Monday Monday…….

Whew! made it through my monday morning duties, not without problems, but it is finished. It’ll be a grand day when we switch over from dialup to internet.

Ah well, Laura and I are both looking forward to bowling tonight. We practiced Friday night and Laura did about average, I had a shot that would not quit and shot a 214 the first game (not bad for a warmup game), then shot a 257, then started with 4 in a row I think on the 3rd game. But I accidently bowled for Alma (Nick and Alma were bowling with us), so when it was actually my turn to bowl, I started goofing off and threw Laura’s bowling ball with no thumb, and the rest of the game I just pretty much goofed off, easily shooting a 600+ series, but not sure what my last game was. I am hoping that the lanes are similar tonight, and maybe I can finally put up some good numbers.

Bye Bye Time Warner

We are finally proud to annouce that a dependency on Time Warner/Road Runner has come to an end. As some of you might know, we’ve had problems with them since moving into the house. The line that services our area comes down our alley and we are at the very end of the line. We’ve had problems receiving the higher end cable stations and PPV channels. Many times we called and they said they did something but it was always the same. At one point I talked to a tech that was planning on leaving the company and he told me that the line was damaged in several places and the only way to fix our problem was to re-run new lines down the alley. Of which he doubted they would do. We did finally switch to DirecTV for our TV use, and as of today we are running on SBC/AT&T DSL. Our line was activated this morning and I switched the network over to it this afternoon and all is running well. It is a tad slower than our RR connection, but it will work for now and later once we get some debt paid off I can up the account to a faster speed. And considering we are saving about $30 versus road runner, I don’t mind the small speed reduction.

Bye Bye Time Warner

We are finally proud to annouce that a dependency on Time Warner/Road Runner has come to an end. As some of you might know, we’ve had problems with them since moving into the house. The line that services our area comes down our alley and we are at the very end of the line. We’ve had problems receiving the higher end cable stations and PPV channels. Many times we called and they said they did something but it was always the same. At one point I talked to a tech that was planning on leaving the company and he told me that the line was damaged in several places and the only way to fix our problem was to re-run new lines down the alley. Of which he doubted they would do. We did finally switch to DirecTV for our TV use, and as of today we are running on SBC/AT&T DSL. Our line was activated this morning and I switched the network over to it this afternoon and all is running well. It is a tad slower than our RR connection, but it will work for now and later once we get some debt paid off I can up the account to a faster speed. And considering we are saving about $30 versus road runner, I don’t mind the small speed reduction.

Ready for the weekend


After a fairly busy week, I am looking forward to the weekend. Tonight we will be heading to the bowling alley for practice and Saturday and Sunday will be filled with:

  • Church
  • mowing the lawn
  • cleaning the house
  • working on our budget
  • editing 30+ editions of our Church radio show
  • sleep!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Ready for the weekend


After a fairly busy week, I am looking forward to the weekend. Tonight we will be heading to the bowling alley for practice and Saturday and Sunday will be filled with:

  • Church
  • mowing the lawn
  • cleaning the house
  • working on our budget
  • editing 30+ editions of our Church radio show
  • sleep!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Busy Busy Busy

It’s been a pretty busy week. Bowling on Monday, misc work on Tuesday, Church & hackers on Wednesday. I was planning on mowing the lawn this evening, but not sure if that will happen to do our first “cold front” coming in today. Oh, it’ll be nice to have temps drop to the 60-70’s, but how long will it last. Hopefully long enough for me to get the lawn mowed :)

Bowling was good Monday night, our new bowler could not show up, but Francis (Billy’s niece) and Rene (Francis’ boyfriend) where there to bowl. I shot fairly consistent during the evening, throwing a 166, 178, 160 for a 504 series, Laura had a 301 series and we ended up taking 3 points. The most points we have won, except for the first week (which we bowled the blind team :O) We are doing to well in the points, but we are having a good time. Before Monday we were in 8th place (out of 10!), but it’s a long league so who knows where we might end up.

On Tuesday morning I saw alot of activity on my internet server, so investigated a bit, but found no info on what might be the problem. I did find some unknown software on the machine, so I took it off, shutdown the processes that were running that usually are running and ran a complete check on the machine. Wednesday morning I get an abuse report from my network provider, my server was sending out spam while those processes where running. So yesterday inbetween work and church I did a complete check over of the machine, installed some tripwire devices and such. I still have a bit of tweaking to do on it, but I’ll get to that over the next few days. Hopefully the hole is fixed and I won’t have to worry about it for awhile.

Wednesday night was a nice fun time at Church, I went in about 5:30 to move some monitors around. We have two sets of monitors, one set is made by Yamaha and sound great, the other set is a JBL set and sound like crap. In our previous setup, Britt and the drummer had the good Yamaha’s and the backup singers used the JBLs. Well since Britt moved away, I had never gotten around to swapping them out, so I did that yesterday. Around 6:00, Dina (our backup/sometimes lead) singer and Laura showed up. Since our new Music Leader is off to Singapore to adopt a child, Mitch (another elder) will be leading the service, with Dina and Laura singing backup. So they ran through the song list (Hot DJ action provided by me of course), then we had our normal Wednesday service, and then home for some R and R.

Weekend Update

Darn, where’s that cold front we were promised!? Well it has cooled off, but not much, so we are still waiting on cooler weather. Bowling is going well, we are not doing that great as far as points, but we are really enjoying ourselves. Last night (friday is our practice night) we met a friend of Laura’s (work-study at STC) that will be joining our team starting on monday. She is a nice girl and is a pretty darn good bowler. Of the 3 games we bowled last night, she shot around a 150 average. We’ve informed her that we have first dibs on her when tournaments come up :).

I was also pleasantly surprised today when I visited the AT&T website to discover that DSL is now available in our area, so considering the amount we are playing for road runner (without cable), I have signed up for the service. We should get the equipment this coming week and it is scheduled to be activated on the 21st. Hopefully there are no problems and we can enjoy saving a bit of money.

Now that I have this blog up, I’ll be posting info on me, family, bowling, etc, etc. so stay tuned!

Finally Here!

Well, I finally made it to blogger with my own blog now! Having a blog on my own server was really nice, but keeping up with the news posting was enough of a pain, but keeping the software current and fixing holes and such was even more of a pain, so I’ll let someone else handle the technical end of matters while I concentrate on actually providing some meaningfull content! And at this point I have no meaningfull content, so I guess I am not doing my job. Oh well, I’ll have some interesting stuff posted up here soon enough, so keep your eyes open!