Saturday, October 20, 2012


Home alone today.  Seems like I already posted that. 

Sarah and the kids are in Houston visiting and I am in Tyler working for a few days.  Gotta pay for these trips. 

Two reasons for the ever-so-rare workday blog post.  First I want to put up a reminder.  Every once in a while Michael or Max come up with the awesome kid names for things.  They have this little tiny plastic dinosaur toy with one horn and called is Rhino Dino.  (Rhino Deeno). 

Well, Michael has come up with something new.  You know those tall freeway interchanges you get in large urban areas with multiple layers of bridges overlapping?  Michael has decided to call those Mazy Highs.  Ma zee Highs.  Because they twist and turn in and out like a maze and they are made up of highways.  Also, they go really high.  I love that kid. 

The second reason is to extend my condolences to someone dear to me who lost a beloved family member recently.  I'm sorry about Dexter, Julia.  I will call you soon. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Today finds us in Houston.  We came down for some visiting and some doctor visits.  Last time we were here for visiting and doctor visits didn't come out to well, let's hope it's better this time. 

I got here and set up the computer, because I'm and addict, and it promptly started typing uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

This was a bit disconcerting as it wouldn't type anything else.  I rebooted, blew out the keyboard a little bit and tried again...same result.  Damn.  Remember back to the other night when Max accidentally spilled glow stick juice in his eyes?  Did I post about that?  Well, I had just poured a nice drink, sat down at the computer and got ready to do whatever when Max started screaming.  Any parent knows the difference between the normal cry and the something is really wrong cry.  He had been playing with a glow stick in bed and bent it enough that it broke open.  The juice got in his eyes and he started screaming.  I promptly leaped up from my chair and ran to the rescue.  This caused my very full drink to fall over right on the laptop. 

So today I took the laptop apart to check for damage.  I didn't find any, so I put it back together.  Seems to be working fine now. 

Sarah and I have appointments for physicals tomorrow morning.  Max and Michael have theirs Friday morning.  In the meantime I plan on trying to relax, maybe write something, and enjoy the visit. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012


New town, new crud. 

Perhaps I am laboring under some selection bias or maybe I'm just cranky.  We moved to a new town and promptly all caught a cold.  It seems like we do this every time.  The glamorous travel lifestyle. 

Worked three days then off yesterday and today.  Luckily I am sick on my time off and not work days.  When you are a contract employee, you don't get sick days. 

Not really happy to be back in TX.  I am reminded that there was a reason we started traveling from here.  It is almost like we wanted to get away.  Now, if you are from Texas, just don't get all freaked out and defensive on me.  I'm sure, to some, this is paradise on Earth.  I, however, don't fit in here.  Not culturally, not physically, not at all.  Having lived in this part of the world for the better part of my life I can certainly fake it.  Life just isn't as fun if you have to fake it though.  Amiright ladies? Oh god, the cold is taking over.  My family read these, I really shouldn't make these kind of jokes.

Rained again last night, hard.  It seems I have fixed the worst of the leaks, with still just a little one that needs attending to.  As I type this, the chainsaws are  fired up outside and Steve, the campground owner and his daughter are cleaning up the last of the tree trunk sections cut down the other day.  So far the brightest spot about Tyler is this campground.  Steve and his family are great.  They are very friendly and helpful.  I even like their dog.  He has worked hard to make a good campground and I have a feeling he will work harder still.  I hope that he is wildly successful here, he deserves it. 

So, if you are ever in Tyler in your RV and you need a place to stay, Glory Days RV park is it.