Birthday Girl! (&Some Work Stuff)

Hey Everyone!

It was one of those days again, yesterday. It was a fairly calm day until just before lunch.

My co-worker called me up and needed me to bring him a tool. He was in our other shop location, and was sick of driving back and forth. He offered to buy me lunch, so of course I was in! 😀 That is why I wasn’t able to post yesterday. I was helping him gt the WiFi up and running at our other location. It took about an hour, then we stopped off and grabbed a sub from the local gas station that makes them pretty well. I picked up a weird taco sub, with Doritos, and your general taco stuff. It was really good! That busy momentum from before carried all the way through the afternoon.

If we go back a bit further, it was my wife’s birthday yesterday! I got up ad made her a breakfast sandwich, with some strawberries, and an iced coffee. I was able to fix Everett some breakfast too, taking some of the load off of her. She and Everett have been getting up later since she starts work later now, so she has been getting stuck making her own breakfast most days.

I ordered her a camera bag that she has wanted for some time. It was on back order for ever and still won’t ship out until the 31st but it is worth the wait. I let her know she had that coming and now she is super excited and can’t wait to receive it.

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If you would like to take a look around that small shop click the link: Here!

After work let out, and my wife finished up working as well we got ready to go out for dinner. I let her pick where she wanted to go and she decided on the local Taco Hut! They have some of the best ‘south of the border’ food around us. My wife got some Fajitas, I got the steak tacos, and we split a nacho buffet! 😀

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Everett picked off of our plates. He really seemed to like the beans more than anything, but also had rice and chips as you can see from his chin haha. 😀 😀 That rounded out our day and we just spent the night watching New Girl re-runs and lounging.

Today, so far is a terrible day for the terminals in our shop. I came in to three of them not working correctly and have only been able to get 1 back online. I took a break from them to write this because they are driving me nuts.

These are the two models that have been failing hard lately. They are both about 20+ years old and need to be thrown out, but until we upgrade the whole thing they need to work. If you don’t already know 20 year old technology is not something you want incorporated in your modern business haha. 😀

that is all for me today! I hope you have a great hum day and I’ll be back again tomorrow! (as long as nothing drags me away again) 😀 😀

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Mother’s Day Weekend!

Hey Everyone!

Soo Happy, belated, Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there!

We had a rainy weekend, but we made the best out of it. Everett was waking up 5:30am so a bit earlier than normal and throwing us off a bit. Saturday morning was lazy, we watched some TV and what not, nothing crazy.

Later we drove a bit out of the way and went to a place with a few big green houses. We picked up a couple of hanging basket ferns for my wife and I grabbed a nice hanging flower basket for my mom. Of course it was raining but it was all ok.

We still had a few minutes before our reservation for dinner so we stopped at a TJ Maxx and Michael’s, where my wife picked up a some stuff for her mom and a few things for a project she wanted to do.

When the time came we headed over to the Fuji Steak House.

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It is a Hibachi style restaurant. So we are big fans haha.

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This was Everett’s first time at a place like this. He was having a good time.

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He wouldn’t let go of that rubber from for anything though haha. The first time he lit the grill on fire he didn’t know what to thing. He was mesmerized by the guy cooking the food and all his tricks with the utensils.

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I picked up a fruity girly drink while I was there too, but it was delicious haha.

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Once we came home we just spent some time together and watch a movie or two. We also got word that our normally scheduled softball games were canceled due to the weather, so we decided to have breakfast Sunday. This was with my whole family. we normally can only do dinner because we have games during the day. So Sunday morning came and I had hung up her hanging baskets.

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Around 8:30am we went to a local spot for a nice breakfast. My brothers and their families were there too. In total we had 8 people and 2 kids.

Afterwards we took some pictures outside of the restaurant.

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The only person not in the photos was my dad, because he was the one taking the pictures haha. We then gave my mom her flowers.

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It is a big pretty basket so it filled that trunk! After we headed to Lowes to get the rest of the stuff for my wife’s project. I spent the day at home, watching movies, hanging pictures in the hall and other little things. I made spaghetti for her for dinner to end the evening.

Overall it was a great weekend, despite the rain. I hope you all had a great weekend as well! I’ll be back tomorrow, and hope to see you then! 😀 😀

Errors, Dentists, & Last Night Home!

Hey Everyone!

This is my Friday! After work I am headed out to my family reunion for a week! I won’t be back on WordPress until the 17th, man that will seem like a long time! Yes, all of those sentences deserve exclamation points haha.

Yesterday, while I was still at work, I ran into this beauty of an error.

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I have been setting up a virtual machine on my work PC to practice penetration testing. I Am using Oracle’s Virtual Box, only because I’m following a tutorial. I am working on getting a version of Kali Linux to work, well trying! when I finally get to the point of starting my virtual machine it crashes, gives me this error, and restarts my computer. RIP. I have updated my drivers and will try again after writing this. If it doesn’t work I’ll try using VM Ware instead. Now that you are bored out of your minds I’ll tell you about my dentist appointment lol.

Looking at my chart you would either think I never brush my teeth, or I have soft teeth. I really hope you came to the conclusion that I have soft teeth on your own! I could never eat sweets and brush three times a day and I’ll still have a damn cavity. My little brother has eaten shitty food his whole life and just recently had his first cavity. I generally have a healthy diet and always have cavities.

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I was surprised the last two times I went because I was cavity free. Well it loos like it caught back up with me. I have two cavities, one on each upper side. It will take about one hour to get them both fixed in one sitting, but I’d rather just be done with it so I’ll sit through it. I’m not a huge fan of the dentist but I’ve become ok with them since I have had this happen so often. :/

I left the dentist and went to pick my baby boy up from daycare. I grabbed him and took him into work so my co-workers could see him for the first time. A few of them will be sad they missed it, oh well. I took him home and it must have wiped him out because he was sound asleep in his swing like this:

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Since my wife and I have been dead dog tired in the morning. We haven’t enjoyed a proper breakfast in a while. So we decided to have one for dinner haha.

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It really hit the spot. I make hers with cheese on the eggs and butter on the bagel. We tried a different kind of bacon and I enjoyed the taste. I think we may switch to that brand for good.

Soon after I had to shave my face, and pack my bags. Nothing like waiting until the last night to get it all done. Luckily I don’t need much to survive for a week. I grabbed my Ukulele, my nerd backpack with a hammock, a tent, sleeping bag, clothes, and a game called Kubb.

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I’ll elaborate on that Kubb game a bit. Better yet I found a decent video on it:

We play slightly different, very slight, but the main rules are there. You can buy these games online or make your own. My dad made three sets, one for him, one for me, and one for my brother. We were introduced to this game at a family reunion in the past so it is only appropriate that I bring a set!

Like I said before, I’ll take some pictures and have a ton to report, when I get back. I can’t wait to start my vacation and see all of my family members! I’ll see you on the 17th! 😀 😀

Saturday Work Bee

Back Again!

After we left the Potter Fest we headed to the work bee!

My work for the after noon was to refinish these three chairs. I gave them a fresh coat of blue!

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Here we have our solar lights getting a good charge, and the tent up for dining. We serve the food out of the garage all week.

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Here is a sneak peak of everything in that big back yard!

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We have my cousin repainting some chairs for the 11 children under 6 years old, coming this year!

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My dad was tasked with pressure wash all the old tables and chairs.

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My mother was cleaning some of the many toys and play things. 😀 😀

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Here is a shot of just how big the yard is. We will all camp out around the perimeter.

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Sunday we stayed home all day and hung out with our baby. My wife had to go back to work today so she wanted to just stay home and snuggle him, and that’s what she did! I woke up and eventually made a good hearty breakfast! I made us some scrambled eggs with pepper and onion, as well as bacon, bagels and homemade hash browns.

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Lastly here is my boy on his first day going to his daycare! It has been a big day full of emotion.I dropped him off this morning and will see how it all went after work! 😀

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Thanks for sticking around! I’ll be back tomorrow! 😀 😀

How Busy Can One Man Be? (Pictures)

Hey Everyone!

Back again on a dreary, Monday. It is colder than it was all weekend and still rainy. That being said there were a lot of things being done this weekend. I’ll quickly go through them, since I have a few more pictures than I normally do.

First up I got what I could out of my frozen cider! It was a little more than 2 liters. This is what I expected from 2 gallons of cider. I wish it was a bit clearer, but its not bad. I had some and it is definitely alcoholic haha.

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Saturday we were up nice and early and going to get some work done on the cabin. We put the rest of the roof up and they did a few more floor boards without me and a wall frame.

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(Below) You have my little brother, trying his best to attache the roof, without sliding off of it. You can wee how wet it is.

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(Below) My dad and older brother are probably in a discussion about that piece on the right going up a certain way. It was nice that my older brother could come up. he works second shift and his sleep is all messed up.

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Later after I left I went home and took my wife to Olive Garden for dinner, then strolled the mall.

On our way back, we passed a dinner that I always want to make time for and never do. I asked her if she would want to go the next morning (Sunday) for breakfast, and she said yes. We got up and got there about 8:30-9:00am. It is a small place but with great food.

You can see the walls were decked out with old pop cans and signs.

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The tables are are covered with a glass sheet, but have cards, records and ads from old magazines under it.

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Here is just a shot of how small it really is. That is the kitchen there in the middle.

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They also had some memorabilia, that boarded on the creepy haha. It was displayed liek this in a few spots. with old toys and dolls.

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Here is the store front, and you could guess that it sits right on Rt. 62! Go figure.

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To put it in perspective, here is what is directly across the street.

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It was a good decision to stop there for breakfast. Later that day my wife’s grandparents made the trip and came over to see us. We went and looked at teh local dam, which is a huge tourist attraction. Later we headed to Applebees for a less than satisfying lunch.

After they left, I followed a thought I had had for a while and bought two Roku Express thingys, for my TVs.

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They were super easy to set up and after restarting my router I connected just fine. Everything is fast and responsive. We now have three network enabled TVs in our home. My office is becoming complete haha. I also have a futon mattress being delivered Thursday! I’m very excited.

I hope you all had a great weekend, and hopefully better weather! I’ll see you all again tomorrow. 😀 😀