Quick Weekend Update!

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I’ll have to be quick today. I have a dentist appointment right after lunch haha.

I randomly got this picture in a group text from my grandmother. They stay down in Florida during the winter and apparently dress up like this for some reason lol.

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They stay healthy down there and have fun. What ever floats their boat is ok with me. πŸ˜€

Everett had a play date, kind of, on Saturday. My wife’s co-worker came over to get pictures done of her daughter, and when they were done the kids just hung out. She is a month younger and just as big as Everett. They look to have had a good time though, at some point they lost their clothes haha, not sure for what reason. Cute either way.

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I think there is some young love blossoming here πŸ˜‰ We had a couple fires in the fireplace this weekend, and watched the Olympics when we could. I saw some of my favorite, Curling, and Biathlon. I missed the men’s snowboard, but saw the women’s. It is so fun to watch all of these athletes compete. I’ll continue to watch what I can.

In other news I found a really cool Pixel Art game on my phone.

You can find it here on the app store: Here!

Here on android: Here!

That is all for me I hope you had a great weekend! I’ll see you tomorrow. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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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˜€

Some Things & Some Stuff

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This weekend was very pleasant. Friday was like any other. At work I was able to clean up our messy data closet in our second building. I don’t have any before photos, but it is much better trust me haha.

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Saturday we had some snow to shovel off the sidewalks and I ran the snowblower up and down my driveway about an hour. I was able to hit the side walk of my two neighbors too. Not my terrible neighbor but the other two haha. We were going to go as a family to a wedding on my mom’s side of the family, but we had a small indecent. I was getting in some much needed gaming time and my wife was hanging out with Everett down stairs. He has gotten to the age where he can lunge and really play. He can hold himself up while sitting and can stand with help. That being said, he decided it would be a great idea to lunge straight off the couch. He fell flat on his face onto the floor. It sounds pretty terrible, but He just got a bruise and a bloody nose. He was happy shortly after. Here you can see his bruise setting in nicely.

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Poor little guy! His mommy was shaken up pretty bad because she was there when it happened. I all I can do is reassure here there is nothing she could have done and that it wasn’t he fault in any way. Hes getting to be a fast, slippery little guy. He is dong just fine today. πŸ˜€

So needles to say, I went to the wedding alone. I met my parents there but it was at a fish and game club on a side road. It was pretty messy.

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The wedding was a very redneck, laid back wedding. It was my mother’s second cousin, who was getting married. They made most of the food on the buffet line and it was a fun time. I made a plate and brought it home for my wife when I left. When my parents made it out they stopped over and saw Everett for a bit. They don’t see him very often because we take him with us all the time, so we find some time to let them come over and hang out.Β  The rest of the night was spent watching the terrible football games. I hate watching the Patriots win and hate watching the team that has the best chance of beating them lose all in the same day (Steelers) haha. Now the worst thing that could happen in the NFL right now is if the Patriots and Eagles both win. That would be a super bowl I wouldn’t even watch. The ideal game in my eyes would be the Steelers v. Vikings. Since that can no longer be true the next best game, in my eyes would be the Jags v. Vikings.

Sunday we a relaxing day I played some games, we went and got some pizza for lunch. We just lounged, and snuggled our baby all day. In the evening we watched the last half of the Vikings game, and pretty much just went to bed.

Today I am very busy at work, and I’m glad I could get this post out at all.

That was my weekend. I hope you all had a good one as well. πŸ˜€ I’ll see you all tomorrow.

Coffee Talk!

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I wasn’t able to push a post out yesterday. Sorry about that. I, much like today was covering for a co-worker and it just stayed busy.

This will be my last post in 2017! That is crazy to think about. I just re-upped my WP subscription so I’m legit for another year.

As far as what is going on this weekend, I think my brother’s and their families are all going bowling tonight. For New Years Eve, we are going to my brother’s house and having a game night and trying to stay awake. haha. Both will be interesting with small children. We will see how that pans out. πŸ˜€

This year has been pretty good to me. I’m in a great spot, career wise, we had our first child and things are only going to get better from there.

What were some of your memorable 2017 moments? Feel free to share them with me in the comments below. πŸ˜€

Since I have been at work since 6am I am on my third cup and it is currently getting cold! Yikes! I’ll be heading out and finishing my cup of coffee. I’ll see you next year! Have a great one! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Christmas #2, #3, #4!

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This is going to be somewhat of a picture post, since it was super busy this long weekend. I hope you had a great holiday weekend. Well We better get this started!

Sunday we celebrated Christmas #2 It was with my wife’s grandparents, her mother, and her sister. They made the trip even though there was supposed to be a big storm. Thank fully we didn’t get much of it. Side note, speaking of storms check out Erie, PA. I live about an hour and a half from there and they got record breaking amounts of snow this weekend. like over 50 inches in two days. Wow!

Everett is hanging out with his great grandma and her nice boot, in this first picture.

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Later we decided to get the party started and do some gift giving. We, of course, needed a picture of our baby in front of it all. A little drooly but still cute!

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Although he really doesn’t know what is going on, and only wants to eat everything he touches, it still looks like he was pretty excited. He knew this wasn’t a normal day.

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Have you ever seen a 7 month old so excited to get a couple of DVDs?!?

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Opening gifts with his mom and grandma they decided it would be best for him to wear a ribbon until he could find a nice hat!

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Once he found a nice hat the ribbon was replaced and all was well within the baby world.

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I’m not sure he knew how to conquer this next tower of gifts.

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The rest of the day was spent catching up with one another and having a nice meal. It was nice not to have to travel back for Christmas for once. His aunt got him this nice Teddy Bear and it was a challenge to get him to pose in anyway with it. It was his veryΒ  first Christmas morning, and Christmas #3 was held by just the three of us. πŸ˜€Β  He was trying to eat the tags and bow the whole time. haha.

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Later that day we prepared for Christmas #4 with my side of the family. Thankfully they only live one city block away. Before we left we tried to take a few family selfies, if anything they are memorable.

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My two brothers, my parents, sister in-law, niece, and brother’s girlfriend were all at my parents house as well. Here is my dad feeding Everett his bottle.

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We again had a nice meal and were able to catch up with one another. We also had the Steelers game on since the rest of my family are Steelers fans. Makes sense right? I’m the odd one out. We loaded the car at the end of the night and headed home. We had our first Christmas experience as parents and I would say it was a huge success. We will have to do it again sometime πŸ˜‰

I forgot to mention the boy got a ball pit! At first he was pretty terrified and I almost passed out blowing it up, but he came around and so did I!

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Lastly here is my baby boy hanging out in his crib yesterday as happy as could be!

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Again I hope you all had a great weekend, and were able to spend some time with your loved ones. If it is as bitter cold as is it here, bundle up and stay safe. If not, well…I’m jealous haha. Have a great day! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

4 Day Weekend!

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This will be my last post until Monday. That will feel like an eternity. As you know I post here about every day so to go four full days in a row without will feel pretty weird. Work is about as dead as it could be today and half of the people who work here are off anyway.

I have been finding any little thing to keep me busy haha. I’m sure the last few hours of my day will drag on like they always do right before a long weekend. And accordingly I’m sure the four days will fly by faster than I can imagine. Of course this can be explained by the way we perceive time in different scenarios but we don’t’ have ‘time’ for all of that right now haha. That could take days and weeks to explain.

I looked at my snow blower last night and feel very accomplished. I fixed it! I was missing a ‘key’ that fit into a very small groove. That key was what would engage the gears and ultimately spin the wheels. With out this one little key you would not be self propelled at all.Β  I was able to figure it all out quick enough to run a test up and down my driveway, making sure that all of the gears worked as they should. And they do! Makes me feel like a real small engine mechanic haha.

I will be sliding into this long weekend soon and I will try to enjoy every moment of it. I can’t wait to see all of my family and spend time with them. Of course there will be great food and drinks as well. I hope you all have a great holiday weekend, no matter what your plans. I also hope that you stay safe if you are going out drinking, or just travelling in general. Until Monday! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Lazy Tuesday!

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Back on a very lazy Tuesday, that is more like a Thursday. Last night I was on baby duty while my wife had an online training. I wanted to work on the snow blower but could not bring our boy out so that was a no go. With any luck and effort I might get to it tonight. Might. After baby duty I was able to sneak away and play a few games of Rainbow 6 with my old college roommate.

Today has been slow at work. It gets like this near a holiday. No one wants to report anything or take the time to let us know something isn’t working properly. This is all well and good but it makes for a pretty boring day. On the other hand we are having lunch for a retired employee today. She was with the company for 17 years. She requested meatball subs and the whole deal, so I’ll have a full belly and want to sleep all afternoon haha.

We are one step close to Thanksgiving and my plans have remained the same. We will be at my families on Thanksgiving and my wife’s on Friday. I also realized that the first day of buck and doe season is Saturday the 2nd here so I’ll be heading into the woods on the first to stay in the unfinished cabin and have an early Saturday hunt. I don’t have enough time to take from work to go out more than a couple days so odds are against me getting anything, but if I do I want to get it processed where my boss does. His deer sticks and bologna is delicious!

Everett seems to have the majority of his illness behind him now. He is feeling much better and has gotten a bunch of mucus out the last few days. We hope we can keep him healthy over the holiday. We are going to be making sure that no one in our families have any sickness before we go over to their place. If they do we will be either very cautious or have to not go, which would suck.

I have no further communications for you at this time. I will see you all again tomorrow and thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Weekend Update!

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I was unable to have a “Coffee Talk” on Friday. We, very oddly enough, were busy at work on a a Friday morning.

That being said I had a productive work day, and a great weekend. Saturday we tried our best to get some good sleep in. We didn’t have anything to do until we left around noon. Of course we got up and played with the babe. We left around noon to go back to my wife’s hometown. We would spend the day with her grandparents. Before that though we stopped at her dad’s house. This was to of course see them, and to get Everett his very first hair cut. Yes it has only been 5 months, but he came out with a head full of hair and it had to happen.

Here is Everett sitting with his grandfather and uncle! I think this was right before he got his hair cut. I don’t have a great before and after picture but it was a big difference.

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Here is him after the hair cut.

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His neck line is now all shaped up, and his hair around his ears is all trimmed nicely. He looks like a real little man haha. So cute.

I also got to spend some time with my little brother in-law Remington! Hes a handful. I introduced him to being tossed in the air and after that he never left my side haha.

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Again, back to spending the day with her grandparents. We left her dad’s and met her grandparents at Red Lobster. We ate a really nice dinner there and headed back to their house. Her grandfather makes wine, so I had to indulge. I don’t often get to really enjoy having a few drinks because we are always out with our boy, so it was nice to know we were in for the night and really have a few. Later that evening my wife’s brother and his family came over to see us. The real reason we were in town was for their son’s first birthday party, Sunday. We hung out with them and introduced Everett to him. It was cute, he is starting to walk on his own and looks like a little drunk guy.

My wife’s grandmother hurt her foot a while back and has it in a cast. She usually does everything around the house, including the cooking and cleaning. That next morning to help her out I made the breakfast for everyone and my wife helped clean around a bit. It was the least we could do. Afterwards we got ready for the birthday party.

Once we got to their barn, where they had the party, we showed Everett their goats!

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I’m not really sure what he thought about them haha. We currently live in the city, but if we ever get the chance to live out a bit further I would love to have chickens and goats!

This next picture is of the birthday boy himself! He didn’t destroy his cake the way other kids do, but he did enjoy himself and ate plenty of it.

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After they opened his gifts and had the cake we had to head home. Traveling with a baby is no joke! Just going all around with him all weekend was enough to make him fussy all last night. It is tough for him to get back in the swing of things after a weekend like that.Β  Once we were home we had clothes to wash, bottles to clean, and another birthday to celebrate!

That’s right, my dad’s birthday is technically today. We dropped all our crap at the door and headed back out to the buffet. Once we ate it was back to their house for some ice cream. It was very yummy! Then we finally got home for good. I gave Everett a bath and his hair naturally dries like this.

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And that was our weekend!

I hope you all enjoyed yours as well. I’ll be seeing you again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Garage & Baby Boy!

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I was going to mow my grass yesterday after work but it started to rain. :/ I will most likely be doing it today if the weather holds off. I was, however, able to put the four sheets of plywood up yesterday. It made a huge difference already and I am super pleased. I have some gaps but that is to be expected when you are cutting 8′ sections of plywood on uneven surfaces, on your own haha. When I get the whole garage done, roof and all, I will go back with small amounts of spray foam to fill the gaps just for looks really. Here is what I got done though:

Here you can see the back wall with the wood off, I quickly put that back on.

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Here are the four sheets I added, after moving a bunch of junk. You never realize what it takes to ‘clear’ an area. It never looks like much until you need literally everything out of the way haha.

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I had to take a half inch off of the top pieces the whole way across so they would fit. That was sort of annoying haha. It was fun hanging out in my garage with my thoughts. I don’t get to do that sort of thing often and I really enjoy it. I hope I am able to keep the area organized like I want to, so I always have a nice work space. I see too many people clutter their garage up and then get lost in the mess. I hope to avoid that.I am thinking six more sheets and I will have the walls done. Just guessing I think I’ll need 12 to do the roof side.

This morning my little buddy was looking good in his outfit so I had to take a couple pictures for my wife, so I figured I’d share them with you all too!

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I can’t get enough of him! It is a crazy thing to look at him and realize each time that he is my own son. Indescribable.

I will be back with another post tomorrow! I hope to see you all then. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Blood Orchid & Garage Update!

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**Quick update! My friends over at Riley’s Backpack need a bit of help keeping their domain. If you can spare a buck head over to their GoFund me Here! Thanks all!***

Today has been another slow day. Last night I decided that there is no good way to get my work bench off of my wall. That means that a whole section of my garage wouldn’t get insulated. I determined that it is no longer worth it to insulate it at all if that is the case. I sent the insulation back and grabbed four 8′ sheets of OSB plywood. I’ll be covering the walls and then working on finishing some of the details, like shelves, and peg board. In other exciting news, somewhat related, I just bought A drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, and a jig saw from amazon! I haven’t ever had my own tools and I and pumped to be getting some. I have borrowed from my family, but want to slowly get my own. I opted for the 20V cordless tools, so I wont have a tangled mess. My dream is to have a charging station on my bench and be able to mount tools on the wall. I have stuck with Black and Decker as the brand because the leaf blower my wife got me on my birthday is that brand as well. I will have three batteries and two chargers after this order arrives. So after work I’ll be working on the walls!It is hard for me to wait all day at work knowing I could be home doing real work. :/ Oh well, have to have a way to fund my projects haha.

In video game news, I have progressed in Rainbow Six: Siege to the rank of ‘Platinum III’ This is the highest I have ever been and I love it. They guys I watch that stream the game and make money from it are lower ranks. That hasn’t happened with me before. It is neat. I am only three ranks from the top rank in the game. That’s not bad at all for playing with random people each game!

Staying within the realm of R6, they dropped their ‘Blood Orchid’ update and I need it in my life. You can check out the full update at this link here. The main things that people will really care about are the three new operators. They have introduced one attack and one defense Chinese ops, and one Polish op. The attacking Chinese op is named Ying and she has the ability to detonate a cluster of flash bangs. The defensive Chinese op is named Lesion and he deploys cloaked mines that poison his enemies and slows their movement speed. My favorite is the new Polish operator, Ela. She can place or throw concision mines that detonate by proximity. They have also introduced a ‘Theme Park’ map. Of course this is all one top of the behind the scenes fixes. All of which are listed in that link above.

Here is Ying:

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Here is Lesion:

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Here is Ela:

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That is all from me today! Ooh the dentist was an OK experience yesterday, nothing bad to report haha πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€