Thursday, October 23, 2008

So Geeky, So cool!!!

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a serious Battlestar Galactica geek. Not enough to make costumes or to go to COMICON, but serious enough to own all the episodes on DVD and to play them (with the volume way up) when I am on the treadmill. I also have managed to infect my older two with a mild fondness as well, alas poor K. As I had a few spare minutes tonight at work, I was cruising looking for hints on the new season. I found this super-geek computer case. I’m posting a picture but the link is better. Enjoy !!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I’m an official “submarine blogger”

Yeah, I was just checking on TSSBP (at work of course) and he listed me as an active submarine blogger. That just made my day. Now I guess I’ll have to post more exciting work/Navy stuff. Thanks Joel!!

jack feeling much better

Jack stayed home from daycare today as he had the fever that I mentioned in yesterday’s post. I stayed up with him until K got home from school. Well, actually we kind of hung out and snuggled and napped most of the morning. Afterward, I got a few hours before and a couple more after dinner. Kind of takes up the entire day…and I’m still tired. So here are some pictures and I’ll see if I can get the video to upload.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

a blue monday

…A very blue Monday indeed. With K on a field trip for school and me having the day off (midnight shift), we got B and H off to school, grandmother on her home (she came over to help out) it was just Jack and I. After our shower, he had a melt down and it lasted for an hour and a half. We came to find out that he was coming down with something as shortly after I picked him up from the babysitters (I had to nap) he had a fever, poor little guy. So no pictures this Monday, Ill try to get some when he feels better.

As for our week, the ones of us in school are doing well. Work goes fine for me and Jack is growing so fast. He can almost crawl, he can get up on hands and knees but hasn’t taken off yet. I get the feeling that he won’t crawl very long, going quickly to walking. B and I moved firewood that I cut earlier in the week and then we had a load delivered. The weather was so nice that we both had short sleeved shirts on and now we both have poison ivy. Not too much but just enough to be annoying, perhaps I’ll post pictures of that later this week.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

this is MY jack

I got him dirty and then cleaned him up. Actually the pic’s of him drinking from my glass are “jack and coke.” Just coke and my Jack. He loved it and that tells me volumes about who he is. Perhaps we can get some video this week. Love to you all. and the normal "mr.potatoehead" from our Monday to you!

Monday, October 13, 2008

monday.....and I'm actually blogging

That’s right folks, I actually am making my entry on time. The bad part is that the camera with the Monday Jack is at home and I am looking down the turbine hall at our “money maker.” So, to keep things honest, I’ll post this and then when I get home at about 2300, put up some pictures.

An eventful week, some days off, some overtime, some back shift. I am on swings this week and have been spending the mornings with Jack. He is truly amazing and too smart for my good. His new thing is chewing on electrical cords and playing with outlets. We are working on the cords and are covering the rest of the outlets on Friday (payday). We are having some firewood delivered on Friday and I am in the process of trying to get a locust tree cut up in the yard. It should be enough to wood to get us through the first of the year. I’ll post pictures as they come up. Also, we re-painted the wood stove this week, I am hoping to get it hot and seasoned before the weather turns (should smoke a lot) and to get the chimney cleaned. If the cost of wood stays the same, I’ll most likely get another cord and a half from a friend who had several trees come down during IKE. H spent the weekend in NC at her first NASCAR race. She sounded like she enjoyed it, I’ll ask her to comment on this post. Well, as we say around here, “I gotta go do something nuclear.”
no, that is not me, not that turbine is not big enough and no, that guy is not an American.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Holy crap, its monday.....again

Well, this week I am making some sacrifices to get the Jack to you on time. Yes ,dear bloggers, I took Tuesday off and after performing my many husbandly, fatherly and manly duties (including the bourbon and water) have put the entire family to bed and am making my entry on Monday. Things following most recent cancellation of the license class that I was supposed to be in have been most hectic. H has what we thought was strep (wrong) , B went to Steubie for a “hangout” with friends (scary) and Jack is eating from his own plate (see video below). I was on training this week (see the INPO website for some juicy human performance stuff) and was barely able to stay awake. I want you to enjoy something special this week, namely extra pictures not taken today including his bath in the kitchen sink, playing with mom on new clothes day and the messy boy video from dinner. Love to you all

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

this weeks Jack

Things here have been hectic and it doesn’t look like its going to let up for a while. First off, let me apologize for my failed attempt at another blog. I had intended to chronicle my run at a commercial license but due to some failures to plan on my mangers’ part the class cant start until January 09. So I will endeavor to get something entertaining and funny together for then. It will most likely be the “vent path” that I mentioned last week so if you are sensitive, it might do you well to steer clear. We have school, school, school and overtime here this week (I got paid over a dollar a minute to do a valve-lineup yesterday). Jack is crawling and pictures and video follow