July 16, 2009

Back to work

The road trip was a good one for me, and yet I still wanted to get back home. I am basically a home body, that's for sure. We had great weather and the corn is 5 to 6 foot high in the good fields.

We're getting ready for a weekend of Camping. We're going to Muskegon State Park again this year. We went there last year and it was a lot of fun. It's pretty cool, we have Lake Michigan within a 1/2 mile and 5 minute drive we're at Muskegon Lake. Pretty light trip this year, we'll have 10 scouts and 3 adults. I really enjoy these outings. I was talking to the gang at work about the outings and one of the ladies asked why I don't eat what the boys eat. "Well", I said, "it's like this, they don't plan well, they're not good cooks, some times they eat their lunch at breakfast and then go hungry. It's really about them learning to care for planning, cooking, cleaning and everything." All the guys are nodding, totally getting the concept of the boys learning to care for them selves. She asked who planned the meals? It's them. Who cooks? It's them. What if they ruin the meal? They'll learn. I ended with a statement that all of the boys could actually miss a meal and probably survive and in the long run, learn how to avoid that the next time. Not sure if she ever really got it, but that's ok, she's got a daughter, no son.

Today's shot is one of me and my sweetie. I am one lucky dude!

Have a great day!

July 13, 2009

On the Road Again!

Yep, I'm on the road again. I'll be out for most of the week. But before I go any further I have a few shout out's.
Vicki Dot, one of Holly's best friend's daughters has her birthday today. She is one of best people I know to pick on and I've been picking on her since she was really tiny. How tiny? She was about 5 weeks old when we met. Give it up for Vicki Dot. This is her posing, not sure what the story is, but it's probably a pretty good story.

I also want to thank Larry, Terri and Jake for a great time last weekend and while we're at it, how about a shout out for Jake's graduation party! Well done! It was a great day for a party, sunny, warm with a nice breeze. Lots of folks stopping by. It was interesting for me to see these folks. We get over seldom, but enough to know quite a few of the friends and neighbors and it was really cool to see so many all in one place. And the truck project, well, it's shaping up really nice. I took a few shots but none of them give the car the due that it deserves. Sorry Larry and Jake, the shots with you in them weren't any good.

I'm working on a customer perception issue with a team on a very focused event. Should be interesting. We're here until Thursday, so it's going to be a long week. We went to a great restaurant, Thunder Bay Grille, for dinner tonight. Interesting trip to the restaurant, Jerry missed the exit, but no worries, we just rode the clover leaf until we got to the exit that we needed. I wouldn't mention it, but it's not Jerry's first time missing an exit and using a clover leaf ramp to get back while on a trip.We're thinking about going to Iowa City to have dinner with one of the managers here. As an Iowa State grad, I have issues with going to Iowa City, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes, but it's for the team, so it'll be ok.

Have a great day!