Friday, July 18, 2008

Money Free Weekend?

While looking at Lifehacker during lunch today, I saw a link to this story about a Money Free Weekend.

We are not allowed to spend any money on anything, no matter what.
In other words, we can't make a run to the store to buy food, we can't
spend money on any sort of entertainment, and so on. Since we often do
our grocery shopping on Saturdays, on a "money free" weekend, we delay
it to Monday or Tuesday.

We can use our utilities, but no extra expenses on these utilities. No renting movies on cable, no text messages that aren't already covered by our cell phone plan, and so on.

I'm not sure I like the idea, but it can't hurt. Anyway, in this article, it talks about 100 Things to do during a money free weekend, and there are some really interesting things. So, you may want to go check out the article, if nothing else, it can give you some cool ideas for a weekend project.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Goofed up

Well, I really goofed up. I ended up letting my drivers license expire. Before that wasn't THAT big of a deal, but now, there are lots of rules about getting a license. Since it expired, I had to take my Birth Certificate in to get a new license (along with my old license). *sigh*

So, I come home yesterday and start looking for it. I looked all over. I asked my wife to help, and she looked all over as well. We couldn't find it anywhere.

I called my dad to see if they still had it, and he couldn't find it. Well, I kept looking and my wife checked what I needed to get a new one. For the record, you need a drivers license (ok, other photo id's too, but without any other photo id, you'd be in a lot of trouble).

Anyway, as I finish looking in the last spot I could think of, the phone rang, my dad found it!!!

So I went in today and got my drivers license, so I'm legal again.

As a side note, you can get a new license 6 months before yours expires, so stop what you are doing right now, and go check your license, if it's within 6 months of expiring, go do it now.
I knew in January that mine would expire in June... then I forgot all about it until July.

Oh well, all better now.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Happy Sadness

Not sure the subject really makes sense, but let me try to explain.

I've noticed how much my boy is growing. In August, he'll start the 3rd grade! He seems to be growing my leaps and bounds! So, on a whim, we went upstairs and measured him to see how tall he was. He is now 4 foot 1/2 inches tall!!!

He's broke the 4 foot mark! You should have seen him when I told him. And while that is great and all and I am really and truly happy to see my boy grow, it makes me sad too knowing that it wont be long till he out grows me, and wont want much to do with me.

I know that's natural and part of growing up, but it makes me really sad.


I know I've had days I've felt like this...

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

It's this time of year really think about our freedom and all that others have done to keep that freedom.

Be safe everyone!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Hard to believe it's been so long since I last posted. It's always busy when you come home from a vacation.

I've posted some pictures on my Flickr account, and hope to post some here along with stories, but if you want to see some pics, go on over and take a look.