Archive for November, 2008

Happy November

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Usually, I don’t update the site because there isn’t much to write about.  I will write about something that happens, or something I have seen and post it.  I basically make myself to it so I don’t feel like this site is a waste of bandwidth. 

This time, however, is different.  I haven’t written much because we have been busy at home and at work.  I typically do all my site updates at work during my lunch.  But I have been so busy I haven’t had time and at home, I put this on the back burner.

So once again, its an update with a bunch of small things.

First, I am sad to say that some new friends of ours will be moving this weekend.  Their daughter and Erin have been best friends since Erin started school this year.  Her parents asked if we could meet so the kids could play together.  They ended up being really good people and the four of us became good friends.  Most of the things we have done the last few months have included them.  But alas, they will be moving to the other side of Phoenix to be closer to work.  When they first moved from out of state, they didn’t realize that pretty much every IT job is on the other side of town.  Funny thing is, they will be moving by where I work at now. 

One of the outings we did with them, was to take the kids to the State Fair.  Faith and Angela (the Mom) had the day off and met Marc (the Dad) there with the kids.  Rayne (the daughter) and Erin got all day passes for rides, and arrived about an hour later.  The kids had a blast and it was nice enough out that it wasn’t too hot.  After they left, we stayed a couple hours longer till after it got dark.  Erin won a couple stuffed animals playing games, and overall it was a real good day.

We also went trick-or-treating with them around their neighborhood.  Since we can’t do it around our place, we usually drive into town.  There were several houses that went “all out” for decorations.  I guess the new thing is to decorate like Christmas.  There was one house that had probably 50 things set up that were motion detected, moved, talked, and was really cool.  Personally, I wouldn’t do any of it, but it was real cool to look at.  I didn’t take a camera, and my new company provided helicopter doesn’t have picture taking capabilities, so I can’t post any pics.  If I did tho, the rating on this site would be PG-13.  oooooooo (scary ghost sound).

Work has been super busy.  No complaints here, with everything going on, its good just to have a good job.  The only bad part is that I had to work many hours over than my normal hours.  It messed me up because I have actively been trying to take pass a certification exam.  Its without a doubt, the toughest test I have ever taken.  It has “trick” questions to make you have to examine each question to make sure you answer correctly.  It also has “simulation” questions where you have to troubleshoot and fix the network issue.  Because I was spending a couple hours a night studying, working late messed that up.  The humbling part of it is that I have been doing the work for several years after taking classes for a year.  Anyways, Friday I finally passed it.  Now I don’t have to worry about it for three years. 

I don’t want to get into politics, but I have to.  Last week we voted.  I want to say that everything that I voted for passed, and what I didn’t want didn’t pass.  McCain won AZ, and I will take that as a small victory.  He will not be my next President, I am sad to say.  I have many reasons I voted for him and not Obama.  To all those who are happy Obama won, congrats.  I just hope I don’t have to say “I told you so” later.  Please, don’t make me say it.

God Bless America