Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Updates and Changes

First, a couple of quick housekeeping measures. Most of the more frequent visitors to the blog will notice that I've updated the links on the right hand side of the page. One blog that I would encourage you to visit is that of Lee Abrams. He is the head of XM Satellite Radio. His blog is interesting, especially for those who love music.

Second, most of you know that the last couple of weeks have been a little rough. While I am working through my emotions, I cannot begin to fathom what Amy is going through. All I can do is be supportive.

We have decided to adopt Leni's two dogs. Rosebud and Thorndyke. Both are Lasso mixes. Very cute dogs. I am more of a cat person myself, but these two pooches are really cute - but expensive. We just spent a bunch of cash on Rosebud at the vet. She is a generally healthy dog with some mild, but treatable, health issues. In our efforts to help socialize the dogs with the cats, we have been locking them up in Amy's office during the day. Well, left on his own today, Thorny decided to vent his displeasure on the carpet. He pulled it away from the tack, chewed it and destroyed the pad. We now have a carpet repairman coming out on Thursday.

Work is getting busy again. Getting ready to plan my next India trip. I know I haven't developed the photos from my last trip, but I will...eventually.

Hope all is well on your fronts...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Weekend Update

Well, another weekend in the books. This was productive weekend. Lots of stuff got accomplished. I'll let Amy talk about some of the items she got done, but I finally got our pool vacuum repaired. I just need to put it back in the pool to see if it truly fixed. We got some other stuff done around the house in preparation for the invasion of traveling guests this weekend. Amy, Teri and I made to an early voting station so we could vote ahead of Tuesday's primary. Don't forget - printing a paper copy can help reduce issues like Hanging Chads....

Cingular Wireless sent me a notice a couple of weeks ago regarding an upgraded SIM chip. Said it was important and service-impacting, but when I finally made it into a Cingular store, they couldn't tell me WHY I needed this new chip. "It will improve your service." Kinda like to know how still...

The bigger news was that I finally made it to church this weekend. Went to the 4 p.m. Saturday Mass. In the end, I was glad that I went. The readings were very timely with everything going on in our life these days, and the priest did a good job of tying everything together with his Homily. The non-religious part of the message was that we just need to take life one day at a time and that every life has a purpose. It was very reassuring, actually.

Hope everyone else had a great weekend! This week should be hectic with the Shower/Bachelor Party prep going on ahead of the main events this weekend. My boss is back from vacation, so that should be fun too.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Where am I again?

It's been a rough week here. First, lots of travel. Monday to LA/San Dimas on business for lunch with a client and so my boss can finish "separating" one of his salesmen. Lunch was good - met a new client contact for the first time. Nearly walked out with a brand-new free product as well, but didn't. Oh well. On Tuesday I was in Phoenix to try and close a deal. Went in with one expectation. We left with a completely different understanding of the opportunity and it excited us. Finally, after picking my folks up at the airport on Friday, Amy and I jumped on a plane to Los Angeles for a wedding and to spend some time with family.

Second, as you may have read on Amy's or our wedding blog, we were thrown for a medical loop last week. It is forcing us to deal with some issues sooner rather than later. It's tough. *sarcasm on* It's what every couple wants to be staring down two months before their wedding. *sarcasm off* We'll be OK in the long run, it's just tough right now.

This weekend is a bit disjointed, but then on to the following weekend with the Bridal Shower and Bachelor Party!