Jacksonville - this week.


At last, an update!

So, it has been a while since I last updated you all on my progress. Not much has happened over the past ten days. I've basically been working around the house doing my duties as a stay at home dad with two dogs.

Today was a little exciting. After being sore from last night's hockey game (left hip) I decided to remove four stumps. Now the soreness has spread. But, the stumps are out and I am on my way to completing my list - handed to me by my wife of course. It has been a while since I've shared my list, so why don't we review it quickly.

1. Purchase and place Pennsylvania field stone in dry creek bed (photo)
2. Clean and seal outdoor bench (this can wait)
3. Lay edging in the front flower bed
4. Remove struggling Willow tree
5. Kill Yellow Jackets (a constant struggle)
6. Remove Stumps near sun room (Done! Sore!)
7. Get Mulch (two loads)
8. Call about refinancing (probably the worst time in history to refinance)
9. Get new fridge filter
10. Clean off dresser (never!)
11. Purchase chain saw (I can't wait for this one)
12. Download songs from iTunes (my wife likes some crappy songs)
13. Clean Fountain
14. Get a load of Mushroom Compost (man this stuff stinks)

The next big thing is installing 10 sections of vinyl picket fence that we've just ordered. The install should take me about 3 or 4 days of good weather to complete, depending on how many roots I have to dig through. Maybe my Dad will come down and help me install the fence (HINT HINT).

My travel is winding down, however, I will be in Jacksonville, FL on Monday and Tuesday (22nd, 23rd) and then I'll be heading to London on the 26th. Brandi and I are going to visit Scotland for a few days and then we'll be back in London for my Wimbledon meetings on the 1st and 2nd of October.


Finally Home

After 26 days on the road, I'm finally home and doing what I do best... Nothing! Actually, I arrived home on Friday and on Saturday and Sunday I assisted the new kid Steve Hepner set up a video wall in Hickory, NC. So today is my first real day off and I'm loving it.

As for the video wall set up, I am really getting too old for that. Everything is sore on me today. I was all gung-ho about going for a jog on the local mountain bike trail today, but when I walked to get the mail this morning my right butt-muscle told me that running would be a bad idea. However, Chase (the 4 year old black lab) is now telling me to ignore all of my pains and get moving, and of course take him with me.

I think a quick jog to the couch is going to be my exercise for the day.


Elton John

Elton John was spotted doing stats on Grandstand Court on Monday. Elton was overheard saying "I enjoy bringing a little style to the stats booth."