Sunday, September 04, 2011

Yikes it has been awhile

Things have been been a little bi polar around here the last couple of years – either extremely busy or nothing to do. Swapping from one extreme to the other tends to have you rest and enjoy the peace when you get the down time instead of trying to write something interesting on the old blog.

By way of catch up – I am gainfully employed again. Almost 2 years now as a contractor with one of the local utility companies. After 20 years of accounting software I am finally doing something different – mobile work management. It is interesting and is giving me a chance to update my skills. I believe officially my contract is up at the end of the year but there is still plenty to do so I think they will keep me around.

Right now the office is packed with equipment & some empty equipment boxes that need to go away. I am working my way through that now. Officially I have no internet at the casa de Hill right now and I am dependent upon the kindness of strangers to get access. I try not to abuse it.

It is that time of year again for me to start running around like a madman. I am trying to balance things better so that I am not feeling super stressed before heading out in October to VA Beach. So far it is working.

I guess that is it for now. I hope to be on the blog more often.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Test From The Road

Just a quick test post to see if the Blogger app works on my new phone.
Published with Blogger-droid v1.5.1

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Still Trying To Catch Up

Still trying to catch up after being out of town. I finally got my car cleaned up. Woohoo! Of course I am packing with stuff to move along that has been piling up in the house, but I am making progress.

I have a couple of books I wanted to talk about, but I think I am going to leave that for now and get back to work.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Halloween Idiots

Over the weekend my nephew was mugged for his candy. Although loosing the candy was annoying, the bigger problem was the assault on him. Fortunately all is well, BUT:

  • The idiots who did this got lucky that his mom saw it and not his dad while driving around. Otherwise they may have ended up in his tire tread.
  • They are equally lucky that the people a few houses away, who get help from my nephew on a regular basis and view him as a son, did not witness the 3-on-1 attack and make use of their concealed carry permits, gunning them down where they stood.
  • Fortunate that his dad or myself had not heard him yell. We were at the end of the block. We were outside handing out candy and talking. His methods of 'subduing' are rather painful and don't leave marks. Trust me - I have been victim of them myself growing up. He will also ensure you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. A 3-on-1 attack where you are all 6 inches taller than the victim don't go over well with judges, and especially juries.

Since my brother grew up on the block and most everyone there views him, and his kids, as family the only thing your $4 or $5 worth of candy has bought is some short term joy and a chance that no one on the block will hand out candy next year.

Thank you for ruining Halloween for everyone in the future. (Where is that sarcasm font...)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Conference Ho!

As usual I am getting ready to head to the For Purpose Conference. My usual 'oh my god I have so much to do how can I ever go' phase passed quickly this year. I still have a few things to buy and I always have to do a load or two of laundry the day before I leave, but everything has come together nicely this year. Now to make the job hunt go this smoothly :).

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Move Along - Nothing to See Here

Things have been pretty dull here. Aside from a cold the most exciting thing, if you can call it that, is the passing of Bright Eyes. She was 17+ years old when she passed on, so she had a good life. The others are enjoying the extra attention since Bright Eyes is not around to hog most of it, but otherwise things have been much the same-old same-old.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Problems with cats

Today I have a leg that looks like a scratching post thanks to the kittens. A week ago it was ok when they would attach themselves to my sweat pants. Today they are getting through the pants and scratching the crap out of my legs.

On the opposite end of the age range, Bright Eyes is not looking too good. She is 17, possibly 18 and not moving very well. There is not much I can do for her other than make her comfortable. I am setting up a litter box up stairs for her and the little ones who cannot get to the basement yet.

The funniest thing though has been meal time. The older 2 cats have gotten soft food and the younger ones have been eating hard food. Aside from mom getting into the trash from time to time to clean off a bone, that has been how things have been. Lately though 2 of the little ones have been going out and pushing the older, larger cats aside and eating out of their bowls! The first time I saw it I thought sure the little one was going to get slapped around, maybe even bit but the older cats just either moved aside to share or, in the case of 12+ pounds of Fuzz Butt just run away.