Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Problem with Google Video
Given that Google owns both sites you would think that they would work together. I even upgraded my blog trying to get this to work. No luck, it still fails.
I even looked at third party websites to try to figure out how to embed the video on my own. YouTube does this easily. YouTube gives you the code to embed a video right on their web page, Google video does not. One Point for YouTube - Google Zero.
I hate when faulty technology gets in the way of a good joke. Shame on you Google, get this functionality fixed!!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Floyd Pettis Passed Away Last Night
We just got word that Papou passed away early this morning. It feels a little sudden, the doctors seemed to think he was doing well. We are in shock, it's such a tragic loss. He is in a much better place now.
Thanks for the footprints you left on our lives Papou . . .
Friday, November 17, 2006
We are all Sick!
(Madison talking to Elmo on her telephone this morning)
This is my first Moblog post in a while. It stopped working over a month ago and I gave up trying to fix it. I finally went back and deleted and recreated the relationship a couple days ago, and so far at least I'm back in business!!
We are all sick. I'm getting a cold, Nicole and Madison have had it for almost a week now. We are staying in and laying low. One good thing is this has given me plenty of time to make progress on my new buisness venture. I'm going to be a multi-corporation CEO! I can't wait.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
What is "Second Life?"
Today I stumbled across this article and found out:
I can see how this could be very interesting . . .
Home Burglery Alert
Canna Lane, San Jose, CA
This information is here in case anybody has a similar incident and goes to do a Google search on the subject.
Our home was broken into today, Nov. 13, 2006, between 10 and 11:30am. Here is what we know. According to witnesses, the burglars were driving a silver/grey Jeep Cherokee. Winesses said, there were three burglars, two white males in their late teens to early twenties and a black woman about 23-26. The witnesses said the men had a green back pack and were carring a white plastic garbage bag.
According to the witnesses the woman had a tattoo on her neck. They said the men were of slight build and appeared to the witnesses to be possible gang members. If you see anybody who matches this description please call the San Jose Police Department.
This is in regards to case 06-317-0585. I had computer, camera and podcasting equipment stolen. My wife lost jewlery and other items.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday in Pictures
Madison helped Papou blow out his birthday candles!
Relaxing around the fire. We had a great evening!
Sunny Day in San Francisco
Friday, November 10, 2006
Getting our Properties Closed
We have almost closed escrow on our three homes in Alaska. These last few days have been hectic getting all the lender conditions and requirements met. It's stressful enough doing one purchase, but three at the same time has been very crazy. I am looking forward to next week when this phase is over with. Then I can focus solely on getting the future tenants needs met and make sure the move-ins go smoothly. Two have been turned already and we only have one more to go. It's going very well and Nicole and I are very thankful the Lord has provided us with two great partners already.
I will be returning to Alaska for two weeks after Thanksgiving. It will be nice to get back and get everything handled. One of the homes needs carpet and paint and I will be supervising that work while I am there. I'm looking forward to relaxing a bit when all this is done. Unfortunately as soon as I get home I have my Real Estate final and a few days after that I take the state real estate exam. I don't think things are really going to calm down until around Christmas. What a quiet, relaxing merry Christmas it will be (I hope)!!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
A Busy Weekend
Today we got up, made a huge breakfast (eggs, bacon, toast) then went to church. After church I went over to Kathy's and painted her new chimney cap. It was bare steel and needed to be sealed before the rains came. I rented a 24 foot expansion ladder and had to extend it almost all the way to get to the top of the chimney. That was a little nerve racking, but I got it done. I then came back home and did some studying for my upcoming Real Estate Exam.
Then tonight we went back to Kathy's place to celebrate Nicoles other grandmother's (Carol) birthday. It is the first time Kathy has been able to entertain in her new place. Kathy made us a great dinner and a homemade ice cream cake for dessert. Tonight Madison was super wired and there were no toys there for her to play with. So of course she got into everything she wasn't supposed to and got into a lot of trouble. I have never had to scold her so much in one night! I think I felt a little taste of what my parents had to go through with me when I was that age.
Gabby & Brian come over as well and Brian helped me set up the last bedroom in the house, the master bedroom. The place is really starting to look like a home. It is almost finished. The last room that has work still in progress is the master bathroom toilet & shower closet. The contractors should be done and gone by the end of next week. It can't happen soon enough for Kathy. This has dragged on so long already. We were laughing tonight because we realized she has made four house payments already and only lived there a week and a half!
A Wonderful Gift
While Kathy was in Venice Italy last month, she bought four original oil paintings. Tonight she suprised us with one of them. The scene in the painting is a gondola floating down one of Venice's waterways. All around are colorful buildings with flowers spilling out of the windows. It is a beautiful piece of art and we have proudly hung it in our living room.