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.