Saturday, March 31
Nate is quite the Connect 4 player. He can manipulate the checker and put it in the slot at the top. He usually chooses the correct slot to put it in also. I think, though, when he was playing on Amy's side, he would still favor me in his selections.
He got to ride in his trailer again today. That was fun. Not much else really to talk about. The day just seems like a blur cause it went by so fast.
Lynn did make a great pulled-pork sandwich fixins. We will have to make it again. Seems to have been Amy's favorite. Who knew?
Thursday, March 29
It's a pretty decent trailer. I put Nate in it and the fam, minus Jackson, went for a ten minute ride around the neighborhood. Got me sweating. Pulling Nate wasn't too much of a problem though. Helps to keep the tires aired up all the way. We'll have to test it out on the Katey Trail sometime.
Work is going better. I'm kind of stuck right now cause I need to have access to the application I will be referencing and no one seems to be able to help me get access. OH well. I think what we will need to do for it should be relatively simple though.
Lynn and I did some much needed lawn work tonight also. She mowed and I raked up some leaves. Nate just ran around. he's a little scared of the mower. Don't blame him.
WEll, don't have much else to say. Need to get cleaned up and ready for bed. Tonight is PBS night. Lynn and I will be watching As Time Goes By and Keeping up Appearances.
Tuesday, March 27
He's learned how to climb up the ladder on his Fischer Price slide in the front yard and go down it on his own. He gets confused sometimes and tries to take two steps at once. It's pretty impossible for him to do it since he doesn't have much leg muscles. Lynn and Nate went to the zoo today, and I met them for lunch at Krieger's. We had received a "free lunch" coupon from them because of our upcoming anniversary.
I think it's my year to plan something for the anniversary, but it just happens to fall on the weekend of Easter, so that is a little bit of a problem. Lynn's parent's will watch Nate that Saturday night, so hopefully we'll be able to do something then. I'll have to figure something out, right? That's the night prior to Easter, so I don't know what kind of openings there may be. Maybe we can just get a fancy smanchsy hotel room somewhere? Oh yeah, all our past anniversaries, we've spent in a B&B. I'll have to see.
Work is kind of a pain right now. I have to learn a lot of new things really quick. I'm working on a project with drifting requirements and a really short due date. I'm hoping that we can lock the requirements down really quick.
I've put my second item on eBay. It's a couple of Cardinal pins that I found from when I've been to some games with work, friends and such. only put 99 cents on them to start, so we'll have to see how it goes. Gave it 7 days.
Right now I'm eyeing some collector cards that I have to put out there. Don't know if they are really worth anything though.
Well, I gotta get ready to go to the Y tomorrow. I need to work a little harder, I've been waiting to go until 6:00 A.M. so I lose a good 1/2 hour of workout time, but it sometimes feels so beneficial to sleep the extra 1/2 hour also.
Sunday, March 25
Saturday, March 24
Today we got up and went to Kirksville and went to a couple of garage sales. My mom picked up Nate a three wheeler, which caused him almost to lose his feet, cause the back wheels are running over his feet. Also, it's pink. but it was cheap. So we can't complain. Maybe in a couple of months. He still needs to learn how to push himself off also. he likes to be pushed right now.
Also, we went to the Kirksville home show. It was an opportunity for us to sign up for lots of valuable prizes. I put down my mom's number also. One of the more interesting things we did at the home show was that we all ate worm's, except Nate. They were meeli worms that were deep fried. Kind of crunchy, and I think most of their innards were boiled out so it wasn't that disgusting. But it was an experience. Got the sticker to show for it.
Also spent an afternoon to sift through my grandfather's house. Learned some interesting things about anatomical structures of birds. Found a Caponizing kit and it had a picture of what they were doing in it, and I asked dad if this was a kit to clip chicken wings. He quickly corrected me. Honestly, never seen 2 chickens together, so I really never thought about it. I know that my sister did pose the question to our high school science teacher (Mr. McNabb, who we happened to see at the home show). I did find a beautiful case of coral and shells over at grandpa's and cleaned it up a bit, we'll see how much it goes for.
Gotta go, dad needs to use the computer.
Thursday, March 22
Sunday, March 18
WE had some snow flurries down here yesterday. Looks like it will be warmer today, but still a bit chilly. Will be a good day for me to clean up a few straggling leaves and perhaps the garage guttering.
Below is a picture of Nate. He's started to let us know that he"Doesn't Know". Asking where the dog is or where something is, he does this sign. Pretty funny.
Wednesday, March 14
I'm realizing that I am pratically checking out the whole library here. Need to return a lot of books, and haven't even looked at a lot of them.
We are finally verified with PayPal so something on eBay should be insight soon. Maybe tomorrow night.
We're closing on the refinance on Friday. It's been a fast process. Everything worked pretty good and I'm glad that I work for such a great company that takes care of it's clients.
Well, gotta go.
Monday, March 12
Hope you all made it through the daylight savings fun last weekend. Most of our clocks are set to the correct time. don't think my playstation, nor the VCR will reset themselves though. Thanks President Bush....
Sunday, March 11
I had to teach him that he needs to get on all fours to climb in. He thought that he could lift the thing up so the door went over his head, but that caused the support beam to hit him in the shins.
We took a walk today, I dragged him in the red wagon around the subdivision. It went quite nice. He enjoyed it.
We took our bikes to the bike shop for maintenance and repair. Should be done by Tuesday. we're out looking for a trailer to drag nate in though. Hopefully we can find one soon, otherwise, we might need to buy new. We'll see.
I bought a couple more shelves for the basement. Seems that "Operation: Basement Reclamation" seems to be an ongoing mission. Maybe I need a surge? hehe.
I finally finished the 6 book fantasy series that I was reading. It was pretty interesting and I hope to get to read some more based on that world. I've been searching eBay trying to find a lot of books, but they seem to go pretty expensively. Maybe if I get enough things sold on eBay I can get them. We'll see.
Saturday, March 10
- Air hockey table for a buck
- Tent for Nate
- Book on Colin Powell (non-fiction type book I can read).
- Book on state quarters and one on the presidents (good for nate for the future).
- Games for computer (Who wants to be Millionaire and Wheel of Fortune.
It was a good time with my sister and Dave. They had a blast with Nate. We went to Sam's and they had the Step2 House. Basically, it was a playhouse for the outside. He had a blast playing in it. it was $438, so basically, he won't be getting it. He'll have to live with his tent and going to the park to play on stuff....
Here's some pics I took of him on his slide though with his Aunt Amy.
Friday, March 9
Lynn has updated her blog with a lot of stuff that is currently going on at our house. HOpe you all enjoy my new header on the blog. Thought it would be nice to show the "fam" up there, since they are "my world".
Thursday, March 8
Well, we attempted to put our first item on eBay but failed due to the fact that I don't have a "verified Pay-pal" account. I'll have to wait a couple of days to get that set up.
We are going to try selling one of the "Baby Wise" books that I have picked up from a yard sale. it's going for about a $1 on eBay in a used condition so it should be interesting to see how the whole eBay experience goes.
Yard saleing season is coming pretty quick. We'll need to hit them early this year. I think everyone likes to have them in April and May down here. Their pretty thin during the summer. Doesn't help when it's 110 outside to make it condusive to driving around long hours.
Well, I think I am going to go play the PS2 for a while.
Here's a picture of Nate from last night:
Wednesday, March 7
Monday, March 5
Do as I say and not as I do
Well, tonight we had meatloaf with green beans, and he proceeds to dip the green beans in the ketchup and eat it. Funny.
We had an appraiser come to the house today. Our news right now is we are getting the mortgage refinanced. I got to meet with a guy from work and it's been proceeding pretty quick. It's kind of like a whirlwind. I'm kind of used to the house buying proceedings, where you wait a month. We might have this all done in two weeks from the sound of it. Cool.
WEll, not much else to say. Lynn is off at Bible Study Fellowship tonight for the first time. I'll be going tomorrow. I've always heard it's lots of homework. HOpefully I can keep up with it....
Sunday, March 4
Had a good visit with my parents. Felt rushed though. It's a different dynamic when they come down without my niece of nephew, we kind of get lost in what to do. We did go over to a yard sale this guy had in an industrial park and were able to pick up a pretty decent file cabinet for $10. Thought it would fit in the closet but it is a bit wide, so we'll have to do some rearranging in the office to accomodate it.
Nate quite hasn't figured the whole thing out. He grabs the handle and pulls, but doesn't get it opened cause of the tab he is supposed to press in.
WEll, I've had some thoughts lately of trying to get some stuff sold on Ebay. We've got a LOT of stuff accumulating. Thought I could do a quick test try and sell a book that I picked up at a yard sale to see how that sells and to learn the process. Should be fun. Not expecting to get rich, just slim down the stuff factor. I'll be sure to keep you all in touch with what is happening, none the less.
Thursday, March 1
I can tell there's a "dip" on Thursday. But, I'm not worried. We have like another 30 years to grow it up to be a great nest egg.
We're meeting with a mortgage guy at work today to see if Ed Jones can give us a deal on a refinance on our current mortgage. We'll be going the 15 year fixed route. That should set us financially for a while.