Sunday, December 05, 2004

Boy its been awhile. I suppose that I have been too busy to worry about this blog. But to update you all we have had two closings so far and have made more money already then I ever made before. We have three more set to close before Christmas. I am hardly exercising anymore and have gained back everything I put on after I got married. And I don't really have the desire to get back in shape. I am thinking about a personal trainer or something.

We went to Seattle for Thanksgiving and it was great. Neat city. We saw the space needle, Pike's Market, the Aquarium, and did some good shopping. The kids kinda freaked out on the plane rides. We had delays there and back in Atlanta. I hate that airport. Never again.

For Christmas we are going to Captiva Island, then to Missouri. We'll spend New Years Eve here in Florida. We are excited but not for the Snow in Missouri. Don't miss that at all. So that about covers it. Laters.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Wow its been a while since the last post. I am sitting here using my father-in-law's new computer which has wireless on it. He even bought a wireless router to install so we could set it up while he stays with us.

A lot has happened since the last post. We got 8 houses last month. I have two closings this month that are really gonna be great. They are historic in that they are the first real closings since we moved down here. Which has been around six months. I mean we have made very good money but its been from advances on houses, and rehabs of my brother's houses. This is my first "real" money.

I breathed a huge sigh of relief on Wednesday when I woke up to see that President Bush had won. Its really refreshing to see that almost 59 million voters in the US feel the same way I do. But on the other hand, 55 some odd million feel differently. But hey thats free agency for ya.

Its neat that my wife Summer is really taking an interest in the business. She really has helped me so much with her support and help. I couldn't do any of this without her. She is awesome.
She even got house this month! A nice little 3/2 in Lakeland.

So thats everything. Laters.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Holy Cow its been a long time since I posted on this blog. Well its been for good reason. And that is simply that I have been working my rather large butt off. I have seven houses in the pipeline that have combined equity of around 100K. Yes thats right 100k. Gotta love it. So after I got back on track with the Depression, I am have been getting houses.

Of course I haven't worked out one day since then but we have gotten ourselves into a comfortable status. Dennis is down and training and beating the pavement trying to get a house for himself. Summer and him do a lot together. They knock and work together.

All the hurricanes are gone hopefully. Dad is getting surgery on his prostrate on Monday. And Jacob fell out of a shopping cart today and split open his eyebrow today at Ross Dress for Less. It was totally my fault. I had him standing in the cart cuz he was whining and he leaned too far forward and he fell out and flipped and cut his forehead on the cart. It freaked me out.

Another thing that is freaking me out is that I have gained all of my weight back and more. I am guessing like 360 or so. I am back in size 46 or 48 waist right now. I am starting to get motivated to work out again. I have to mentally process it for awhile before I can force myself to do it.

Summer got her security clearance approved from the State Department a couple of weeks ago. So now just mine is left. Interesting to see what is offered to us for that job.

Its 10:3o here on the east coast right now and the Yanks and Red Sox are only in the fourth after like two and half hours of play. So that should catch me up. Oh and my sister has the Shingles. Whatever those are. Laters.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Its been a few days since my last post. I got bored tonight and looked up the race photos of the triathlon that I ran in May before we moved down here. Man how embarrassing to see my in my skivies run out of the pool? Somehow I thought I was skinnier.

Lots of things have been happening lately. Not to mention Hurricane Jeanne. I am sooo tired of Hurricanes. I mean we move down here and then like four hit the state? That hasn't happened in forty years but yet as soon as we get here it all happens. Whatever.

None of my clothes fit anymore. Not good. But I grow strong in the face of adversity. Yeah right. Laters.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

So I got a house yesterday. I drove past (as I often do cuz I can never find them on the first try) and saw that they were moving out. So I went and talked to them. I got the Deed signed right in their drive way. Amazing how I talked to this people for five minutes and they gave me the deed to their house and the keys. And they left for Michigan. It was great cause she had everything for the process ready to go even the Hardship letter.

I have hit forty five house this week. Tomorrow it will be close to sixty. That's a little bit under 10 a day. One of out sixty. Not bad really.

I'm watching the cougs get pummeled by USC. Norm Chow's revenge. Bet he is loving it and his little deuschbag of a son Cameron. You see Chow's kids went to Timpview High School in Provo and I went to Provo High. I played QB for Provo my senior year and FB my junior year. I hated Timpview people.

I feel so much better about myself and my future. I have a better peace of mind. Amazing what a little serotonin replenishment will do for ya.

I wanna put a pic of Sammy on the site. He is potty training and he was throwing up tonight and was a pretty sick little boy, the poor little guy. I'll see if I can get that Hello thing working again.

I am working again with a good work ethic but I am having a hard time finding time to workout to try and get back into shape. Its just not there. I am gonna have to try harder I suppose. We're getting three grand in the next few days hopefully so that'll be nice.

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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Oh man I just wrote this good post and lost it for some reason heres the brief recap.

-- I can't get the Google AdSense thingys to work. Anyone help me?
-- Dad won 4000$ in the lottery a few days ago.
-- My sister Erin bugs sometime with her comments regarding my family.
-- I got a new prescription for Prozac. (Happy days are here again:) )

And thats it for now.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Yesterday was September 11th, and I don't think I mentioned one thing about the Events that changed everyone's life three short years ago. I was working at Wal-Mart Distribution Center in St. James Missouri. It was the grand opening of the center. St. James is in the middle of Missouri's wine country so they had wine/grape juice bottles made up with the date on them. I wished I had kept them. But the juice was way too good. Summer and I left work early to go home. We didn't know what was going on. We just watched TV all day. Summer started crying after about two hours and couldn't watch anymore. She was about four months pregnant with Sammy at the time.

We had a pow-wow with Dohnnie today about doing some more rehabs for him. Something like six houses with a good profit spread on all of them. So that will be cool. We need the money. And he gave the cash that was due to me for Summer's previous work and the last deed I got. Most importantly, he said he would pay for a Doctor's Appointment to get back on Prozac. Thank goodness I am calling docs tomorrow first thing.

Summer and I have discovered Six Feet Under on HBO. What an awesome unique show. I have heard people say that it is better then the S0pranos this season. I have to agree with them on this one. We watched all of the past episodes ON DEMAND and then watched the Season Finale. We were glued to our seat when we found out that Nate's brother in-law killed Lisa. Unbelieveable and then he blows his head off in front of Nate and Barb!!! Good stuff. I guess its really a soap opera in a Funeral home but we like..... alot.

I am starting to feel more positive about all of this. My life, career, the future. I think we can succeed if I give myself the tools and just get out and do it. Enough for now.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

So here I am. My Grandma died last night. Supposedly it was a peaceful death. Good for her. She is in a different place probably catching up with Mom after ten years. I am not going to be able to go to the funeral due to the third Hurricane and money or lack thereof.

So many things are going on right now. We just got back from being refugees from Frances. We went to Nashville to stay with my sister Erin. And she was great except we had our usual confronatation. Summer and her just rub each other the wrong way probably because they are so similar.

We have no money right now. I have three houses right now but they may be running out of time. One looks really good.

We are meeting Dohnnie to set some boundaries and talk about the future. He is gonna need us for a few more Rehabs notably Summer.

I am horribly depressed. No really it took me a lot of energy just to write this. Tomorrow we just have testimony meeting because of no power in the chapel.

Summer got her first check from FBAH today. She made 142.41. not bad really. Can't wait to buy a yacht with that bad boy. Sam is potty training and we are picking up poop all over the house. I'll post some pics maybe.

I made a plan for Happiness tonight. I put it on my wall so I can see it everyday and hopefully it will motivate me to act. At this point I don't want to do anything. I am in a deep dark depression.

Been thinking about getting a different job to pay the bills and eat. We'll see I suppose.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

I am gonna transcribe my notes from the Workshop I just went to in Santa Rosa, CA. I haven't done it yet but there will be more to come. Laters.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

So today is Sunday. At least for 15 more minutes. I am lying on my bed typing this post as my wonderful wife sleeps next to me. Gotta love laptops. Church was uneventful except for Priesthood being dismissed early to help the Hurricane victims in Orlando. I don't think many people went however. Most of the men were waiting for their wives and kids to get out of their meetings trading war stories about previous storms. For me I didn't have any being a new found Floridian.

Summer and I applied for a car loan. And to our suprise were accepted. It was one of those be careful what you wish for kind of situations. So I have spent most of the day researching cars (minivans) online. For instance do you know that Only Durangos and Expeditions and a few Explorers have third row seating? That is a big feature for us with the kiddies and all. But I have a sneaking suspicion we will be purchasing some sort of minivan in the near future. But we keep telling ourselves that we won't do the loan if the interest is too high or its generally an impulse buy. Because we will be giving ourselves a lot of debt. And we have student loans coming right down the corner. So we got that going for us which is nice.

I finally found the statcounter today on my site. It is way down at the very bottom. Too bad it counts when I open the page...That way I could really tell how many people have read it. Probably not that many. I saw it spike after I read some websites and commented. Nobody left any comments though for me. I must be pretty dull or something.

Summer and I lamenting today about having kiddies so early in our lives. I mean we are only 25 and 23 for crap sakes. And we have two toddlers. Tonight at Dinner they practically drove us insane. Sam kept screaming in the high pitch voice that can break glass. We had to take them both out of the restaurant at one point to calm them down. And yes I do realize today is Sunday for you Mormon readers...(like there are any).

The Dream Team is playing like they are in a dream in Athens. I think that International competition has improved its talent pool and the NBAers are like third string all-star team. So it doesn't surprise me that the USA is losing. But not by twenty points. Yes they did come back and make it somewhat of a challenge for the fourth quarter, but come on you gotta get up for the Olympics? Please. They already have too much money what do they care.

I have created a battle plan and schedule for the next few weeks. Tomorrow I am going to see about getting Dad a car that Dohnnie can buy for him. I already have a line on a couple. With any luck Dad will be driving by tomorrow night. Looks like they are holed up in that hotel until late next week. Sucks to be them.

Also I am catching up on my workouts. This week I have the 10-8-6 week. And I am going to do an hour a day of swim, bike, run. I get my bike on Tuesday!!! Laters.

So Florida just went through a huge hurricane named Charley. How do they come up with these names anyway? I actually know they represent letters of the alphabet like Bonnie, Charley, Donna and Earl. Earl is off of Barbados and might Charley's footsteps.

Where we are just got the outer bands of the storm. Just winds around 35 mph and light rain. Very disappointing. I mean don't get me wrong, I feel lucky that my family was spared. Orlando got smashed. My father and brother are now in hotel outside of my city because they will not have power for a week.

My sister was planning on going to a little resort on Captiva Island near Sanibel, Florida for her tenth year anniversary. Of course, Captiva got the eye wall and was completely flattened with 145 mph winds. So she is probably sol.

On other notes, I am really down these past few days. The weight is really getting to me and Summer and I are arguing alot. Admittedly, most of them are my fault. I am in a bad place right now. I feel helpless. I can't lose weight and I can't get out and get deeds like I did. All this adds up to one thing....Prozac. Yep I haven't taken any meds since we got here. And I am really feeling it big time. I don't think it is a side effect or withdrawal I am just going back into my nightmare of depression that I have been fighting for most of adolescence and adult life. This past year was the best year of my life and honestly, the meds really helped. So we are going to apply for Medicaid to get some help.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Went to see Collateral this morning. Very good movie. But I wonder why it was callled Collateral? Funny, this is an action psychological thriller and at one part it made me cry. I guess it made me cry because at one point in the movie, Jamie Foxx's character takes charge with his relationship and situation with Tom Cruise's character and change's his destiny with that situation. It reminded how we all have free agency. And you don't ever really know until you try. So that describes my situation really well right now. I am off the "gravy train" and it is time to produce. I have a choice. I can not do anything and see what happens or I can take control and see what happens with me making good decisions.

Erin mentioned about being a life coach. She pays one right now for a life coaching. 275 a month for three phone calls and unlimited emails. Unbelieveable that people pay for that. I think I would be a good life coach. It is just like being a teacher. Funny how things work out. I am going to check it out. Right now I am going to knock on doors after I get finished eating for sure.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Been a few days but hopefully worth the wait. Yeah right. Well we get paid soon. We are going to get a substantial amount of money from Summer's rehab project. After we get that we will have already made more money then we did all last year. But are we gonna stop there? I don't think so.

Looks like Dad is getting the boot from Dohnnie' s place. They had an argument a few days ago and Dohnnie will need the place open if he gets custody of Dannie. So Dad will probably get into assisted living and then perhaps even Omaha with Chris.

I got a weird email from my niece a few days ago. Looks like she is playing on the different team if you know what I mean. She is in SLC putting on some one act plays about being bisexuality, lesbianism, homosexuality, and all that stuff...Not that there's anything wrong with that except for everything. Whatever. Who knows.

Summer and I are working out together now pretty consistently. We are planning on a beach run tomorrow. Should be pretty exciting. Then our Wednesday lift and then onto the rest of the day. I knocked on ten doors today and I have to knock on like thirty more. And I haven't checked the south counties. Hopefully I will get some Deeds here soon I need to replenish now that I don't have short sales to glom off of.

So I will be set for the workshop as soon as this money comes. That means that I will have four days in San Francisco. I am going to rent a car and enjoy it this time. Maybe see some sights. Acutally go see Alcatraz instead of just look at it from afar. Maybe go the beach on the West Coast instead of the east coast.

Summer and I have been sleeping in lately. Yes we have two toddlers and yes we do get to sleep in. It rocks. Just happened a few weeks ago. We are enjoying it. We get to stay up late and watch movies like we are dating again without having to worry about getting up early. Lets just say I like being self-employed. Anyway I am enjoying this rant. Laters.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

So for the first time in like years, I got to sleep in till ten o'clock. Yeah ten o'clock. Before I had kids I never got up earlier then ten. But now when kids wake up at seven all bright eyed and bushy tailed, you gotta wonder if you'll ever get any sleep. But today it all came together and man it felt good. Up until the phone call that woke me up.

I answered my cell phone and it was a guy on line asking for me. He sounded upset. Turns out he was all pissed off about me calling one of his relatives to pitch the short sale deal to him. I guess I said the word "foreclosure" in the message to the relative and it started a whole sh=t storm. He called me and was threatening to sue me and the company I use for skip tracing and all that stuff. But whatever. He has no grounds. The foreclosure is public record he can't do a thing. He just wanted to vent about his mortgage company not sending him a bill. So I called him back and told him all that and I promised not to call him if he wouldn't call me. So that was that. I got kind of worked up about it though. I was shaking after the the initial call. I guess cuz of the confrontation. I was kicking myself all day for what I should have said. I totally could have been more aggressive. But whatever.

I worked out today. I am back on track. I am trying to lift and get stronger as I have gained so much more weight in the recent months. So I am trying to change my diet and ease into the calorie burn.

I am back knocking on doors again. I have committed to knocking or calling on every foreclosure that comes through my territory. That should be well over 100 contacts. If I do that I should get five or so for August. Dohnnie already has like twelve. I don't know how he does it. Unbelievable.

So for more updates, Summer got called to be the Second Counselor in the Primary Presidency of our ward. I congratulated her on the achieving the promotion to Mormon middle management. Hey gotta love it.

I am going to a workshop at the end of August. The first one since 1999. Its been awhile.

I had a good IM conversation with Erin tonight. We were talking about how much we miss Mom. Sasha was out in Provo putting flowers on the gravesite because he had a training in SLC. Made me miss her even more.

Monday, July 19, 2004

You know its funny, I just read at about her new found obsession of Blow Out on Bravo. I have to admit that I too share the obsession. As Summer and I were packing the house up we found ourselves drawn to the marathon. Would Jonathan fail at his business? Even though he's driving a MERCEDES?!?! But you can't blame the beautiful people for being part of the drama of doing hair. One of the more stressful jobs in the world (wink, wink).
Anyways, we got everything packed for our relocation. We pick up the truck and move down the block on the morrow so we are excited. Tomorrow I am going to start back on my work out plan and quest for a better lifestyle. NOT a diet, just a life change. I have been chewing on it mentally for a few months now but I think it is time. So without much ado I bid you adieu. Laters.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Ahhh, things are different now. This is the first post since the changes on the "dashboard". I suppose I'll see how it works now. So I don't know what to write. Summer is up in Jacksonville for her convention which might be a huge failure. She has sold exactly two books. Tomorrow is supposed to be a big day but I'm skeptical. You know starting your own business is such a tough task to handle. Especially with two little ones and a "darling" husband. So as you can probably expect the place is a mess right now...Cups everywhere, toys, pizza boxes, and all the like.
I lost a house today. Only one good property will be bought and sold from May. But that deal may be 40 large. So that is nice. Dohnnie said he'd give me a bonus if it went through.
I am thinking about starting to train again. I mean for real this time. I have gained so much weight from all the stress that I really believe I am a better person when I exercise 10 to 15 hours a week. But after that rationale I tend to wanna buy a really nice tri-bike on ebay and finance it!!! When that happpens I just think of Summer's voice and it all goes away.
Tomorrow I have a realtor walk-through for a house that I picked up a few weeks ago that was a mail away. These banks are getting greedy, they want money to bring the account current before they will allow you to try for a discount.  So whatever. Its fine if you have the cash. But some of us don't have that necessity.
Some more good news is that Summer's mother Suzanne is gonna take over the processing for me so I can just pursue houses, full time.
But thats enough for now laters.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

I'm disgusted with myself. Yeah I just discovererd that I have gained all my weight back. Back when I decided to start losing weight again, Summer's grandma told me rudely, "you'll just gain it back". So here I am a year later, and I have gained it all back, and more. Right now I weigh 319 pounds. At one point before Christmas, I weighed 265. Thats fifty pounds in 6 months. Thats oh what like 8 pounds a month!!!Unbelievable. And its very simple why I gained it all back. Sedentary lifestyle and fast food. See Summer is not cooking as much anymore, we're stressed with our new life, we don't have very much money, and so we eat out...Chinese, pizza, and Mexican being our guilty pleasures. You see I am in the car a lot and worrying about money and getting more deeds and stuff. And don't you know I see MickeyDs pass by...hmmm I think I'll stop there and get myself a Double Quarter Pounder. You know I don't even enjoy it. Its tastes terrible to me. I don't seem to have any hope. You know I kid because I care but there is a sense of urgency here because I am a ticking time bomb for Heart Disease and high Cholesterol. Not good. My Mom died prematurely of Heart Disease and Dad has had two or three heart attacks. So there you go. I know what I have to do. I have already two times. Lose fifty to thirty pounds pronto. How do I do that?

1. Exercise my but off 10 to 15 hours a week.
2. Stop eating out, only eat in the house, NO FAST FOOD.
3. Cut down on fried and processed foods.

And so it goes. Last year this time, Erin was staying with us cuz we just got home with Jacob. And then I decided to dedicate myself to lose weight and run my first triathlon. Well I did that and now I am back to where I started. I remember I went out to run with Summer and I couldn't even run a mile without stopping. And now I think I am back to that point. But I did do an eighteen mile bike ride last week that wasn't too bad. But I am in the flat terrain of the Florida Peninsula. But anyway I am going to try and get back on track. Its a spiritual thing not just a physical or emotional thing. I am letting myself go because I cannot deal with the stress. And that sucks. So there you go. The veracity of that sentence really just hit me.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Well we're moving again. We don't have very much money right now and we have to move because Dohnnie is selling the house. He is pissed because the payoffs came back way high. Now we know why they couldn't sell the house before. So there you go. Now we are moving into a two bed two bath that we haven't been in since before we had Jacob. But now that the kiddies are used to sleeping the same room we will stay with the current setup. Its gonna suck changing our addresses on everything again. Such a pain.

But we did get some good news. Got two approval letters for short payoffs today. One deal is gonna make Dohnnie like somewhere around 44k. That is awesome. We'll make around seven grand off of it. That closes at the end of the month. So we got that going for us which is nice.

Anyway I am out of things to post about so laters.

My life is rated NC-17.
What is your life rated?

yep my life is nc-17 baby. But its "legal" cuz I be married. Awww yeah...

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Better day today definitely. For the first time since I moved down here I actually got done everything I needed to get done in one day. Which is pretty sweet. It really feels great to see that whole to do list marked out. Funny how a little thing like that can give such a sense of accomplishment but it does.

Brevard county has blown up the last couple of days with all the LPS. I have fifteen doors to knock on tomorrow and a full day of short sales. And that is only one county! I have like seven other counties to get to. Nuts. I finally got my picture on my profile the way I want it thanks to jenna at her blog. Props to her. Thanks Jenna!!! Another sense of accomplishment. Gotta love it.

I can't help but be positive today. We are broke but we have promise and hope which is a good thing to have along with faith. Not to get sappy but we are following our dreams and there is something to be said for that. Some people don't have the cajones to do that. But we have to keep our end of bargain. And that was to be righteous and worthy. And that for us means paying tithing. We could have paid our tithing but we didn't and now we are broke. Coincendence? I think not. Anyway I feel sleep coming on.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

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You know I wonder whats going on with me sometimes. I have felt very angry and depressed today. Is that possible? Probably. I heard somewhere (on TV) that depression is just anger turned inside. Well thats me. I feel like my life right now is spinning out of control and I can't do a thing about it. Really that last statement is B.S. I am in complete control of my life and my actions but only those alone. So that means that I don't have an excuse right? You betcha.

I went on an 18 mile bike ride this morning. I rode to the Health Club and worked out then rode back. Yep pretty good. I felt wiped out all day. Took me a while to recover. I burned almost 1700 calories. Then I worked all day like from 10 till 8 tonight. Summy and I had an argument it sucked. You know we are both trying to start our businesses and we are both pretty stressed out and the kiddies are really having a hard time cuz they don't know whats going on and so on and so on. Its a vicious cycle really. So I have to bite my tongue and go apoligize and hope that she will apoligize too but there's not a darn thing I can do about it. Marriage can be the most wonderful and agonizing thing at the same time. Its all worth it of course its just these moments when you really want to just get a break. But thats for another discussion I spose.

Tomorrow is another day and I really can't wait to start over a whole new day to get this one over with.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

I wish I had something cool to write. But I don't really. I had kind of a bad day today I guess. Dohnnie came over since he was taking Dad to the doc. He was all giddy and happy. He even gave me a hug. After that I really put myself in a bad mood. I went to work out with Summer and the kiddies later. The one thing I did do which was cool was I changed my own tire on my bike. No more charges at bike shops to change tubes when I can now do it myself. Amazing how simple it is but its a big step.

Sam won't go to bed. He is rebelling and is now taking his clothes off to get in his diaper only. He is taking the potty training thing at his own pace. Which is fine I spose cuz we are so busy with our businesses.

Today I felt like I really bad person cuz I don't spend more quality time with my kiddies and Summy. I just felt down today. Maybe tomorrow will be better. I have gained so much weight since I left Missouri it really is a shocker. I am back up around the weight I was when I working at Wal-Mart in Rolla right after we got married. Not a good time then. But we have committed to working out together and hopefully it all will come off by the fall. We shall see.

Anyway I'm tired so callin' it a night.

and my lovely wife....she'll kill me if she finds out I posted her picture on the net.. Posted by Hello

this is me looking rather haggard but hey waht can you do? Not much really.  Posted by Hello
You know I have found a whole lotta of cool things in the blogging world. I have found other Mormons who blog just like I do. Actually pretty cool. Its been fun to read their comments on the world and stuff.

Well Dohnnie and I had a pow wow and we have decided that we need to have Summer help me with Short Sales after all. So that means that after she gets done with this Rehab on Northern Oak that she will become my gopher or Dohnnie's gopher for the short sales. Which is a really good thing because I can't do all this by myself and still get ten deeds a month. Just not possible.

So Dad declared that he wants "his" computer so I spent all the last three hours unplugging my computer from the front room and hooking the network back up in our master bed. I can't get the Lexmark printer to install. Its an old one that didn't have a XP printer driver for it. Thats what I get for spending fifty bucks at Wal-Mart for it. Its the only color we have so we got that going for us...which is nice. (think Caddyshack)

Tomorrow I start anew with an enlarged enthusiasism for this business. I am gonna hit all these counties on the east coast tomorrow. Oh yeah baby I am pumped!!! Right. Anyway I'm outtie.

Friday, July 02, 2004

We went to see the Terminal tonight and we saw Spiderman 2 last night. They're both pretty good but Spidey is better. Its nice to see movies again. We got paid too. My first big paycheck from HB Funding Inc. Very nice to be sure. Anyway laters.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

You know I really feel overwhelmed right about now. I am so busy trying to process all these deals that I am really just overdoing it. And I am not getting what I need done done. Does that make sense? I don't know but I do know that I need to change something.

I get the feeling that Dohnnie doesn't have that much to do but I have too much to do. And now I dont know whats going on with all this stuff.

I am really frustrated. Dohnnie's deals were all supposed to close around a week ago and he is still waiting for the first one to fund. Really frustrating. I am worried that he is not gonna cash me out of my part of Santiago. So that sucks too.

He needs to hire an Assistant or something because I cannot do all this myself. It is just too much. I feel so disorganized and out of control. Plus I feel myself slipping away physically like I did at Wal-Mart. Dad's stuff doesn't help. We're moving him Friday. Or rather I am moving him Friday.

Anyway laters.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Haven't blogged in awhile. I have been reading more blogs then writing. But I have been busy. I found myself jealous of the "famous" bloggers. I wonder what they do to get noticed?

I got another house today. It is just a yes but I think I can get the deed if the wife is willing to cooperate. Dohnnie didn't get any proceeds from the closings so that means that there is no money until next week at the earliest. So that sucks. I worry about money. Big time. I wish I could worry about other superficial stuff. But right now I worry about where my kids are gonna eat. That sucks for a 25 yr old guy.

I need to start exercising again. Pretty crazy that I completed my first triathlon just a few weeks ago. Now I can barely run without getting out of breath.

Dad is moving out. Thank goodness. I really hate all the gossip that goes on in my family. It always gets back to me in one way or another. It really sucks.

Went to see Harry Potter tonight with Summy. She liked it and I thought it was okay. I would have preferred the Terminal but hey you gotta do what you gotta do. Anyway thats all for now. Laters.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Today was a busy day, I got a lot done with the Short Sales and only knocked on a few doors. But we got a good vacant in Cocoa and a lead on one in Orlando maybe tomorrow.

Dennis is doing pretty good. He is good with people but he struggles with the computer stuff. But I dont know if he realizes that he doesn't need to the computer stuff to succeed at this stuff.

They might move down here, but Dohnnie is not having any part of it. Summer wants me to talk to him to see if we can work something out but who knows whether that will work or not. He wants to do it for sure. But Dohnnie is not so sure.

Dohnnie got served with papers today from Lena. Surprising really, she wasn't as dumb as she lead us to believe. Or at least her mother isn't as dumb. Whatever. She's a wench.

Summer is getting ready for FBAH to open up and she is psyched.

Not working out yet but I am planning joining the gym here first chance I get. So that'll be nice. Hopefully some of these deals will go through and get some cash flowing. I am worried that Dohnnie is gonna lose all of his money to his wonderful soon to be ex-wife. We'll see.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

We didn't go to church today. Erin was supposed to come early for a pow wow to deal with Dad but she didnt get her until later in the morning. We went ahead and got most of everything straight about Dad. He is going to sign the power of attorney with all of us on it. And he is going to leave all the rest of the money from his life insurance to Megan to help her with school. Kind of surprising.

He is not really there. He kept saying that we all were from Fort Worth Texas when we're not. He even said that the computer in the living room was a TV that he couldn't get to work right.

I had a mini-panic attack tonight trying to deal with the kiddies and think about what is gonna happen with Dad. I am responsible for my children but not for Dad. But not really. Strange that I have to deal with all of this. Plus we have no money to speak of. We spent over a hundred bucks just on his prescriptions alone. Come Tuesday morning we willl be overdrawn again. And we are not spending a lot of money just babysitter and food. We are not even paying rent yet. So all of these worries really bother me. Plus I am getting fat again. I haven't worked out in weeks. Really starting to get on my nerves. I almost just wanna go sign up at Health-First just so I can go and work off some this stuff. Right now I am just eating it away...good example, I ate a whole bag of Oreo cookies tonight with milk.

Summer's Dad is coming tomorrow. That should be real fun. I mean he is way too stupid to do all this stuff. He doesn't get this stuff. You have to understand how to work computers and he doesn't get it. He'll just start talking about how he is from the Industrial Revolution and we are from the Technology Revolution. Like that is gonna get him anywhere. Anyway I'm ranting.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Well Dad had his heart catheter today. He had five grafts in 94 and now two of them are completely blocked and one is partly blocked. Two are clear. He is doing a lot better tonight. He is real emotional he says that he saw Mom a few times and she was herself not a willowy angel or anything.

Summer thinks it might be a sign that he is going to die soon. I don't know. One I do know is that if he only has two grafts open to his heart it is only a matter of time before he has a heart attack and dies along with the other stuff. Unbelieveable really. Both of my parents will probably die before I am thirty. I shouldn't be selfish and should think about what he is going through. His life is almost over. I can't imagine all the regrets and wishes he still might have as he stares death in the face. I think he understands what he is up against. He looks fearful in the face tonight. He has told Erin and Summer that he loves them already. He is concerned about the kiddies. If something happens now the kids might not remember their grandpa.

I haven't worked out since I got here. Only a couple of bike rides one that left me with a flat tire. I really am hoping that the title is clear on the Sebastian property so that we can refinance and we can get some cash out. That would be so nice. Not to have worry about money right now.

If Dad recovers he might not be able to do as much as before. And that wasn't much then. I wonder if he would be eligible for hospice care. That might be an option even though he does not a "terminal" illness. Who knows.

All I know is that I gotta make some changes. I am overweight and subject to emotional eating. I will end up like Dad and Mom and Dohnnie. So I need to fix things. I just don't know how to stop right now. I feel like I have no control. And I guess I don't really. Just over my own decisions. Whatever. I am done. Erin comes down tomorrow so we'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Today has been a dandy. Dad got worse at the hospital. He is very disoriented and confused. He has only gotten worse it seems. I can hardly stand to see him like that. I am the only family member that is close to make decisions.

He had a heart attack it seems. And then his blood sugar went sky high. He is not a candidate for a quad bypass again so he needs a angiogram and maybe a stent. But the dye might cause his kidneys to prematurely fail which would mean dialysis. So that sucks. Dad needs prostrate surgery, dialysis, angiogram, and so on.

Then I get a call from Dohnnie and he is having chest pains. So now Dohnnie is in the Emergency room with chest pains and an abnormal ekg. So that really sucks. They are gonna do a stress test tomorrow on him. He is staying overnight at Sand Lake Hospital.

So all this is going on and I don't know what to do. I am so worried about everybody. Erin might be coming down tomorrow if Dad is not in better shape. I hope she does cuz I am just not up to all this right now.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Well another day another dollar right? Tomorrow I have to catch up with Dohnnie's short sales. I also need to follow up with my calls tha t I made today. Plus I need to record the Deed from Sebastian after we do a title search to protect our interests.

Plus everything else too. So much to do. Plus I need to knock on doors in Brevard. I have already wasted a day or two.

Dad is doing better today. He is talking and complaining. So that is a good thing.

Summer's Dad is coming and Dohnnie has no problem with a half and half deal with Dennis. So that might be nice.

Need to exercise tomorrow dangit!!! I hope everything goes okay so we can get some cash and sign up for a gym and do some things that we need to get done around here like getting cars fixed with the cigarette lighter and ac in the Honda. And Montessori for the kiddies.

We met with the Bishop and it went well. He recommends paying Tithing in installments so that way we don't fall behind. But hey who knows he's a good guy.

I can't help but feel confident about all this. Things are good.

Monday, June 07, 2004

I'm in the Money...I'm in the money...

Today I went to get the Deed for Emmons in Sebastian. I got it but I had to drive almost five hundred miles to get it. I had to go and pick up the notary public in Lake Wales and then go all the way back and forth all day. I was gone for nine hours. But its a good deal She owes around 35000 and its worth at least 75000 maybe 80.

Tomorrow I have a bunch of stuff to do my to do list is huge but i am feeling good. I have three deeds so far.

Dad is still not doing so hot. He is talking about his grandson, whoever that is and thinks he is in Missouri but at least he is talking now and somewhat coherent. Tomorrow I think I will exercise a little bit. Or at least try.

I might go and record the deed tomorrow in Indian River I need to call and find out how much doc stamps are in that county. As I write this I remember what I am supposed to do tomorrow.

Summer's father is coming on Thursday and he is staying until Wednesday. He wants to come and learn a little bit about the short sale process. We'll see how he does. Funny how I dont even know for sure what I am doing yet but I am supposed to teach him something? Interesting.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Its been awhile since I called you...

Well its been about a week. And we have moved to Florida and are getting on our feet. I had to cancel an upcoming race due to work. I am self-employed now and I already have two houses or rather two yeses and I am waiting for the deeds. So I drive a lot now and I like what I do. I don't have a boss except Dohnnie but he doesn't really count. And I am in control of my destiny. But that that can be a problem since it makes you care about what you are doing so you have the highs and the lows. But I like it that way really.

I like the house we are in. I really would like to stay in it for awhile but you never know if we can get someone to buy with the lease agreement in place. I installed a network as well through our phone lines and it is nice to have shared printer and stuff.

I haven't worked out consistently since before we started moving so I have gained almost all of my weight back. But never fear tomorrow I getting started again back on a regimen of swim,bike,run twice a week. An hour each workout. That way the pounds will melt off again. And I thinks its important since I am sitting in a car so much these days. Way too much fast food.

I am excited about the two houses. One is in Ormond Beach a really nice house that can be discounted and one house that has tenants and is really run down. So we'll see. For one thing, I still don't have the deeds so until can't really say anything. But I am gonna try to stay optimistic and not get paranoid. But Summer and I feel good about the move...We need to get the kiddies in day care though. She starts FBAH in a week so she'll need that time until then. Later.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Alright the move is complete. And it only took a couple of days to get it done. Summer and I drove straight through to Melbourne tonight. We both took NoDoz to keep us awake. Of course she is asleep now and I am still wide awake at four in the morning. But its all good because I got to play with my cool laptop that was waiting for me here. The house rocks. I just hope that we can keep it. Summer is in absolute love with it. It is so big. I mean it is huge. We don't have nearly enough stuff to fill it with. There are no curtains or anything. In fact earlier tonight, some random dude walked by outside like he was exercising or something. Weird. Kind of freaked us out. Sammy was up too for a while (I gave him too much Diet Coke in the truck). But whatever. We are actually here. We have a lot to do tomorrow. We have to unload the truck, go buy a refrigerator at Lowe's, I have to install the DSL service on all the computers, And call the Water people to make sure its turned on. The water is kind of on but we cant tell for sure. I really feel positive about this move. It seems we are moving on with our lives which is great. I think Dad will like this house it is just so big. How many times can I say that? Probably a few more. Anyway enough rambling. Later.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Are we moving yet?

I hate to beat a dead horse here but I am so ready to move. I did an internet search on my awaited cell phone and I cannot get it until we move. So that is gonna be some wrangling. Whatever.

I just saw probably the best basketball game of the year. Lakers Spurs Game 5. Duncan hits fade away with .4 seconds left. The Spurs go crazy, the crowd goes crazy, even Doc Rivers the announcer proclaims that the Spurs are now 3-2. Then the Laker advance the ball with a full timeout. Then after a strategic timeout. They look for Kobe and end up passing it Derek Fisher who hit a flying the wrong way jumpshot to win it. Unbelievable. What a circus shot!!! I screamed so loud I woke my kids up. Wow. I found it hard to root for the Lakers but I have to due to Karl Malone. He deserves a championship even though he choked against the Bulls...Twice.

Well I got my new cell phone number which is good. I also did some research into workout gyms in Florida. And man since when can they charge an enrollment fee? Unbelievable. Its gonna cost twice as much to workout there. And I have to workout. What can I do? We'll see what Dad says.

Summer has her last final tomorrow then we are done. And we pick up the truck on Sunday and head out for sunny Florida. YES.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

I don't know but I wonder why anyone would want to have more then one blog...I mean how much free time can a person have?

Well I swam a mile today. Man that felt good too, I have that tired feeling in my body that you can only get swimming Its not the exhausted feeling like running or the dizzy feeling like you get when you run. Its just different. But its feels good.

My next tri is a longer swim 550 yards so I have to prepare for it. Then I am also running more to help with last transition to run at this one. I wonder how the weather is going to effect me. We'll see.

Erin and Sasha might come down to Melbourne for Memorial Day. But hey whatever. We are so ready to move. We are already there in spirit. Summy's business with family books at home is going good, she had a conference call with the Field Development Manager and Sales VP.

Tomorrow I lift and run. Maybe bike if it gets done. I really want some new aero bars the ones I have are clunkers. But we can't really afford it. But whatever. Maybe things will work out.
Am I going to sleep yet?

Man I got so mad today when I heard about that poor civilian getting beheaded in Iraq. I was running and I felt like I could run all day with all that emotion. I got a good workout in though. An hour running, then weights. And I swam with Summer and the kiddies. They had fun. And I had fun too.

It is really late like twenty-five minutes after midnight and I can't get to sleep cuz I got the munchies and went to Hardees for a thickburger. Now I am waking Summer up so I'll get out of here. I am itching to move and get out of here.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Today was my first day of no school. Yep thats right no more college for me at least not for a while. I made a bunch of phone calls and did some research for Dohnnie. And I didn't do a bit of schoolwork. We paid some bills and continue to prepare for the move. So we're are pumped.

I went for ride this afternoon and my bike spoke broke. I had to call Summer to come pick me up. We got to try out the bike rack though and it worked like a charm. I took right to Route 66 Bike Shop and Dan-o there is gonna order a new wheel. So that'll be nice cuz thats two spokes now and counting. Good thing its under warranty.

Not much else going on today. Its all good. So anyway. Later.
Well Life Goes On

Yep we're moving. And I am done with College at least for now. I just have one more essay to write and then I am finally done. Seven years after I graduated from High School and I have finally done it. And I didn't even go on a mission to give me the excuse for the time.

Training is great. I have incorporated weights back into my schedule. I am doing a Base week next week. Around 8 hours scheduled for the whole week. An hour and half of that is weights. Lots of swimming. If I am gonna do 550 on the swim I gotta get more efficient.

We bought two laptops, One for Summer and One for me. She got hers for Mother's day. So we are giving Dad's puter to Hannah for college. She had a really bad car accident yesterday but she walked away with a big gash in her head. Summer was with her at the ER and said she could see the skull. Pretty trippy.

We are excited to move to Florida. We got pictures of the house and it looks so sweet. It would be nice if we could reinstate it or just live in it. That would be so cool. But we'll just have to see. I have ordered a cell phone for that area, and we have our laptops coming along with some software so we're psyched.

My next race is the first Orlando Summer Sprint at Belle Isle. Its a spring fed lake so I don't know if I will need a wetsuit or not. I certainly can't afford one. But come on, June 6 in Orlando Florida? Its gonna be a scorcher.

Dad's gonna fly from Nashville to Orlando...So that's nice. Wonder if we can leave his stuff too... Well we can dream can't we.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004


So I went up to Columbia for my goal for 2004. To compete in a triathlon. Well I borrowed a sleeping pill from Dad and off we all went to the Super 8. Summer and I got separate rooms cuz there was no way I was gonna get any sleep with the kiddies and a five in the morning wake up time. I took like three immodium just to be sure and my other pills.

Off to the course. Got my time chip and set my transition area up. Not much really. Since I was using toe clips didn't really need that much stuff. Attended the pre-race meeting with all kinds of threats of dqs if rules weren't followed. With it being a pool swim I thought I would be the slowest swimmer. But I wasn't there were a lot of swimmers slower then me. That made me feel good. In the swim everybody bunched up. So it took a little longer then the planned six minutes. But I was quick out of T1 And off on the bike I was. I felt good on the bike till the first big hill and it kicked my butt cuz I wasn't warm. But I recovered and made a good go of it. My chain fell off twice and I had to walk one super hill. But I did the 17.5 miles in 1:15 which with two chains incidents wasn't that bad. Then on T2 I drank a lot and swallowed more gel boy those gels are really cool they help so much. The run was not easy. I ran for two miles then I walked about a half of mile then I ran the rest. Summer got some good footage of me on the Camcorder while I was running. I looked like a real triathlete. And that is because I am a triathlete. I won the middle of the pack award cuz my time was the exact average of all the men in the pack. Pretty cool I won an free entry in next years race.

I still can't believe I did it and did so relatively easy. I am not really that sore today the day after. The only thing I can work on physically is my calves cuz they hurt on the run. So I will add calf raises. I am quite proud of myself. So now I am a triathlete.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

You know it just occurred to me that I am running a race in less then a week. Boy that is pretty exciting. I am still troubled over whether I should buy some speedplay pedals and shoes. I am really weak about buying stuff. Its a really bad habit of mine. I guess that comes from not having much as a kid. Who knows.

Today I actually worked for Dohnnie all afternoon except for the hour over at Dad's watching the Sopranos. Man that is a good show. We had another talk about what he is concerned about with moving. He said once that he even thought we were abandoning him. Unbelievable. We want him to live with us. Whatever.

We find out if we can move into that three bedroom two bath house in Melbourne tomorrow. Dohnnie has an appointment with the homeowners at 4:00 pm if he gets the deed then we will live in there till the house is sold. So that could all Summer.

Summer is packing like a crazy women. She is a whirlwind when she gets her mind on something. I still have to do the counties tonight. So I'll be up late. My kids are so cute. Sam is parroting everything we say. He is just learning and learning. I really hope we can make enough money to get him in Montessori down there in Florida. It would be so good for him.

Well I better stop procrastinating and get to work. Tomorrow I have my brief swim to prep for the race.

Sunday, April 25, 2004


We talked with Dad today about the move to Florida. He is very skeptical. We don't for sure have a three bedroom two bath in Brevard county yet so he's concerned about where we are going to stay. Dad has to stay with us. He is just in too bad of shape. But he wants his privacy and doesn't want to live with us in the two bed two bath we have right now. So whatever. Dad basically is worried that the whole thing is a sham. He is scared about the change I think. Especially since he is going blind in one eye. It is supposedly getting better but he had to have surgery last time.

We went to Church today and had fun with the rugrat. Summer is so good. She kept feeding them crackers and oranges. Then they played with Play-doh (homemade kind) and colored a picture. They were very entertained. Plus I had the pleasure of taking three sunbeams to the bathroom at one time. Boy they can sure pee when they want to.

We are so excited about the move. I might even decide not to walk for graduation and get down to Florida right away. I have a lot to do tomorrow. I have to submit at least four deals. So I am going to be busy.

On the Triathlon tip, I ran 2.7 miles and walked 3.3 more with Summer. So six miles in one day isn't bad. Burned around 1000 cals. I am going back on Atkins tomorrow. I am going to do induction until Friday night then Carb load and eat normally on Saturday. Then Sunday is race day. I am worried that Dohnnie wont pay us before the race on Sunday. If I don't get paid then I don't think I can do the race. We'll have to scrounge for the opportunity to get up there. Plus I gotta get my bike fixed. All this could bode bad for the race.

Oh but I almost forgot. Turns out that the really nice house in Melbourne has a second mortgage so its a good prospect for reinstatement so that we could live in it. Its real close to a park and the Community College...And the BEACH!!! But Dohnnie does not have the deed yet so its still in play.
You know really its really interesting the way people approach blogs. I guess they represent the individuality of all of us as the human race. It's amazing that people can do that now. People used to write journals in notebooks... Welcome to the 21st Century.

I rode 14 miles today. I did an out and back to Doolittle a town west of us here in Rolla MO. I got honked at by a mullet with his girlfriend sitting Cowboy style in his Ford Ranger. I was totally at the side of the road and he had nothing better to do then honk at me and scare the you-know-what outta me. Whatever.

But I tried some gel for fuel and it went down fine if you like a honey like paste oozing down your throat. But I washed it down with water and all was well.

You know I am thinking about not even walking for graduation. I want to get out of here as soon as possible. I could care less about the cap and gown and all that crap. Who cares. Not like UMR meant that much to me anyway. Just a degree. I had good times here I spose, my first two kids were born here and my marriage became a loving one here so there is there is some sentimentality in that. but I will be glad when we are gone.

We cleaned Dad's place for him today. It was nasty. I did his dishes and Summer did the rest. She is amazing at that amount she can accomplish if she puts her mind to it.

We did some Shopping and Summer got an overdraft fee taken off our bank statement with her charm. Last time I did that I had to threaten to stop my account with them. Whatever.

We had dinner over at Tom's and Rebecca's. They are nice people. They seem to be softening up a little bit after three years of sporadic dinners with them. Summer discovered an old school Super Nintendo and played Zelda for like thirty minutes straight. Man I forgot how boring those games can get. I remember why they used to annoy me. Once Super Mario Bros became passe` I was done with video games.

Not much else going on Rebecca is interested in doing Family Books At Home which is great. We'll see how that works out. I'm out.

Friday, April 23, 2004

Its Supposed to rain on race day!!!

Yeah I just checked the forecast and its supposed to rain tomorrow and rain on the Second which is my race day. I guess I understand why they canceled the bike portion of the race last year due to torrential rain. Man if I dont get to do my triathlon I will be pissed off. Whatever.

Well I got my mighty Jackson Hewitt bonus and it was 118 bucks. Yeah that's right 118 bucks. Whatever. I hate that place. What a joke. I am glad I am done with them. Man are we moving yet?

I took Dad to St. Louis for his doc appointment today. It went pretty well. I also went by a couple of bike shops and I finally learned how pedals work. Pretty neat how they do work. They are spring loaded so your cleats which are attached to your shoes lock in with a snap and then if you want to get out you just wiggle your heels to get out. Pretty neat if you think about it. I was impressed. At least I finally get how they work now.

We cannot wait to get down to Florida. Just cannot wait. I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow so I can get my ride in. We'll see. Later

Thursday, April 22, 2004


I did another brick today. This time I simulated T1. I had my lovely wife Summer wait for me with the bike. It took 6:19 for the swim. Then it took me around two minutes for the transition. And I was off for the bike ride. I did around thirty four minutes. Around 8 miles. Tomorrow I will do a long ride maybe an hour and half. I wish I could get up to Columbia to test ride the Race for Sight course. Oh well.

Didn't do much work today just email and stuff. Not much to do except wait for people and banks to get back at us. So what are you gonna do? Tomorrow I also have to take Dad to the Doctor's office. So I plan to cruise by the bike shops in St. Louis.

I also have a take home test due in Russian tomorrow. I am starting to feel more confident about what is going on with Triathlon, Family Books At Home, and the Preforeclosures. More to come.
Wow I am signed up for gmail

Yeah that's pretty cool I am excited to try it out. You know I noticed that the Google Adsense ads for blog have morphed from Triathlon websites to McDonalds. Why did that happen? Do the computers know that I have a problem with Double Quarter Pounders? I smell a conspiracy here. But seriously folks...I did a good run/walk with Summer we went around the block and did 3.2 miles in 43 minutes. Its funny I sprinted the last 100 yds and I noticed that my heart rate stayed at 175 the whole time but my breathing went through the roof. Weird.

I missed class this morning I overslept. Oh well. Am I graduated yet? I got my De Soto short finally from UPS (they screwed up the address). So I tried them out on the run and they felt great. I feel like I am really starting to get my fitness back. My HR was pretty low for most of the run. Except for the hills when I pushed the stroller...Man those kids are a load! Sixty pounds worth.

I watched Timeline and Master and Commander today. Both pretty good movies. Timeline seemed kind of campy and farfetched but hey its a time machine movie. Russell Crowe was up to his old tricks in Master. Very good movie well done. Very deserving of all those Oscar Nominations.

Not much going on with the foreclosures, just waiting to here back from clients or lenders. I cannot wait for payday on Friday, even though I know that it won't be much. But hey anything is better then nothing. We have bills to pay. That's it really. Later.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Starting to Exercise again

Yeah I did a brick today. And boy it was hard when I started to run after the bike. I couldn't get my heart rate down. It was redlining, I had to walk to get it down. I did nine miles on the bike then I ran a 1.2 miles. In thirteen minutes and I walked a lot of the way. Not so bad really.

We got a couple of BPOs back today. Actually just one. The Barr property. It came back really high so we are just going to try and sell it. You know its crazy how so many things changed with that property. Just goes to show you not to get your hopes up about something until it is done. We'll see how things go.

The Family Learning aka Family Books At Home is doing great. Bill wants Summer to come and be in the booth at a huge Convention for Mothers of Pre-Schoolers. MOPS. So we are excited about that opportunity.

Summer paid her speeding ticket today. It took her like four hours to get it done so I had to miss class to watch the boys. So that sucked. But I was pleased with my performance in the brick today. Tomorrow I just have a run session. Probably do a long run. We'll see how the day shakes out. Have some phone calls to make and counties to do for Dohnnie in the morning. Other then that not much else going on. So later.

Monday, April 19, 2004


Yeah I love my new job. I was doing short sales and only short sales today. And boy I really liked it alot. I got a lot done too. I mean we could possibly get four deals submitted this week. We made an offer to one and to another so we'll see. I have to follow up with them tomorrow.

It was really nice to be home with the kiddies and be able not to clock in and stuff. I may never want to be anybody's employee again. Summer pitched a DK book to a mom at the playground and she totally went for it. Pretty cool. I am really excited.

I did my swim tonight. Only finished five minutes sooner then planned. It felt good to exercise. I did the whole one arm swim thing and that was really hard. But it was fun. I had to pee the whole time too and I couldn't pee because they had some scuba students in there that would see me pee in the pool. Gotta hate scuba students.

But anyway its feel good somewhat like we have turned over a new leaf. Glad we did it. Cannot wait to move. Later.
Okay this is not a its a diary

Yeah I know its a diary. But I feel so much more cool now that I can do my journal on the net so everyone can read it. Even though no one reads it. It has a slight private/anti-private feel to it. I was cruising through some of blogs on the host page and I came across , its a page about baseball and the economics of it. Pretty interesting if you think about. I have always loved baseball. I wish the Cardinals would spend some money and get some real pitching. But I guess there wasn't much out there unless you wanted an old overpriced Greg Maddux. Wondering if the Cubbies are feeling that deal yet. Anyway I digress.

Went to church today. We missed most of Sacrament but we helped out with the Combined Primary. Those kids can drive you nuts!!! Especially the little four year olds. Man what a deal. I was sweating the whole time.

I finally got the rough draft done for Religion and Witchcraft today. I wrote about six pages and I'll turn that in. It's not very polished at all but I really don't care at this point. I just want the grade and my diploma and I'll be on my way.

Tomorrow is the first day of full time working for Dohnnie. He sent three more deeds and I think I am going to be busy the whole day. Got lots of things on my to do list.

I planned my week for Triathlon training. It might be a little ambitious but I need to get some hours in so I can make some sort of fight at the Race for Sight which is two weeks from today.

Summy is complaining about the light so I'm outty.

Sunday, April 18, 2004


I must say I am feeling better. I don't want to jinx myself but I really do feel as if I am coming out of this flu funk that has plagued me for the last two weeks. Summer and I ran around the park today with our snazzy new double jogging stroller that we got for a steal on eBay. I couldn't keep my HR down under 160. A few weeks ago I couldn't get it up past 140 on that course unless I sprinted. So there you go. Two weeks and I will be running my butt off. And cycling and a little bit of swimming but just 300 yds.

We just kicked it today. We watched some TV, bought groceries, barbecued, played with the kids, and watched Band of Brothers. Man I love that show, its so cool. I can see why it won an Emmy. Right now I am watching the Lake Show through my mirror. I have become a closet Lakers fan since Karl Malone signed with them. I want him to win a championship. I have my doubts though, the Spurs look tough with their defense and of course Duncan.

Found out recently that I won't get my bonus check until May 1st. May freaking first. What a crock. I am beginning to see how much a waste of time Jackson Hewitt was. Stupido. All it was was an excuse to sit at Wal-Mart do nothing for 6.50 an hour and eat Reese's Bites and gain weight. Frick it.

I called Bill Wardell today with DK. Did I mention this in my last post? Anyway, he is cool with us moving to Orlando and doing the business. He is a really nice guy. So maybe with two income streams, Family Learning and Real Estate, we can make a nice little nest egg for ourselves. Man I hope so.

Dad and I were talking about what he would do if he won a million dollars. He said he would pay off the bill for Mom's funeral services. That surprised me a little bit. He never talks about it or her. But sometimes when you least expect it he mentions it. I get the feeling that there is so much about my father that I will never know about. Seems like he tells Summer more stuff then he tells me. I think he likes her a lot. Plus he has a crush on her sister Sarah which is nasty. But whatever.

I was surprised when Erin said she and Sasha wanted to be investors for Summer and I. I don't think she meant Dohnnie but I didn't push it. I have to write my rough draft for Religion and Witchcraft tomorrow. Nine pages or so. Should be fun. Should've done it today but I was stalling and procrastinating as usual. You know its funny, this time four years ago I was finishing up at UVSC and moving out of Dad's place into my little whole on the hill headed toward Orem in Utah. I was getting ready to move to South Dakota and play Quarterback for the Wolves of Northern University in Aberdeen. Never heard of them? Well that's because they are a small Division II school that doesn't play anybody. I made a mistake deciding to go sight unseen. Their head coach was a nut. Thought he was Bear Bryant or something. Long story short I came back to Provo and Summer. We were married three months later. Man things change so quick in life. April of that year I never thought I would be married in six months. Now I have two kids. NUTS. I am starting to ramble so I will cut this short.

Friday, April 16, 2004

Back in the Saddle Again

Been a couple of days since I posted last. I have busy getting Tax Season over with and getting a paper of mine done and turned in. One paper down, two to go. I have to do a rough draft of the Cotton Mather paper by Monday.

I worked out today. I got my Triathlon shoes for racing today. They are the last years Air Kukini and they rock. They are so light. Summer also got her stroller and it rocks. We went for a run. We pumped up the tires with the hand pump then with the car tire pump at Delano...well that was a big mistake. The innertube on the front tire exploded. We thought we were under attack or something it was so loud. I was pretty winded but it felt good to sweat and workout.

We didn't get a Bonus check at the party either which pissed me off. I think I will still get one but who knows when. I also filed for Unemployment too. Things are going to get tough here in the last few weeks before we move to Florida.

I am kind of starting to worry that Dohnnie will not be able to front this move of ours. And I am worrying that we are not going to have any money for the next few weeks not that Jackson Hewitt is gone. I dunno.

But tomorrow just school, short sales, and I have to call Bill Wardell. I keep forgetting. That might be a nice little income stream too. Later.

Monday, April 12, 2004


Broke down and bought Summer's stroller on line. So now one of the Credit Cards is mixed out. But she said she needed it. We'll see. Hope that the bonus with Jackson Hewitt is more then fifty bucks because we need it bad. Somehow I don't think it will be. I am starting to wonder if Dohnnie can get us in a place down there. He had to give three grand back to the title company from his last deal because they forgot a tax lien on the title of 6K. So that's gotta hurt.

One of the banks I am working with finally called me back and they want an offer submitted. So I got Dohnnie and Pat working on it. Hopefully I'll submit it tomorrow. Be nice if the Camacho, Barr and Kriston deals all closed before we left. That would help quite a bit. But hey who knows.

Met with Dr. Gragg and it was fine. He is such a cool guy he just gets a charge out of helping his students. He was very helpful with focusing my thesis and my outline. I have the rough draft of that paper due on Monday and I have a Poli Sci paper due on Thursday but its just five pages no biggie. Still didn't work out, I was coughing a lot today. I have lost so much fitness. Only nineteen days left until the race and I am so not ready to compete. I just hope I can get like a whole weeks worth of training in before I even run in the race because other wise I am sort of screwed. I don't even know if we can afford to go up there to race! Whatever. All I can say is are we moving yet? I found some apartments in Titusville that are pretty cheap considering. Only 700 for a 3 bed 2 bath. But hey why rent when you can sort of own. I made really good headway with the short sales today. A lot of progress indeed.

Sam puked all over me today. I came home from work and he wasn't feeling good. He lay on the couch with me and then all of sudden there is just puke everywhere. Grapes and French fries....Needless to say he is pretty sick. I have an appointment to take him to the Docs tomorrow morning. I have to work at Eleven so I am pretty much out of luck for short sales tomorrow. Hopefully Pat sends me that HUD Homecomings wanted for the Kriston deal so I can get it to them quick so we can get things moving. We need the money. Oh well.

Sunday, April 11, 2004


Well anyway, we went to Church this morning and everything went fine. We took Sacrament for once and actually had fun with the rugrats in Primary. its nice to have Summy with me so we can teach together. One thing we need to improve on is having more activities to keep them busy. They have the attention span of four year olds....Wait they are four year olds!!! I was dreading it but I think it will be fine. We only have around six weeks anyway until we move to Florida. I cannot wait.

Sue actually called me and gave me the schedule for the last week of the Tax Season at Jackson Hewitt. I actually have twenty hours so I need it. But it is going to cut into my time for Short Sales. I need to get better organized. Dohnnie has sent me some spreadsheets and how he does his work. I think I will copy most of it. When you have almost forty deals going at once, you have to keep track.

I am feeling better on the health tip but I still hack a lung every now and then. I ordered my shorts for the race and bought some Air Kukinis for the race also. Hope it doesn't rain like it did last year on them. I can feel myself getting fatter however. I am worried about starting to workout again because I don't want to wear down and get sicker. But I don't think I have a choice. If I don't get two weeks in of solid base work I won't be able to finish the race. Its a Sprint Distance Triathlon but hey lets face it, I am seventy pounds overweight and have very poor eating habits.

Summer got herself a double stroller on eBay tonight. She is very happy. We got it pretty cheap too. Only 82 bucks. Plus shipping of course but hey I thinks it a pretty good deal. Personally.

Tomorrow back to school. Just a month left. I have three papers to write and a two page Russian translation to turn in by then. I am kind of dreading my meeting with Dr. Gragg because I just slapped that outline together along with the thesis and emailed it to him. He will pick it apart especially since I missed our last meeting. Too late now. All I can say is am I graduated yet? Later.

Friday, April 09, 2004

Jackson Hewitt Sucks

Talked with Dad today about the move to Florida. We are going to have him stay with us and we are going to have him make our house payment whereever that is for a few months until we get on our feet. So that way things will be easy for all of us. He just wants his Directv in his room and not to be bothered so its all good.

After that went to Jackson Hewitt. I had to fix Joann's return that she did. She really screwed up a Schedule C. Those people are so incompetent. I mean I don't know it all but at least I know that I don't know you know? Tomorrow I have to work a nine to five shift. So frick I am thinking about calling in sick. Joann will be there so it won't be so bad. We need all the money we can get though. Ahhh crap frick it.

We are so excited to go to Florida. Anyway later.

Thursday, April 08, 2004


Summer and I have decided that we are going to go to Florida. At least until the Security clearance comes through. Then we decide whether we go to Russia or not. But hey if we are making a lot of money and things are going well then hey no reason to go to Russia. We can go there for a vacation.

I am really excited about it. I would take the East Side of Central Florida and Dohnnie would take the West Side. So that way we could maximize our efficiency.

I am feeling a lot better. I still cough up a lung every now and then but I feel lot better then yesterday. Payday tomorrow and I can't wait to get my hundred dollar check. Guess its better then nothing. Just enough to pay off Summer's speeding ticket she got when she was taking me to the Chiropractor.

Another great thing about the move to Florida would be all the triathlons down there. And the weather would be great. Anyway till tomorrow still a lot to do.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004


Yeah thats right still sick. I hate to keep harping on this but I am really tired of being sick. This is the second day of antibiotics and I dont feel better at all. Coughing up lungs at night. I overslept and missed class today. We went to Columbia to scout out the the Race for Sight course. And we ran into the Tryathletics store, and we looked at some triathlon gear including a Cervelo Dual that is a 58. I took it for a spin and it felt like a glove man Iwant that bike!!! Maybe if I save enough money. Summer and I went to the Mall there and she bought some clothes at Target that she really liked. I was glad she could get some clothes, she needed them.

Dohnnie had a closing today and got 19K. He even emailed a copy of the check. It was pretty cool. I lean more toward Florida every day. I really like the work. But we'll see. Later.

Yep, my head hurts when I cough and that is a lot. We all went to the doc today and we all have the flu. But Summer and I have it worse then the kids do thank goodness. But our symptoms are all different. I am on antibiotics now.

Still haven't worked out yet. Don't really feel up to it. Summy wants me to wrap up the blogger but I still need to finish, the computer light is keeping her up. We are going up to Columbia tomorrow afternoon to scout the race for sight course. It'll be good to see where I am going to destroy myself. As the days get closer I get more nervous. Especially cause I am gaining weight and cannot really exercise. Oh I just want to finish. We'll see.

Went to class tonight and it was bugging me how boring and useless it is. I got a 89 on my test and I didn't even study and have been going to class only every couple of weeks. I don't mean to brag but you know I can't wait to graduate.

When i went to the Docs I weighed in at 291 with my clothes on and two meals in me. Not so good. I am slowly gaining my weight back. Frustrating.

Work is going well. The short sales are coming along. I got two up and running today. So I am pleased about that. I just hope that a few of these deals actually go through and we get some cash from them.

I have an outline due for my Relgion and Witchcraft Paper on Cotton Mather due on Friday. And I have my Poi Sci paper due on next Thursday so I am going to be busy. Plus Iwill probably be working with Jackson Hewitt a lot over the last few days of the season so it could add up to a lot of busy days. Better get what I can get done done now before the rush. Maybe tomorrow I can get a lot of it done. Anyway I need some cough syrup and I am going to bed. Later.

Tuesday, April 06, 2004


Yeah we went to the Zoo today. Dad had a doc appointment. And since he can't drive with his one eye and all. He's just temporarily blind in that eye (at least we hope it's temporary) so we had to take him. I convinced Summer to ditch her last class and we made it a family event. We saw bears, penguins, giraffes, big cats, and guerrillas. Pretty cool. Sam sure liked it a lot. It was fun to see him get excited about it. He is saying all kinds of stuff. Even the bad stuff. On a show on TV tonight someone said "suck" and sure enough Sam is jumping on the bed repeating it about a hundred times in a row. Needless to say we changed the channel.

We actually got our IRS check today plus interest. Who would've thought that the Department of the Treasury under the auspices of the IRS would actually give you interest on something like that. But they did twenty five bucks worth as a matter of fact. And we got a check from Dad. So we are paying off the last CCA credit card and paying down the Capital Ones. Feels good to be able to do that...I can't wait to do that tomorrow.

I switched cell phone plans today. I was on a shared plan with Summer's phone but we went way over our minutes and it sucked. So we got 600 min for me and 250 for Summer. Plus Mobile to Mobile for both of us. So that should work pretty good. Hopefully. We'll only pay about ten dollars more a month IF we don't go over the minutes. Cell Phones what a racket huh?! Got buy some of that stock when we get some cash.

Speaking of which, my first short sale came back they are doing the BPO in few days which means that things are moving along smoothly. Which is nice.

My new lifestyle change is coming along nicely. I have only eaten 28 carbs today. I feel fine. Had eggs for breakfast, a double quarter pounder plain with just cheese no bun, a Country omelet with Hash Browns, and a salad for a snack. And lots of water and diet rite.

Didn't really exercise at all today because of the trip to Saint Louis and all. Tomorrow I plan to get back on track and lift and actually I need to run cause this is supposed to be my run build week. So three times so that means run tomorrow and bike twice, since tomorrow is Tuesday. We'll see if it gets done, I have so much to do for tomorrow's to do list. It's insane. Do Dohnnie's stuff, workout, take the kids to the docs along with myself. Deposit the cash and pay some more bills. And pick Sarah up to watch the kids.

I am worried that I have bronchitis again. I think I can feel the rattling in my chest so I don't know if running is good for me. I guess I'll just have to play it by ear. Till tomorrow.

Sunday, April 04, 2004


Here I am sitting at my desk and I cannot seem to kick this enduring sickness. I am so tired of being sick. I had a really bad fever this morning. My body ached and I felt absolutely miserable. Summer was not much better. We were in a bad way. By 12:30 or so after many meds and a nap my fever finally broke and I woke up in a pool of sweat. Now I feel a lot better. But I don't know if I feel good enough to train in the next few days. Just have to wait it out I guess.

Conference today was wonderful. The Prophet spoke at the end of the morning session. He is so clear and precise and obviously full of the spirit. It was neat too because Sam listened to most of the talk and it seemed like it was getting to him. Which I thought was so cute. When it was time to pray, he folded his arms and bowed his head. It just made me so pleased. Watching your kids do the right thing is really wonderful.

Hopefully tomorrow we will go to the doctor and get some better meds for this bug in our house. I gotta nip this in the bud quickly or I won't make it by race in May.

Thank goodness Jackson Hewitt is over in a week and a half. Hallejuah! You know I really like doing taxes, I just don't like doing them for Jackson Hewitt.

Maybe one of these days I will figure out what I want to do with my life. The real estate stuff is really looking promising to me. I think that it would be an interesting way to make some money and be self-employed with the freedom that that brings. I was reading something about SEP IRAs recently and it seemed really interesting too because you can put your money in those and not pay taxes on them. Which is nice especially if you are self-employed.

Tomorrow I kick off the reformed Atkins plan. Atkins all day except for an hour of a food free for all. That should be fun. We'll see if I can make it through. I don't seem to have the motivation for Atkins that I used to.

I woke late this morning so I didn't do my simulated race like I had planned. It would be too much for Summer and she and I both are feeling sick today. But I did do a simulation of the bike course 17.5 miles. And man am I paying for it not. I have had a headache ever since the ride was over and my whole body aches. I did well for the first half averaged 16 mph then on the second half averaged like 9 mph or something which left me with an avg of like 10.9. I can feel the cough in my chest which is not good, last year that happened and I ended up with Bronchitis. So Summer and I both are going to the doc on Monday.

I am taking Dad to his doc on Monday in St. Louis. He is going blind again in his left eye. The diabetes is really taking its toll and he won't take the steps to take care of himself. Almost like he is just waiting to die.

We listened to both sessions of General Conference today. First time I have ever done that. There were some really good talks given and it was fun to lay in bed and just listen and snuggle with the Summy Bunny and the kiddies.

Sam popped the air chamber in my running shoes a few weeks back so I have no support in my heel in my right foot. So now I have a really sore calf where it hits the back of the knee. Gotta get some new shoes. I have some New Balance but they feel like skis compared to the Nikes.

Paid a lot of bills today. Believe it or not we are actually current on all of our bills. All we have left is the last credit card payment from all the cards we had when we got married. That is so nice to say! And we have a stupid speeding ticket and big wireless bill for which plan I am going to switch immediately. I want to get GSM phones so we can have true Mobile to Mobile so it wont cost so much for Summer to have a cell phone. She needs one with the kiddies and all.

I got the real sincere impression that it doesn't matter where Summer and I go as long as we hold to the principles of the gospel and try to be righteous. So Florida or Russia or even Columbia its all good we just have to make a decision and make it work for us. That is kind of liberating to say the least.

I think I have decided to go on the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet. It is just like Atkins except you have an hour each day where you can go hog wild. That way I can still train without worrying about bonking because I will some carbs in me and I will lose the weight. Because lets face it, Atkins works. When I was on Atkins and working out I got down to 260. Now I am back up to like 285. And yes we had Pizza two days in a row now. I realize that. We have such bad habits. Its really hard when your spouse has the same food issues you do when you are trying to lose weight. Thank goodness I am exercising or I would be back up to like 330, like I was in Wal-Mart. Never going back to that again. Just wish I felt better. Hate being sick.

Sammy is talkin now he is a little parrot. He'll say whatever you tell him to and that can be a bad thing. Jacob has like four teeth and is cruising (furniture walking) getting ready to walk anytime now.

Think I am all blogged out now later till tomorrow.

Saturday, April 03, 2004


We got some money we got some money oh yeah baby!!! It feels good to be in the green even if it is only a measly thousand bucks. But hey I can't complain. We went to see the Rock in Walking Tall tonight. He is the king of action. He has some seriously cool action scenes in that flick. I'd give two and half stars out of four. It is slim on the writing but has a good premise and good action. Man I remember when I was as ripped as he is. A lot of women ahhhed in the theatre when he took his shirt off in the movie... damn him!!! Just kidding I really dont worry that much about... no really I dont.

Tomorrow I plan to do a test race. I am going to try and simulate the Race for Sight here in good old Rolla. Swim 300 yards, Ride 18 miles, and run 3.1 miles. We'll see how it goes. I want to try and do it all in 2:10. I dont think that is unreasonable. I didnt do anything today workout wise just thought about it a lot. I dont see why I am gaining weight. I am still working out hard I have already put in almost five hours. WHo knows my eating habit must just suck or I have the metabolism of a snail. Anyway enough I am going to bed to snuggle with the Summy Bunny its late.

Thursday, April 01, 2004


Thats right I went for a good ride today. It felt really good to get out and ride. I was really sore from the previous lifting session and the lactic acid made me pay for the first few minutes but after I while I felt great. Along the way I saw a cute little beaver waddling along the road trying to hide behind a fence.

Jackson Hewitt was suffienctly boring. People not doing their job and expecting me to take care of it. Well thats not happening. Just two more weeks from today and its the end of tax season. Still no tax check for us. I called the IRS and USPS and it was sent from Texas on Friday. Texas to Missouri should take like three business days. It has been almost a week. I think somebody keyed in a zip code wrong. Of course that is Murphy's law.

I lost a short sale today. At least Dohnnie says that it is lost. It's a VA loan and he never got any loan counseling so we might not do it. Too bad. Dohnnie is supposed to close on a house tomorrow and get twenty grand we'll see if that goes through or not. He has the problem of being eternally optimistic at times. I am more pragmatic, more realist. But hey thats just me. A deal is not a deal until I have the money.

I gave Dad a blessing today. I could really tell it came from the Spirit. He could too. Dad told me I must be living right. I am not so sure that he is right. Some things still linger on my conscious. I hope he feels better. He is going blind again in his left eye from the Diabetes. He needs Laser eye surgery again.

Tomorrow I plan to run and lift. Then on Saturday I plan a long bike ride maybe thirty miles. We'll see. I need some money.

Yes I am very tired. I just got done doing Dohnnie's counties for him. I didn't even finish them all. But the biggest ones with the biggest data are done which is good enough at least for tonight. The offer on the Barr deal that I was talking about last night didn't come through. The investors decided to do a BPO on it. I guess they were worried about us coming in so low. Doesn't matter we'll still get the cash. Just take a little longer. So the In-Laws' money was not needed. I have to say I feel a lot better about that. It eases my mind. Still no IRS check those bastards. They send a notice saying its coming but not for at least two weeks. Before I have gotten those stupid notices after I got the check! But not this time of course because we need it so bad. Dohnnie can't pay me until Friday so we are hurting again as usual. We have cell phone bills and other bills piling up quickly. Dohnnie is closing on Friday and he says he'll get twenty thousand but we'll see he has a bad habit of being dangerously optimistic about things.. always has been that way.

On the triathlon tip, I did a warm up today and did my second strength training routine. I did Power clean, deadlift, Incline, lunges and other auxs that really killed. I felt tired the rest of the day. I decided not to run and will do so tomorrow. So adios amigos.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004


Today has been an interesting day. I woke up and went on a bike ride. Did 45 minutes and 11 miles. It felt good. I seems that my lifting is already helping me with my climbing. It was a lot easier to climb the Oak Knoll loop today.

One of Dohnnies deals might come through tomorrow. The Investor came back and said he would do a deeper discount if we could pay in 48 hours. So Dohnnie and I thought about it for a while and we decided to give Suzanne and Dennis a shot, yes thats right my in-laws. And they believe it or not decided to go in. Then they called back and said they could go higher with Norman Summer's Uncle helping out with the slack. So if the Investor comes back with an acceptable number tomorrow then they will make at least five grand and so will Summer and I! Dohnnie has somebody ready to close in 21 days to buy the property so we are so excited. Hope the number comes back low. Of course there is the fear that things will fall through the floor and Dohnnie will owe my in-laws ten grand. On my word that the house will sell. Oh boy what have I gotten myself into? My stomach just kind of flipped. We'll see. I spose. I will keep you informed, I'll find out whats up tomorrow morning. And I have two more short sales to start. So I got that going for me which is nice. Later.

Here I sit after midnight and my oldest son is still up. After many attempts he has overcome all obstacles, namely his parents, and is still awake. Unbelievable. Yeah. Well I almost forgot to blog tonight. But nevertheless I am here. Spring break is upon us and I am enjoying it immensely. Summer and I took the kiddies this morning and put them in stay and play and worked out. I started back on my strength program that I have dicussed in previous blogs. And I did a little Cardio warm up. Then after work and more work I swam 1050 with drills in 35 minutes. It felt good to be in the water. Swimming is a great recovery exercise. I feel positive now about my training. Race for sight is 34 days away. I am not going to worry about my weight it is what it is. But I am looking forward to my bike ride tomorrow. I'll probably do an hour ride. Or so. Maybe the Oak Knoll loop. Who knows where my 1000c will take me.

Still haven't got our tax return check yet. Those filthy IRS you-know-whats. Probably get it when I dont need it. Plus Dohnnie forgot to send his check today so I am waiting until Wednesday for that one too. Jackson Hewitt was so boring not a client all day except an old couple who didnt have their income info just a completed tax return done by hand. A lot of good that does me. Anyway I stalled for four hours by just reading USA Today and Post Dispatch. Amazing the time you can kill.

Not much else going on, I mailed my transcripts and proof of graduation to the State. We'll see if any job offers come my way.

Summer and I had a really bad argument today. We were arguing over whether a sigh I made was considered a scoff or not. I really feel stupid just writing it but boy were we pissed when it was going on. Doors were slammed and I destroyed our only baby gate. I felt really bad about it. Summer and I made up of course but in hindsight you always want to make the right decision first you know?

We went to Wal-Mart afterwards and got some munchies and rented some movies. We watched the Rundown with the Rock. I've already seen it once but it was good a second time. Sam is finally asleep in our bed now so I am going to ever so gently put him to bed in his own room. Later.

Sunday, March 28, 2004


Last night after I posted I started to feel a tingly thing in the back of my throat. By the time I went to bed I was officially sick. I have been sick probably three or four times this winter. And it's not even winter anymore! So after my back goes out, I get stuck with Strep or something. So I took like 7 Advil. I woke up feeling pretty bad. We went to church to shadow the teacher that we are replacing in the primary. I went to fill up Jacob's bottle in church and saw a very tired sick man in the mirror. I was really feeling bad. So I went home and had some potato soup which Summy made for me and took a nap. I feel better right now but I still have the weird cold sweat thing going on with my throat bothering me. I still plan on working out tomorrow. Summer's excursion to St. Louis has been put on hiatus because Dennis doesn't know if he can use her as an employee. So I am going to lift and do Cardio in the morning then swim at night. Looking forward to it. Really.

We went over the In-laws house for dinner and they made some really great pot roast. I went Atkins and only had the roast and some salad. Really quite good. I liked it a lot. I went over to Dad's to set the tape for the Sopranos and stopped by Country Mart to get the Chocolate cake Summy asked me to get. I bought a thing of creme horns and ate three of them. Kind of feel guilty about that but oh well. Still waiting for our money from the IRS but we know it is on the way. Later. Its Spring Break this week and I plan to enjoy. Hopefully Summy won't go to St. Louis.