Saturday, April 08, 2006


We woke up in plenty of time for first service. I really enjoyed church. The sermon was right on the money. The music was good, and I really felt like God was right with me. Lately it seems like I've been absent from my relationship with God. I can't put my finger on the reason, but I just haven't felt him. We left right after first service and I started my yard work. It took about four hours to get it done. My yard looks really good, and that's important to me. I wanted to get it done before the rains started again. Britty was gone, so it's just Debbie and I. It's nice to be alone with my wife. We went to the United German American Club of Beaumont, dinner and dance. It was a blast. I didn't think it was going to be much fun, but I really enjoyed myself. Debbie and I danced alot which I know she likes to do and I enjoyed it also. We met so really nice people and my friend Rudy introduced us to everyone. It seems like these people just acted like recycled teenagers. I hadn't had that much fun in quite awhile.

Friday, April 07, 2006


Britty is gone, and I'm still not feeling my best, so Debbie and I just relaxed at home all evening.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


It's been a good day today. Things worked out better then I thought they would at work. I was nice to be able to let the kids out at noon and slow down a bit. I really needed that. I still feel sick, but I haven't missed a day of work. I guess, I'm bad that way. I just don't want to use up my sick time. We had tutoring, and then meet as a team to discuss promotion and retention for the end of the year. It's coming up quickly and I really need to get on the stick. I didn't leave until after 4:00 PM, I had to much to do. I went to my Kiwanis meeting at Marla's but the power went off half way through the meeting. We continued on in candle light and still ate dinner. We had Bob Sherwood from the City of Beaumont speak to us about some changes going on in the community. When I got home, I went right to sleep. I still feel tired.

Story of the guy next door ||

Story of the guy next door ||

It's just a story that made me think about how selfish with myself I can be. I feel really bad for the guy. I'm lucky to have my life.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


It was a better day today at school. I still feel sick, and just plain worn out. I didn't have a meeting after school, and that was great. I just went home right away, and rested. It was raining like cats and dogs. I haven't seen it rain this hard in a long time. The wind was also blowing like crazy, about 30 mile per hour gusts. We get some high winds in the "The San Gorgonio Pass." I spent most of the night online, and about 8:30 PM, I went into the bedroom to read for awhile. I'm reading some light science fiction, nothing that takes much thought. It's book two of the new Shadowrun series, Poison Agendas. I'm really enjoying reading it. Book three, Fallen Angels of the series just shipped from Amazon, so I should be getting the book soon. I hope I feel better by then. Britty is leaving for a Choir trip to Northern California for five days. They are going to be in the Bay area at several SDA churches. She'll be back on Sunday evening. Until then it's just Debbie and hopefully we can go out to dinner Friday night and spend some time together. I'd like to take this time to get a little closer to my wife. I sometimes really miss her. I know she's here but we're nothing really together. Things just seem to get in the way, it's just as much my fault as anyone else's so I'm not blaming anyone. I'd just like to be with her.


I had a rough day at work, nothing seemed to go right. I was tired and just didn't feel like dealing with it. I went home and was in bed asleep by 9:00 PM. I don't think I am feeling well.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sunday and a CPR class.

Today, Debbie and I went to San Bernardino to renew our Adult, Child, Infant CPR. The class was from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. I've taken it so many times, I almost have everything down pat. When I got home, I started and finished my yard work. It took about 3 hours and It really looks nice. We had my father-in-laws birthday party tonight at our house. I bbq'd some chicken and we had a nice time. I'd found a couple of books for him on Ebay about the town he grew-up in and the town he raised his family in. It made me feel really happy to see him when he started to look at his books. I think it meant something to him to get the books, and I felt really happy to be able to do that for him. After that I read a post on the BCRG forum that reminded me how lucky I was to be raised out here. The person that posted it had lived here for along time, and he said somethings that when I thought about the way it was, made me really miss my childhood. Things sure have changed. No more running through the Orange groves laughing and throwing Oranges. I miss that simpler time. I guess that's gone though and can't be brought back. I'm not the same person anymore. I wouldn't change things, it's just nice to remember.