Thursday, August 23, 2007

River Tax

Well, I'm sitting here running another 101+ temp again for the 3rd time this week (I was "normal" yesterday") and the urge struck me to talk about the River Tax. Why? No clue, but why not.

What do I know about the River Tax? Not a whole lot, and I'll happily admit that.
  • Do I think developing the Arkansas River in Tulsa would be a good thing? Sure do. Shoot, it's working for Jenks, especially if the Drillers move down there.
  • Do I think we needs to be a tax for it? I'm not really convinced one way or the other.
  • Do I think there needs to be a county tax for it? Nope.
Here is the deal. There are shopping centers going up all over the place. Nice ones that people come from all over. Shoot, I know people from the Sand Springs area that frequent the Owasso shopping Center, and that's just one example.

Concerning a county tax, I'm not sure how having a tax to build at the river will help the Collinsville economy. Nope, don't see it at all. I do, however, see how it could benefit Tulsa.

There has to be some rich person out there that feels the need to get richer and develop the area with private funds. There's gotta be. And if not, any rich person that wants to do that, they can give me their money, and I'll get richer doing it.

Email or comment if you need to know who to make the check out to.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Happy "Birthday"

Today is my daughters "7th" birthday.

Yes, my almost 19 year old daughter turns 7 today. It was 7 years ago today that her adoption was final.

Every year, I have bought her a card and a small present. The card always reads which birthday it is. She ran across her 5th birthday card a few weeks ago. This is a little something that we've always done that's special to both of us.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

First Day of 2nd Grade

Today was his first day in Second grade.
He is getting so big! It really can just break your heart sometimes watching. We took him to school and walked him to his class (like normal on the first day of school). Tomorrow, he'll ride the bus to school as he continues this grand adventure!

And as in Kindergarten and in first grade, we again took his picture on the first day of school.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


This is just to funny not to share. Of course, it may only be funny since it's the line of work I'm in...

And I've done stuff like this while compiling. hehe

Monday, August 06, 2007

Computer Room

Now that my daughter has moved out, we now have another room.

This weekend, my wife and I painted over the pink & black, and moved in some stuff. The room now has a TV, DVD, satelite, and PS2. My computer is also in here, and we've also got a recliner.

We'll keep our eyes out for a few things to finish off the room. I want to set up a second computer. My wife also wants to get a different chair.

It's been a long weekend, but now it's done... (well, we still have to finish cleaning the other room).