Do I feel like coming online or not?

BAAA! RoadRunner is ticking me off! For the past week or so, it has been up and down like crazy. I am paying massive amounts of money for business class, and yet it still does this. I have been a pain to the RR Tech people because I have been calling everyday for a week now complaining.

In other news, I am building a computer for someone, and first I open the case, and its missing a bay cover for the 5.25 and the 3.5. They assumed I would put in a floppy and a CD-ROM… however, I am building a computer without that, just the hard drive. Their site pictures the case with all of them, but they don’t ship all of them, so I called and they are sending more.

Second, I tried putting in the processor fan. Its a standard Intel fan, nice fan, however, their plastic holder for the fan sucks. You have to lift these levers over and back the other way for it to hold tight. I did that, and the plastic broke… so now it won’t hold. So I called Intel, and they are shipping me out a whole fan. They can’t just do the plastic piece. However, I commend them on their excellent support/warranty service.

Anyway, its off to dance class to do more fox trotting, and maybe something new. Then come home and watch Gilmore Girls with my girlfriend. She wants to have its babies as she would say.

Wheelbarrow for Sale

Well, not too much has been going on here. I was without electric for a week during this last storm, which was bad for my servers. However, I did have a generator to power them, but it doesn’t do much good if the Internet connection isn’t working. Anyway, next year, I hope to be more prepared.

I recently bought a used 75 foot radio tower. It is pictured below. We had a heck of a time getting it down. We undid one of the guidewires, and hooked it to my truck and backed up a little… well, all was good for a few seconds, until it pulled my truck along with it… down she went. There wasn’t too much damage though… except to the ham radio antenna at the top, but I am not sure what I am doing about that. However, I would like to get my license for it.

Now I just need to put it up somewhere. I am going to put it behind my house, but I need to place the guidewires.

I am going to be redoing my office to make it more work friendly in here. I bring home too many computers to work on, and the one desk I have for that has been outgrown. I am going to be repainting my whole office, and putting cabinets on two walls with plenty of storage, and three or four spots for computers where all the wires I would need would come up. I am also painting the walls with a gritty paint, should be a neat look. I don’t know what color scheme yet… any ideas?

I’ve been doing some yardwork, but for a while there, I only got so far as you can see in the second picture below.

But all is well now, with a new wheelbarrow. I will post some pictures later for the finished yard… hopefully, some of the grass will have come back.

Hurricane Frances – Phase One

Well, so far, Hurricane Frances hasn’t been much more than wind and rain where we are. It seems to just go around us. For about the past 2 hours, the middle of the eye has been going over us, so its been pretty calm, so I walked around and took some pictures. There was not much excitement however. Below is about the only thing knocked over next to leaves and twigs.

Hurricane Frances

However, there has been a lot of flooding. The rain is picking up again as the rest of the hurricane moves over us, so it may just flood right over Ewell Rd (see the 2nd picture below). The other one is the road across the way. It floods kind of frequently there. You can also see the cool swirly thing going on.

Hurricane Frances

Hurricane Frances

I’ll bring more updates as the storm develops. Maybe I could even set up a webcam if I felt up to it… however, I don’t really. And you wouldn’t see much. Thats why I need to buy the tower across the street and mount a camera on top of it, along with some WiFi broadcasting.


Me and Jessica have either been the victims of a fishnapping, or our fish did not like us and has run away. One of our fish, Neo, is missing. He disappeared from the tank around 8/22/04 and has not been seen since. If you have seen the fish below, please contact us.

Other than that, I have been doing really well. Business is booming. I now accept credit cards, so if you want to make sure your credit card is working, just give me a call :)

Care Bears for Everyone

I’ve been pretty happy lately. Things have been going well for me. I am starting to make extra money now instead of just making it. My client base is growing. Today, in the post office, a postal worker stopped me and asked me for my card, because her husband saw my truck around town. I am going to be doing some advertising in the paper, and as my friend Nathan works there, he’s getting it in for free.
I bought a cordless Ryobi kit at Home Depot yesterday. It’s cool because I get 8 different tools (drill, flashlight, circular saw, vacuum, jigsaw, reciprocating saw, chainsaw, and a laser measurement tool). And it was under $300, with the standard 2 year warranty. However, when I first bought it, I got it home, tore it open, and found out I got a used one. I promplty returned it and demanded a brand new one.
I’ve got these annoying clients who wanted to blame some phone system problems on me, saying I didn’t hook it up right. It turned out to be the Verizon guy didn’t punch down the wires correctly, and there was a fuse out. And now they are complaining about the bill. I don’t think they understand that I had NO prior knowledge of this phone system, and had to learn from scratch how to set it up, along with all the phones and the voicemail. I worked a total of 27 hours in a matter of about a week.
Today, me and my family and Jess went out to Olive Garden (Jess is correcting my blog as we .. write) for my sister’s birthday. The steak that I had in my meal was great. After that we went to the mall to get a “Rollin’ with tha Homies” T-shirt for Jess. She was so happy, it was so cute. When I told my mother, she was a little shocked, then I explained the rolling part. It’s 3 hamsters in balls, some Paul Frank thing. Then I tried to buy her care bears, but she refused. OH, and, the people in Pac Sun are idiots. The shirt was only in the square boxes on the side walls, not on the racks, so I just went and opened a rack, and the lady yelled at me and said that was a liability issue and that I shouldn’t do it. So she got some other guy to get a ladder to get it. It was 5 feet off the ground. Then she goes and looks in the racks to replace the shirt, after I already told her I wanted the one in the box because there were none in the racks.
Anyway, Jess had a bad day today, so I am going to go give her lots of hugs and kisses, and go watch a movie with her.


Being a redneck seems like it can be kinda fun. I helped coral a cow tonight into its little barn. First off we drove around in Jareds truck chasing it around near the barn, but then it went around the back, so Jared tried moving it to the front, but then it ran out then back in, so I chased it out going through the weeds. It was fun. We finally got it in though. Below is a picture of the cow.

Anyway, me, Jess, Jared and Erika went to good ol’ Bartow to see the fireworks. It was better than last years fireworks. They actually had a few more. I think I want to become a scientist and study sound energy. How can one little bang move trillions upon trillions of molecules for miles?

A Hard to See Cow


I am sitting here alone. My girlfriend is out with her sister tonight, and my sister at that. Its a girls night out. And I am not invited :(. I should have a boys night out, but I can not reach anyone. I was offered a visit to Lowell at work a long time ago, but I hardly hear from him anymore. Maybe he is mad at me, or has new friends. I changed the front brakes on my truck today. The rotors were all worn down, and one pad to the rivets, so I just replaced it all. I thought Jessica would think I was all sexy with the grease all over me, but she said that I would have to be wearing one of those suits that the mechanics wear to be sexy. I guess she likes me better covered up. Anyway, I shall go eat soup and ice cream now, and watch TV while my girlfriend has fun tonight :'(

Server Gnomes

Jessica has taken residence in my office closet where I keep my servers. She has been sad lately, and I guess she likes the warmth of the computers. Maybe she likes all the pretty flashing lights.
My parents are back home from my trip. Once again, I see movement amongst their house. And my mother is back out on the porch in the middle of the night calling out to passers-by.
Anyway, I must go off to work now to talk about websites and routers.