FOR JULY 2012
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ending Sunday, July 27th, 2012
but very busy week!
this was a busy week even though it was quiet. Actually got
a lot of work done at the office and then this week, after
having a CHEATER week with the P90X program (because my nephew
was here), got back to work on that. Funny thing is I didn't
gain any weight or anything so staying on the right foods
helps a lot (even if I do love Soda, haha).
was awesome as always and the message was pretty interesting
in about the plagues that God sent on Egypt and how scientist
have been trying to disprove it and when you read their arguments,
you have to laugh out loud and say "Put the pipe down
there Mr. PHD Guy!!!" Too funny.
flew on Saturday morning with a flight from Leesburg to the
practice area where I did slow flight, power off stalls and
steep turns. Then I went over to Winchester and did a landing
and a soft field takeoff. From there I flew back to the practice
area and did a couple of rectangular courses and then turns
around a point before heading back to Leesburg. Everything
went well and no issues with the proper squak code :) I have
some video of the takeoff which I might show but its pretty
boring unless you're a flyer.
that is about it for the week. Not too much to say other than
I am going to watch the MotoGP race from Laguna LIVE on MotoGP.com.
Going to watch that, clean up and do some laundry then relax
for work tomorrow.
a great weekend and God Bless you ALL!!!
ending Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
week over, back to work!
a great time while my nephew was here this week. Definitely
had a lot of fun and he got to do and see things he hasn't
done yet. I picked him up at the Dulles Airport at 10:30 am
and from there we went straight to a Laser Tag place and played
a couple of games. Mental Note: Hard to play against a bunch
of little kids on the same team, lol! From there we went to
my new place where he changed and we went to my Church.
After that we had some dinner and crashed. Sunday we went
to Lowes where I picked up a ceiling fan with a light and
installed that so he had a fan and and light if he needed
it. Was fairly easy to install and works great!
next day we had to wait for the contractor to show up and
fix the tile in the guest bathroom. He didn't even show up
after lunch. We had to wait around a couple of hours for that
to be completed and then I made a steak dinner. Later that
night I took CJ up with me in the "all glass" C-172
and did a night flight from Leesburg to Martinsberg to Winchester
and then back to Leesburg. I had CJ take a video with my cell
phone which is on my FaceBook
page. He actually took several good videos which you have
to scroll down to find them.
Tuesday we drove down to DC so I could show him all the sites.
Now I think he will be able to write a book report on that
at school (hint hint). Traffic was pretty heavy as to be expected
but he did even get to see the White House. How cool is that?!
On Wednesday I took him and a couple of friends to King's
Dominion which is a really cool amusement park in Southern
VA. They have some of the fastest rides I've been on including
one of them where if you sit in the back (which we did the
second time around) you can partially black out. I like that.
One of them even launches you fast like you're being launched
off an aircraft carrier. FUN!
Thursday I took him to the Dulles Air and Space museum which
he didn't know was where they had filmed the Transformers
movie from. In fact they even had a display there showing
the graphics and animation used to make the SR-71 stand up
and talk. That was great. He had a lot of questions and really
enjoyed seeing the Space Shuttle and marveled at how big it
really is in comparison to how big we THINK it is in real
life. So that was a lot of fun.
rest of the week we went out and about in Town and we did
go to the Movies and saw the new Spider Man. It's about the
same as the first one though they did make "Spidey"
a little weaker than I remember. All in all it wasn't a bad
night I took him to Church again and then this morning I took
him to the airport to get on his flight home (he's already
home safe). He definitely said he had a good time and I think
that was the whole point of coming here. He also went home
with my iPad as I gave him to him to use as a LEARNING tool
not just to mess around on FaceBook all day and chat with
that is about it. Happy and ready to go back to work tomorrow
and get back into my normal routine. Of course I had an entire
"cheater" week of no P90X and eating whatever I
want (not a good ideally, really!). Now I have to start it
back up again. Won't be hard but I know I've probably put
on a few extra pounds. I know my stomach and shoulders are
not going to like it.
you had a great and blessed week!!!
ending Sunday, July 15th, 2012
VACATION week with my nephew!
CJ got here just fine on Saturday other than me dealing with
airport/security and all that other crud. The very first thing
we did was go to the LASER TAG with my boss and his daughter
(same age as CJ) and had a lot of fun. We did sweat a lot
in there and it's hard to play against a bunch of very young
and small kids because they're hard to see in the dark lol.
After that we went to get some dinner and I went and picked
up a new small flat screen TB (well 37") for my bedroom
and moved the old TV down to his guest room so he could watch
TV and neither of us would keep each other up all night, lol.
we went and got him a new pair of shoes for school (VANS,
go CALI!) and then bought a new ceiling fan with a light so
that he had some light down there and a fan if it gets warm.
I also took him to Church yesterday as well he liked it a
lot so that was good. Tomorrow we have to wait for Pulte to
get here to fix the floor in his bathroom then we'll be doing
week we're going to go to DC, hit an amusement park and probably
do some horseback riding and then after that chill for a while.
That's about all that I can add in right now as it's busy
as we just finished a great home cooked dinner (yes I cooked
and it was good) and I'm teaching CJ how to play the drums.
Hope you had a fantastic week and I will check in with you
next week when he flies back home.
ending Sunday, July 8th, 2012
of work, lots of play!
got a lot of work done this week but we also had the 4th of
July off for the Holiday though it was extremely, extremely
hot! Still I accomplished everything that needed to get done
this week so I am happy. Just a few more upgrades to go and
I can move on to the next project. We have a new leader coming
in soon so I hope I get the opportunity to meet this person
and see what their philosophy on technology is.
weekend I got to do some flying as we did "diversion
tactics". Basically what would you do if you were flying
somewhere on your own and the weather deteriorated to the
point you couldn't land at your intended destination? You
need to make sure you have enough fuel to divert to another
airport. In this case we diverted to our usual hangout airport
(Winchester) after we had initially flown most of the way
to Cumberland airport. Actually I had about another 10 miles
to go and I could have landed. We did some soft field takeoffs
and landings which was really fun and then I had to get back
was great this weekend as we had Lu Wing as the guest speaker.
He's from the San Diego (Murietta, CA) area and knows Pastor
Botsford pretty well. It was nice to talk to another native
California and inevitably they ask me "How did you end
up in Virginia?!" and my answer is always the same. "I
go wherever God tells me to go, even if it is not San Diego".
And that is a true fact, I kid you not. Trust me, I love San
Diego and wouldn't mind moving back but there is a plan with
God for me here and I accepted it the day I packed all my
stuff and moved out here.
I always say I've been blessed far more than I deserve and
that still rings true. Even through the "trial"
I went through in 2010 with the accident and the three weeks
in the hospital, physical therapy work and then out of work
for 10 weeks I believe God has put me in a much better environment
for me to do His will and his purpose for me.
ok, I will get off the Preacher podium and say that yes, had
a good week but there's still a lot of evil in this world.
Never fails when I read the news what is going on in this
world. Stay close to God and He will stay close to you.
about it for this week. I did watch the MotoGP race this morning
but it was boring. Longing for some AMA or WSBK races where
the bikes are far more competitive and it isn't all about
Honda vs Yamaha and who makes the best technology. Poor Hayden
is probably going to be out of MotoGP next year. Makes me
a sad panda.
nephew will be out next weekend and I'll be on vacation so
there will be uber tons of fun going on!
you had a great week and talk to you later!
ending Sunday, July 1st, 2012
work and no play this week.
this week was definitely a change of pace from the normal
work/P90X/Fly, etc. Normally this week I would have flown
once or twice but due to all the extra work that I am trying
to get done at the office -- and because I can't do it during
normal business hours -- I have to remote into my desktop
to do the work. This was nothing very difficult it was just
during odd hours (7-10pm at night) including this weekend
where I got a few other things done.
was strange too because this storm blew in and it felt like
a Hurricane. It wasn't that bad to me but apparently the winds
were so strong that a couple of power units in/ex-ploded so
we lost power in the middle of one of my upgrades so I had
to try it again a half hour later when power was restored.
About the only thing that had service at that point was my
Droid (and even that thing loses data connections quite often).
did have a chance to watch some MotoGP on Saturday morning
since in the Netherlands they do no racing on Sundays. It
was a good race to watch but I can tell you that Nicky Hayden
probably won't be with Ducati next year. Ducati have already
offered a contract to Crutchlow and Nicky's signing waiver
ended yesterday so I imagine he'll either try to hook up with
a Satellite team or he'll end up in WSBK. That wouldn't be
bad if he won a title there because then he would be the only
rider to win an AMA, WSBK and MotoGP title in his career.
I think it'd be a good move for him and then I can stop watching
the boring, boring, boring races. WSBK and AMA are far more
entertaining at least from my perspective.
was great on Saturday evening as always. The longer I hear
my Pastor talk the more used to him I become and then it becomes
more like home. Yes, I still miss Horizon's in RSF and of
course I still miss San Diego but I am pretty well adjusted.
At least I am used to the roads, people etc and I can ride
my CBR -- though I have to sit in traffic and cannot lane
split -- it's still all good. Pretty soon I'll get some DOT
race tires and be able to maybe find a place I can drag some
knee or hit the track.
roughly about 10-15 hours until I get my Pilot's license so
definitely looking forward to that. Can't believe it's almost
been a year already. Think I started the ground school last
August and didn't get into a plane until I think October so
it's been about 10 months. Still have to finish the ground
school test so that's what I've been working on.
about it for the week. Have a great 4th of July and please
remember that we celebrate our Independence -- it's not just
a random Holiday. A lot of good men and women died, and they
were on God's side, to give us these freedoms. Let's remember
everything they gave up for us!