Thursday, November 24, 2005

Its been awhile again....It's Thanksgiving day. I attempted to fry our Turkey this year. We bought a fryer and the requisite peanut oil. Everything seemed to be working great until I put the bird in the oil and discovered that I didn't have enough to immerse it completely. So off I go to Wal-Mart to buy more. Of course they're sold out. So I had Summer take the bird out of the oil. Of course we both forgot to turn the heat down. So when I came back with a bunch of Canola Oil, the oil in the pot was about to spontaneously combust after reaching 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

So I poured the new oil in and that cooled it down along with me turning the heat down. Then I put the bird back in and fried it for about 20 minutes and the whole was done and it looked black on the outside making me think it was burnt. Of course, it wasn't; it was a very tender, juicy turkey, but it looked back on the outside.

Next time I'll do the fry thing a lot better. But isn't that like everything in life? So that's all.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

So have any of you ever had a problem with Dell Laptops with the screen going off for no reason? Well I have and now I can't use my laptop at all. It needs a new motherboard and I'll lose all my memory good thing I backed most of it up while I was researching this problem. So I have four houses this month. I got two in one deal on Thursday. They are short sales but hey I'll take them.

It was a crazy thing, this lady used her credit to buy two houses for a friend of hers and now they are both in foreclosure.

Tomorrow I'll call a prison in Daytona Beach to see if I can talk to an inmate who has a house in foreclosure. That is pretty cool. He's in for two counts of Cocaine and one count of Marijuana. He also got a really big settlement from GMC from a defective part in Camaros in the early 80s. I found all this out by searching the public record.

I haven't been to church in quite a few weeks. I told the Bishopric that I need to be released because I can't be there consistently. In fact I have been to the Temple more recently then to church. Anyway I gotta put the kids to bed they crashed in our bedroom. Laters.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I took two Ambien an hour ago and I might be writing this under the influence of sleep enhancers. I had to go through and change all my email contacts to get them to send to my new right email. Try this site for acheat sheet about to get around automated systems.

Still deciding on whether I want to kill off this blog or maybe rename it or start a new one. I'll let you know.

Cardinals won last night, Pujols hit a bomb in the ninth with two outs and two on base. I went nuts jumping on the bed.

Another hurricane is coming. Wilma looks like she'll come for South Florida early next week hopefully it'll miss us. We're prepared though we have wood and water and a generator in case something goes wrong. So we'll see. That's all.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

I turned on word verification to prevent all the comment spam. I have been getting a lot of that lately. Its funny how they try and build you up and then hit you with a solicitation for music on interest free credit or something stupid like that.

I played my match tonight and I won 6-1 and 6-2. It took a while and the guy was late because he got lost. I don't think I am going to schedule anymore matches on Sunday. I don't think its right. I'll work on Sunday because our "ox" is in the mire so to speak but playing tennis I think is too much.

I am thinking about deleting this blog anyway and keeping a journal on my computer only not available on the internet. Needless to say some people read this and were hurt by the content so I don't know if it is worth it anymore. I am going to think about it, however. Anyway, I am out.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

I got a house again. It is a 3/2 in Titusville we'll get it for 85K and hopefully sell it for 120 to 130K. Oh and by the way, Summer says that I have a party in my pants and you are NOT invited.

Funny the things that get said across the marriage bed.....

I have gotten three houses in the past month. So not bad really. I have really been knocking and working hard.

Tomorrow I start the Orlando Flex League which is the singles league that I have been anxiously awaiting. I haven't played tennis in awhile so it should be fun. There is a tournament coming up on the 22nd in Orlando so I might play in it. Anyway that's all for now.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

So here we are...Dohn met with a tennis buddy and he is starting a new business down in SW Florida providing investment opportunities for pre-construction down there. It sounds pretty good, but we don't have enough credit history to get going on it yet. There are too many conditions for us to qualify so it won't work. Its too bad could have been a great opportunity. Maybe we'll try in May of 2006 once it has been two years of self-employment.

I have been really knocking down the doors. I didn't get the trailer that I was looking at because the guy called a "Stop Foreclosure" sign and he offered him 1K plus money to get into a house. It wasn't even that great of a deal in the first place. Oh well, I have a couple other of possibles in Titusville and Deland. So we'll see.

I have been doing a lot of Genealogy lately. We are going to the Temple on Friday and we'll do some more work. I want to go as far as I can with it. It'll be neat.

My Singles Tennis League starts this week. I have a match this week sometime. Should be fun....

Friday, October 07, 2005

So my brother is back.... He seemed somewhat civil on the phone today. Maybe he doesn't hate me after all. I knocked on ten doors today in Orange County. I also got laser treatment for my tatoo to have it removed. The laser feels almost identical to what it felt like to get the tatoo done in the first place. But this procedure will cost 20 times more to remove then to install. Talk about a stupid tax.

Summer was in a car accident last year. Nobody was hurt but she was found at fault and we didn't have enough insurance so we are dealing with a law firm in North Florida that is threatening to sue. They want us to sign a stipulation that basically says they can enter a final judgment if we fall behind.... Crazy. I think we will probably sign but I want all the "t's" and "i's" crossed and dotted.

On the radio today they were talking about with MSN and all that. I have a space but I really prefer this blog right here. It serves as a journal for me.

I am getting back into the swing of working. I have knocked every day this week. I didn't skip hardly any doors and no movies.

Tomorrow I go talk to a women in Cocoa who is renting a house that we just bought. We are going to try and convince her to move. But we'll see. She is on month to month lease so we'll give her thirty day notice if she refuses then we'll evict her. But it could make it really hard to sell the house. And I need this house to sell to pay Dohnnie back.

I wish I could get up the gumption to eat better and exercise. Now that I am focusing on knocking and working, it is really hard ot even think about working out. The tennis singles league starts next week so maybe that will help with motivation. I am just so tired when I get home. I drive between 200 to 350 miles a day sometimes. It tires you out in a different way then real hard manual labor. It is more emotional and in your head.

Summer had a baby shower tonight and Tina went to Institue so the boys and I watched the Braves and Astros NLDS. It was fun, Sam and Jake really enjoyed it. It was fun to spend some quality time.

The Cardinals won today also, they are up 2-0 just need one more win to advance. They look good but their relief pitching seems shaky to me. Anyway thats it. Laters.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

So its a been a little while since I wrote. We had a closing and I was supposed to get half the net profit. Well my brother who is the boss was out of town so I told the Real Estate Attorney to send it all to me. So know I owe my brother like 15k.

I almost got separated over it. And obviously, my brother doesn't trust me anymore. I had to practically beg just to not get kicked out of my own house. So I have been knocking a lot these past couple of weeks as a result. I am getting back into the swing of things for sure.

We replaced the water heater on our own in our house. That was fun. Summer is tiling a shower in our master bath and laying a tile floor. It is going slowly but she is doing a good job.

We transferred the internet over to Cable and it is so much faster!!! We are also getting Vonage for our business phone which will save us a hundred bucks a month.

Sammy is getting potty trained again very well.

I have decided to take the LSATs in December and see how I do. I want to apply to Law Schools to start next fall. But the trick will be getting something in Orlando. Otherwise we would have to move and I don't want to do that yet.

Ironically, Summer and I have been going to the Temple a lot and it has helped me get an idea of what I really want to do with my life and where I need to improve myself and really make decisions that deal with the real world and not the world inside of my head.

So anyway that is all for now.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

My record in NTRP 3.5 Men's Singles this year is 2-9. I have played eleven matches. My matches will go up when the Fall Flexible Singles League starts. It should be fun.
I was checking my results in my matches this year not very good.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

So I think that I will go on a bike ride tomorrow. I have 45 days to get in some sort of shape to do the Health First Triathlon in October. I have the routes all figured out. Tomorrow I am going to do the bike route and see how it goes. It is around 24 miles or so. The farthest I have ever gone is 33 miles in Rolla once. Also I have never swam in open water before. So that should be interesting. We'll see if I even do it.

So Tropical Storm Katrina is screwing up my house purchasing plans. No Insurance companies will bind coverages while there is a storm on the loose so hopefully things will go smoothly before we close next week. So whatever. There are so many different things that could go wrong with all this. Anyway my battery is going dead so I am out.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

My brother is thinking about buying a piece of property in Nicaragua. Yeah thats right Nicaragua. Not bad really. I looked it up on the net and it actually sounds pretty neat.

I wanted to also write some things down about how I lie to my wife so much. I am so afraid to tell her some things sometimes. Here are some examples.

1. I go to movies by myself and tell my wife that I am working.
2. I go to Fast Food joints and don't tell my wife that I ate there.
3. I make purchases on the internet or at stores and don't tell my wife about them until she finds them or sees coming in from the UPS truck.
4. I don't tell her about the amount of porn that I have looked at on the internet.
5. I don't tell her about all the times that I masturbate.

I am getting lightheaded just reading this as I write. Crazy.

We watched the Series Finale of Six Feet Under tonight on HBO. It was really good...When Claire was leaving to New York, and it showed them all dying at certain ages I really got emotional. I realized how much I love Summer. I don't show her that enough. I definitely take that for granted.

My brother is headed to Moscow for two to three months. He already has dates set up with Russian girls he has met on the net. I hope he doesn't get mugged or worse over there. He also is going to play on some big money tournaments too. I wish I was in better shape to go and play with him. But alas I weigh 334 lbs and although I am losing weight, I have a long way to go.

I won my first tennis match over the weekend. I won in three sets 10-7 in the third set superset tiebreak. I made two great backhand volleys on match point to win it. It felt so good. He was the #2 seed too so that was nice.

I might get two more houses in Jacksonville now. We'll see I have to do Title Searches on them. Its too bad our Real Estate Attorney's father died last week. He is really out of it and I hope he'll be able to grieve and all that stuff.

I am afraid to post this because what if Summer reads it? Its like that video "Dirty Little Secret" from the All-American Rejects.

I get to use my brother's Lobster Elite ball machine while he is gone so that will be great. I have lost 20 lbs in eight months. What does that come out to in ounces? I just figured it out and it means about 2.5 lbs a month. So at that rate I'll lose the rest of this weight by the time I am like 30. Wow.

Watching Six Feet Under makes me think about my own mortality. I don't want to die. I feel like maybe something is going to happen and that perhaps I haven't done all that I could. I wonder if I had gotten married to Summer when I did if I would have gained all this weight. I don't know. I love my kids but I don't think I was ready for kids.

I guess I am done.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

It's late and I am bored. Lets see if I can update you guys on the news goings on of my life. This month I have four houses all in Jacksonville.

My two houses in Volusia county are closing this week...(thank goodness!)

I am playing a lot of tennis, trying to lose all the weight that I have gained since we moved down to Florida.

I am the Sunday School teacher for 12/13 year olds in my Ward.

And that is about it.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Buenos Noches Muchachos!!!

I am finishing my Spanish Lesson right now. Visions of Osceola County dancing in my head. That place is all pretty much Hispanic. I need to be able to speak some Spanish to be able to get more deals. So I am excited about that.

Taught my first lesson today in Sunday School. Like four girls and one guy one Samoan guy. They were okay. They talked a lot. They are 12 and 13 year old girls so it doesn't surprise me that they talk so much. I taught about courage to and how faith gives us courage. I hope that they got somewhat of what I was teaching them. Anyway I went to the whole block of meetings for the first time in a long time.

We got our Temple Recommend interviews done. Now we just need our Stake President to approve them. As soon as that happens we will get Dennis' mother's work done. I'll be the proxy for his Dad probably since Dennis can't do that.

I think I am going to start knocking on doors again. I kind of feel rejuvenated a little bit. I am losing weight, learning a new language, got a calling in church, feels good. Kids actually did alright during the actual sacrament portion of sacrament. So that was nice. So that's all for Adios Senor!!!!
So I had my first Spanish Lesson today. I did my thirty minutes. Spanish is a whole heck of a lot easier then Russian, that is for sure. I learned about ten to fifteen phrases and words. They do a lot of repeating, everything is vocal nothing written down.

So Arlene went through without much going on down here at least. Summer's parents came down today and they had a good time. Summer and her mother sewed and Dennis and I played the X-Box. I bought Ghost Recon special for the day. It was fun. We all got into it.

Dennis also brought a couple of little bikes for the kids and we put training wheels on them so they'll be all set for when they want to ride bikes. The bikes are still a little big for them yet but they liked it. Poor Dennis he clearly has asthma but he won't take anything for besides Oregano? I don't know about that one.

I got my Manual for Sunday School. I teach about Joseph F. Smith one of the Church's prophets tomorrow. The old teacher gave me the manual he told me to bring treats.

There was a Foreclosure right down the street from where we live. Of course they say its all a big mistake. Yeah right. At least I would know what that house would go for.

I watched Collateral on HBO as I did my Spanish Lesson. Pretty good movie itself. Starting to feel better about the future. For some reason Dennis gives me confidence. Maybe it's cuz I know that I can do a whole lot better then he can at this. That's terrible I know but it's the truth I suppose.

I watched the Grass courts Stella Artois Tourney today on Tennis Channel. I love watching Grass court tennis. It's really fun playing that way too. A big serve and aggressiveness can win for you.

I am playing in a tournament in the middle of June in Orlando. Should be fun to unveil the new backhand then.

Anyway that is about it. I spose. Gotta go to bed.

Friday, June 10, 2005

We took the day off today. We slept in till 11 am and then went to see Mr and Mrs Smith. Tell you what poor Jennifer Aniston never had a chance with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. She is super hot. Good movie very funny and full of metaphors with the premise of husband and wife trying to kill each other.

Later we went to work out. Did about an hours worth of running, lifting, stretching and good stuff. My back has been hurting me since I started hitting my new backhand. It is not used to these movements so I need to get the muscle in shape back there. I worked on that at the gym.

I also got my Spanish CDs and my new Blackberry 7250!!! Already activated it is the BOMB.

I got a new calling the in the ward. I am the Sunday School Teacher for the 12 and 13 year old kids. Tomorrow is Saturday and I don't have the manual or any info at all. I got to call the Sunday School President tomorrow for sure and see what's going on.

Nothing else really to report. Tropical Storm Arlene might be a hurricane by the time it reaches the Panhandle. Dohnnie is in Sanibel and they should be getting hammered I imagine. Thats it, laters.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Tropical Storm Arlene

So there is another storm headed in our general way. Dohnnie is down at Sanibel right now with his ex-wife and kiddies. It's gonna pass our way this weekend but should only be some wind and rain not Hurricane force weather.

So here we go again. Last year we ran for the hills once and then we stayed put for the rest. No real damage but it was pretty stressful.

Summer found a bunch of pictures that were taken right after we were married. It was hilarious to see how skinny we were! There was even a quite provacative pic that I took of Summer. I am suprised the photo center even developed the picture. It was neat though. Gives me some motivation to continue to lose weight.

I might have a deal tonight. I talked with the couple tonight and will know by Saturday. So we'll see.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

So I added the Google Adsense thingies last night. I guess it looks alright. Really I'm just glad that I got it to work!

I signed a contract on the house today. Big One. Over 100K in equity. Too bad a child support/alimony judgment is tacked on to the house for 50K. Thats the risk you take in this business. Oh well.

I played tennis with Dohnnie this morning for over an hour. My backhand is really getting better. I am starting to hit it more up with more topspin which is neat. I have always wanted a one hander and now I am getting close.

I was really doing well with my Atkins until I got hungry this afternoon and pigged out on some cookies that were hiding in the cabinet.

We went to see Longest Yard tonight. Pretty funny. Not nearly as good as the first but hard to compare an Adam Sandler movie to a classic film. Burt Reynolds must need the money to be in this thing. Summer enjoyed and I chuckled too at times. Not a complete waste.

We are getting some response from our mailings. We got an eviction call today a six unit Condo in Miami. Over 1500K cash flow. 3o0K mortgage. We'll see what she wants. Hispanic couple. Did I mention I am going to teach myself Spanish?

I used my new racket this morning and it rocks!!! Serena eat your heart out cuz the Hyper Hammer 6.3 was made for me!!! I also ordered the newer Verizon Blackberry 7250 today as a Father's Day present which is awesome. I need it cuz the Remanufactured 7750 that I got from RIM is on the fritz... it only works when it wants to. Friday it shall be mine.

Tomorrow I make my offer with a Family in Palm Bay. First one in a while. Lot of competition. But I feel that I have made a rapport with this guy. So we'll see. I'm out.
So we're trying to get this deal done. The previous owner is in Puerto Rico. We are trying to work out a discount for her so we can get the house at a discount and then sell it wholesale and make a bunch. It has two mortgages, one for 205K and one for 45K. It is in Foreclosure. So we just about have the deal done. The first mortgage is ready to take 167K for the first. But the second is complaining because the first mortgage wants something in writing from the second that they will release the lien which means that the second will get nothing. Sound confusing? Well it is, that is my business. The funny thing is that I see this everyday. Plus they all want to talk to the previous owner who is in Puerto Rico in Goodness knows where. Hopefully tomorrow we'll know more. The sale date is the end of this month. So we have to move quickly.

Erin left today. We had a good visit. Summer finished her quilt in like TWO days a herculean effort to say the least.

I am trying to learn a onehanded backhand in tennis finally. Dohnnie is helping me with it. I have been hitting with him a lot lately. It's funny he hasn't seen our house yet. We've been over to his house a number of times and he hasn't been to ours yet. Whatever.

I am playing a tournament in the middle of this month in Orlando so that should be exciting.

So anyways I heard on XM Radio today that there are over 10 million blogs on the internet. That is a wild number. That is like the number of people in Moscow, Russia for goodness' sake.

I'm outtie.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

You know this is two days now that I have written in my blog. Good thing Blogger doesn't make you keep logging in over a period of time like hotmail does or I would have lost this account. The internet really is amazing these days. So many people use these for ranting and raving. Also most use this for income amazingly enough. Just click on "next blog" to see the all the ads out there.

We went to Universal Orlando today. It was really fun. But of course I have to mention that we went during "Gay Days" in Orlando, which is a crazy get together for the "alternative lifestylers" out there. It was hilarious. They all wore red in the park so you could see all of them loud and clear. Pretty big statement. Thank goodness Sam and Jacob aren't old enough to figure out that two men holding hands is not "normal" whatever that is. Anyway, I digress....

We went on the "Hulk", Poseidon's Fury (dumb show), Dueling Dragons and Spiderman. Also Cat in the Hat for the kids. It rained a lot early on so we were drenched. But the rain ceased after awhile and all was well. The kids had fun...we got them "thing 1 and thing 2" shirts and hats which is so appropriate if you knew my two little boys.

Yesterday, I bench pressed 225 8 times. I haven't gotten that much weight up in 5 years!!! At my prime at Snow college I did 225 13 times. Not bad seeing I have only been lifting again since February. The Core Performance program is really helping, when you are stretched you just feel better.

I am going to start to learn Spanish soon. I sent away for a language course with Audio CDs. It would really help me with my business especially in Osceola county. Just in general in Florida, there are so many Spanish Speakers. Lotta of Puerto ricans.

I went on two crazy rollercoasters today and I am proud of myself. Usually I would talk myself out of it and regret it but I seized the moment and enjoyed myself. That really is a good thing.

Yesterday Erin asked me who I was. You know I didn't have an answer for her. In a previous conversation I couldn't come up with an answer either. I don't really know. I know what I do and I know what I like or dislike, but not who I am. Something to work on there. It's late I'm out.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Its been awhile. We bought a house! Sam is potty trained now. Thank goodness. My brother is officially divorced...and my sister thinks my father is going to die soon. Well thats about it.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

So I am 26 now. Sammy is 3 now. I am signed up for Team in Training. I am gonna run in the Memphis in May Triathlon on May 22nd. To do that I have to raise $3900.00 to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which in turns goes to fight blood cancers. I think its neat. I get to train, and hopefully lose weight and support a good cause. If you would like to donate go to this website and donate!!!

We're doing great besides that. We are getting very stable and we are trying to qualify for a mortgage to buy a house soon. So we'll see what happens. Anyway laters

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Zoey and the boys in Osage Beach, MO Posted by Hello

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Its a new year, and I thought that I needed to blog a little bit. Tomorrow is Sunday and after that is Monday. Summer and I are going to be hitting it hard then. We are going to try and get 5 each in January. We want to get 50 houses closed this year. If they all net us 10k each, then we will make 50ok. Not too bad. We want to eliminate all of our debt this year. So 2006 will be gravy.

On a personal note I want to get back in shape to the point where I am happy about the way I look. I saw myself in a mirror at the Airport on our way back from Christmas and was shocked at my large mound of rebound self. I have never been this big, and it is starting to get to me.

We have 3-5 closings set for January already.

We also got a puppy up in Missouri. She is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi which we name Zoey. The kids love her even though they get too excited and scare her under the bed. She looking over my shoulder right now while I blog. I'll load a pic of her in a second.

Overall I am very happy about the way the year ended. We did really good. I have some really good equity deals that allowed us to travel and see what we wanted to see. Maybe this year we go to Europe. That would awesome. But we are gonna pay some debt off first. Laters.