Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow day!

So today was a snow day by all meanings of the word. We heard that it was coming, but also heard that the weather folks like to jump the gun so we thought nothing about it. Then we woke up to this...



It has been very quiet around the neighborhood today. We decided to take the guys to the cemetery this afternoon and there were a surprising amount of dogs there playing. The guys just LOVED it! We took some videos of them playing, but couldn't stay out there long, you know, being 14 degrees (windchill) and all.







At this point I am still going to go to work tomorrow, but I'm not sure if I am going to try and drive or take the bus. It will take me about an hour to go 6 miles if I take the bus so I'll have to get up even earlier so we'll see...

We went out Friday night to the PCC holiday celebration. It was nice to hear a choir and remember the old songs and what I used to do as a kid in my parent's house. But it reminded me of a show you'd see on TBN. I'm just not accustomed to such a big production and while it is neat and easy on the eyes, I do enjoy a more intimate atmosphere, which this was not. Afterwards we went out for drinks at Journeys in Multnomah Village. It is such a great place that is low key, no smoking, great wine, and has this back room that we always seem to get for our party. And the servers there are so nice and we usually befriend them and they hang out with us and play games with us so that is nice.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shame face...

I write this shame faced that we have not updated it much lately.  Not sure if I posted in the last entry, but I (Gene) got a job with a resort-style retirement community that has locations around the NW and North over to Wisconsin.  The people there are really nice to me and I am getting more access to technologies that I hadn't had at my previous job so it is nice to feel like I'm learning.  

Lisa is currently at the start of her finals.  She is upstairs with one right now.  She has 24 hours to complete it.  Needless to say, she is pretty stressed about it, but hopefully she'll have it done tonight so she can spend tomorrow reviewing it.

For my birthday on the 29th we went bowling.  Lisa was super sweet and planned the whole thing and got some friends to come out and we all really had a good time.  We were there 3 hours and only played 2 full games, but there were so many of us it took a while.  I came in dead last the first game, which was/is sad, but on the second game I placed first ending my butt whooping with a turkey during the 10th frame.  I was walkin' in high cotton as they say down south!


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and here is a video of me getting a little loose, but definately in the groove.  Watch my form and take notes.  


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Then we went and picked out a Christmas tree for our house.  I will let the video speak for itself...



We brought the tree up thinking it was a Doug Fir, but come to find out we/I chopped down the most expensive tree in the freakin lot....Great!  But the owner was cool about it and cut us a deal when we told of our plight.

We put it up and it has to be the best tree we've had!