Try Again!

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Today’s post will just be a catch up, from yesterday. I was able to get the pictures uploaded today so I can share them with you now! 😀 😀

Here is my brother holding his new baby girl:

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Before we left to go to the family reunion, we stopped at the hospital for a mini photo shoot.My wife will have some pictures out soon.

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Once we got to the family reunion we had a nice lunch at the pavilion, with family. Here is my wife’s grandparents and mom. You can see the sides of my nephew and Everett’s faces haha.

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Afterwards we hit the play ground for some fun in the sun.

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When everyone was hot and sweaty we left and went to that bridal shower. There I only took one real picture and that is mostly because I forgot. Its cool though. We had all of the little kids playing volleyball and it was fun to help them.

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Sunday, after our ball games, we stopped at my brother’s for my little birthday bash. Everett was sitting with me while I blew out the candles. I had to make sure that he wasn’t grabbing the fire though, he tried.

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I was able to hold little Bridgett for a while while everyone was still eating. It is hard to believe that Everett was smaller than this when he was born! 😀

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While I was holding her the other kiddos were playing with all of my niece’s toys.

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That wrapped up my day, and weekend! I hope you have a great Tuesday! I’ll be back again tomorrow, and hope to see you then. 😀 😀

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Coffee Talk!

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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! 😀 😀

 

Softball & Haircuts!

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This week is slow going as of now.

I have received my order of an ‘All in One’ PC and a fancy laptop for one of our maintenance guys. I am still waiting on a terminal order that will probably take forever. lol

Last night after work we had our first softball practice. It went really well! We had about 10 or 11 guys show up so we ran through a bucket of ball and had some batting practice. We were able to gauge the interest and ability of a few guys that we were unsure of. Everyone hit fairly well so splitting the group into two teams will be a bit tough. I will be the pitcher of the first team, so I pitched to about 7 of the guys. This morning I woke up and my pitching wrist hurts really bad. I’m going to say it was from sleeping on it weird and not believe that it is from lobbing balls haha. 😀

Today we will take our first stab at having Everett get his hair cut at a salon. Wish me luck and cross those fingers that everything goes well. He has had it cut twice before, but by a family member. I will be taking him alone to get him a cut and myself. It is a new salon for me too, as I have been semi-actively been looking for a new spot. this place was recommended to me by a friend so I’ll give it a shot.

If everything goes well we might go for a bike ride tonight. We tried to last night but it just didn’t pan out. I hope we can do something to enjoy this weather tonight, even if it is just hanging out in the yard.

My wife is home with Everett alone for the first time with her new job today. I hope everything is going OK. The last few days she has had her grandma and mom come cover for her a bit, but not today! I think she will do fine. She just wants to manage her phone time around when he is being a pain in the butt lol.

That is all for me today. I’m hoping the week speeds up and then slows to a crawl this weekend, but I know better haha. I’ll be back again tomorrow, and hope to see you then! 😀 😀

 

Keep On Rollin’!

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Last night I met with a guy who helped run the gas plant that needed some IT help. I wan’t able to fix anything last night but I was able to determine what I thought could be done to help. I’m still in the dark on a ton of things that they have going on, but I have a direction for the issue that I saw. They have a machine that measures the amount of certain gases in other gases? I guess? It is pretty cool either way. It isn’t communicating with the PC that runs the software. I believe that they are clearly not on the same network based on their IP addresses and therefore cannot communicate. Coming in late to the game I have no idea how or why this is. I have them calling the company to confirm, and left myself open as a contact for further issues. I hope I can help a few more times.

This morning work as been a bit hectic. I have been tasked with taking care of all of the ‘dummy’ terminals in the shop, since our co-worker retired. Well, its a bit of a mess. I ran around all morning getting the make, model, serial number, status, and location of all terminals and scanners. It was not terribly fun, in any way. I have since entered them in a simple Excel sheet to keep track. It will have to be updated every time we send one out, replace one, or get new ones. After this I’ll run over to our other shop and do the same.

Tonight we will have our first company softball practice that huge softball tournament. I am excited to see if we get a decent turn out. I’ll be pitching so I’ll be sore tomorrow, after pitching to, potentially 20 people. With a bit of luck we can determine who is good at what and who can hit. If we hold a couple more practices before the tourny we should have a pretty darn good team. Our company hasn’t come close to placing and getting a trophy for years now, so it would b nice to bring something back! 😀

That is all for me today! I’ll be back again tomorrow, and hope to see you then. 😀 😀

Birthday Party!

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So Friday…

No post. I was swamped Friday. Before I walked in the door to work, I had an email saying that one of our machines was down. It turns out that it was really down and I spent, literally, the whole work day at our other plant fixing that machine.

Onward! Friday after work I came home, mowed the grass, weeded the garden, set up a tent, and chairs. The big party was Saturday! Everett will be 1 year old tomorrow, how crazy is that?!? It is hard to believe. It seems very fast haha.

Saturday came and we woke up still getting everything ready. I got all of the decorations ready. I blew up helium balloons, and tied them to the tent posts and in the front yard. We hung up a couple banners that we made the night before:

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Look at that painted fence! 😉

We had about 20 or so people there, consisting of family and friends.

Here is a nice family photo of us, once the sun came out. 😀

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Everett is cheesin with his cousin Rory. (my brother’s daughter)

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Everett received a swing from his great grandma, so he took it for a swing with his Grandpa Fred.

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A couple of my wife’s best friends came down to hang out with us, which we appreciated. That was before the chaos of the party haha.

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Here is my wife and her dad. It was nice that he was able to make it down to the party.

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We ate some great food, and then opened some gifts. A few people contributed to Everett’s 529 college savings plan, which is amazing. I’m so glad they decided to help in that way. He got a few books, and plenty of outfits. His grandma got him a kiddie pool and some stuff for that too. Here he is holding his first pair of shades.

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He looks pretty cool to me!

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Who you lookin at?

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Next up….cake! Patiently waiting..

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Moments before, I lead “Happy Birthday” on my Ukulele. then the cake was there for the playing!

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He slapped it apart. He loved squeezing it in his hands before smashing it into his face.

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Overall it was a great day for the party, everyone that we thought would be there showed up. Happy Birthday to Everett!

Sunday was a little busy as well. Friday my cousin stopped by and asked if I could help him deliver his jeep axles to a garage. I had softball as well. Well, softball got pushed back two hours due to rain, so I could only play one game. We lost the game to a team we hate losing too but we will meet them again later in the season. I got work that the second game went much better and we beat them by the ten run rule.

I ran home and changed my clothes and had some left over party food before helping my cousin. He basically needed someone to help physically move the axles. They are pretty heavy. Everything went smoothly and we didn’t drop them on our feet haha.

That was my weekend! I hope you had a great one as well. I’ll be back again tomorrow, I hope to see you then! 😀 😀

Quick Post!

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Today is Valentines Day, and my post will…not really be about it haha.

My wife and I have no plans, I got her flowers and that is about it. We will spend the night together at home with our boy and that will be enough. 😀

This boy:

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Last night we went and got groceries after work. That is where that picture was taken. We had some homemade chicken quesadillas for dinner and watched the gold medal mixed doubles curling game. Over all it was a good time. My wife made brownies, which doesn’t help either of us stay or get healthy haha, but they are good! 😀

We are about to have a Valentines Day luncheon at work so I am trying to get this post out a bit quicker than normal. We have homemade lasagna, as well as some snacks and other goodies.

In other news, I have found a couple jobs in the area we are looking to move to. I am scared to apply because that will make it all real to me. Real that I would have to leave my current job. Real that we would be up rooting our life. Real that we would be putting a house down and selling ours. Don’t get me wrong, I think it would be the best for us, it is just going to have a few awful things involved and a few very stressful months. Timing is still key. If I apply and get a job there I’ll have to leave and live with her grandparents until our house sells and the new house is in. If I get a job late, then I’ll have to stay put while they move out, if our house has sold. Its all really crazy and it isn’t very easy. More to come on this later, I’m sure.

That is all for me today, I hope you have a nice Valentines Day, and I’ll see you all again tomorrow! 😀 😀

Tuesday, Waiting For Spring!

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Again my little boy is home with his mom this week. So I am getting pictures from home, making me just want to leave work haha.

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You can really see the intense drooling going on!

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He is getting bigger each day and starting to look more and more like a little boy than a baby. Soon he will be walking, talking, and getting into everything. Seems crazy.

My wife told me just a little bit ago that our nice neighbor shoveled our sidewalk today. I usually run the snowblower down his walkway and shovel out his end of the drive way as well. That is a nice give and take, just to be supportive neighbors. We rarely run into each other but when I see him again I’ll have to thank him for helping out.

I’m about over snow already. I know it seems too early to be bowing out but I have so many more things I want to be doing. I haven’ owned a home before and have never had projects that I needed to complete. Now, I do! I can’t wait for the weather to get better to continue on everything I didn’t complete before winter. I need to wash the garage as well as finish it, and stain the fence and fix it a bit. Little touches of paint are also needed on the back deck, its red and we aren’t a fan but it is chipping a bit. With Everett being bigger now I can’ t wait to take him to camp and work on the cabin again, and take him out to the Kinzua dam, and the local play grounds. Oh well, I guess it will happen soon enough. I’ll wait a little longer.

That is all for me today. I hope you have a great Tuesday, and I’ll see you all again tomorrow! 😀 😀

I’ve Got Nothing.

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I really don’t have anything for your entertainment today. 😦

Everett is still sick and has his follow up tonight.

Work is slow.

The weather is better.

Pay day is tomorrow.

I’m leading a boring life today haha.

I hope all are having a great Tuesday and that is it lol.

See ya all again tomorrow! 😀 😀

 

Coffee Talk!

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It is 8:05 am and I am starting my early morning ‘Coffee Talk’ off right. I just had my first cup of coffee and I am ready to end this day! haha.

I get a nice four day weekend and a ton of family time this weekend, so the quicker this day goes the better. That being said today won’t be a bad day by any means. Here at work they are having an ugly sweater contest, that I failed to enter. :/ I know, I know. I was late to the game and tried to find one last night. I went to five different stores and failed each and every time. Maybe next year. We are also having a Christmas luncheon. Most departments in our company agreed to bring in certain items and we will have a nice lunch.

I’m guessing my day will be pretty lack luster. Not may people like to report any issues on a Friday, and definitely not on a Friday with a long weekend. After lunch my wife will be bringing Everett into the office. He came in when he was just a month or so old, and I have had some requests from some employees to see him again. She works a half day-ish today so she is bringing him in.

Speaking of Everett, he is exactly seven months old today! It is hard to believe, I know, but it is true. He is sitting, rolling, and working on crawling and standing. To be honest I see him standing and walking before he crawls haha. He has mumbled a few things that sound like words, and has started to gnaw on some solid foods.

What are your plans for the holiday weekend? Are you doing any traveling? How many people are you going to see? Do you have any fun holiday traditions? Let me know in the comments below.

Remember I will be back Wednesday the 27th with, I’m sure, a giant weekend update. I’ll see ya then! 😀 😀

Everything But The Kitchen Sink!

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It is Wednesday and for me that means payday! It sounds great until you know that I don’t have any money haha. I hope someday I won’t have to live pay check to pay check. I got my direct deposit, only to come into work and pay off my bills and have enough money for gas in the car that isn’t even mine. RIP. The only good things I can say are that I am saving for retirement and my sons college, so that is a plus.

Speaking of money being gone before you even have it, I have a plumber coming tomorrow sometime after work. I’m sure that they will run their own snake and prove for themselves that my pipe is busted. That will come with a fun bill, followed by a bigger more fun quote to fix it lol. If it is anything like the other quote it will be a couple thousand dollars, for them to jack hammer my foundation and replace the broken piece, then filling it all back in. They should, like the last plumber, also repair the dry wall they have to tear out.

Friday starts the last month of 2017, and that evening I am going out to camp. the next day I will be getting up early and heading further into the woods, to hunt. We have 4-5 spots set up on my dads land that are prime for hunting, which is good because we have three people usually hunting. I will start low on the hill at my deer stand. Depending on the weather I may go higher on the hill. It is looking like it may be cooler, but still won’t be any snow. That makes it tough to see the contrast of a deer and hard to follow it if you have to. that being said the goal is to take a good shot and not have to chase it down. My dad went out yesterday and didn’t see anything, so I hope there are still some in the area when I get there. I have to find something to sleep on in the cabin because it isn’t finished. I’ll have to find a couple cushions or a small futon mattress or something to drag in there with me.

The other day I finished the third season of Zoo on Netflix, only to be disappointed that it was a cliffhanger leading into the fourth, which isn’t out yet. grrr. I hate that, I mean I understand why it happens but I really thought they were gearing up to end it and then it just drug on and on, then stopped. RIP again. I tried watching the first episode of Godless last night and it was so boring I fell asleep on my couch watching it. I may give it another try when I’m not also fairly tired from the night prior haha.

My co-worker is off today so I am the only one here with any real networking experience, you would think I’d be busy, but I am not. Half of my company takes this and next week off to go hunt, that should give you an idea about where I live haha. Most highschools in the area give the first day of hunting off, because it is pointless to try that day because no one shows up. Anyway if no one is here no one can have a problem with their computer!

In other news my wife is looking for a work from home position. We would like to get away from spending $500 a month on a babysitter and she would like more time home with him, so that seems to be a win win. The hard part is finding one. I have found her a few but she didn’t want to do them I guess. She has also just signed up at care.com to be a babysitter herself! I mean our baby sitter is making bank for being a retired woman, making money under the table. Doing some simple math, at $500 a month for one kid, and having a solid 6 kids at all times (some days more/some less), then multiplying by the twelve months in a year, that is about $36,000 a year from home. I am not sure if she pays taxes on it, she might but I’m not sure. It isn’t the greatest income and it is demanding but it is viable for where we live. If we were to move out a ways like we would like to someday it may not work, that is why I would rather her get in with a company that will keep her even if she moves. We will see, only time will tell.

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a great humpday! I’ll see you again tomorrow! 😀 😀