Tuesday, July 31, 2007

donna's ?? birthday party pics

pic 1 is the good looking birthday girl!
pic 2 is donna getting some help blowing out the candles from the little tornado!
pic 3 andrew was complain because i was taking his picture, but like i told jacob, if your going to be a guitar hero or a baseball hero you'd better get used to the media being in your face. its all part of the game. work the media to your advantage!
pic 4 jacob is having to learn the hard way that when jonathan or julianne says they are going to do something they mean what they say! jonathan warned him several times and told him what was going to happen if he didn't leave him alone! this is what happened after jacob persiently nagged jonathan
pic 5 despite the efforts of julianne to shut jacob up with a sock the little tornado continued rollling right along, he was in a mood yesterday i think because we had a house full of people and he wasn't the center of attention. at ruby tuesdays he said he sure wished he could have had a nap and julianne, jonathan,donna and myself said at the same time we do to!!!


Well after having a bad nights sleep on Sunday night I slept like a rock last night. I went to bed at about 10:30pm and didn't wake up at all until about 5:15am and I fell well rested this morning. Mom & dad kept Andrew yesterday and will keep him today as well, it seems they have a full day of eating planned starting with breakfast this morning. Last night we went to Cracker Barrel and then by Donna & Al's house for the birthday celebration for cake and ice cream, I had to pass on all the sweets. We missed another good chance to pick up some more rain yesterday in CH, some areas such as Dinwiddie picked up more than 2 inches while we barely got a drop here in CH. Can you believe that today is the last day of July, talk about a month going by fast, before you know it the school bells will be ringing again. There wasn't much done here at the house yesterday in construction process, the next big thing they are suppose to do is put the kitchen floor in. MICKEY

Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.
Colin Powell

1792 - Construction started with the laying of the cornerstone in the first building to be used solely as a U.S. Government building. It was the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.
1948 - New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport wasn’t always named that. In fact, on this day, U.S. President Harry S Truman dedicated the airport as International Airport at Idlewild Field.
1964 - Country Music Hall of Famer Jim Reeves died when his single-engine Beechcraft crashed near Nashville, TN. Gentleman Jim started as a DJ, first at KGRI in Henderson, Texas; then at KWKH in Shreveport, LA (the home of the Louisiana Hayride in the early 1950s).
1971 - The first men to ride in a vehicle on the moon did so on this day in the LRV (lunar rover vehicle). This example of a lunar dune buggy carried Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott and James B. Irwin for five miles on the lunar surface. Their first stop at the rim of Elbow Crater was televised back to Earth to millions of viewers. The moon ride lasted two hours and the astronauts were heard to exclaim, “There’s some beautiful geology out there!”
1999 - The U.S. heat wave -- linked to at least 94 deaths -- continued. As Chicago baked in 100-degree weather, thousands of hot and sweaty residents were forced to endure the heat without air conditioning or fans, due to sporadic power outages and brownouts.

Actor Don Murray is 78
Actor Geoffrey Lewis is 72
Actress Susan Flannery is 64
Singer Lobo is 64
Singer Gary Lewis is 62
Tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley is 56
Actor James Read is 54
Actor Michael Biehn is 51
University of Nebraska football coach Bill Callahan is 51
Actor Wesley Snipes is 45
Country singer Chad Brock is 44
Author J.K. Rowling is 42
Actor Dean Cain is 41
Actor Loren Dean is 38
Actress Annie Parisse is 32
Actor Robert Telfer is 30
Singer Shannon Curfman is 22

Monday, July 30, 2007

sunday evening jacob pics

pic1 jacob"guitar hero"sponsler going head to head with stephanie cobb aka "bud"
pic 2 still playing and complaining that he doesn't want his picture taken. i told him its all part being a guitar hero, plus he beat his high score while i was shooting his picture!
pic 3 and the crowd goes wild!!!!
pic4 putting a beard on "wooley willie" best $2 donna has spent the past few weeks!
pic 5 he's a dancing hero too!! his moves don't come across good in pics though!
pic 6 one of his most unfavorite things to do talking on the phone to anybody who cuts into his running around time or tv time he doesn't like it one bit and it doesn't matter whos on the other end!


This is the same one I did on Friday because I didn't get anyone answering. I'm thinking no one saw it because I was late.

Bobby might be too close to the riddle books because he did it again.

Why did Mickey Mouse go to space?

To see Pluto

What did the hangman give his wife for her birthday

Sorry about the riddle yesterday the Internet was down here. It came back after dinner.

Brain Bruisers Question
The initials are H.H.S. Use when you want a raise. It was Invented in 1500 to help with horse-riding. Can be very uncomfortable. What is the answer.


Well today is Donna's birthday and I won't even guess how old she is, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONNA and since our old computer crashed her birthday is not bad. I think she should celebrate her birthday for the rest of the month. Well we did get some much needed rain last night and a pretty bad t-storm which knocked out the power here in CH for about 20 seconds, I don't mind losing the power just for 20 seconds. I am sure somewhere else in city it was out for much longer. It looks like today will be the coolest day of the week weather wise, after today it suppose to be in the mid 90's the rest of the week. Tony Stewart won yesterdays Brickyard 400 holding off Juan Pablo Montoya for the win, Stewart and Harvick had a pretty spirited battle in which they traded a little paint which left Harvick a bit hot under the collar but I didn't see anything Stewart did that was wrong, Harvick ended up finishing 7th and was summoned to the Nascar hauler after the race. I didn't sleep very well last night so I am a bit cranky this morning. MICKEY

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

1952 "The Guiding Light" was seen on CBS-TV for the first time.
1956 The phrase, "In God We Trust," was adopted as the U.S. national motto.
1974 The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for abuse of power.

Actor Dick Wilson ("Mr. Whipple") is 91
Actor Edd "Kookie" Byrnes is 74
Singer Paul Anka is 66
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is 60
Actor William Atherton is 60
Blues singer-musician Otis Taylor is 59
Actor Frank Stallone is 57
Tussing Elementary teacher Donna Goulder is ??
Actress Delta Burke is 51
Country singer Neal McCoy is 49
Actress Lisa Kudrow is 44
Actress Vivica A. Fox is 43
Actor Tom Green is 36
Actress Christine Taylor is 36
Actress Hilary Swank is 33
Actress Jaime Pressly is 30

Sunday, July 29, 2007


It didn't last that long but we did get some much needed rain yesterday and there is 50% that we could get some more today and Monday. I even trying to turn the water sprinkler yesterday but thing seems to be about half broke, it was spraying about half the water that was coming out straight into the ground. Mom & Dad are coming home later today to check out the construction progress themselves. I did go over to Me Ma Ruth's house yesterday and she still has about 8 cherry tomatoes on her vine but they are still very green but the plan itself is not looking very good. Jason Leffler gave Toyota is 1st win on the Busch Series last night at ORP when he held of Greg Biffle for the victory. Today at the Brickyard a pair of Ganassi teammates will share the front row for todays Brickyard 400 on ESPN, Reed Sorenson is on the pole with Juan Pablo Montoya on the outside pole. Montoya won the Indianapolis 500 earlier in his career. Also I think somebody is having a birthday Monday, stay tuned to see who it is. Well I have to go so I can cut my hair and go for a run. MICKEY

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
Fran Lebowitz

1874 - Major Walter Clopton Wingfield of England received a patent for the lawn-tennis court.
1958 - The United States space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was authorized by Congress this day.

Comedian Professor Irwin Corey is 93
Actor Robert Horton is 83
Professional wrestler and wrestling manager Lou Albano is 74
Actor Robert Fuller is 73
Sen. Elizabeth H. Dole, R-N.C., is 71
Actor David Warner is 66
Documentary maker Ken Burns is 54
Actress Alexandra Paul is 44
Country singer Martina McBride is 41
Actor Wil Wheaton is 35
Actor Stephen Dorff is 34
Actor Josh Radnor is 33
Actress Allison Mack is 25

Saturday, July 28, 2007

jacob pics from friday

pic 1 playing with the ballon to his ballon car he got at bible school. pic 2 karate chopping some packing material. pic 3 making ice cream with his ice cream ball that donna bought him. several problems with the ice cream ball one its takes 15 minutes of rolling it around to make it work and thats about 13 minutes past his maximium attention span time and two we tried to do it while wrastlin was on and ric flair was wrastlin, so he wouldn't roll the ball while wrastlin was on because it makes a bunch of noise and he can't hear the smack talking!! pic 4 he is happy that his dads here this weekend , now he has help fighting with julianne! pic 5 unfortunately for jacob jason isn't always around and julianne makes him eat grass!!! don't think julianne is being mean, because for atleast 5 mintues jacob was talking smack about her not being able to make him eat grass and how he'd like to see it happen!!! so it did!!


Well I made my usual Saturday trip down to Wal-Mart this morning and I think I spent an extra 30 minutes there because I couldn't get to the grocery section because they were putting wax on the floors. I don't know about what everybody else thinks but if they are going to put wax on the floors they need to do in the overnight hours not at 6am. I didn't even try to get any donuts because they looked pretty dry. Well Post 284 season came to an end last night with a 9-5 defeat at the hands of Ashland Post 206, Post 284 did get solo HR's from former Colonials Kyle Mears and Andrew Holt. Well we didn't get any rain again yesterday here in CH but areas east of CH got a pretty good rain, here lately we just seem to be just east or west of where the rain is. They will qualify today for tomorrows Brickyard 400 and the Busch cars will race at IRP tonight. I guess it's time to get ready for football now, most college football teams open up 5 weeks from today and the NFL will start a week later. I did talk to floor man yesterday and he said when they put the final two coats of finish on the hard wood floor he didn't think he didn't think I would be able to stand the fumes at least until the next day. Well I need to go do some exercise. MICKEY

Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.
Charles Richards

Daily Fun Fact
Most digital alarm clocks ring in the key of B flat.

1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics. Procedures like using a welder’s torch to shrink swollen gums were banned. The old string-on-the-doorknob trick to pull loosened teeth was also frowned upon. I AM GLAD I DIDN'T HAVE TO GO TO THE DENTIST BACK THEN
1933 - The singing telegram was introduced on this day. The first person to receive a singing telegram was singer Rudy Vallee, in honor of his 32nd birthday.
1945 - A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the fog-shrouded Empire State Building in New York City. Over a dozen people were killed.

Actor Darryl Hickman is 76
Rock musician Rick Wright (Pink Floyd) is 64
Former Senator & Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Bradley, D-N.J., is 64
"Garfield" creator Jim Davis is 62
Actress Linda Kelsey is 61
TV producer Dick Ebersol is 60
Actress Sally Struthers is 59
Baseball player, star pitcher for the Oakland A's Vida Blue is 58
Broadcast journalist Scott Pelley is 50
Actor Michael Hayden is 44
Actress Elizabeth Berkley is 35
Country musician Todd Anderson (Heartland) is 32
Country singer Carly Goodwin is 26
Actor Dustin Milligan is 22

Friday, July 27, 2007

a few more jacob pics

pic 1 playing with some of the tools donna and i bought for him
pic2 some daredevil scooter riding. the pic looks alot worst than it really was
pic3 bumin another piece of wood from me for club jake
pic 4 playing in a big box that donna got him yesterday,before he got the boxes he said you can't have any fun with a box!!
pic5 julianne putting the tombstone on him!!
he was alittle wilder than normal since he had an audience with auntie and melanie coming bye.


I don't know about you but this week for some reason has felt like it has taken for ever and I for one is glad that it is over. I went to see Post 284 play last night but they had a tough night falling to Powhatan 9-5, they just didn't play well last night. They will play Post 206 tonight at home in the losers bracket. All three of Nascars top series are racing in Indianapolis this weekend, the trucks and Busch cars are at IRP while the Nextel cup cars will be at the Brickyard. Work here at the house is continuing to progress and it looks like things are starting to take shape. The fumes from the floor finish yesterday have left me with a bit of a headache last night, however the fumes have dissipated this morning. In a bit of sad news from the sports world Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser died of an apparent heart attack after jogging yesterday, he was just 56. MICKEY

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Erica Jong

Daily Fun Fact
3.6 cans of Spam are consumed each second.

1775 - Benjamin Church began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.
1918 - Socony 200, the first concrete barge, was launched on this day. The vessel was used to carry oil ... not concrete.
1947 - The World Water Ski Organization was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.
1974 - NBC-TV removed Dinah’s Place from its daytime programming roster. The move brought Dinah Shore’s 23-year association with the Peacock Network to a close.
1984 - Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb’s record for most singles in a career. Rose connected for his 3,503rd base hit. The baseball great was playing for the Montreal Expos at the time and led them to a win over one of his former teams, the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rhythm-and-blues singer Harvey Fuqua is 78
Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 76
Sportscaster Irv Cross is 68
Actor John Pleshette is 65
Singer Bobbie Gentry is 63
Actress-director Betty Thomas is 59
Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming is 59
Singer Maureen McGovern is 58
Actress Roxanne Hart is 55
Country musician Duncan Cameron (Sawyer Brown) is 51
Comedian Bill Engvall is 50
Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 40
Comedian Maya Rudolph is 35
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is 32
Singer Cheyenne Kimball is 17

Gordon Solie, Pro wrestling announcer died 7 years ago today, at the age of 71 from cancer.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Well the electrician finished all he needed to do today and they put the first coat of finish on the hardwood floors today. From what I understand hardwood will get at least two more coats of finish before the rooms are finished. MICKEY


Bobby got the riddle right but Glenn was close.

What do you get when you cross a snake with a kangaroo?

A jump rope


Why did Mickey Mouse go to space?

I have go and get ready to go to yoga. Al was right about where can you go to find out all this information. I hope Me Ma doesn't lose all of her tomatoes to some unknown critter.