Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Where to begin?

That's what I am asking myself right now. Where should I begin with the updates? I haven't really made a *real* update in quite awhile. So I think I'll just start off from last weekend (weekend of the 20th) and move on into this week.

So my cousin and I were making plans to go duck hunting for the entire weekend that weekend. Then on Wed. night (1/17) as we were talking about the last minute details my uncle broke in on the line to say that his M-I-L just passed a few minutes ago.

Now she was not family to me, but she did babysit me a few times as a kid and we stayed in touch through family events through the years. I had just eaten dinner with her 2 weekends prior when I hunted with my cousin last. she was not in good shape at all. She was in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's.

So my parents drove me down for the funeral on Sat. I had decided to go to the funeral instead of going hunting for the day. While there I had a few awkward moments with my aunt that is the mother of my divorced cousin. She and I had a little squabble on Myspace that I never posted about. So that was weird but other than that it was a good service.

While there I also started talking to my parents and and a few other relatives about retirement. Yeah I know. I'm too young to retire. That's ok though. Something that I am a firm believer in is that a person can NEVER be to young to plan for retirement. anyways I had always planned on retiring at the age of 59 1/2 (The age to draw from my 401k with no penalties). Through talking with my parents I found out that I can actually retire at the age of 55! Is that awesome or what? I can retire 4 1/2 years early. Then get another job like driving truck or whatever for the next 5-8 years. Then be done for good with the payments from SS. If I even decide at that point I want to work after leaving the state. I really won't have a need to. Outside of keeping me occupied while not hunting, fishing, and traveling.

The day after the funeral Summer asked me to stay home from hunting to be with her and the kids for the day. So I stayed home. but the wind picked up late in the afternoon and I couldn't pass on the opportunity. I told the boys to meat me in the truck in 15 minutes if they wanted to go on a quick trip to a farmers field for the last 2 hours of shoot time. That's when Summer asked if she could go too. So the whole family went. We had a really good time. Didn't fire a shot, but got to see thousands of geese grinding in the adjacent field. Not owned by the farmer that gave me permission to hunt. My work is cut out for me for next year. :D

Then came Wed. That was to be the last day of my duck season. I just didn't know it at the time. It was an awesome hunt. I ended the season with a bang. Literally. I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. I shot 3 birds for over a box of shells. But I did get 2 nice drakes. 1 mallard, 1 teal. And my first and only goose for the season. After my cousin and I were done duck hunting his dad called us up and asked if we wanted to shoot some pheasants. Since I haven't shot a pheasant in years I said I'd love to. So he had 6 pheasants planted in a field for us by the time we got back to his club. We walked out there for the final hunt of the season and watched some amazing dog work by my uncles dog. We got 5 out of 6 birds.

It was the perfect way to end the season.

The next day is when I got sick and I was in bed for 3 straight days. I was out of bed long enough on Sat. to get my taxes done though. I just love e-file. If you don't use it I can just say this- Step into the 21st century people! This is not the 1940's anymore! It's the only way to go.

Last night Summer attended another one of my therapy appointments with me. We had a good time there. My therapist actually thinks that I am ready to see my psychiatrist to see about reducing my meds. Only problem is that she is out of the office indefinitely. My therapist, SR and I all think that the talk I had with my parents last month has a huge deal to do with why I am feeling so much better. I just got so much stuff off of my chest that night. It has truly been a life altering night.



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Summer had her breast reduction surgery this morning! She went under the knife at 8:00AM this morning. It took a little longer than anticipated, but the surgery went great. Of course they didn't let me come in to see her until after 2:00! Then I had to leave at 4:00 to get back home to pick youngest up from his after school program. So I only had 2 hours to spend with her. she was pretty groggy which is to be expected. But she is so happy to finally have it done. Now we just have to wait for the heeling process to finish so we can see how it looks. For the next 7 days she has to wear a bra 24/7. She is not allowed to take a shower until her post-op appointment next Mon. I don't go back to work until next Tue. So I will be here to help her around the house. Or rather make sure she stays in bed. She is staying tonight in the hospital and will return tomorrow. I am going to see her as soon as the boys are off to school. She should be home a little after lunch. Fingers crossed. Parents leave for Mexico in the morning and won't be here to get kids from school.

One last thing. While waiting to get to go and see Summer a coworker called me and "disguised" his voice to tell me that my temporary promotion and crew change got approved today. So as of Feb. 1 I will be getting a 5% out of class pay raise for up to a year and $0.50 an hour raise for working an evening shift. When I return to work on Tue. I will no longer have to work with annoying coworker! (If you haven't read about her I recommend clicking both links to get up to speed.)

Tomorrow I'll post some pictures from the last 2 hunting trips for the year.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Better!

That's right fabulous readers. Our dashingly handsome hero is feeling very much better. He has spent pretty much the entire day Fri. and Sat. in bed. Yesterday was spent doing lite work around the house mixed in with short resting naps. The day ended with earth shaking sex for both our dashing hero and his amazingly sexy wife. It was a long time coming. :D

So now it is time for our hero to get some sleep in. Perhaps even have some more amazing sex with his wife. Then they must get up at 3:30 AM to get ready for the 6:00 appointment for surgery. After which there will be a very, very long dry spell in store.

Tune in next time when we see how the operation turned out.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Hello all. As my lovely wife told you yesterday I am extremely sick. I'm going to spare you all the gory details though. I will just say that I got to the ER at 1:00PM yesterday and didn't leave until after 3 in the morning. I had a temp of 102, erratic heartbeat, and dehydrated don't begin to describe how dry I was. They had to give me 5 IVs. It was not a pleasant way to spend the day. Do any of you know how uncomfortable ER beds are when you are in them for over 12 hours?

Today hasn't been much better either. I'm not dehydrated anymore. But I'm still in bed. Haven't gotten out of bed since I got home at 4 AM. My entire body aches. I'm sweating like mad. I'm STARVING! The last real meal I ate was dinner on Wed. night. Had nothing to eat at all yesterday, and only 4 pieces of toast today. I'm amazed at how much I have been sleeping the last 2 days.

Well that's enough for now. Time to rest up some more.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ch Is Very Sick

For those who stop by my hubby's blog, and wondering why he hasn't updated. He had good day of hunting yesterday, came home at 6:30 p.m. had dinner with us. He helped me with J's sicence project while I was getting C ready for bed. After wards we did my HNT pic which is already posted on my blog, and we both went to bed.

All in all it was a good night, this morning CH woke up not feeling well. About 12:15 p.m. He calls my cell which is off since I was at work and told me he was going to the e.r. he hasn't been feeling well since I left for work. The second to last text message I got said they are taking blood from me, and finding me a room. His dad took him to the hospital and that is where he is at the moment.

On top of Ch going to the hospital, I was called to get C from school he isn't feeling well either. I just hope and pray that I don't get whatever is going around because I have my operation on Tuesday.

May every one's weekend be a good one.

Friday, January 19, 2007

The price of Sin

I found this list over at Dad's life. He got it over at Blonde's blog and he accepted her invitation to steal it. Look over the list, and add up how much your sins are worth. You only get credit for a sin once, no matter how many times you've done it. And feel free to let me know how much your sins are worth and comment on any particular sins you want ;-)

Smoked pot -- $10
Did acid -- $5
Ever had sex at church -- $25
Woke up in the morning and did not know the person who was next to you -- $40
Had sex with someone on MySpace -- $25
Had sex for money -- $100
Vandalized something -- $20
Had sex on your parents' bed -- $10
Beat up someone -- $20
Been jumped -- $10
Crossed dressed -- $10
Given money to stripper -- $25
Been in love with a stripper -- $20
Kissed some one who's name you didn't know -- $0.10
Hit on some one of the same sex while at work -- $15
Ever drive drunk -- $20
Ever got drunk at work, or went to work while still drunk -- $50
Used toys while having sex -- $30
Got drunk, passed out and don't remember the night before -- $20
Went skinny dipping -- $5
Had sex in a pool -- $20
Kissed someone of the same sex -- $10
Had sex with someone of the same sex -- $20
Cheated on your significant other -- $10
Masturbated -- $10
Cheated on your significant other with their relative or close friend -- $20
Done oral -- $5
Got oral -- $5
Done / got oral in a car while it was moving -- $25
Stole something -- $10
Had sex with someone in jail -- $25
Made a nasty home video -- $15
Had a threesome -- $50
Had sex in the wild -- $20
Been in the same room while someone was having sex -- $25
Stole something worth over more than a hundred dollars -- $20
Had sex with someone 10 years older -- $20
Had sex with someone under 21 and you are over 27 -- $25
Been in love with two people or more at the same time -- $50
Said you love someone but didn't mean it -- $25
Went streaking -- $5
Went streaking in broad daylight -- $15
Been arrested -- $5
Spent time in jail -- $15
Peed in the pool -- $0.50
Played spin the bottle -- $5
Done something you regret -- $20
Had sex with your best friend -- $20
Had sex with someone you work with at work -- $25
Had anal sex -- $80
Lied to your mate -- $5
Lied to your mate about the sex being good -- $25


So what's my Grand Total? I'm actually surprised it was as high as it is. A whopping $570.50! WOW! Looks like I have a lot to make up for.

Anyways feel free to put this on your site and sum it up on your own. Just let me know if you take this so I can see how much you owe. :D

Thursday, January 18, 2007

What's your sexual IQ?

For lack of anything substantial to post today I have decided to let you all know how smart I am in the arts of sexual knowledge. As you can see I'm a genius. So if there is anything that you want to know I'll be more than happy to tell you anything you want to know. After all, as you can see I pride myself on giving my friends all the guidance they need. :D



You have a sexual IQ of 156





When it comes to sex, you are a super genius. You have had a lot of experience, and sex interests you so you know a lot about it. You pride yourself on being a source of information and guidance to all of your friends.




Take this quiz at QuizUniverse.com

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

When we last left our young hero he was worried about the upcoming mold inspection on his house. He was fretting every detail of the inspection. The possibility of not being able to live in the house due to the mold was keeping him awake at nights. He was worried that in order to get rid of the mold his family would have to move out of the residence while contractors were cleaning and gutting the house. His biggest worry was that the money just wasn't going to be there to fix the problem.

Well all of the fears were taken care of yesterday. Our dashingly handsome hero has had his fears put at ease. The mold inspector came to the house and looked at the problem areas. He tested the walls with a moisture detecting device. It detected no moisture on the walls at all. Apparently most of the problem is due to the age of the house. The house was built in 1959. There is absolutely no insulation between the interior and exterior walls. Therefore when it is cold outside and warm inside the condensation builds up on the walls. Then the condensation sticks to dust that is on the walls and grows into mold. It is not on the inside of the sheet rock because mold does not penetrate semi gloss paint.

So what is the cure for this? It is actually quite simple. Once a month our hero and his amazingly sexy spouse should wipe the walls down with a mild soap solution to kill the micro-organisms. The company is going to call back in a few days with an estimate to come and take out the sheet rock in the master bath and replace it. They will also give an estimate to replace all 9 windows in the house. No need to replace carpet. No need to move out for awhile so work could be done.

So till next time it is now time for the dashing hero and his amazingly sexy wife to get a decent sleep and maybe have a quiet meal.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Help needed from women.......PLEASE

Ok all you wonderful blogging ladies out there. Summer excluded. Nothing personal dear. I need your help.

Do any of you see the need to keep baby clothes from your kids? Seriously. This has been a long standing disagreement with Summer and I. She has several boxes (yes SEVERAL) of clothes from both boys that she refuses to give away or throw out. WHY?! I see no need for this. It is a waste of valuble space. Our boys will never wear them again. When they have kids of their own they will be unusable anyways due to being eaten by moths, or the simple fact that they won't be the "in thing" for kids to wear in the future. They just sit in the boxes not being looked at or anything.

Do all women do this? Is there something in my male brain that just is not getting the point here? Wouldn't it be better to donate them to the Goodwill or something? Maybe a charity that helps single teen moms. I don't know. Anything is better than what we are doing now.

Just to be fair I also realize that I have junk of my own that I need to get rid of to save space myself. I am in the process of doing just that.

If it is a woman thing that all women do I will drop the issue.

As you recall from one of last months posts I had a little problem with my mom. That problem has disappeared for the time being. Also if you recall I went back to my parents house later that night. I never did write about all the things that were discussed that night. Most of them are just too personal to post about. I just don't want to even think about them. So they are getting buried down deep where they won't be thought about. If Digger thinks that he and Arwyn are avoiders they don't hold a candle to the avoidance issues my family has. Not that I'm bragging though.

Well on to what I was saying. One of the good things that came out of the late night conversating that my parents and I had was that my mom is now going to tutor our oldest son 2 times a week. That has started to take effect last week once school started back from Christmas break. So far things are going pretty good. Hopefully this will help him improve on his reading and math.

The other good thing that came out of the night has to do with the house. As you recall from this post last year we have a problem with our house. It has mold growing on the walls. It never did go away even after the cleaning we did to it last winter. We scrubbed the walls with bleach and it went away for awhile but it has returned to haunt us yet again. So I talked to my parents about the problem that night too. I told them that the homeowners won't do anything about the problem. We can't sell due to the problem. We can't live in the house like it is much longer because of the problem. I can't do anything about the problem to fix it because it will cost MAJOR bucks to do it.

So my parents said that they would do some looking around for a mold inspector to come out and look at the house and do some tests to determine what kind of mold we are dealing with. Well they found someone, and that person is coming to inspect the house tomorrow afternoon. He will find out what kind of mold it is and see if he can determine the cause of it. Although from the conversation he had with my dad he has a good idea of what it is. He will then determine what we need to do to alleviate the problem and give us an estimate on repair costs.

At that time my parents will decide if they have the funds to help us out and pay for the repairs. We can pay them back in a few years if we decide to sell the house. Or they said it could be deemed an early inheritance. I really don't like asking my parents for this kind of help. Especially with the guessing of how much it will cost to fix the problem. We're talking several thousand dollars up to possibly 20k or more. At the very least we need top replace all the carpet, replace the sheet rock from the floor up 4 feet on all exterior walls, and possibly replace all the windows in the house. The windows is because we have aluminum frame windows and they sweat in the winter. If we go with plastic frame windows they won't sweat, plus they will have a better insulation ability. Plus the possibility of replacing all the mattresses in the house and all furniture with cloth ie couches, etc.

Anyways asking for this much help makes me feel like I can't support my family. I also don't like taking this money from my parents because they are both retired and are now traveling all over the place enjoying life. If they give/lend the money to us then they won't have the money to use it for themselves. On the other hand we can not live like this. Summer and our oldest have been getting these really bad headaches anymore. It is starting to affect our health. So I'm stuck between the rock and the hard place.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Oh yes another great day. I stayed home from work today due to a sore back. I spent most of the morning in bed with a heating pad on it. after the kids got sent off to school Summer came in to give me a hug and see how I was doing. She ended up staying in bed with me. We had a very long meal. It was a full course meal with appetizers, salad, soup, main course, and several deserts. Life is good. :D

We haven't taken the time to enjoy a full course meal in a very long time. Lately we've been eating a lot of take out and fast food. These fancy restaurants are nice to enjoy and have been sorely missed.

My back is feeling better now BTW. Not 100%, but better none the less.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Yesterday when I got home from work I had the rare opportunity to come home to an empty house. Youngest was at his after school program, oldest was at my parents being tutored and Summer hadn't gotten home from work yet. So I took the time to do a little cleaning in the kitchen, and read a couple blogs. By the time summer came home I had started to cook dinner on the stove. When she got in she wanted to relax a little bit and unwind at the computer.

After a little bit of time at the computer oldest calls and asked when we wanted him home. Told him that dinner would be done around 6 and be here by then. That was a little before 5. Well I'm not one to waste some alone time with my wife if at all possible. So I went to her and hugged her and started kissing her neck and nibbling her ear lobes. I just love to do that to her. She shudders and giggles when I do that to her. She immediately asked me if I wanted to go into the bedroom.

Do humans need oxygen?

She walked into the bedroom and stepped into the wash room and closed the door. So I just laid on the bed waiting for her. She came out fully undressed. She just takes my breathe away when she does that. Seeing her naked form in front of me. Simply amazing.

She laid next to me in bed and said she wanted me to hold her so she could relax some more after work. No problems from me. Cuddle time is as good to me as nookie time. We just lay there holding each other and she began to talk to me about how her day went. I just listened to her and didn't try to say anything unnecessary. After she was done talking she kissed me and basically told me to make love to her now. Then she started taking off my clothes and rubbing my chest. I thought she wanted some slow love making so I went to kiss her and do a little foreplay when she said no. She wanted me in her. Now. I reached over to the nightstand, grabbed the lube and applied some to myself and just entered into her. She was really ready sooner than I expected her to be. It was wonderful;. No one was home. Doors were open. We were vocal. I felt myself getting ready to climax and she told me to just let it go. I did just that. A minute later oldest walks in the front door calling for us saying he was home.

Can you say show stopper?

I jumped up from bed and ran to close the bedroom door just in time to see my mom walk in the front door. Summer and I just looked at each other and laughed.

IO got dressed and went to the living room to greet mom and my son. I was a little flushed.

Learned my lesson though. Always watch the clock!

Now to see if we can continue tonight where we left off yesterday. This time it's all about pleasuring her.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Wonderful weekend

Howdy all! Isn't today a great day? The birds are signing, the skies are clear. It's just a great, wonderful day.

Why you ask?

I'll tell you!

First of all I left the house on Fri. night to go duck hunting for the weekend. more importantly though Summer's sister was gone when I came home yesterday! :D My house is now back to normal. I can walk around in my boxers again after the kids go to bed. I don't have to come into the living room to find some lame ass show on my television (insert some stupid model contest show, and anything on MTV). I can sit in my living room with no television on and enjoy the silence. just me and my computer screen. I can now read blogs and post when I want to without someone looking at the screen to see what I'm doing. I can IM with people without being questioned for it.*

It's just a great feeling.

So before I go into detail about how the hunting was let me answer a question from Rob on my last post.

If SR's sis is such a total nutbar at times, driving you completely bonkers, then why do you have her staying at your home? Is this your new year's resolution to address self abuse? (evil grin)



No rob this is not my resolution. I don't make resolutions. The reason we have her stay here during holiday times of the year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter) is because she is free babysitting. Summer and I work whether school is in or not. The kids get 3 weeks for Christmas, and 1 each for Easter and Thanksgiving. She don't have a job so that isn't an issue for her to come over. Summer gets to spend time with her sister. Even though she drives her nuts she is still family and Summer can't stand to have her alone during family gathering times of the year. Besides she only drives us batty after she has been here for awhile. She does love the kids and for the most part does a good job with them. I mainly just don't like house guests for extended stays. That's why we have put our foot down on the subject of her coming to live with us. We made that mistake with my sister and we're not making it again.

So on to the hunting.




My uncle and I hunted together on Sat. morning. It was a really good day. Cold, foggy,slight breeze. It was cold enough to actually have a very thin layer of ice over the pond till about 10:30-11:00. We had birds around almost the whole day. They worked the call good, but wouldn't commit to actually land. But they did come in pretty close quite a few times. I just couldn't hit the broadside of a barn at all. I got 1 little teal for almost an entire box of shells. I'm very embarrassed to type that. It was a good day hunting anyways so I'm not going to dwell on my bad aim.

















Sun. I hunted the same refuge with my cousin. We fared a little better on the shooting averages. But there weren't nearly the amount of birds in the air as Sat. My cousin shot 3 teal and I got 1. But my shell to bird ratio was a lot better. 1-6 for Sun. compared to 1-18 the previous day. We stayed in the blind until about 1 but could have left at 8. We didn't see a single workable birds after the initial morning flight. No fog, and it wasn't nearly as cold as Sat.


The best part of the day was I got home in the evening to find a completely empty house. No one was home. I was able to unload my gear get it cleaned and take a long shower. Trust me when I say that shower was greatly necessary. Especially after 2 days of hunting. I was pretty ripe.

In other great news Summer received an email over the weekend saying that her laptop has been shipped back from the manufacturer. We will once again be allowed to post at will without competing for the internet. I'm expecting it to be here Thu. or Fri. at the latest. I can't wait.

There's other things I want to relate to you all but it just don't fit into this post so I'll try to get to it tomorrow.

*Yes Summer knows that I IM with people over the net. Both male and female. We are both secure enough in our relationship now that it isn't a problem. I really have a hard time talking to people IRL so the net makes it a lot easier for me. Besides it's cool to see how people do things in different parts of the country. I just have a hard time remembering the time difference. I guess there is one down side to being on the west coast. Everyone else is in bed when I'm available to chat.

Monday, January 01, 2007

2007!

It's the beginning of a new year.

So what did Summer and I do to ring in the new year last night? Absolutely nothing. We watched a few movies with the kids and S-I-L, had a drink that I didn't finish, and went to bed around 11:45. Yup. SR and I are major party animals. We couldn't make it to midnight. I started reading a little bit before I fell asleep. Luckily someone down the street set off some fireworks a little after midnight so I was able to wake up and kiss Summer and say happy new year.

That was it. No resolutions (I don't believe in them). No rowdy parties. Nothing. I'm actually surprised that we stayed up that late.

So who really knows what the new year will bring? I for one haven't got the slightest clue. I DO know what it won't be bringing though. It won't be bringing me the promotion I was hoping for. I got a notice from the state a few days ago. It said that the entire test was going to be thrown out. AFTER they mailed out the results and rankings. So now I need to take another test sometime in June. So the promotion will need to wait another year at least.

Not everything on the work front is bad news though. I did get a 5% raise effective today. :D

I also found a little way of making a few extra bucks on the side. I've got a few coworkers that would like me to do their taxes for them. I'm getting the turbo tax program this year and do my own. Why should I pay someone $250 to do them for me when I can do them myself for the price of a program. My coworkers feel the same way. But they are to afraid of the computer to do them. So they said they would pay me $50 a piece to do them for them. So I've got enough people wanting them done to pay for the program. That's not including doing them for my parents, sister, and grandma. But those are for free. I highly recommend that if you are tired of paying big bucks to tax people that you go buy this for yourself. I've used Turbo Tax for 6 years. Then last year we went to a tax company to have them done for us due to Summer's business and buying the house. You know what? He used the same dam program! And he charged us a little over $250 to do it. What a waste of money.

Well it's time to go now. I'm just doing this because someone told me that I needed to post. Even though that someone deleted her blog by "screwing" around. I'm sure you know who you are. Don't you someone. :D

On a topic completely out of left field, did you know that Summer's sister is a total freak? She seems to think that a threesome is the cure to every couples problems. FREAK!