Adelaide: Knock-knock (as she knocks on my shoulder).

Me: Who’s there?

Adelaide: Orange.

Repeat many times, until finally my “Who’s there?” gets this response from Adelaide: “Orange. Ha, ha, ha, so funny!” (She laughs as she puts her little hand to cover her mouth.) I need to tape it…it’s very funny! LOL


I can’t help but be amused when Matthew refers to Mike and me as his “grown-ups.”

posted: 03/16/2011 5:10 p.m.

Purple Fuzzy Bugs

Adelaide to Mike: “Oh, no, Daddy! Bugs!” Over and over and over again. She thinks the dark, purple fuzzies from the throw blanket are bugs. Too funny! LOL

Spring Project #1

My first project for the spring is to build 2 planter boxes. I got a late start on Saturday, but managed to complete the build of both 2 foot by 6 foot raised planters and fill one with dirt; unfortunately, I ran out of dirt before I could fill up the other, so I guess its back to Lowes after church!

I used 1×6’s for the sides supported in the corners by 2×4’s cut to 12 inches and a center 2×4 that’s parallel to the ground in order to provide lateral support. The dirt is a 50/50 mix of potting soil and compost, which is said to be perfect for vegetable gardens.

Pictures to follow.

A Return to Flight

For the last few months I haven’t had much of a chance to get in the air. The demands of being employed full-time, being a dad, and going to college have taken over my schedule.

However, yesterday I was able to get airborne again. I went up to Oklahoma City for the day. I had very nice trip – most things went as planned, but there was a little snag as my in flight weather from SiriusXM didn’t work correctly. I’m going to have to troubleshoot that soon and I’ll post about the process.

The other surprise was a nice one – my local airport now has a radar feed from the DFW regional air traffic control. Now they can “see” me, before they can actually see me. While it seems small, this will go a long way to improving safety.