out for him. But I think he made a good choice and he seems to be happy with it. So time will tell if we have a new Yo Yo Ma in the family.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Keep an eye on it

Have you ever worked somewhere where there is at least one person who spends more time doing personal things on their office computer and doing office work on the office computer? Well I have and now there is a way that the employer can not only keep an eye on the entire office but if need be keep an eye on a particular employee. Employee monitoring sometimes is a necessary thing. There are times when I agree with monitoring at work. I worked for a company once where they had to add to their employee handbook that you were not allowed to use the office computer and office internet to look for a new job. Yeah you heard me right. The employee who worked there before me had used the office to find her new job and when the new job didn't work out she applied for unemployment and it bounced back to the company she used to find her new job and she won and collected unemployment against them. So yep there are those kind of people out there.

Happy Birthday

Today is my granddaughters birthday. I can't believe she is 11 years old. It seems like just yesterday I was at the hospital the night she was born. She was this little bundle of joy. Now she is an 11 year old bundle of joy. I hope she has the best day possible at school. Her mom got cupcakes to take to school so all of her classmates could share in her birthday with her. I am not sure what she has ordered for her birthday supper. I know her twin brothers placed an order for their birthday last month for chili dogs. Which we had and they loved. But she has a more refined taste. She mentioned something about steak but since that is not on the family budget at this time. I think she will have to go with whatever is her second choice.

But to Kiayla, your Nannie and Poppy say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you.

Got the time

I am going to start thinking about Christmas presents. I mean it is almost October and that means that Christmas is just around the corner. Time right now seems to be going slow but I know it will speed up as we get to the Holiday seasons. I think I am going to get Randy a new watch since he doesn't have one right now. I have been checking out a new Patek Philippe watch for him. This watch company has been in business since 1868 so any company that can build watches that long must have a great product. There is not a person alive who would not absolutely love one of these watches.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Project 2,996

Align Left
I have search all morning for information on Frank Thomas Aquilino. I am sad to say that I have not acquired much information. I do know that he was only 26 years of age when a senseless act of Islamic Terrorism took his young life. I also know that his hometown was New York, NY and that in his young life he must have been a very hard worker because at the age of 26 he was employed by Cantor Fitzgerald and he was a Vice President and partner. That is a lot to accomplish in the years that he could have been employed after high school and possibly college graduation. He was on one of the very high floors of the World Trade Center where they believe the plane probably hit the tower.

I have no idea if he was a husband or a father. If he was my heart breaks for his wife and children. But I do know he had to be someone's son. I know the pain of losing a son but fortunately not the pain of having someone murder your child. So to the Mother of Frank Thomas Aquilino my heart breaks for your pain. I feel some of your pain.

We can only wonder what a young man would have, could have and might have done with his life if it had not so senselessly taken from him.

Lest we forget

Let's don't ever forget the many sacrifices that were made on 9-11. Keep this a day of memory and honor and not just a day of "Service" God help our country.

Do you know yur state motto?

Alabama: Heck Yes, We Have Electricity
Alaska: 11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!
Arizona: But It's A Dry Heat
Arkansas: Literacy Ain't Everything
California: By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda
Colorado: If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother
Connecticut: Like Massachusetts, Only The Kennedy's Don't Own It Yet
Delaware: We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water
Florida: Ask Us About Our Grandkids
Georgia: We Put The "Fun" In Fundamentalist Extremism
Hawaii: Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru (Death To Mainland Scum, Leave Your Money)
Idaho: More Than Just Potatoes ... Well Okay, We're Not, But The Potatoes Are Real Good
Illinois: Please Don't Pronounce the "S"
Indiana: 2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free
Iowa: We Do Amazing Things With Corn
Kansas: First Of The Rectangle States
Kentucky: Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names
Louisiana: We're Not ALL Drunken Cajun Wackos, But That's Our Tourism Campaign
Maine: We're Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster
Maryland: If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It
Massachusetts: Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's (For Most Tax Brackets)
Michigan: First Line Of Defense From The Canadians
Minnesota: 10,000 Lakes... And 10,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes
Mississippi: Come And Feel Better About Your Own State
Missouri: Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work
Montana: Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Right-wing Crazies, and Little Else
Nebraska: Ask About Our State Motto Contest
Nevada: Prostitutes and Poker!
New Hampshire: Go Away And Leave Us Alone
New Jersey: You Want A ##$%##! Motto? I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto Right Here!
New Mexico: Lizards Make Excellent Pets
New York: You Have The Right To Remain Silent; You Have The Right To an Attorney
North Carolina: Tobacco Is A Vegetable
North Dakota: We Really Are One Of The 50 States!
Ohio: At Least We're Not Michigan
Oklahoma: Like The Play, Only No Singing
Oregon: Spotted Owl... It's What's For Dinner...
Pennsylvania: Cook With Coal
Rhode Island: We're Not REALLY An Island
South Carolina: Remember The Civil War? We Didn’t Actually Surrender
South Dakota: Closer Than North Dakota
Tennessee: The Educashun State
Texas: Si' Hablo Ing'les (Yes, I Speak English)
Utah: Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus
Vermont: Yep
Virginia: Who Says Government Stiffs And Slack jaw Yokels Don't Mix?
Washington: Help! Nerds And Slackers Overrun Us!
Washington, D.C.: Wanna Be Mayor?
West Virginia: One Big Happy Family... Really!
Wisconsin: Come Cut The Cheese
Wyoming: Where Men Are Men ... and The Sheep Are Scared

I found this on Joke of the day and and just couldn't pass it up putting it on my blog.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Check this out

This is really cool you have got to check it out. Who said that the experts know everything. What do you think if some of these people would have listened to the expert? How would things have turned out?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Not a good day

Today was not a good day for me. This morning my laptop decided to turn up and absolutely die. I spent about 2 hours online (on another computer) with their "Tech Support" on a chat. Yeah this was with a guy in India. Well after the two hours he finally informs me that the Mother Board has died in the laptop. And oh yeah. The warranty ran out just a couple of months ago. So for the small low, low price of $398.00 (plus tax) they would be more than happy to replace the Mother Board. Like he actually thinks I have over $400.00 to do this. So for now I am sharing my husbands computer. This is the second HP laptop I have had that crashed right after the warranty ran out. As a matter of fact I had a HP service tech which I know tell me that they actually build laptops to only last a little over a year. So for all of you out there thinking about buying a laptop. I would advise you to reconsider. Especially if you are thinking about one from HP their products suck and so does their tech support. Half the time I could not even understand what it was that this guy wanted me to do to my computer. I would have to ask him over and over again exactly what he wanted me to do. So now I have a very expensive door stop!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Summer Skirt Situation

As the bus stopped and it was her turn to get on, a lovely looking woman became aware that her skirt was too tight to allow her leg to come up to the height of the first step of the bus.

Slightly embarrassed and with a quick smile to the bus driver, she reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little, thinking that this would give her enough slack to raise her leg. She tried to take the step, only to discover that she couldn't.

So, a little more embarrassed, she once again reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little more, and for the second time attempted the step

Once again, much to her chagrin, she could not raise her leg.

With a little smile to the driver, she again reached behind to unzip a little more and again was unable to take the step.

About this time, a large Texan who was standing behind her picked her up easily by the waist and placed her gently on the step of the bus.

She went ballistic and turned to the would-be Samaritan and yelled, "How dare you touch my body! I don't even know who you are!"

The Texan smiled and drawled, "Well, ma'am, normally I would agree with you, but after you unzipped my fly three times, I kinda figured we was friends."

I found this on the Joke of the day and just had to post it here. Just thought it might make somebody smile today instead of frown. Remember it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Can't win for losin

My daughter had found a friend who is selling a washer and dryer and it is something that she needs very much. Last week she had it all lined up to use a truck and go get them and we got a major storm go through the area. So she had to scrub those plans. So now tonight she has the truck lined up again and she called the person who has the washer and dryer and they are not going to be home. She says she just can win for losing. Hopefully next time she gets things lined up the third time will be the charm and everything will work out for her.

Perfect Birthday Gift

My granddaughter is getting ready for her birthday in just less than two weeks. I have been wracking my brain to figure out the perfect gift I could get her. I think I have come upon the perfect gift. Buy one Share of Disney would be perfect for her. She is a great Disney fan as living in central Florida she has just about been raised at Disney. Plus now that Disney has purchased Marvel Comic Books it will now be even better. We have been trying to teach her the value of saving her money so that it grows. So hopefully this will be a good learning experience for her as well as a good investment for her future. Who know what just one share of Disney stock could turn into down the road for her.

What greeting are you

You Are "Hey"

You are a bit of a wallflower. You're not a big fan of small talk and pointless conversation.

You tend to be more of a listener than a talker. You especially hate talking to strangers.

You are independent and very creative. You are good at expressing your thoughts, even if you keep most of them private.

Some people may see you as standoffish, but you're really a friendly person. It just takes you a while to warm up.

What Greeting Are You?

Guess I must have answered these questions pretty honestly because this pretty much describes me to a "T". I have always said I am one of those people who could walk into a room of a thousand people and if nobody spoke to me first I could leave hours later never having said a word to anyone. On the other hand my husband could walk into the same room and leave telling me all about the people he met and all of the great conversations he had. Guess it is true when they say opposites attract. Cause we are opposite in many ways. Guess that is some of what has kept us together for almost 42 years now.

Rain rain don't stay away

Today is a cloudy rainy day here. I actually like days like this. It is not storming just raining. There is nothing that makes me any lazier than a rainy day. Well ok maybe I can think of a few things but they are not what this post is about. It is about rainy days. I also like a rainy day when you can hear the distant sound of thunder. I don't want to be in the midst of a major thunder and lightning storm just the distant rumble of occasional thunder helps me to peace out. So I think it is time to curl up with my Bible and do some serious reading today.

Time to share

I can remember when at work if you wanted to give another employee a file you were working on so that they could work on it along with you it meant a lot of work. Especially if the file was an extremely long and complicated process. Now it is possible to have such a thing as managed file transfer between two or more computers in your company with very minimal effort. Now it is as easy as simply dragging and then just dropping them onto Windows Explorer or Macintosh's Finder which ever operating system you are using. After the file has been transferred both of the users and the administrator can be supplied with visual reports. You are then able to see the status of each file transfer and the administrators can monitor the health of your system and identify if you have any glitches in your transfer process. You can also have the ability to receive alerts so that the users can be proactive and not reactive in being kept up to date on such things as file transfers,
delivery issues, or any other serious security concerns. I really think this is something worth checking into.

New Adventures

As I said earlier Randy and I are getting ready to move. This time is going to be a totally new experience for us. We have moved many times and a lot of them have been cross country moves. But I think this move is going to have some firsts for us.
  • First we are not actually driving a truck with our possessions to our destination. We have friends who have arranged for a small semi trailer to be dropped here and we load and then it gets picked back up and the trucking company drives it to our destination.
  • Our friends arranged for us to fly to our destination. Which means we will physically make a cross country move in just a couple of hours instead of a couple of days.
  • Our friends just rented us an apartment in our destination city. So we will move into a home that we have never seen.
We are putting a lot of trust in these friends as to our future. But, I think I could actually get used to this kind of move.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Congratulations to one of my grandchildren. Nate earned his Safety Patrol Badge at school today. This shows that he has successfully completed his training. I am very proud of him. He does not take his job lightly he is very serious about doing what ever tasks he is given to do. For that I say good job. I also discovered from Nate that today he was the only one to receive his badge. Meaning he was the only one who had done all of the requirements in his training. So another congratulations to Nate!