Coffee Talk!

Hey Everyone!

I had every intention to post yesterday, I promise! You see, I ran into a bit of an issue with timing. I received a phone call early yesterday from my wife. She told me that she had trapped a mouse in our attic. The mouse was trapped under a Lego type toy bucket. Her plan was to leave it under there until I came home, 7 hours later…

I didn’t really think that was the best plan for the mouse or us. I left right when my lunch break started, and headed home. I was a nice husband and picked up an Iced Capp for my wife, and a couple of subs from Tim Horton’s. Once I got home I slid a thin cutting board under the bucket and took the mouse beyond our backyard and let it go in some brush.

We have a few traps set in the basement, and we got one the other day. I was hoping we were good, but that wasn’t the case apparently! I’ll keep the traps out for a while longer, as well as fill a couple small holes they may be trying to come in, near the foundation. Honestly I can’t find a real spot that they are coming in. The only reason, I think, it was in the attic was that the cat brought it up. I don’t really think they scaled the wall all the way up and found their way into the attic. I could be wrong but that’s my guess.

Anyway, I have realized that I have a ton of softball this next month! This weekend we have the end of season tournament for our Sunday league. Every Wednesday until the 18th we have practice for our company team. Next weekend I am pitching in a co-ed tournament. We may be entering our Sunday team into another one pitch tournament. Lastly, on the 18th we do have the huge Industrial Tournament (the one the practices are for) The ability that a couple of the teams I’m on have, may make it 4 + games each tournament. Most of which take place all in one day. For the next few weeks I’m a full blown softball man! haha 😀

I hope you have a great Friday and a great weekend! I’ll be back again Monday and hope to see you then! 😀 😀

 

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Coffee Talk!

Hey Everyone!

It is nice and early at about 7:35am, I just rolled into work and grabbed my coffee. I gotta let you know that I got super busy at work yesterday, and I will be very busy today, with any luck that will move my day along nice and fast.

Another thing you must know is that today is Friday the 13th. I personally don’t believe that a day can bring bad luck, but it is fun to dabble in the day. You can scour the internet and find people claiming origins back to biblical eras, but lets be real the only reason it blew up was due to the slasher movie “Friday the 13th” You had Jason Voorhees scaring the crap out of people, and made that movie a cult favorite for a decent audience.

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Creepy right? Here are a few links to some further detailed explanations of the origins of the day (if you are interested):

https://www.livescience.com/49806-origins-of-friday-the-13th.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th

https://www.history.com/topics/friday-the-13th

I will be going about my day as normal, but if something unlucky does happen, I may at least think twice about the day haha. 😀

Are you a believer of luck, good or bad? I mean at its simplest definition is is really anything that happens by chance, but do you believe that something like a day of the week labeled with a number that we have determined can bring different kinds of luck? Let me know below!

I’ll see you all again on my 30th birthday! (Monday) 😀 😀 I hope to see you then! 😀 😀

 

Coffee Talk!

Hey Everyone!

Welcome, on this fine Friday. It is chilly here with a decent amount of sun.

May car is in the shop today getting a tune up/oil change/tire rotation. Things are going fairly well.

I’m feeling good about the day. I’m going to take it easy and let things that come at me roll off my back.

This weekend will hopefully be the same way. I just got a text from my brother asking if we could go work on the cabin Saturday, so if it is nice out maybe I can take the family out too. I do hope to start work on the garage this weekend at some point as well. I have saw horses now so I can take the wood outside and cut it. It would make the whole process more enjoyable.

So what are you all doing on your weekend? I hope whatever it is, you have some fun with it! Even if it is a slow weekend in the house.

That’s it for me. I’ll see you all again Monday! 😀 😀

 

Coffee Talk!

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It is 7:54 am and I remembered! I came into this day knowing I had a lot going on. I have get a few things to my boss and continue the deployment of a couple PCs. I also have to contact the modular home company that we may be using, to get a quote for a house with and without a basement. In that same area I have to get a hold of our friend who would be willing to do our basement for us. Once we have all this information and are good on our end we will pass it on to her grandfather. From there he will see if he is able to do it for us 100% and with any luck it will start rolling! Then everything will be a big ol’ mess haha. Here is the plan we are looking at:

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It isn’t big, but it is bigger than what we have believe it or not. We would go without the garage for the time being and add a double later on.

Other than that, Happy Friday! We made it. Do you have anything going on this weekend? I know here in the east we are getting hit with another round of snowstorms, so we may stay in most of the weekend. Although, my wife has an engagement photo shoot scheduled for Saturday. The couple wanted snow pictures, so what better weekend haha.We have to travel a bit to get there, but we may go earlier and head to the book store to make a day of it.

I hope this work day slides right on through, so I can start my weekend! I’ll see you all again Monday! 😀 😀

 

Coffee Talk!

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I made it in to work today! I was ready to stay home, not because I was too ill but because we couldn’t find anyone to watch Everett. I spoke with my mom when I got home and she didn’t seem interested. She had watched him the two days prior, so she probably had to get back to work.

Late in the evening I got a hold of my boss and made sure that it would be ok if I took the time off to stay home with him. He was fine with all of it, and I thought 100% that I would be home today. No sooner then when I got off the phone with him did my dad shoot me a text. He asked if Everett was going to day care or not. He said that he was willing to watch him. I gave him a call did a quick run down of what we do and what we don’t do. And that is that.

This morning he will be there, well in ten minutes since I wrote this line. My wife will do a more visual run down of how we operate, and the rest will be history.

Tomorrow I have a Masonic learning seminar, type thing. It is about an hour and a half away and will take most of the day. My cousin Mike and I are going along with one other guy from our lodge, Tom. This seminar is for people looking to move through the ranks, and although I am not I still hold a position that is geared towards moving up. I would love to move through the ranks but I’m scared my memorization will never be enough to get all those lines down. I may be that guy who scoots over to secretary and stays for years. It requires less lines but still demands respect. Anyway, this seminar is going to be pretty fun, even though I’m a bit under the weather. They provide lunch and what not then we come home. I have to leave by 7am tomorrow morning.

That is all for me today. I’ll try not to spill my coffee all over myself today. 😉

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Coffee Talk!

Hey Everyone!

Welcome and good morning. It is Friday and I’m ready for the work day to be over haha.

I am working on my second cup of coffee here at work and trying to squeeze this post in. I have been unusually busy this morning. Today at work we are all sporting our favorite NFL team stuff. Anything from hats to jerseys and hoodies. It is fun to see some of the teams people like. We have a new sales guy that is a Patriots fan and he is working with a full sales staff of Steelers fans lol. We have a couple Bills fans, a dolphins fan, raiders, and Cowboys (myself included). It makes the day a little fun, and goes by a little faster being dressed down a bit.

Today is Groundhog Day! I feel like residents of Pennsylvania should have this day off! Of course only saying this because I live here, and for no other reason than wanting another paid holiday. 😀 I don’t think that damn groundhog predicts much of anything but it is a fun way to get together and have a good time, so why not? I would clearly want him to not see his shadow, which would mean that winter would end sooner, but the odds are against that. He seems to see that shadow more often than not. I’m sure the hundreds of people don’t help either haha.

I ought to be getting back to work now. I hope you all have a great weekend! If you are doing anything for the Super Bowl let me know, I’d love to hear about it. see you all on Monday! 😀 😀

Coffee Talk

Hey Everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful morning. I remembered to write this post so that instantly puts me in a decent mood haha. I have one cup of coffee under my belt, or in my stomach for you literal types, and I’m ready to go.

While having coffee it is imperative that you talk about the weather. Out weather went from -15 to + 50 in one day. It is insane. We had more than a foot of snow and over the course of two warm days it is all gone. Here is the kicker, tonight and over the weekend we are getting another foot of snow, DOH! Make up your mind mother nature. I’m hoping your weather trends are less harsh.

On a Friday whilst drinking coffee with your friend you are also obligated to talk about any plans you may have for the weekend. I’m fairly certain that some one on my mom’s side of the family is getting married and we said we would go. We don’t see them often, probably for good reason, but it is nice to get a dose of them here and there haha. I think most of you can relate to something similar.

Lastly, if you have a family of your own you have to catch the other person up on what has transpired since you last spoke. In this case, Everett is doing much better. He is getting over his yeast infection, croup, and ear infection nicely. He is as happy as could be, somehow, and growing like a (good) weed. In other somewhat family news a little while back, my brother and sister in law announced that they are having another baby. So I will have another niece or nephew in about 7 months. Yippie!

Then you have the always awkward park, when your are both done with your coffee and realized you ran out of things to talk about. You say “Welp…” get up and pay your bill. Say your good byes and head on your way, until next time. I’ll see ya then! Have a good weekend. 😀 😀

 

Coffee Talk!

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I am going to squeeze this in before I go to my baby’s 6 month appointment. Last night I mad the switch to owning my own modem router and not renting the one from my ISP. After work I went and bought the one I wanted, and tore out all of the old stuff to bring to the ISP. Everything was going great! They got my old stuff back and turned off, and turned on my new router with seemingly no issue.

I got home and plugged it all in and got it up and running, only to find that I had no internet connection at all! Yikes. What the heck happened? I called my ISP right back and was on hold for far too long. He told me that the ladies at the store may have just entered the information incorrectly. That being said he re-entered the data and it was still rejected! I was placed on hold and it must have timed out because I was kicked back to a menu option instead….. :/ I hung up and called right back. Being on hold again far too long. I got another agent who read the notes of the last guy and was going to speak with her supervisor about the issue, After watching 2 episodes of Game of Thrones I was brought back on the line to be told that they couldn’t get it working!!!! I was told to contact the maker of my router and see if they could help me. Working in IT I know that is grabbing at straws. I have contacted Netgear, the maker of my router, and will see what they say. I’m sure I’ll be calling my ISP back soon. Also for those who may not know, two episodes of Game of Thrones is roughly TWO HOURS! Yes this is real life! Oye!

Have you too had issues with your ISP? I’m not having fun with mine today! I’ll se you again on Monday have a great weekend! 😀 😀

Hunting & Family Time!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

As you know I went out hunting on Saturday, and since I didn’t see anything it was a pretty uneventful day haha. I mean I saw some birds and chipmunks but that was it. So I took a a couple pictures of my surroundings and a couple walks around the woods before I went home.This first picture was taken about 6:40-ish in the morning. I thought it was pretty neat that it was naturally this purple. Oh and it is from the stand I was in.

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Here is about the spot an hour later.

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I got out in the woods about 6:30am and crossed the creek to get to the stand I was going to sit at by the time I took that first picture. I sat their most of the morning until I did a big loop around the hill. My brother and dad were out as well so we met up around lunch time at the cabin and ate. After that I went home. I’ll most likely be going back out this coming Saturday as well. My brother’s deer is being processed so he should have the meat back soon.

Sunday was a lounging day for me, but turned into doing some needed tasks. I went to get groceries, alone because I am much faster haha. I still hate doing it, but I hate it more when I have to slowly stroll. This way I can get in and out in about 40 minutes, with everything instead of 2 hours. When I got home I had to take a picture of my boy with his animal book and drool on his chin. 😀

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Later that day we decided that we would for the first time feed him his first piece of ‘real’ food. We cut him up a banana and let him go for it.

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Clearly you can tell he is new to this whole eating thing. He didn’t do much more than suck on it, but the taste was still there and I think he liked it. We will now continue to introduce certain foods to him and let him learn on his own how to pick them up and put them in his mouth. I was surprised that he didn’t instantly do that, because anything else he grabs he jams right up there. This will not be his main source of food, we will keep him on breast milk, hopefully, up to a year.

After we got him all cleaned up we took him and the dog for a much needed walk. It had been a month or more since we had gone on one and the weather was sunny and clear. It was a bit chilly so we wrapped up the babe pretty tight. This was also the first time he was front facing in the stroller.

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Those eyes though.

That brings us to today, back at work. :/ I would much rather do something else with my time but this pays the bills and the people are nice. We didn’t end up taking family pictures because our nephew was running a fever and to be safe they didn’t come. I also am pleased to tell you that I got a hair cut and I don’t look like a moron, so that is a plus!

I’ll see you all again tomorrow! 😀 😀

Well That Wasn’t The Best!

Hey Everyone!

I would love to have more to write about today, but I don’t :/

After work I went to pick up Everett at his daycare, only to find out that he had a fever of 101.9 F. Yikes! That isn’t very good for anyone let alone a five month old baby. I got him home and told my wife, and we got ready and went to the ER. Now with the time change and all it was dark before we even left the house. We were there for a little over two hours, while they tested him for the Flu, and other respiratory ailments. They determined that he has an upper respiratory infection. Poor Guy! They gave him an oral steroid for the cough, and Tylenol for his fever. He is home today with his mom trying to get some rest and keep that fever down. That is part of why I am at work and typing this so early.

The rest of the night I washed all his bottles and dishes in the sink, and tried to get some sleep. This morning I woke up like I do normally, but didn’t have half of the things to do. Normally I get a bunch of stuff ready and make breakfast. Not having to do that I got myself ready and headed out. I had a guy ride my bumper on the way into work. So I brake checked him and slowed way down. He eventually passed me, but me being in a mood already today, I was glad to pass on a little negative energy. So, here I am. I have been at work an hour early, running on next to no sleep, with a sick child, and a bad attitude. haha This will be a fun day! I’m sure I’ll be able to turn it around soon, but for now I’ll just chill here. 😀

I’ll see you all again tomorrow! 😀 😀