Sunday, September 16, 2007

Week in review

Nate had another fun week of football. They had their first real game this Saturday and the one time I did not take spare batteries to a game/practice is the one time I load the camera with dead batteries. Alot of my batteries are getting near the end of their recharging lives so sorry - no pics of the last game.

Lexi started dance class this week too. She had her first class Wednesday. I have not figured out yet if its once a week or Monday and Wednesday. When I find that out I will let y'all know.

Grandmoo was up this weekend so Chris and I went up to my office and packed up my cube. No I have not quit or gotten laid off (yet - on both counts). They are rearranging the cubes in the building and going to a flex-space configuration. Basically they are cutting the cube space in half and there are no longer assigned cubes (though there is a hope in our group that we will have assigned cubes on a project by project basis). Basically all our stuff has to fit in one wheeled file-cabinet/locker which we are supposed to take and find a unoccupied cube each morning and set up then at the end of the day we are supposed to pack our stuff back in the locker and wheel it to a common area so we can retrieve it the next day. I really wonder if companies actively try and find ways of lowering employee morale. If so I give flex-space a gold star!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Nate's first Scrimmage

Nate had his second practice Friday then Saturday Bobby and Darlene came up (they are heading to Phoenix Monday for a couple of weeks) and we went to Nate's first scrimmage game.

On all the practice games parking was not a problem but on game day it was PACKED! We ending up parking in a back parking lot and walking around to the game. Then being the first game there was the team and individual photos and they were not organized at all! So our game that was supposed to start at 2:00 started at 2:35. To top it all off it was HOT! Fortunately we brought plenty of water to drink.

I posted some of the team pics I took in the photo album.



Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Nate's first football practice

Nate had his first flag football practice today. The team he is on is a Pre-K and Kindergarten team called the Bears. The exciting thing is the main coach for the team is a professional football player Devin Wyman. You can view his stats here.

Nate did really good on his first practice and afterwards we went to McDonalds for chicken nuggets.

His practices are on Tuesdays and Fridays and his first game will be this Saturday so be ready for lots of pictures!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Nate & Lexi's first week of school

Nate and Lexi had a good first week at school. Unfortunately Nate got sick Thursday but we were able to send him to school Friday. He is running a little warm still and stuffy but hopefully he will be able to go to school tomorrow.

We signed Nate up for flag football Saturday. We haven't heard anything yet about which team he is assigned but there are three teams that practice at L.D. Bell which is just a couple of blocks from the house. I asked Lexi if she wanted to take a cheer leading class or a dance class and she wanted to dance so Chris is looking for a dance/ballerina class for Lexi.

This weekend took down the old homemade shelves on the far wall of the garage and put in a couple of shelves in the workshop. Since Chris wasn't feeling well this weekend I could only put in about 4-5 hours each day but I can finish up in October after the birthdays.

I tried putting up a couple of hanging shelves but the drywall wouldn't support them. I was using 90 lbs anchors but even then if you have 30 year old drywall its only going to support so much. I went with Lexi to home depot and got a stud finder and got them put up. Now all I have to do in the garage is one more side wall and I am done with the garage improvements.

That's it for now.