Sunday, September 28, 2008

Strawberry Meth...

I came across some disturbing information last night that I wanted to share. There seems to be a new form of crystal meth that is targeting children. Officials state that the new meth smells and tastes like strawberry candy. The crystal meth is packaged to look like pop rocks or pixie sticks which is extremely appealing the kids. Anyone who reads this make sure to get the word out. Remember - Halloween is coming, double check the candy!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hitchcock's Ninja Cat

I stumbled upon this video tonight and thought I would share it all of you. Each time I watch the video, I can't help but chuckle to myself. Enjoy!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Post Hurricane Ike

Sorry it has been so long since I posted last. Hurricane Ike did a number around here, but things are finally starting to get back to normal. We had a lot of roofs blown off, down trees, and power lines in the area. We were without power for six days, but had a generator so we were able to have lights, TV, and keep our food frozen. If there was one lesson learned from Hurricane Rita in 2005, it was to prepare for the worst. I'll post area pictures soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hello Ike!

You know - if you can get past the terror and devastation that Hurricane Ike may bring, it truly is a massive, yet beautiful display of mother nature. I would much rather see this out far, far away from any civilization; however, we are not going to be so lucky. I guess I'll look at the positive side of this storm; it's not very often one can experience a major hurricane. I thought that Rita would have been our one and only hurricane experience - What was I thinking???? Well, I guess I'll go and finish preparations. My next posting will include area pictures of what Ike brought us. Wish us luck!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cool Website to Monitor Ike

Tonight I was checking City of Lufkin website and came across a link to the coolest website. VueTOO has all different views of Ike as well as advisories all on one page. Check it out - Very cool!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bubba broke some bones...

Well, if you didn't already know DJ broke his arm. He was riding his bike with friends and his bike went one way and he went the other. We can't figure out how to get the real picture from the xray CD on here, but we found one that looked liked his breaks. Along with the crack in his radius, he also broke the little point off the ulna.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Lufkin Middle School Medical Clinic

I came across an interesting article about Lufkin Middle School offering a health clinic for it's students. The idea was mainly geared towards students with little to no health insurance. Kudos to Lufkin ISD!

Sunday's Hurricane Ike Update

For some reason I feel compelled to write about the hurricanes this year. I think maybe it somehow makes me feel in control of such as uncontrollable situation. The latest projected map from the National Hurricane Center shows Ike heading straight into the Gulf in between Mom and Dad's Fulton house (#2 on the map) and us (#1 on the map). Yipes!

More updates to come...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hurricane Ike

OK... I guess I am starting to feel somewhat stressed out again over where Ike is going to go. I am hoping it doesn't hit the same areas Gustav did. Maybe it will just dissipate before it gets to the Gulf (wishful thinking).

DJ's Birthday and Christmas Wish List

OK... Here it is, the newly published wish list of Sir Dalton:

  • PlayStation 2 in black
  • PS2 Analog Controller (non-rumble)
  • ATV Offroad Fury 4
  • God of War II (PS2)
    Datel Max Memory 32/16 (the 16 MB comes with it) MB (PS2) (+$5.00)
    go to search playstation 2Customer's Choice Value Bundle the one with the bullets come with it the other two you have to choose i went through and picked the one I wanted them are the one i want all that is $174.
    cabelas big game hunter wii
    spyro dawn of the dragon wii
    smash bros. brawl wii
    flat screen tv small like 22in

    To be continued...

    We decided to plant 150 trees this year!

    Did I get your attention? I was researching electric companies when I came across Green Mountain Electric Co. I did some checking on the company and decided to switch from TXU Electric to Green Mountain. The price was slightly higher per kWh, but I think it is worth it if we are purchasing 100% pollution free energy (85% hydro, 15% wind). The company states that 2,500 lbs of CO2 will be avoided; this is equivalent to 150 trees planted or 2,800 miles not driven. WOW!!!

    Al is somewhat apprehensive because of the change, but I feel good about the decision. I am hoping the company is customer friendly and there will be no problems with the delivery of energy or the switch over. I will keep you all posted.

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    I think I looove my new detergent!

    As you all have probably noticed by now that I am trying to live more green. I think I have finally found the best green laundry detergent: Purex Natural Elements. Purex has made a green product that is easy on the pocketbook. I got this info from the Purex website:

    • 100% Natural Cleaning Ingredients
    • Concentrated, less waste, better for the environment
    • Biodegradable formula
    • Recyclable packaging
    • Free of dyes
    I have been using the the melon & apple scent; which I loooove!

    Gustav Update

    So far so good. All we seem to be getting so far is wind and a nice steady rain. Last night before I went to bed I walked around; it was beautiful outside. The temperature made me want Fall to get here even faster. The kids are mad because school wasn't canceled - oh well. I'll keep you all posted as Gustav gets closer.

    Monday, September 1, 2008

    DJ's New Room!

    Well... we are finally finished with DJ's room redo! Dalton originally wanted a black room. YUCK! After days of decision making and negotiating, take a look at the finished product. I was able to get the black in his room without it overpowering the room. He also wanted some red which turned out really nice and tied in his love of Texas A&M.

    I sewed some WalMart special $3 sheets and made a curtain cover for his closet. Eventually we'll add some closet doors, but he DJ really likes the curtains.

    Al painted his old desk and made it into his entertainment center. I still need to paint a piece of thin plywood and put it under his desk in front of the wires to camouflage them.

    Another shot of the entertainment center and "reading area" as DJ calls it.

    DJ wanted his bed low to the floor, so Al built a platform to put it on. The platform is solid so nothing can get shoved underneath.

    Another view of DJ chillin' out in his new room. DJ says it's sweeeet!