Tuesday, July 31, 2007


This time of year it seems we have lots of foggy mornings. The sun is coming up later each day too, which is timed just right for my drive to work. I love the dramatic light we've been having lately. I just wish I could take a different route each day. It seems I photograph the same stuff over and over.
I've always said that my dream job would be to drive around and look at stuff. Anybody got any leads?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Harry Potter

I read/listened to the last Harry Potter book this week. It was awesome. After I read the Half Blood Prince, I was left wanting more and couldn't wait for the next book. I felt different after reading this book. JK Rowling did a marvelous job wrapping up the story.


Monday, July 23, 2007


The kitchen floor is done. I finished it Saturday, after a very long 12 hours. It looks so much better than the stained smelly carpet. I just don't understand why anyone would want carpet in their kitchen.

Today was weigh in #5 of 8 in the 8 week healthy living program that I'm doing. I'm over half way towards my goal, I'm eating better, I've been exercising. It feels good to feel good.

I found out Saturday that two of my four submissions to the Iowa State Fair photo contest have been chosen for display. There was also a sticker on the form that says "AWARD". I think that means I won something and should go to the award ceremony on August 2nd. I'll let you know what comes of it. Pretty cool.

Alex has been reading the new Harry Potter (I like to call him Hairy Potter) book. When she was gone for a few hours on Sunday, I read about 100 pages of it. That's good shit. I couldn't put it down. My audio CD's of the book come tomorrow. I can't wait. JK Rowling is a fucking genius for sure.

I found out last week that I have to go to Las Vegas in September for a software conference for work. The conference ends on Saturday mid-day, but for some silly reason they think it's cheaper to pay for the hotel two more nights than to fly us home on Saturday. We're not leaving until Monday morning. I'm not really into the gambling or spending money I don't have. I'm thinking I'll try my hand at some night photography. Should be pretty neat with all the lights & motion going on out there.

Abby had fun at camp, so she says. They put her in the wrong cabin, with 11 & 12 yr olds. That's the third time this year she's been fucked like that. First basketball, then softball, now CYC. From now on, I'm going to request specifically that she be put with her age group and spell it out for them.

Have a great week!


Friday, July 20, 2007

Sore Knees

I've been installing new wood flooring in my kitchen for the last two days. My knees and back and butt are sore. I'll be at it all day tomorrow too. Hopefully it will be done by tomorrow night.

These are a couple of photos I took on an errand I ran tonight. I really love summer evenings.


Sunday, July 15, 2007


Abby is off to Catholic Youth Camp for the week. We dropped her off today. She usually goes with a friend, but did not this year. She seemed a bit nervous when we dropped her off, but kept telling us "I'm fine. See you later". She's been on my mind since we left. I pray she has the time of her life and meets lots of new friends who treat her nice.

We met our new priest, Fr. Bob Harris, today. He is very different than Fr. Mike, and will take some getting used to. He's older than I thought he'd be, only being ordained for 10 years. He's what they call a "2nd career" priest. I'm sure he'll be great. God knows what He's doing.

Have a great week


Tuesday, July 10, 2007


We went to the wedding on Saturday. The flower girl from our wedding got married on Saturday. It was a very good time. I usually hate to go to weddings, but really enjoyed this one. It's touching to me to see a father walk his daughter down the isle and give her away. I am always sad for him. His little girl now "belongs" to another man. I don't want to give my daughters away. I want to keep them. Selfish, yes, but I don't think there's anyone good enough for them out there. I hope I am wrong.

I wish I could take the time to write here more often. There is just so much going on right now. Everyday, before I know it, it's time for bed.

Have a great week.