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Some Jacob News…


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


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.



I have to say, I’m really impressed with “ 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…


!(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


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


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


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.

Thomas’ Birthday


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.

Site Upgrade


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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