Weekend Update!

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Our plans for Saturday didn’t happen. We were going to go back to see my wife’s family and that all fell through. We spent the day at home, doing a bit of everything.

Sunday was similar up until dinner. We headed over to my parent’s house. It was Super Bowl Sunday and my parents always throw a party. Nothing crazy, just some family and what not. We, as I have stated before, weren’t going to stay for the majority of the game. We got there early and let everyone spend some time with Everett and all that good stuff. My brother and his little family came and my niece Rory had some nice little pig tails in.

Here is her and my dad putting her baby doll in the play set.

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Her she is again trying to give Everett her doll. He was clearly watching the TV or someone else in the room lol.

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Rory is sitting with my dad in this one talking with my Aunt.

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We had homemade pizza and plenty of snacks. There was everything from veggies, to chips, venison balls, and brownies. We stayed a bit later than we planned, but I figured that would happen once people were there. It was a good night. We got home at a decent time and put Everett to bed around 9pm.

My wife has the week off to burn some vacation time. If she doesn’t use it she loses it so why not right? She sent me this picture of Everett playing in the new jumper I bought him Sunday.

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He really seems to like it. The three buttons by the globe speak in English, Spanish, and French. It is a nice learning tool for that age. All sorts of things make noise on that thing haha.

So now I’m stuck at work while they are home all week. 😦 Oh well. I have to do what I have to do I suppose! That is all for me today. I’ll see you all again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Coffee Talk!

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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. πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Weekend, Anti-Phil, & Super Bowl!

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I can’t wait for Friday to come and go haha. My wife has the next week off so I won’t be taking Everett to daycare! The little things make all the difference in a work week.

This weekend we are going to head back, yet again, to my wife’s families place and spend the day. We have some tax information stuff to give her grandfather and I hope, fingers crossed, that we can talk more about getting a house out there.

Sunday we will not be watching the Super Bowl, because the two worst teams, in my opinion, are in the game. To me there couldn’t be a worse game to sit down and watch. Being a Cowboys fan my entire life, it pains me to see the Eagles at the big game. Growing up with a family full of Steelers fans I have been accustomed to also not liking the Patriots. My parents hold a get together each year to watch the game and this year I just really don’t want to watch the game. We are going to stop over for dinner and leave before the game starts. This way my mom won’t be mad that I didn’t come over and spend time with the family. I understand where she is coming from, but I’m not going to sit there for 4 hours and put myself through watching that game. If, and only if I was forced to make a derision about who I would rather win, it would be the Patriots.

Today at work we had a groundhog day luncheon. Our company has a long standing tradition of splitting in two, on and around this day. There the supporters of Phil and then we have the Anti -Phil supporters, (Kill Phil). They have separate luncheons on different ends of the shop each year and even had shirts made a few of the years haha.

Tomorrow, at work, we are allowed to wear gear from our favorite NFL team. I, of course, will be wearing my nice Jason Witten jersey that my wife got me a while back. I know of a few other Cowboys fans at this company so I don’t get ragged on too bad haha. I mean lets be real here, we have a few Browns fans still floating around haha.

That is all for me today, I’ll see you all again tomorrow morning! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

What Did Your Weekend Involve?

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I had a pretty busy weekend, fun but busy. I am posting a bit early today because I am leaving work at noon. We are having our bedroom furniture delivered and I don’t want to be up until 11pm putting it together so I’ll do it during the day. πŸ˜€

I’ll skip right to Saturday. I went to my brothers to set up some tote storage in his basement. Check it out:

This is one of the two racks that we made. (That’s my brother) We made the big cuts to the plywood at my place with the table saw then brought it all to his house.

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This is one of the four shelves we made. We cut the 2×4’s in his basement with his circular saw. He used left over wood from tearing apart his enclosed porch.

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We finally got them up and together. He is going to fill that corner gap at a later date and maybe make one more.Β  For the time being it works well.

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I couldn’t leave without seeing our work in action! We grabbed some of his totes from the attic and brought them down. Not too shabby if you ask me. πŸ˜‰

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Sunday my wife and I went to get groceries (God, I can’t ever spell that word), and while we were there I was inspired from the night before. We have a tote storage system in our basement but it was covered in junk, and not organized at all. I took it upon myself to change that. I bought 10 totes of my own from the store and got to work. I cleared everything I could and burnt what could be burnt. I am now left with six spots for totes and the rest are filled with Christmas decorations, and extra flooring.

While we were shopping I also grabbed some plumber’s caulking. Where our baseboard meets the wall, under our new kitchen pass through, is a gap for one reason or another. It looked like crap. I was able to fill it with a white silicone mixture and for never doing it before it looks great. I got quite a bit done with weekend.

Later that day of course we went to my parent’s house for the football game. I’m disappointed that the Patriots won only because now they are tied with the Cowboys for Super Bowl wins haha. We had about 10-12 people over for the game, so it was cozy in one room. We had homemade pizza and other little snacks. It looked like it was going to be a blow out there for a little while, and then I think Lady Gaga changed all that! After the first half it was a whole new ball game. The Pats scored 25 unanswered points to come back and tie the game. That’s pretty insane. The Patriots won the coin toss in over time and marched down the field and won the game with one more final touchdown. The Falcons had a chance to make it a two score game and didn’t capitalize, shame on them lol. The Pats made history in the fact that no team has ever won from a deficit of 14+ points, ever in a Super Bowl. Tom Brady of course went on to get his third SB MVP award, and his fifth Lombardi trophy.

That was my weekend, what did you do? Feel free to let me know in the comments below!

I’ll see you back again tomorrow, and I’ll let you know how my furniture turns out! C-ya πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Nerdin’ Out & the Super Bowl

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We made it, it is yet again another Friday. Yet again, another end to a tedious work week.

I did manage to get some excitement this morning. I got a text from our network admin here at work at about 7 am, saying that the internet was down for the whole company. If you aren’t sure what that means in the big picture I’ll explain. We still were able to work on internal projects, but anything that had to deal with other companies we couldn’t do. We did still have email since is it routed through another service, not hosted here on site. So, at 7 am I had to come in to find out what was wrong. It was a puzzle, I had to figure out what was stopping traffic and get it working again. This all while not having any coffee yet lol. From the information I was given it seemed to be the companies physical firewall., but when I came in it looked like it was operating just fine. I double checked what worked and didn’t work at my desk and went back into our server room. I noticed that our physical web filter was blinking a weird orange color and investigated. I came to the only conclusion that I could, I pulled the plug. I reset the web filter and everything instantly connected fr everyone. We then ran into a smaller, yet still significant, issue. We host mail relay on one of our services and even though everything was connected it still wasn’t relaying. This regarding things like when you go to scan something to yourself from a printer. We then got on the server where it was hosted and reset the service and we were able to watch all of the hung emails disappear. They were then being sent in real time and all was good in the world.Β  Well at least, you know, where I work haha. Now that I have completely confused most of you and made you lose interest in this post, lets switch gears.

This weekend We are going to focus on moving our books from my parents house and over to ours. This will help my parents clear out the upstairs of their house, and get us a little bit more moved in. I think while we are there Saturday we will start a pile of things that can be donated or thrown out, and a pile of things that we still want and need to get moved at some point. It will be a long day and will be very boring. I don’t want to do it at all but it has to be done. Sunday is the big game, the Super Bowl. Again although my team isn’t in it it will still be fun to be with family and watch a football game. I’ll let you know how it is later.

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I found out today that my bed frame, dresser, and end tables are being delivered to my house on Monday! I also bought the nightstands to match yesterday because they were back in stock. One more thing to add to my credit card bill haha. when it is all said and done we will have furnished the dining room, living room, the babies room, and our bed room. So in the grand scheme of things it will be worth it. We will furnish the attic and the other bedroom as we go along and use them more. We would also like to finish putting up the quarter round trim on all the floors on the second floor. I still have to measureΒ  the other rooms before I can do that completely. The list never gets shorter, it only changes haha.

I hope you have all had a good week, and have a great weekend. Let me know if you have any plans for the Super Bowl, I’d love to see what other people will be doing. Let me know who you will be routing for, or if you just want to see a good game. C-ya Monday! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

 

What Should We Name Our Son?

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Last night our contractor did indeed come back. Thankfully he was only here for about 30 minutes. We secured the counter with caulking on the under side, and also lined the edges. He brought in his nail gun and put up the trim. So his work there is done! We, on our own, want to get trim for all of the corners, and paint a few of the small spots that we scuffed up from lifting the counter. Once that is done we will be officially finished with that project. We may run to the store soon, or wait a bit.

Tomorrow we are allowed to wear our favorite NFL team jersey, in good spirit for the football game Sunday. I will of course be wearing my Jason Witten jersey. As most of you know I am a Dallas Cowboys fan, and have been since I was a toddler in the early 90’s. They had a very good year this year, one of the best on record. It was cut short by the Packers in a very close comeback game. You could say, mistakes were made lol. That won’t change the fact that they are still my go to team and always will be. That’s is what being a true fan is about. πŸ˜€Β  Speaking of the Super Bowl, we will have our annual party at my parents house. We take all the weird little bets before the game, like how long the anthem will be and who will score first, stuff like that. We do all of that just for the fun of it. Most of my family comes over and we make homemade pizza mmmm. I’ll be sure to take some pictures and have it in a post next week.

I have a few quick fire things on my mind too. Here they are:

  • My wife and I are looking for awesome boy names
  • I have to pay my gas bill
  • Lost is killing me now that I’m a few episodes into season 6
  • I wonder what I’ll eat for dinner

I never said it was an exciting list, but that is the stuff that hits me all at the same time.

Feel free to share you ideas about baby boy names if you would like. I’ll gladly pitch them to my wife if they catch my interest. file_176589_0_baby_boy_names

That’s it for today folks. I hope you have enjoyed your stay today. I’ll see you back again tomorrow for a update on the weekend and possibly a couple of other things, who knows what! C-ya πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Successful Weekend

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Monday, Monday, Monday….

This weekend was busy and fast. There was much to be done and much was accomplished. Friday my wife and I went to get groceries and stopped by Lowes to pick up a gallon of paint for the dining room wall. Saturday I had to take advantage of the nice weather. It was 60 degrees and all the snow was gone. The sun was shining, so I went to my camp. I was there for about three or so hours and was able to think and work peacefully. Here is some progress:

This first one is what I decided to do with the walls and the rain fly for the time being. There was a chance of rain but that never happened. You will see in the last picture what I did to tighten the walls.

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Here is another angle of the other wall that isn’t as far along as the other, and the rain fly. I guess I should mention that for the rain fly I used a Midshipman’s (Taut Line) Hitch, to keep it, well taut. πŸ˜€

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Here we have a nice profile shot. The wall is a bit higher and coming along nicely.

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Finally we have a picture of the wall braces. I used an Arbor Know, which is often referred to as a Canadian Jam Knot.Β  It allows you to just yank one way and tighten anything without it coming loose on its own. Very handy.You might notice that I just wrapped the long end around a few times rather than cutting it. I did this because you should keep your paracord at lengths that you can reuse. While at camp I used about 100 ft of paracord and cut it into 8 different pieces.

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Later that day we took advantage of the weather again and took our dog for a nice long walk around the neighborhood. She really enjoyed it, like she always does.

Sunday I woke up and had a couple cups of coffee and got started on painting the wall. I successfully got the first coat on. I apologize that I don’t have a picture yet but I’ll touch it all up and then get you a finished product. Once that is done we have the contractor coming back to finish the counter top sometime this week. He would only have to caulk the edges, secure the counter, and nail up the trim under the counter. Then hopefully we can be 100% done with this project! Later we watched the Steelers v. Patriots game. I am not a fan of either team but my family likes the Steelers and everyone hates the Pats… I really didn’t want either team to win. I don’t want anyone getting further past my Cowboys or catching up when it comes to trophies so neither team should have won in my very biased opinion haha. My one friend stated it in a way that caught my attention. He wrote, “Rooting for a side in this game is like trying to decide who is better between Satan and Isis….” It caught me a bit off guard and then made me realize I agree lol. I hope that the Falcons win the Super Bowl, mostly because like my previous statement they are the lesser threat.

that is all I have for today, feel free to let me know your thoughts on football, camping, or house work! I’m involved in it all. I hope you all are having a great start to your week, and I’ll see you tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€