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Some Jacob News…

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Jacob had a great progress report once again. He’s basically been done with Kindergarten since the first trimester. Jacob also had a field trip to the Sacramento Zoo. I was lucky enough to be able to go along. We had a great time on the trip. Finally, Jacob got is now a Little Dragon in karate. He graduated into that class last Wednesday. Great work, Jacob!

A Fantastic Progress Report

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Thomas came home with a fantastic progress report yesterday. Two B+’s, one A and one A+. The behaviors were all satisfactory with nothing needing improvement. Before the end of the year, there is a good chance that those two B+’s will be A-‘s. That will be awesome. We are so proud of him.

CafePress

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I have to say, I’m really impressed with “CafePress.com(Shop Sell or Create What’s on Your Mind)”:. I started looking at them a few years ago to create “items(An Afternoon to Remember Tea Room and Gifts Shop)”: for Amy just to see what could be done. I was really impressed with the speed and the results. The prices were great too. Later on, I created...

I’m in Love…

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!(floatRight)2!:3 I went to “Sam’s Club(Spawn of the Eeeeviiiillll Wal-Mart)”:1 yesterday to buy some steak for fajitas and as I was standing in the checkout line, a big-screen television was beckoning me (as they often do.) The line was unusually long so I had plenty of time to gawk at the screen from a distance. The colors were so much more vibrant than any other screens in my...

The Good Samaritan

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We were driving home the other night and I hear a horn honk behind me. I glance in my rear view mirror to see what caused it. The guy in the car behind me is holding up a sign that says, “Tail Light Out” written on a piece of cardboard. I think to myself, “Hmmm. That’s nice of the guy.” and I wave. He then points to the right side of the vehicle to point out which...

R.I.P. John E. Devine

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My grandfather passed away today. His health had been failing of late but until a couple of weeks ago, the worst problem he ever had was being a bit overweight and his kidneys having some problems. He lived over 91 years which was quite a marvel given his family history. The rest of his brothers mostly did not live beyond 65 years and his mother and father were not long lived. I joked of late...

Jacob’s Present

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Jacob’s present finally arrived today. I bought the “Lego Slave 1(The Most Feared Ship in the Galaxy)”:1 off of ebay. The seller and I are currently having a bit of an argument about some issues. Regardless of that, Jacob has been having a blast putting it together. I would have been happier if it would have been here on his birthday, but just having it here is awesome.
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Thomas’ Birthday

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Thomas turns 10 today. He’s in Boston with his dad and it sounds like he’s having a good time. I can’t wait to hear about his travels and all the neat stuff he’s seeing. Happy Birthday, Thomas!
_*UPDATE*_: Thomas’ dad has a website with some pictures from his birthday and trip “here(Thomas’ Dad’s web site)”:1.
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Site Upgrade

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I’ve upgraded my WordPress and Gallery installations. I’ve been tinkering with updating the theme, but I haven’t completed it yet. I figured I’d rather upgrade the core components (WordPress and Gallery) with the old theme in place. Hopefully I’ll get the new WordPress theme finished up and in place soon.

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