Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Someone in the office provided a Halloween surprise this morning on everyone's door or desk.  Nice way to start off a very short Halloween week.  

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Power Up

I woke up with a really bright light over my head and thought twice before moving towards it. It turns out, it was just the light in the ceiling fan in the basement bedroom. Yes, the power is back and we are watching tv to catch up on what other havoc The Frankenstom is causing.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Lighting the dark

The winds are howling but we are hangin on in the basement.

To Hunker

In the basement watching a movie on a laptop with the generator cranking out power for the sump pumps and various electronics. I won't be able to sleep till the rain stops.

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Waiting for Frankenstorm

We are ready to sleep in the basement for the second time in 14 months and fully expect to lose power at some point in the next 24 hours.  The electronics are charged and the generator is in the screened porch ready for action.  I don't like these storms, I'd take two feet of snow any day.  Everyone is home because the schools, offices and metro are closed and I don't expect to see them open again until Wednesday.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

End zone bound

A good shot of Sam heading for another touchdown in the game Saturday. One more weekend of football then a couple weeks off before basketball starts.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


The Timber Rattlers and the baby Browns finished undefeated seasons today. Both teams went 7-0 making it a highly productive fall season. No playoffs for the Rattlers but the Browns are playing for the league championship next Saturday.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Frankenstorm Prep

Fall Drive Home

I love the fall color so much that I end up getting distracted on the drives home from work this time of year.  This is a street in Old Town I drive down often and while the picture isn't spectacular, it just just feel good to post it.  I was pretty much stopped at the time I took this and no one was behind me.  I need to make sure I take this all in because a tropical storm is heading this way and most of the color will be blown out of the trees by Monday.  


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Hollywood Studios was fun with Meoni but I have an early flight home tomorrow. It will be good to see the family.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thank You Very Much

Thank You Very Much
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Halloween artifacts.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Twin Power

In two games Sam and Dylan scored 10 touchdowns. That includes a 25 yard pass from Sam to Dylan in the first game of the day. I love when they hook up to score on passing plays. Besides the passing TD, Dylan had a momentum charging pick for a touchdown in the first game and completely destroyed the will of the Packers in the second game with 3 interceptions for touchdowns. He seemed to know where the QB was throwing it before the QB did. Sam slammed the door on the Packers with two long touchdown runs. These kids are gamers. I hope we can do well in the playoffs in two weeks. They deserve a championship.

Friday, October 19, 2012

'twas the Night Before

Four of the seven pumpkins are done.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In Step

Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Our friend Carrie sent me a bunch of great action shots of the boys in their last football game. They are really good pics.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Party Countdown

Our annual Halloween party is just a few days away and Nicole is busy cooking up a storm. We have done most of the decorating but have a long list of stuff to do before Saturday. It's a lot of work but its our only big party of the year and let's face it, Halloween is fun.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Twin Pick 6's

The boys did well again today in football. They both had interceptions for touchdowns and Sam had two great runs for TD's and Dylan ran a two point conversion. The little Browns won the game 34-12 and improved their record to 3-0 for the season. Tough game next week against the Steelers. Dylan's baseball team won as well and pickle walked and struck out. He is going to get back on the hitting train any game now. He keeps working at it.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wood Guy

He was late but delivered a cord when I was out of town this week. It's going to get down to freezing tonight so I've already started making the smaller. It's good to be home.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Something Fishy

The elevators at the cosmopolitan have big screens with fish. They have big screens everywhere in this joint.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

First Fire

The firewood guy did not show up today so we had to make due with some wood from Safeway. I will be finding a new firewood guy tomorrow.

More Pumpkins

Pumpkin Time

I picked up my costume today and stopped to get a few pumpkins. It's cold and we have a fire going. Fall has arrived.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Little Browns

The boys football team won again today. 19-8 was the final with Dylan scoring two touchdowns and Sam completing a pass for an extra point. I get pretty excited about their sports accomplishments but keep it under control. Two things I'm noticing this fall is that Dylan is running with conviction and vision and Sam is turning into a leader. Dylan is always the first one to doubt himself but the last two games he has had an incredible sense of self confidence that has shown up in long runs and amazing cut backs out of traffic. He is seeing three steps in front of himself.

Sam is the field Marshall on that field and every kid is looking to him for leadership on offense and defense. He's big and athletic but is also looking out for the rest of the team and the team wants him around the ball if the chips are down. He and Dylan are both right there when a team mate makes a good play and leading the cheer when the team succeeds.

The Browns are 2-0 and their best runner (Max) will be back in uniform and with the team the rest of the season. It's a tough league this year but I like their chances.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

More Football

Another practice for the 1-0 Browns on a beautiful fall might. We are looking at the first fire night of the season on Sunday with temps barely making 60 during the day. My wood guy says he's going to get me a cord by Sunday morning so I won't have to pay a crap load for small bundles they sell at Safeway. I really look forward to fire season.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Guitar Lesson 2

I've just finished lesson two and paid for the rest of the month. I'm learning stuff but realized that I need to find at least 30 minutes a day to practice. That's going to be tough but not impossible. Sam is supposed to practice his viola 30 a day too. Maybe we can do it together.

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