So I umm accidentally and briefly let my phone get a tensy bit wet this morning. And now it’s not working. And I can’t get it all apart to clean it (the nice thing about working in an electronics shop is the plethora of stuff to fix electronic devices with usually). So…for a while it [Continue]
Happy Birthday to my Dad! He’s 64.
I gathered together some pictures of the Hidden Closet of Christmas so you can see how it was built (sorta) and how it looks now, without having to look all over the vast gallery of House pics.
Happy Juneteenth! (*) Also Happy Birthday to Jenny! * For those of you who don’t know, June 19th, 1865 was when the Union officer let the slaves in Texas know that under the Emancipation Proclamation they were now freed. It had been written a few years before, but since it only freed slaves in the [Continue]
Note to self: Thanksgiving Day 2009 at The Farm The Saturday after at Aunt Sissy’s for pie Christmas 2009 Eve at mom & dad’s for dinner, church, and presents Day -nada Boxing Day extended family gift exchange & pie at mom & dad’s. I have Paul. Paul likes the Civil War, so maybe I shall [Continue]
Today is the Wes portion of Wessika’s birthday.
Got some phat loots for Christmas: An El Paso Saddlery “Texas” gunbelt for cowboy shootin’ a gift card for Amazon.com a half price books gift card (y’all know that this weekend is their 20 additional % off sale, right, so the gift card goes even further then) several ornaments for a Christmas tree, including three [Continue]
A friend of a cousin, out in East Texas, has two unfired SKSs. One is Chinese and may be the paratrooper model, and the other is a Russian one. He’d like to trade them for an M1 Garand, as he enjoyed shooting one when he was in the service in the 60s. If he can’t [Continue]
Little video of the newest cousin, Nash: Original Video– More videos at TinyPic
Wes’ granddad passed away last Wednsday. Albert Bryan Cassell, Jr.. He was a good guy. When Wes got his first car it was a piece of crap Mazda. I think he paid $500 for it. It eventually became known as the Warrior because nothing could kill it. Anyway, at some point he needed to replace [Continue]
So my friend Luis bought a new house, and the realtor sent over the deed and the title and covenants and all that, and as they are looking at it, they notice item 6: WTF? (Luis is of Mexican heritage, and his wife is of Filipino heritage, so they probably do not fall under “caucasian”, [Continue]
It is about that time of year, so I thought I’d plug my brother-in-law’s family’s Christmas tree farm. They’re out in Weatherford, not a bad drive, and they’ll have cookies (which are soooo awesome when made by his mom. Seriously, they are worth the drive just for the cookies.) and a hayride for the kids. [Continue]
This is my newest cousin, little Nash Forrest Conn He was named that so that his initials would be NFC (yup, the National Football Conference). You can’t tell from the pictures, but he has cataracts on his eyes, I assume like Glenda’s. So they took him to a pediatric eye doctor and he was not [Continue]
Last night Uncle Fred went to the hospital, but it looks like he’s ok, just some unexpected bleeding after a small surgery, possibly brought on by him taking his blood thinning medicine. And last night or this morning dad’s aunt Elaine passed away. She was my grandmother’s brother’s wife. I think she was the last [Continue]
We wanted to recreate the curved sidewalk from the sidewalk to the house, and we’d already ripped up the old curved sidewalk so we could not just use that as a guide. How to do it? Well… What do we know? The new sidewalk needs to be five feet wide, and will move over eight [Continue]
Casting is put on hold till this weekend, or maybe next week. After work each night this week I’ll be helping dad place fence posts for the new fence along the new driveway. During the day he digs two holes, then after work I’ll help him set the poles upright, get them clamped into position, [Continue]
Uncle Fred is on his way to Harris Methodist downtown as I write this. He was doing something with a borrowed nail gun up at his church and had some sort of heart related problems. Since he’s had several heart attacks before, this was not good and he’s off to the hospital in an ambulance. [Continue]
“FRIDAY, AUGUST 08, 2008 05:30 PM, CDT Raul just called with important news! The insurance company has approved a transfer for Jessica, so she can be moved to Baylor Rehabilitation in Dallas on Monday. She will be tranported by ambulance and is scheduled to leave Austin around 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11. Raul and [Continue]
So my buddy Thilo(*) called yesterday. He’s in Richmond for two weeks training people. He just got back from India recently, and before that was Australia. Lots of travel with his job, but I think he enjoys it. Kirsten is still doing some work in Ulm and some in a town about halfway between Munich [Continue]
Didn’t do much this weekend. Friday I went over to Glenda & Dean’s and had a burger at Steak & Shake (and a shake as well), played a couple of games of Star Wars Miniatures. I won one, Dean won the other. Saturday didn’t do much, Jordan was over with a friend. They played Xbox [Continue]