Coffee Talk!

Hey Everyone!

A little later than I thought I would be. Generally Friday’s are slow for everyone here, but that isn’t the case today! My co worker is retiring, and the other two aren’t here. I have been fielding things all morning long. I have already worked on both of our conference rooms for different reasons, fixed up a company laptop, answered some shipping emails, and worked on an email signature for one employee. I’m a fan of getting things done so I jumped on all of those and got them done.

Anyway! It’s Friday, and I’m loving it. The weather here is supposed to be hot and sunny. After work today I’m going to pick up Everett from daycare, head home, fill up the inflatable pool we bought, fill it, clean the car, then jump in the full pool! Everett has some floaties that we want to try out and those plastic kiddie pools suck, lets be honest, so I bought a bigger one. πŸ˜€

We are supposed to be in a ‘heatwave’ for the next week here with temperature soaring above 90 degrees for multiple days. To top it all off it gets humid here, so it is no fun at all. I’ll probably die playing softball this weekend. Saturday we are heading back to camp for the diaper party my brother is having. It’ll be nice to spend some time in the woods. I haven’t been able to as much as I would have liked so far, so this will be refreshing. πŸ˜€

What are your go to hot summer day activities? Do you grab some of your favorite ice cream, hope in a pool, relax indoors with some A/C? Let me know in the comments below!

Other than that I’ll leave it short and sweet today! Go enjoy the nice weekend, when you can, and remember to be safe. Wear that sunscreen and drink a ton of water! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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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. πŸ˜€

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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! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Weekend Update!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you have enjoyed the hot weekend! But we are back with another weekend update, brought to you by Monday. πŸ˜€

Saturday morning I woke up and met my brother at my dad’s house. We got everything we needed to go work on the cabin for the day. We had some stuff out there already which is nice, that way we don’t always have to keep carrying everything through the woods all the time. We got to camp and started working on the floor. Here you can see my brother cutting a notch in a floor board:

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Since the cabin is being made by complete amateurs it isn’t square. That being said, each piece needs a little TLC, to fit correctly. Here my brother is marking the part that needs to be cu down a bit:

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We had my brothers dogs out there with us. They are zero help. haha. They like to watch what was going on and play in the creek. My dad brought one of his dogs, but he got attacked in a way, by the big black dog, so he stayed in the car. I felt bad for him, he is scared often but he loves coming out to camp, and wasn’t able to enjoy any of it. But on the bright side he ad a couple nice car rides!

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Here we are finally done for the day. We could have worked much longer, but the problem with having no electricity and a limited amount of batteries is that they will eventually die. :/

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We have three more boards to secure to the floor then we can frame the remaining three walls. Once that is done it is off to the races. We can get the door and windows in, as well as add the outside walls. It will come together quickly, and be a real place to stay after that. We will continue to work on the inside as well.

Sunday was a hot hot hot day to play softball, but we got it done! It got to about 92 degrees of just beating down heat with a clear sky. Like normal, we had two games. We won the first one and lost the second one, but we weren’t upset because we were just out played. In other news my boy Everett was able to come down to the fields for the first time in his life. Here you can see my mom feeding him:

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And again burping him πŸ˜€ :

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After the games my wife wanted a couple more pictures to commemorate the experience. So even though I look awful here they are haha:

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Later that night we had some homemade Stromboli for dinner and finished the night off with some ice cream. Much to my surprise I weight myself again for the first time in a little bit and look what I saw (pardon my gross feet):

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For the first time in my ‘eating better’ diet I am under 200lbs! Woo! That is awesome. I’m still doing basically no exercise other than softball and the occasional pushups. I am just eating healthier and having better portions. It is a great feeling.

That was my weekend! I hope you had a great one too. I’ll be back again tomorrow. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

My Apologies!

Hey Everyone!

I feel like it has been a while since I posted last, and why is that? Oh! Because, I spur of the moment left work on Friday and called Monday off on a whim. I really did. All kosher of course I used my paid time off and let the appropriate people know first. I sadly forgot all about posting and didn’t let you know that I would be off. For this I am sorry to you all. I hope you missed me πŸ˜€ haha.

I did have a busy weekend. After I left Friday because it was a nice day, I started painting the rims on my truck. At first I didn’t think that this would take very long. Then I thought some more and realized that it would take quite a bit of time. I only have two jack stands, meaning that I can only take off two tires at a time. So I would have to take two off and completely finish them, put them back on then do the same on the other side. That ended up being exactly what I did. I had to take two off clean them, sand them, paint them, let them dry overnight, and put them back on. Repeating those steps took me all weekend. while the paint was drying I was able to do other things.

Saturday I went with my brother and his one friend to my dad’s land. We went up to do some manual labor on some of the trails. We want to clear cut some areas to plant fruit trees, and we have to level some hills that are in the way of the paths. We had his four wheeler up there and found some high ground and took shovels to the spots. We ultimately wantΒ  to have a nice trail to ride without much hassle. There was one spot in particular that was a mud hole. I dug out what I could of the side so the water will drain out, my brother and his friend gathered logs to lay horizontally on the ground. I later helped them with that part as well. We got about 15 logs laid across the mud hole and it looks and rides much better than it did. It was a hard day but fun being outside and working.

Sunday was my busy day. I was finishing up the painting of the second set of rims, when I was told that my family was going out of town for the day to visit with family and show off my baby niece. Of course I wanted to go and see everyone. I finished up what I could and put on decent clothes. I rode out with my family and spent the better part of the afternoon there. Once I got home I had to change into gym clothes to go play basketball with people from work. I again got a huge blister and still really suck at basketball lol.

With Monday off I took my time getting my tires back on my truck, but I did do it. My wife and I were able to hang out and relax for most of that day. We did some chores and that ate up the rest of the day. We popped into Dairy Queen for lunch, which I know isn’t healthy but it was damn good. I got the 6 piece chicken finger basket. Mmmm! She is an ice cream junkie, she would eat it every second of everyday if she could. We go there often haha.

That was my weekend. I hope you all had a great one as well. I will be back again tomorrow so don’t miss out. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€