Diary post

I was laughing at something today after listening to the kids. Technology, games, whatever other influences are making kids a little too grown up or at least a little too “in tune”. Example. Today the kids were talking about a video game in which they own a house. The 7 year old and the 16 year old were arguing about the portion of the mortgage they should each pay for the rooms they use in the house. They were talking about being foreclosed upon for god’s sake. Sam also plays a video game that allows him to build a car for optimized racing. He is often giving me advice on changing the torque ratio of the transmission and the performance ratings of turbo chargers. I guess it’s ok. They still have no idea what it is like to have a normal life. In their world dad and mom are home every day. I don’t know what they would think if I had to go to the office on a regular basis. Sam has never experienced any long term amount of time where I’m not a room away when he needs me. I guess we’ll see how that works out. Sorry, but some of these posts are just to serve as a diary of sorts on what is going on in our lives. It’s not very entertaining, but I saw that I started this blog at the end of 2008 and figured if it has been this long I had better keep things in perspective and make a note for posterity.


2012. Wow. By now I have likely alienated anyone who came here to read my silliness over the years, but I’m hanging in there. My family and I have more adventures in us and I’m sure I will be further inspired to write about whatever goofiness I encounter.

Larry and Wilma are in Florida visiting for a couple of months. It’s going to be cool to have them nearby for a while. I have Sam convinced that Grandpa Larry has chocolate chip cookies around ALL the time. So far I have ben right.

Sara starts a new adventure in a few days, embarking on a non-traditional path of “learn a trade” first, school, maybe, second. Jen also is re-starting school in a week or so to prep for a nursing program that she has been accepted to in…….ST. LOUIS!. I’m going home. I can’t wait to take Sam to a Cardinals game and to visit Orion for some weekend adventures. I hope Jen and Sara like the Midwest and we can stay a while, otherwise we will be off on another “something”

Ok….this will serve as a 2012 kick off for the blog. I can’t promise additional consistency for the year. I’ve made that mistake before. Happy New Year. Keep checking in.