October 3, 2009

Taking back the garage

A couple of you may have received a blank post/email. Sorry about that. I guess I typed the wrong thing.

Today we the boys and I worked on clearing the shed and garage of the years of detritus that has accumulated. I'd take a picture, but it's not quite done yet. I discovered that the shed is leaking near the skylight, not sure how to repair that, but I am sure I'll figure it out. The boys were really helpful and saved me lots of effort. I am starting to understand why Owen liked having us stop over, it makes hard jobs easier when you have help.

Spencer did the Halloween decorating today too. He did pretty good, not too much, just enough to show we're tracking with the seasons.

Have a great day!


October 1, 2009

What a wild ride!

A few days ago we had an issue at work and I had to make one of those unpopular decisions to hold a shipment. While everyone agreed with me, they were glad that they didn't have to make the decision. I was at work that night until after 8 and today the shop spent a lot of labor in setting things straight. I hate being the bad guy, but as I said, everyone, even the owner, agreed that it was best to be sure. On the whole, it's been a good, but really fast week at work.

Tonight I walked through the house and snapped few new shots of my beautiful family.
Here we have me and Spencer up in his room. I just love that wall. In a photo it's hard to see that it's stenciled and not really brick.

Here's me and my lovely bride. I am one lucky dude!

Here's me and Ian. As usual, he's gotta be a bit like Bill Engvall, here's your sign! No Cindy, I don't know what it means.

Have a great day!

September 30, 2009

Wow, two posts in a row? Yes!

Art Prize is a really cool event going on in Grand Rapids. Click on the link, ARTPRIZE and enjoy what we Michiganders like to think of as art. I haven't gone downtown to see them all, but Holly has and she brought back the following photo of Nessie, (the Loch Ness Monster) in our very own Grand River. Of all the ones that I've seen, this is my favorite.
I got this photo from my brother Dave the other day and these are his kids, Taylor, Kelsey and Bryce. Talk about spread out I think they live on 3 different continents these days. I meant to post it sooner, but alas, time keeps on slippin, slippin, into the future... Hey guys, you all look great!
Monday morning we had storms come through and my boss pointed out that we had a great rainbow in view. We all went out and Joe took this shot of the rainbow with our company seemingly being the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Very apt considering that our owner is 100% Irish.
Have a great day!

September 29, 2009

Long time, no post

Hello Everyone!

First up, a Birthday shout out to my Nephew Mike! Mike is my big brother John's oldest and a pretty cool guy that's well down the path of figuring it out very well. Below are some images I scammed off the internet (facebook is a great resource!)
Here we have Carlos, Mike and Matt Obviously Mike gravitates to winning teams.

Here's Mike and Mat. Love the hat dude!

Mike and his daughter, Lexi on probably her first flight.

All decked out and you know, Spam is a food for toddlers!

Do you think this is how Grandpa Ames looked when he was working for Hormel?

The boys and I had a pretty hectic, but weather wise, wonderful weekend at the Mackinaw Rendezvous. (the link is for some cool places in the northern lower peninsula) Oh, sure, Friday was running around like a chicken with my head cut off, trying to get out of work early. And setting up the tents at the Mackinaw Rendezvous in the dark was classic. Oh, and don't forget being moved with a group of 1500 of your closest friends by bus, by ferry boat and by your own two feet. Needless to say, some standing around was involved. The day spent on Mackinaw Island was as good. It was sunny with a high of 75...
Great to be home, great to be back at work, is it really Tuesday already?
Have a great day!