Thursday, August 28, 2008

Birthday and Other Stuff

Well I did not get to go crawl around on the airplanes last Thursday as my buddy was just too busy.......BUMMER DUDE! Oh well, we are out there for at least another 6 months, so I have plenty of time. I will not let this one go though, as I really want to see an F-22 Raptor up close. Don't look for any photos of the experience as Lockheed tends to frown on photos on their air bases (can we say Jail time). I will keep you posted as to when things will go down.

I also turned the final corner of my 30's on Thursday......39!! Thanks all for the calls and cards!! They were much appreciated (although you SLowe's, I could have gone the next 39 without having to see that!!). For my birthday I got some clothes, which I needed and some money from the parent's and my wife(believe that?!). In her defense she said I told her 4 or 5 things I wanted or needed and that I "kept changing my mind". I will however be getting some more cloths and since Football Season starts next week (ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!?!), I usually get myself a new jersey for the start of the season and my fantasy draft, so I will pick one up as part of my B'day haul. I am thinking about Matt Ryan (KIDDING). Seriously, Calvin Johnson - Detroit(former Tech WR), Clinton Portis - Washington, Jason Taylor - Washington, and maybe others depending on availability.

OK, wake up now!! Went to a pretty good neighborhood party Sat. night and a good time was had by all. We had a pool tourney and I finished 2ND, no money, but still a lot of fun. I miss shooting on a regular basis. That was all we could afford to do growing up. So after late night poker on Friday and a late Saturday, I slept a lot on Sunday. Then of course we watched the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, which were really pretty cool. We hate that they are over, Donna and I are such JUNKIES for the Olympics. We thought about trying to go to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. Who knows, but it won't be cheap.

All for now. CIAO'

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The 21st Century

Well all, I am finally into the 21st century and have set up a Blog!! I know, I know, no applause please, just throw money (hint: you have to wad up the big bills so they get to me). Anyway, I thought I would jump on the latest bandwagon and have a place to post thoughts, prayers, photos and other pertinent info that will mainly be for my family and friends. I had a break at lunch and set it up. Easier than I thought (I am not the techno geek Stephen is), so that is big for me.

Things are going really well at work and at home. God is doing amazing things in our lives and we are very thankful. Work is busy and we should be signing the contract for the church sanctuary addition by the end of the month. This has been a great project for us and with this contract, we should be able to run for at least the next year. It is a 5M contract so we can really use it. The lender also wants us to go to NOLA (as Hollie calls it) and rebuild the church there that just burned down about 6 weeks ago. It was over 100 years old and an electrical fire started it. It went up like a roman candle, unfortunately. That could be a 7-8M job and could be another HUGE blessing. So, keep us in your prayers for both of these projects as we could really use them. Lockheed has started and we are just getting to some of our jobs at this project. A poker buddy of mine is an engineer out there and has been there for 30 years. I am supposed to meet him on Thursday to go crawl around some airplanes!! How frigging cool is that!!

Not a lot goin on at the home front, although we did celebrate Dad's 60Th birthday at PF Changs on Saturday evening, most of you were there, so I will spare you the details. He had a GREAT time and really enjoyed everyone showing up for his big day. I think he was really surprised at the turn out. We have planned a little mini beach vacation with Hollie and Collin for the 2ND week of Sept.. We have rented one of my subs condo in Gulf Shores for about 4 nights. We are looking forward to it and looking forward to relaxing. You all know if I do not get my wife to the beach at least once a year, then my name will be mud for a while!

Well, that's all for now, CIAO'