Tuesday, August 08, 2006

See You on the Other Side, Grandma

My Grandma Schwartz (my dad's mom) passed away on Sunday night. She was 85. She'd been in a nursing home for a few years, and then my dad's oldest brother and his wife took care of her in their home. From what I hear, she went peacefully. We can rest in the assurance that she's with Christ now. Her funeral is on Monday, August 14 in Terreton. We'll miss you Grandma. Thanks for all the great memories--fishing at Wade Lake; arrowhead hunting in the Mud Lake desert; giving ourselves the heebie-jeebies in your dark basement; hours of playing pool...being watched over by the velvet dogs playing poker; the ice cold pitcher of water that was always in your fridge; you always pretending you didn't know it was us when we'd come Trick-or-Treating. We love you. See you on the other side.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Debtonator

Julie and I have been listening to Dave Ramsey. We read his book, The Total Money Makeover--good, common sense stuff. So we're on a mission to get completely debt-free. It would be much easier if Micron stock would go up a few bucks d:^)> Alas, the only way to do it is the old-fashioned way--work your hind quarters off and spend less than you make. What a concept.

Disneyland/Sea World Pics

Here are some pictures from our trip to Disneyland and Sea World last February. We had a great time.

OK, I'm a Chump

"I'll set up a blog so it will be easy to keep my web page updated." Yeah right. Well, it is easy, I'm just lazy.

Work is going well--finally. I've started going in at 4:00am so I could actually get some work done. From 8:00-5:00, there are so many phone calls, emails, meetings and other interruptions that it's almost impossible to get any real work done. The extra four hours in the morning are great--I've gotten more project work done in the last week than I have in the previous month.

Big BBQ competition coming up in Boise this weekend. It's going to be at Boise Hawks' Stadium (well, at least in the parking lot). There are going to be about 30 teams this year. Mom and Dad are coming down, and Todd, Pop and me is gonna cooks us some pig. The cooking starts Saturday and the turn-in/judging is Sunday afternoon. Todd's really doing well with his recipes, so I think we may hold our own this year. Should be fun.