Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My New Wheels


So I recently decided to upgrade my auto and bought this bad boy (please take notice of the incredibly cool splash guards). Figured the best way to spend some of our rebate was to make a purchase that would allow me to break the flaxen cord that the oil companies had on me. Gas mileage is awesome. After doing some figuring on gas, oil changes, maintenance, and gym memberships we decided it would save us about $1,000.00 a year. Not too bad an investment. It has been a real fun way to get around. Traveling to Kearney can be rather tough though (80 miles round trip), but luckily I don't do that more than once or twice a week. Only problem has been trying to figure out how we are going to carry our food storage when it comes time to move to Missouri.

Oh yeah, in answer to my Mother's pressing question, I am incredibly hot and sweaty when I get to work, but when you hang out with criminals all day, who cares.

Friday, May 23, 2008

I Told You So

My family didn't believe me when I told them it was flooding. So here are the pictures. And this is with less than 24 hours of rain with another full week of rain expected. As further proof check out all the warnings on this page. Need to Buy a Boat


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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My Linebacker


Joseph, our two year old, has been showing some real potential as a linebacker. Let me explain. It is common in our family for Joseph to stand in the back of our hallway and then to start running as fast as his uncoordinated legs will allow. When he gets about a foot away from his target (usually Andy) he jumps and tackles the unsuspecting person. He then stands up and walks away while yelling "I got you" and laughing his unusually large head off. Although he has persistently tried and failed to take down the "Big Dog", that is what he insists on calling me, there have been times I have found it necessary to quickly grab something so as to prevent myself from falling.
You can imagine how elated I was when Ericka told me the following story: She took the kids to a local playground. Andy, our five year old, was playing with another boy about his age when the boy hit Andy in the face. While Andy was standing there perplexed as to what just happened, Joseph started charging toward the kid from behind. As is his custom, when he got about a foot away he jumped towards the kid. Before Andy or Ericka knew what was happening the kid was flat on his back with Joseph on top of him yelling "I got you." Needless to say the kid quit playing with Andy.