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manoah: (Default)
Monday, September 27th, 2010 09:38 pm
I watched Sister Wives last night. It's like a train wreck, I couldn't stop. There needs to be a "Brother Husbands". Just sayin'. The husband? He's a smug bastard.

Day 06 - Your day, in great detail )

The rest of the Days )
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 08:47 pm
On June 9, 2010 The Heir passed his Board of Review and became an Eagle Scout. To become an Eagle Scout he had to complete the following requirements:
1. Be active in his troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Life Scout. (Boy Scouts start out as a Scout, then ranks advance as follows: Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, First Class, Star, Life then Eagle. Most Scouts don't go beyond Life).
2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
3. Earn a total of 21 merit badges. (The Heir earned 33)
4. While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in a position of responsibility.
5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, school, or community (the project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting). The project idea must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, the Scoutmaster and troop committee and the council before starting.
6. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
7. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout Board of Review. This is done in front of 4 complete strangers to the Scout.

Yes, we are proud of him. The best thing, he's pretty pleased with himself. A few pics from his Court of Honor on Monday night.


The Heir and his first Cubmaster. We are good friends with him and blame him regularly for getting us into this.


Being escorted with his honor guard. That's The Spare on the right. Sorry for the blurry pic.


Mugging for the camera.


Eagle Scout




"Those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."

Isaiah 40:31
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Sunday, September 12th, 2010 11:54 am
How can it be Sunday? It was just a week ago Friday and my bestest buddy from Alaska was here. Man.

It was a great visit. It had been a good 10 years since we last saw each other. She has relatives in Tucson so when she goes on vaca...she winds up there. Back in the day (before I was married w/children) I'd take the whole week off she was visiting and just hang with her and her family. This trip was very like that. She just hung out with us while we did our thing.

She came alone this year. Last time her partner, H, came as well. H didn't seem to like me very much. Personally, I think she was jealous. Which is ridiculous...I'm happily married and don't swing that way. I've known K for 32 years so, yeah, we have lots of history. Ah well. K needed a break from everyone and I was happy to provide.

We mostly just sat on the couch and drank wine. We did go out to eat, shopping, the Rib Cook-off and she even came and visited my mom. She's making noise about retiring here, which I think would be splendid.

Work has been work. My lab is still all fubar'd and I haven't had the time (unless I give them free OT - which, no) to fix the bugs. I wind up rebooting the whole lab after lunch to keep them from shutting down by themselves. I know it's a setting, but I have to drop the Driveshield and do each one (of 33) separately. Takes time which I won't have until Tuesday. Duty has been fairly pleasant. The 6th grade (what is it about 6th graders?) is snotty as ever and doesn't want to follow the rules. We are all being "Positive" this year. I'm positive 6th graders are the bane of my existence. ;)

Tomorrow night we are "hosting" (read - providing the food) for The Princelings Scout Troop's Court of Honor. This is when they receive their merit badges and rank advancements. The Heir didn't want a solo Court of Honor for his Eagle, so his will be at the end of the Troop's. I've been so busy, it works for me. I'm just glad he finished the thing. More about that after the shindig.

The Little Black Dog and I both have stuffy noses. It's very painful to listen to him snuffle and snort. If he's not better by tomorrow I'm calling the vet. As for me? I'm contemplating a neti pot. The Heir has been bugging me to get one for a while now. He's been stuffed up for a few weeks and he's been having nose bleeds. I think it's the dryness, but hey. It can't hurt. It's gross though.

That's all I've got. Boring and mundane, but it's me!