Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Today is my father's 74th birthday. I'm not sure where the time has gone. He retired last year and is back at work now doing part-time right where he retired from. I guess work keeps you young. With two kids to put through college, I guess I'll get to stay young forever!
It's odd to think about my parents getting older (my mother will be 70 in November). Yesterday would have been both my grandmother's (gone in '78 at age 58 - another smoking related heart attack - don't smoke!) and great-grandmother's (gone in '93 at the age of 96) birthdays. June used to be pretty busy around our house! Since 1993, it's been eeriely quiet. My wife has a pretty big family but my parents are now all that is left of mine. I'm lucky - I moved back home 10 years ago and I've had a lot of extra time with them that a lot of people don't get.
It has not all been a smooth ride - getting to know the parents that I don't really think I knew that well when I lived under their roof- but I'm grateful for the time I have had and I will not move away, regardless of what happens at work. Time is much more important than money.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
On the road again - this time for work. I'll be working in Cincinnati for the next week. I'll drive up (about a 5 hour drive) tomorrow afternoon. I hope to spend what little bit of free time I have going out to where I used to live there. I'm sure they turned it into a shrine the moment I left. It's hard to believe, but we moved away from Cincinnati 10 years ago this July! I dread working in the warehouse in all of the heat but I'm optimistic that it will go well. And I can keep myself entertained by taking pictures and posting them immediately here! Woo hoo!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Later in the afternoon, it was done!
To celebrate, I broke out the Taco Bell gear and made fajitas and tostadas. Sara (my future photojournalist) took this picture!
The dog wanted fajitas but no - only yummy prescription dog food for her! (Digestive problems=expensive dog)
I stayed up until 12:30AM going through boxes from the attic. Alex was pooped. Another Saturday was gone.