Whew

This has been a good but crazy two weeks. Two weekends ago Samantha went to visit her awesome family in Kansas. Kevin and I had our “guys weekend“. That was followed by a few days recovery for me. Then it was time to go full bore on projects around the house, farm and for work. I also got to spend a lot of quality time with my awesome family (usually in the evenings) so I think everybody had a great

Professional Photo Printer: Epson R1900 vs. Canon 9000 Pro Mk II

2011.04.20 Update: We’re still loving the Canon Pixma 9000 Pro Mk II, you can find some photos of it here (just scroll down that page a bit). Updated: 2009.Sep.19 we bought the Canon 9000 Pro Mk II! It was a tough choice, but these were our primary reasons for choosing Canon: Our past good experiences with Canon large format printers The flat paper path – we’re excited to try some really thick papers and the the flat paper path will

Awesome Weektrip to Springfield and Bolivar

Yesterday Samantha and I returned home from a trip to Springfield and Bolivar. We went up last Tuesday and came back Sunday. Sneak peak photo of the Saturday BBQ: Tues – Samantha catches up with friends The first night of the trip Samantha got to hang out with her weaving students along with Amy and Cheryl. I got us a room at a inexpensive but decently furnished hotel in Springfield. We were trying to eat healthy this trip so we

Work is done so it’s party time

For the past week Samantha and I have been working hard in preparation for taking some time off to party. Now party time has arrived :-). We’re in Springfield now, I’m doing some final work from the comfort of our Honda Element and Samantha is getting ready to go hang out with Cheryl and Amy. Tomorrow I’m meeting up with some Drury buddies for lunch and then it is time to celebrate Kevin’s birthday in the evening (we’re going to

Men’s League Basketball 2009

Yesterday was the last night of men’s league basketball this season. The league started in March and we had games almost every Tues/Thurs until now. Overall is was a lot of fun and good exercise. We ended up doing fairly well, losing in the semi-finals to a quality team. I’m not sure yet if that team went on to win it all, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. It was nice to get reacquainted with some more of

Amazing new bedroom!

Today Samantha surreptitiously rearranged the bedroom all while I was working in my office. I had no idea any of this was going on, though I should have realized something was up due to the unusual silence around the house. In the end it was a total surprise to me! She did an amazing job. Now it feels like we have an entirely new awesome bedroom, whereas before it just seemed like we had a room with a bed in

Hiding particular categories on a WordPress blog frontpage

I decided to hide my techie posts (a particular category of posts) from the home page of my blog. The rationale is that most of the people visiting my homepage are friends and family that don’t really want to read the techie stuff, so why should I show those posts on the frontpage? Conversely, most Google visitors are searching for the techie stuff so I still want to leave in on my blog. I did some googling and found an

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