Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Drink The Kool-Aid


Today at work our Engineering Director had an all-hands meeting.  There meetings are traditionally very boring and don't really provide a whole lot of good information.  I always liken it to watching politicians on "Meet The Press".  They have a very tailor message and never really say what they really think or what really going on.  During the meeting the provided refreshments and as you can see it was Kool-Aid.  I didn't know if that was symbolic or not but I did certainly something I took note of.  

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rolling To School Small Town Style


This morning as I was getting ready to leave for work I saw Jen and boys take off in the golf cart figured it was a picture I had to take.  Only in small town Iowa can you drive a golf cart up to the bus stop to drop the kids off for school.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Enjoying The Morning


As the summer is drawing to a close I figured I better start to try and take in every last moment of it.  This morning I got out of bed early, made some coffee and sat out on the porch to enjoy the nice morning.  There is nothing better then sitting on the porch, listening to the birds and having a cup of coffee.  While I'm looking forward to winter and being done with yard work, I am going to miss the warm summer temps.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

First Day Of School



The summer has unofficially come to an end with the boys headed back to school today.  Marshall is headed in to 7th/8th grade, he is taking three 8th grade classes this year, and Clancey is headed into 3rd grade.  He is officially a Junior Higher this year and that much closer to graduating.  Clancey is still in elementary and has a few year left so he can still be the baby of the family for a bit longer. :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dad Night


Clancey has officially started soccer again and his practices run pretty late, 6:30 - 8:00pm, with the drive they won't be home until 9pm.  This result of this is I'm home by myself this evening to do what ever I like.  Figured it would be a great night to enjoy a steak, chips and a beer.  Seems like this could become a weekly thing for me :)

Monday, August 01, 2016

Relaxing Morning


This morning we all kind of slept in a bit and took some time to enjoy the morning.  I guess technically I didn't enjoy the whole morning, I did attend two hours of telecons while I sat on the porch.  After we have lunch this morning the plan is to head over to the "secret beach" for a couple hours and then head down to the community center for a bit of internet and then have some supper.  Another nice day on the island.