Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008!


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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

My kids woke my wife and I up in a special way.  Sabrina played the flute and Hannah sang "Jingle Bells!"  It was very creative and special.  We loved it very much.  Sabrina and Hannah were excited to check out the presents from Santa, and Mommy and Daddy had something small and practical for each other.   We are all blessed and feel quite Thankful for everything.
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Ho Ho Ho!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ginger Bread House

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My wife recently bought a ginger bread house kit for her "kids" and I had a lot of fun putting it together with Hannah and Sabrina.
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We didn't realize that we had to let it sit for a few hours before we could start decorating. The icing which is used as glue needed time to harden in order to hold the walls and roof together. So we waited........!
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I was the icing contractor and the kids were the architects and designers. Hannah want to eat it but we told her to wait.
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I love working on projects with my kids. I enjoy playing, teaching, learning, and spending time with them. My kids are awesome!
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Gas at $1.69 / Gallon

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Filled gas yesterday at $1.69 / gallon. I was very happy to see it below $2 and I'm sure it'll drop even further soon.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Colored Concrete

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This time of the year, the SD Ireland cement company is known for decking out their cement trucks with X'mas lights and displaying them around town. It's really neat to see them driven around while the cement mixers are turning with the X'mas lights on. I have no idea they do that!
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I caught this truck a few days ago as I was heading home from work.
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Monday, December 08, 2008

Fire Alarm at Tech Park

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I was working in the server room at Tech Park when the loud screeching alarm went off. At first, I thought someone had re-armed the security system not knowing I was in there but that was not the case. I walked out into the hallway and saw everyone grabbing their coats and walking out. I then realized it was the fire alarm in the building.
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I dashed back into the server room, locked the machine I was working on and armed the security system before heading out with the masses.
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It's very cold today and not a good day to be standing outside in below freezing temperatures.
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Monday, December 01, 2008

The Shrinking CPAP!

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CPAP devices have decreased in size and increased in efficiency since I got mine about 5 years ago. My CPAP machine is getting old, tired, and doesn't function quite well.
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I saw the Sleep Study specialist this morning to get a prescription for a new one. Now, I hope my insurance will approve and cover most of the cost! I should find out later this morning.
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My new machine will be the model as seen in this image.
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77 777 Miles!

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My Honda jet marked 77,777 miles at 4:35PM on November 26, 2008. I love capturing the odometer readings of my car but I often miss the interesting ones unless I remind myself to check! I caught this one though.
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