Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Younger Generation to the resuce?

I put this post here as well as on my Economics blog because I think the article is that good... Thoughts?

I thought that this article made so much sense! I sometimes look at 'kids' (I can say that at 42, even if I act like a 12 year old!) and worry about our future... Well, here's a kid with (hopefully) a bright future! It really makes you think, eh? Take a look for yourself...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

2 years and counting!

Two years ago on the first day of Fall, Susie and I were married at Barnsley Gardens, surrounded by both of our families. What a beautiful day and such a perfect place for the event! I have been truly blessed and remember that day as if it were yesterday! While we had both been 'down that road' in previous lives, it's as if we've been together from day one. I jumped into fatherhood with reckless abandon and I've had such a great role model/coach in Susie--of course it helps when the kids are as great as Joey (16 on the 29th) and Julia (8). It's been a great year, as Christy (24) bought her first house and our grandson Gavin (5) loves having a yard to play in. We share so much together and are rarely apart-we normally won't even go to the grocery without each other! I have ruined her in terms of wine-she didn't really drink much vino when we met. After a great trip to California (with stops in Sonoma, Napa and Paso Robles-even an outlet along the way!) she can sniff/swirl/taste with the best of them! I can't wait until this lovely real estate market calms down so we can get back out there! What's next? Who knows! Like anyone else, we have projects to complete and we're always busy with family, but we manage to take time for each other. Susie, I am proud to have you as my wife and I am blessed that you are in my life! I can only hope that all of you have or will have what we share!

Checking in...

Yes, I am actually still alive! While I may not be so prolific as to create a newsletter each week, I do need to get back to producing more than ONE per month! But I do post often--check out my Blogs (links at the bottom of the page).

Did you get 'raped' by high gas prices during Ike? Just remember who inflated their prices and NEVER go back! I'm one of those who keeps tabs on local gas stations when my gauge hits 1/4 tank. Just before the storm, the best diesel price was at a nearby Shell station, for $3.99. The Friday when Ike arrived in TX, I pulled in to find that they had jacked up their price by a full dollar! Yes, I understand supply and demand (and I am a capitalist) but they took advantage of the storm and gouged the public. I ended up at another station up the road (paid 'only' $4.28). Unreal!

As you know, we have 2 dogs now. Lillie and Spike have (to date) destroyed several loaves of bread, a bag of lemons (?), a pack of tortillas, 2 lap desks (yep, all those 'pellets' all over the house), tennis shoes, flip flops, headbands, and more. They also like to dig in plants and one even ate a small hole in the drywall. Sigh... Even though it's a daily 'surprise', I still couldn't imagine life w/o Lillie or knowing Spike was still stuck at the Vet's office waiting to be adopted!

It's football season and we're very busy! Our 10th Grader Joey plays JV for Sprayberry so we attend all JV games as well as Varsity since he dresses out. Fun every TH/FR! GO JACKETS!

Friday, September 19, 2008


You know what? I almost missed out. It's time for "Talk like a Pirate day" again! Don't miss your chance, mateys! Arrrrrr!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hey, I'm overdue for...

Hey, I'm overdue for a new newsletter. So be on the look out for that soon. Thanks. Bye. listen

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