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April 24, 2007

We're rich!!

Or something.

So if you've visited us at any point during the last few years, we've probably tortured you with looking at our change jug where we clean out our pockets and dump it all into a gallon-sized Gatorade bottle with a slit cut in the lid. We've been very proud of it for a long time, and we always said we wouldn't empty it or count the money until it was completely full.

Well, it filled up. So we emptied it.

(Lulu helped.)

And weighed it.

(37 pounds)

And took it to the CoinMaster to get it counted.

And after all the shouting, we found that there was something close to $270. And after the CoinMaster took its cut, we walked away with $247.91. Wheeee! And it gave us a little voucher that I would have very much liked to keep, but the nice lady at the cash register said we couldn't. It had a complete list of every coin we had, including one Susan B. Anthony dollar that we didn't know about, but sadly, they needed it for their accounting. :(

And when we cashed in our voucher, they gave us $247...... and 91 cents. Anyone else see a certainly amount of humor in that? We cashed in our change! For.... change.... right.....

So it just goes to show. 7 YEARS, PEOPLE! 7 YEARS! worth of change can really add up.

April 18, 2007

Pictures of Monterey

Descriptions &c. to come!

April 17, 2007

Can't you see I'm busy, here!?!?

It has been brought to my attention that I don't post to my blog often enough. Apparently, my cousins with the brand new INFANT post more often than I do. In my defense, I don't have a new child to post pictures of and I'm not so sure anyone would be terribly interested in hearing about my crazy work schedule, which is my life these days.

We DID take a short little mini-vacation this weekend that I have tons of pictures from, and I have a few pics of the backyard, which is exploding in flowers, and Lulu is growing like a weed (still!!) and is more photogenic than either of her parents.

So. When I have a few minutes today.... maybe I'll have a really boring meeting, much like the one I'm currently in.... I'll try to put up another photo entry.

Oh! Speaking of which, how did you like the photo entry I posted before? Good? I've been trying to come up with an easy way to show lots and lots of pictures in a single entry. There are apparently some fancy pieces of software available for my blog that will do it, but they're all complicated to install. I don't really want to go through that, so I'm coming up with a few of my own solutions.

Anyway, let me know what you think and I'll try out a few other solutions as I have other photo entries.

April 2, 2007

I'm a cousin! Cool!

Found out today that my cousin had her baby. Congratulations, guys!!

Alice and Matt's Blog

Seems so strange. Makes me feel old...

Gazebo and Bridge

Well, it only took 20 years, but Mom and Dad are doing some truly amazing things with the pond in the backyard of "home". They sent me lots and lots of pictures of the crazy that went on trying to coordinate crane and people and I thought I'd share some of the more interesting ones here.

Mom and Dad, please feel free to point everyone here who wants to see pictures of what's going on. I'll even post updates if you'll send them to me.

April 1, 2007

And I am doomed to the Second level of hell....

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Moderate
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

I am War.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Your Result: War

When the second seal is opened, you will ride forth on a red horse carrying a sword, unleashing war and destruction. Your mission is to take peace from the earth, so that man will kill one another. The color of your horse represents the blood spilled on the battlefield.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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