Update

Been busy at work. We are moving our HR/Payroll systems over to ADP and have a go live date of 1/1/2008. So all of my time at work has been devoted to supporting this. Looks like I will be going to Jacksonville, FL for some training. I will not be doing the same kind of work that I am doing today. I think (hope) that it will be more java development. We will see. Crystal and I are trying to decide on where to go for our 5 year anniversary. It looks like we will be going to Las Vegas as of right now, but it may change.

New Monitor

I got a new monitor the other day. I had bought it from uBid for a great price about a week ago. When I was inputting my information for shipping and other misc stuff, it asked for shipping address and billing address. I regularly purchase things off the internet and always have them shipped to my work address instead of my home address. Well for some reason, uBid was showing on my status page that the item was in “credit verification” for a couple of days. I thought this was kind of weird so I decided to call them to find out what the problem was. Turns out that they will not ship to my work address because it is not on my credit card as an authorized address. Either I add my work address to my credit account, or have it shipped to my home address. I said “Just ship it to my home.” I made sure to ask if the UPS guy will leave the package at the door, or require a signature. The woman I was talking to said that they would leave the package at the door as they do not requre a signature. Fine I thought. I would monitor the package on UPS.com and when they deliver it, I would call Pam to go and get it off my door step. As it turns out, I had to stay home the day the package was to arrive, so that made it easier. After waiting around until about 1:30, I decided to go to the grocery store with Kylie and pick up some things we needed for dinner. I guess the UPS guy was watching my house waiting for me to leave before trying to deliver. When Kylie and I got back about 30 minutes later, he had alreay come and gone, leaving a note on my door that a signature was needed for delivery. I called the 1-800 number on the note and asked if they could deliver again today, and the person on the phone said that I would be able to pick up the package at their distribution center. Cool. Not a problem. So after about a 45 minute trip, I finally got my monitor.

I love it. I now have more space than I know what to do with. Found a cool background I like and still need to clean up my desk so that it looks a little better.

How I met your mother

Barney: Ladies and gentlemen, I have in my hand a copy of tonight’s Top Ten list. The category: top ten things I would’ve called my truck…
Ted: It was never your truck.
Barney: if Ted hadn’t been a jerk and given it back.
Ted: It was a rental.
Barney:
Number ten, “The Winne-Bango.”
Number nine, “The Pick-Up Truck.”
Number eight, “The Ford Explore Her.”
Number seven, “The You Scream Truck.” You Scream. (they all laugh)
Number six, “Feels on Wheels!” Hello!
Number five, “The Ride Her Truck.”
Number four, “The 18-Squeeler.”
Number three, “The Esca-Laid.”
Number two, “The Slam-Boney.”
and…
the number one thing I would’ve called my truck if Ted hadn’t been a jerk and given it back…
(table drumroll)
“The ’69 Chevy.”

You never call!

I know….I own a little piece of the internet and I have been neglecting it. Who knew that being a “papa” would take up so much of your life. I guess people have to experience it for themselves.

So what’s new……..for those of you who care, I “fixed” my xbox and installed XBMC on it. I can listen to music and watch a slideshow of pictures that are stored on my PC on my xbox. I can also watch home movies on my PC without having to burn a DVD. Really cool if you were to ask me. Kylie is starting to crawl and boy can she move. You turn your head for one second and she will be on the other side of the house getting into something that she is not suppose to. For some reason Sugar does not like the fact that Kylie can now move around on her own. The other day I was helping Kylie walk and Sugar ran over and tried to push Kylie down. It looked really funny and Kylie didn’t know what to do. I’ll see if I can get a video of it next time. (Or set everything up and make Sugar do it again.) Crystal and I are going to go and see Zac and Melanie in Sacramento. We found some good fares (thanks Zac for the many emails) on Southwest. We have one stop-over in Kanas City. I guess you can’t complain to the price we got them at and now I wish we were staying longer than 4 days. It will be our first time away from Kylie for an extended period of time, but knowing Zac and Mel, they will keep us too busy doing things while we are there. Shane and Adam are also going with us, so I think that we will have a lot of fun.

We are also planning Kylie’s 1st birthday. Don’t know what theme we are going to do yet, but we will have balloons! It is hard to imagine that she has been in our lives for a year now. She is really starting to become her own person and developing a personality. Crystal and I have been trying to teach her sign language like “eat”,”more” and “pain”. She has not really picked up on them yet but I am sure she will. We are planning to go over to Brent and Alisha’s house for the Super Bowl. Their son Jarren is a little more than a year older than Kylie, and they seem to get along pretty good. So until next time.