21 posts tagged as "family"

I cannot believe she has put up with me for 18 years!

Today is our 18th wedding anniversary. I can hear all the gasps now. I know what you're about to say, "But Dan, you look way too young to have been married for 18 years." Yeah, well, it's a gift - good genes. Or maybe it's just the acne. We were...


The secrets to long life

The quote of the day on my Google homepage is: "My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle." - Henny Youngman This reminds me of my great-grandmother that lived to 100+ and passed away a...


Andy Hounshell for Trustee

My brother, Andy, is running for Trustee for the IAM/AEIF local union (Machinist's / AK Steel). AK and its workers have still not reached a work agreement. I have some homeys who have been out of work for 9 months now. It is a real shame....


Monday is the big day - Tucker's birth day

Finally - tomorrow is the day. Tucker will be born tomorrow. Yes, we finally settled on a name - yesterday. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I'll post birth stats and pics as soon as I can. I think the hospital has wireless :)


The eternal Mother vs. Father fight for a baby boy name

I think I figured it out - why we have been debating for 8 months and we still haven't decided on a baby name for our unborn son yet. We actually gave up for about 3 of those months and just recently started talking about it again. We figured we...


Things are getting nutz around here - baby news.

Agenda for next few days: * Tuesday - carpet installed in new bedroom in basement: DONE * Tuesday night - move all Jared's stuff from current room to the new one: DONE * Wed/Thurs evenings - clean/prep/paint Jared's old room multiple...


I hate garage sales

I don't mind them when other people have them - occasionally I'll look for the hidden diamond in the rough. I hate when we have them. My wife is adamant about having a garage sale each spring and each fall. Each time it is an exercise in...


Day 2 at Telligent ... (professional/private update)

Today is day 2 as part of the CS Team at Telligent Systems. That's the biggest news of course, but along with a short bio I sent out to the rest of the team yesterday I let some other tidbits go that I had been holding pretty close to the vest....


There is something wrong with the girl, Part Deux

This evening I heard a story from my son about his sister: Regan had gymnastics practice today. After practice was over she and a couple of the other little girls were standing around a fan talking into it. You know the whole...


There is something wrong with the girl...

I'm speaking about my 7 year-old daughter, Regan. I don't write about my family too often in anything more than passing, but I'm afraid this is the first of way too many stories about the girl. There are plenty of others that have not been fit to...