Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Nicole's mom, Jayme and Baby Nicole came down this last weekend to help out around the house, the big task being to fix the fence. A good time was had by all.
But that is not why I called you here today. You see, Baby Nicole has quite a few uber cute ways to say words. One is "Yesh", another is "Dannie", but the best is:

Kinda reminds me of this.

p.s. work is fine, but nothing to write home about.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

real world, day 4

The past couple of days at work has been reading over manuals and books about various aspects of the program. Which, at is best is mildly interesting, and it's worst is very very boring. But today I got a bit of "real work" testing out certain aspects of the program to make sure that they are working right. It's not really something I want to do all the time, but it beats reading manuals all day.

The commute to work takes between 15-20 minutes, depending on the weather... it seems like people in Tulsa are afraid of the rain so when it is wet out the drive drops from 65mph to 35mph. But it really isn't that bad overall.

There are a good amount of 'lunchy' restaurants around the office like Panera, Qdoba, and Quizno's so that gives me a good excuse to get out of the office for an hour each day during lunch time. Most of the people just bring lunch to work, but I prefer to hunt mine down... by ordering a sandwich.

We still are short a washer and dryer here at home which means that, at some point, we will run out of clean clothes, but for now our clothes reserves are still holding out. If we do get low on clothes I am thinking about just buying more clothes instead of going to the laundry mat. I need a reason to get some new stuff anyways.

I know, I'm not a Stat Rock Star yet, but you just wait.

Monday, June 16, 2008

real world, day 1

Today I started my new job down in Tulsa. The day was filled with paperwork and reading up on the software. It wasn't all that interesting, but hopefully as I start to get some actual work the job will get more fun. The worst part, as expected, is the large amount of time that I have to spend out of my day at the job. I'm not sure that the "get alot of money to buy a big house that you never get to be in" is the life for me, but we will see what the job has to offer... it has the possibility to be really interesting, and hopefully soon it will be.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Aunty Em!

It seems that Manhattan (Kansas) threw a tantrum because I left and got ht by a tornado last night. K-State received some heavy damage in parts and there were some houses destroyed, but as far as I have heard there were no deaths or major injuries.

You can read more about it here:
Jenette's blog (and original post about the storm) she has some pics up now.
Manhattan Mercury's website
K-State's website
Kansas State Collegian's website

Monday, June 09, 2008

If The Truck's A-Rockin'

Well all of our stuff is down in Tulsa now, but we are missing a couple of necessary things, like cable TV, the internet, washer and dryer, and a refrigerator... most of those will be solved by this weekend. Hopefully.

The move down was about as least fun as possible. We had to skirt storms all the way down which had very high winds. The truck rocked side to side so much that it "bottomed out" twice and I had to take evasive maneuvers to avoid from tipping over. By the time we pulled into Wichita (the halfway point) the tornado sirens were going off and we got to spend a couple minutes in a basement while we decided where we wanted to eat dinner.

But besides trying to figure things out in a new city without the internet (how did people survive ten years ago?) The rest of the weekend in Tulsa was good. Now were are in Manhattan so that Nicole can defend her master's report on Tuesday. Then it is back down to Tulsa "for good" so that we can be there for the fridge delivery on Wednesday. Then to start the new job on Monday.

This is what it felt like driving the truck, but with more rocking back and forth... and going about 60-70mph. (My tires never left the pavement.)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Move along little doggies

Today we are packing up and heading out to Tulsa, here is the part of the house that we lived in for the last couple of months.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Rural Living

I have some stuff ready for another post, but the recent thunderstorm has knocked out the internet (and cable tv) from the house. So when it comes back up I'll get up a post.