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Winter Storm Jan 7, 2010

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
The Snowy Back Yard

Our Snowy Back Yard at Night

It wasn’t actually a winter storm…but it was awesome to get snowed in today.  Well, really I could have driven to work…but I brought everything (computer and books) home yesterday so that I could work from home.  It’s evening now, but it was great to stay home…I always get a lot more done.  Worked on marketing materials for a large project we’re pursuing (Caterpillar Logistics Facility) in Clayton.

Amanda is sitting downstairs planning “The Neatway” on her laptop and the two dogs are laying by the fireplace, contributing to global warming – while increasing our family’s carbon footprint.  Katelyn and her friend Emily just volunteered to go out on an adventure to McDonald’s to get McFlurrys for us all (she’s going out in a blizzard to get us a blizzard – kinda).  She called and her Mom’s jeep quit…we got it figured out (it was between 4WD and 2WD) – I guess that’s neutral…?

Jordan has been up in his room all evening…today was his second day of Sinclair’s winter quarter, so I assume he’s studying (not really).  It looks like he’s going to help my sister and brother-in-law work on their house this weekend – they flip homes (and have two going right now).

Early in January 2010

Friday, January 1st, 2010

January 1, 2009

I’m not even sure if I want to write a blog…especially starting at age 45, but what the heck.  If your reading this, you have to realize that it is being written for my own personal documentation and may not be interesting to you.  You never know, I may use this information to write a book and become filthy rich someday…or not.

Last night was a great New Year’s Eve.  We had a house full (7 total) of kids, Katelyn’s friends.  Jordan was out at a lock-in at a local church with his friends…so it was a great night because I knew where everyone was and what they were doing.  The kids at our house played wii and watched movies…Amanda and I sat in the dining room in stiff chairs on our lap tops (I have a stiff back today – can I blame that on the kids?).

Today, I got up around 10am and came downstairs to homemade cinnamon rolls (out of a can)…and they were delicious.  I ate three because I know that soon, I’ll have to start my annual diet to get rid of Christmas overeating (and reduce my cholesterol & triglycerides).   A nice salad with grilled chicken for lunch and I’m getting ready for Amanda’s sister, bro-in-law, and father to come over to watch the big game (Ohio State).

It’s going to be a great year, I can feel it.  Tomorrow, I have my first official sanctioned racquetball tournament at The Heights.  It’s the Winter Freeze 2010.  I’m playing singles and doubles…should be fun if my body holds up.

January 2

Well, my first racquetball tournament was a doozey.  Lots of fun and exercise.  Okay, for the results of the day…I won 5 out of 8 in my singles match and 0 of 6 in doubles.  Better luck next time…can’t wait.

January 3

Church was great today…and tonight!!!