Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Vacation-click here

Owning your own business comes with many challenges not the least of which is that you end up wearing many hats, I am the Salesman, Network and Information Systems Tech, Assistant Service Technician, Collections Manager, Delivery Guy, Marketing Manager and too many more to list.

I love what I do and it’s fun for me but when you open the door in the morning and lock it at night for 3 years you start to wear down a bit so I thought I would look into a vacation (I had to look in wikipedia to even know what this was) for myself and the family and imagine the sticker shock I got once I realized that to do anything with a family of four would cost a minimum of $3000. Now you have to keep in mind that I am the guy that went to the movies for the first time in about 4 years last weekend and was equally shocked to find out the cost of a movie ticket is $8.00.

So how do you do it? I chat with my friends that are flying the family to Hawaii ($1,600 for a family of four) and staying at the Sheraton ($350 a night) and I start to wonder WTF! Am I doing something wrong? Are these people making that much money that they can drop that kind of cash on quick jaunt to the islands or are they just going into debt? A 5 day vacation in Cabo San Lucas would cost about $4,000.00 the same vacation in San Diego would cost about $3,000 (on a budget and who wants to be on a budget on vacation) so I concluded that I need to just keep opening that front door in the morning and locking it at night and maybe someday they will bury me some place nice.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sleepover with Parker & Coulton

The kids all had a blast dancing to classic R&B - turn your speakers up

Playdo, Puzzles and lego's it was a good time for all

Monday, January 21, 2008

Hawke fell asleep at his laptop

Hawke and Kenya had a sleepover the night before and then we went swimming that morning so by the early evening he was tired

Snow Storm

We had a snow storm come in last night and it dropped quite a bit of powder on us, The snow plows left quite a snow drift in front of our house.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


The excessive belief in one's own attractiveness to others.

In some religious preachings, vanity is considered a form of self-idolatry, in which one rejects God for the sake of one's own image, and thereby becomes divorced from the graces their Gods