Monthly Archives: August 2012

i just found your blog , and i’ve been reading all the things about your family and stuff like that. my dad was in the military for 22 years .. he retired when i was 13 or 14 .. and honestly just reading how a parent feels about it all i’m sitting here crying. I just hope you know that your kids miss you more than anything when you’re gone .. and they cherish their time with you just as much as you cherish yours with them.

I honestly don’t know what to say to this besides thank you. You have no idea how much I appreciate your thoughts. I’ve been thinking about giving the blog up for a few reasons, so the timing was perfect. Thank you so much. Cheers!

I don’t ask much from a dishwasher, but getting dishes relatively clean is the biggest one. The old one (left) didn’t even come close anymore. We’re hoping the new one can get the job done. In a miracle of awesomeness, we were able to install it ourselves. After a little pain, a lot of cursing, …

Your Weekly Dose of SWO for August 27th. I always enjoy watching ships get launched. It  such a violent event for such an expensive item. It seems to me that if we can figure out ways to make several hundred tons of metal float, we can figure out how to set it in the water …

Kicking Myself

Today is a milestone day as our daughter starts 1st grade. This is awesome, and we’re both very proud of her. She loves school, she’s brilliant, and she’ll be terrific. There’s absolutely nothing to worry about. I’m kicking the hell out of myself anyway. I realize that it’s not a huge thing in the grand scheme …