not looking good

looks like it’s taken a turn for the worse.  i’ve tried to keep the faith.. and convince myself that this wouldn’t happen, but this afternoon it kind of hit me that it may not be the case here.  they say the doctors can’t do much else at this point.  just to let it go.  *sniff* i’m going to miss that fingernail.  i’d post a picture here for all of you to see but i want to keep this a family site.. you know..rated G.

stuck two miles underground

It’s kinda sad about those miners that died in WV.  I remember when i was in Penn, back in 01.  I went sight seeing with a friend of mine’s father.  He took me by the old strip mines out there.  Told me stories about how they would dig up under a river bed and end up flooding the entire mine killing everyone inside.  Or colapses that would happen.. or fires that would only be put out by plugging the mine with people still trapped inside.  It all seamed rather surreal until just this week.   13 miners were stuck for two days.. only one made it out. 

Old mine in Penselvinia

Nonstop weekend/week

This past weekend was going to be a nice restfull weekend.  that’s not how it ended up.  went over to patti’s saturday, then that afternoon they wanted to go to the race track to try out a new go-cart that Randel built.  So we went.  I was having a good time watching everyone go around and around in a cricle.  Jimmy and Carla and their girls came too.  After awhile jimmy got in one and was racing tori.  then carla got in tori’s and raced around.  then amber got in hannah’s and made one turn…. then made another turn.. then another but must have lost control a bit.. ended up launching over a sand pile.. the nose hit the ground and the rear of the gocart fliped forward and flipped the entire gocart over then it landed and hit the wall.. she must have still had her foot on the gas because it kind of bounced back and hit the wall again.  needless to say.. that kind of shook everyone up.  then sunday we get these deadlines from joe and pastor jim, so i started working on those.. only to find the machine i was goign to do all this on was infected with a virus that was killing the rpc service.  ended up having to completely reinstall server 2003, sql 2000 enterprise, asp 2.0, then setup the dotnetnuke enviorment.. and then populate everything.  but i’m almost done with that.  just waiting on johnny to make the graphics for the thing and for everyone else to populate it.

New Year, New Look, New Projects

Ok, i think i worked out all the bugs in the backend system that this website runs on.  Along with all that work i threw on a new face.. let’s see how this one works out.  As for new projects, i spent the past 30 hours redesigning the church website.  The beta site is now up and should be ready for population.  I’ve sent out an email to all the content managers and now it’s in there hands to fill it with stuff.  Getting that thing running was a challenge.  I’m running it with DotNetNuke, witch requries a few things like ASP 2.0, an SQL database (not mysql) and then i wanted to integrate Active Directory authenticion on it, as well as blind domain passthru (still working on that) and anoymous viewing for the general public.  I need to get out of this chair.  i’ve been having visions of php and asp code in my head.Š

Two Thousand and Five

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We twa hae run aboot the braes
And pu’d the gowans fine.
We’ve wandered mony a weary foot,
Sin’ auld lang syne.
Sin’ auld lang syne, my dear,
Sin’ auld lang syne,
We’ve wandered mony a weary foot,
Sin’ auld ang syne.
  We twa hae sported i’ the burn,
From morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin’ auld lang syne.Sin’ auld lang syne, my dear,
Sin’ auld lang syne.
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin’ auld lang syne.   And ther’s a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie’s a hand o’ thine;
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

I really like that song.. in my literal translation..

we’ve made it another year

put asside all the past hurts and trials

we have another year comming

let’s just enjoy it.

In oh five i saw Napolean Dynamite, Marilda’s Mom died, Jay proposed and got married, Esmer and Homer got married, Lori got Married, Maya got her optic nerves, Valerie got married, Teri died, Amanda came back, scott peterson died, Tara put on her show, Patti had her reunion, Time Warner finally got there act together, Star Wars episode 3 came out, Patti and I became “official”, myspace became popular, russell got fired, we got to hang out with carla and jimmy more, paula had another baby, katrina came by to visit, i carved my first pumpkin, banged up my finger, and i managed to surive all that. 

2006, bring it on.

I couldnt have done it without some great friends to share it all with me.  You guys are wonderfull.  I pray an even better new year for all of you.  Those of you reading this right now.. you know who you are. 

And for Patti, thank you for sticking with me for another year.  You have been my peace, my sanity, and the love of my life.  I can only pray that we will be given many more years to share together.  I love you Patti.