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The holidays

Well we made it through our 1st x-mas as a married couple. I spent Dec 23-25 in Wisconsin with my sister and her husband. We had a great time. Marnie and Jeff are in the process of buying a house. Hopefully we will get more pictures up on the web site later next month. Chad and I will be spending x-mas with Chad's family on Sunday. Everything with us is going great. We will keep everyone updated. See you all soon. Love ya

I have a new job

I just wanted to update everyone on my new job. Recently my job at Pharmacia was eliminated because of the acquisition of Pharmacia by Pfizer. It was pretty disappointing because we had a good system and good people. However, that is the way it goes. A little change can be good for the soul. It actually worked out pretty well. I was able to get a job in Holland with Pfizer and started the Monday after my job at Pharmacia ended.

I am doing the same basic thing. However, it is a much smaller operation. We support a manufacturing plant in Holland and most of the IT support is local. This means that there will be a few more things that I did not get a chance to do before. I am looking forward to being able to go out to the clients' desktops and to continue troubleshooting at that level. I think that the experience should be a good one. Also, It is much closer to home so I will not have to put as many miles on my car.

The only downside is that the hours are 10:30am to 7:00pm. However, Melissa was able to switch her hours to 9:30am to 6:00pm. We'll still not have as much time together during the week as I'd like. However, we'll just have to make do for the time being. Hope everyone is doing well.

New version to actually be deployed RSN!

The new version is almost done. I just have one more bullet point to hit. Than, assuming no more bugs popup, I will deploy the new version to where you can actually see it. :-) The bugs have been the real problem so far. I keep breaking stuff that worked. Once that is done I can do a little better job of getting content on the page. Granted it will only be of interest to me. However, only I am the only one visiting the page anyway. :-)

Testing... Testing...

If this is going to go live I should really focus on fixing the bugs on my todo list and not adding more "features". This will test one item to see if its broke or actually works.

I broke it

Stupid MYSQL managed to make a couple of tables go bye-bye. I've managed to created the affected tables and no critical data was lost but its just irritating. I'll have to be careful once this goes live. I really need to make this go live. Maybe in the next couple of days I'll just shove out what I have to my website and say screw it. It is not as if the site will magically become better all of a sudden.

Or reason for still greater hostility

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1st Christmas

Well Chad and I have put our first x-mas tree in our new house. We used ornaments that CHad has had since when he was born and add the ones that I have collected over the years. It is a purple/green/blue tree. Even the guy across the street came over and commented on how nice it looks in our picture window.

Not much is going on here just getting shopping done. We are in the process of starting a family. I will keep everyone posted when we actually get a bun in the oven. Everyone have a great holiday and New year.


I hate computers

Mysql lost some of my tables. I had to reconstruct them because I did not have a recent backup. Irritating. Oh well. It is all matts fault. I have decided.