Saturday, October 28, 2006

A Multimedia Sabbath

I'm on Multimedia Duty this Sabbath at PVC. It is a pretty day outside. I'm having to cover a memorial service for one of our church members. Very sad, but at least Glenn isn't suffering any longer....

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Web page redesign

I've spent the last couple of weeks redesigning my personal web page. What do you think of it?

Fall has arrived here in Oregon. It was a sunny day, but very windy--with the wind from Columbia Gorge.

Monday, July 24, 2006

HOT in Oregon

Wow--we've had some hot weather out here. Three 100 plus days in a row; I think it set a record. On Saturday, we went over to the coast and played in the ocean--the cold water felt great!

Friday, June 16, 2006

2 weeks down

I've just finished my second week at Serena. It is very nice being back on full time. With nicer weather coming, I've been riding my bike more, so that is good, too.

Getting ready for Father's Day weekend.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A New Job!

I start tomorrow in a full time, permanent position at Serena Software in Hillsboro. Still a long commute, but I get benefits, so it is definitely worth it. During at least the summer, I'll be riding my bike to/from the Max, saving a couple of bus rides, plus getting myself into better shape.

Monday, May 22, 2006

A lovely weekend

It was a very nice weekend here in Portland. Saturday, we went up to Multnomah Falls (and hiked about half way up). Yesterday, we went to Schreiner's Iris Gardens near Salem. Both days, I took lots of pictures. It is fun to have a good, small digital camera!

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Mother's Day Weekend

It is the Friday before Mother's Day. I've been busy learning more about using AJAX in my web development. It is pretty cool, allowing a web application to behave more like a desktop application. Google Maps and Gmail both use this technology.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

April is almost over

It's been a pretty busy month, between softball, looking for work, a youth festival, etc. The weather over the last few weeks has been gorgeous! Today is it is cloudy so far, but other than that, the sun has shone every day.

I have multimedia duty at the Pleasant Valley Church today (and there is an afternoon program, too), so it will be a pretty long day. Oh well, at least it keeps me out of trouble! :-)

God Bless!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Selita playing softball

This is my youngest daughter, Selita, playing softball. She's 15 (as of last month). Good game, girl! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 19, 2006

More changes

Well, yesterday was eventful. I was laid off after only two weeks--didn't fit in with the corporate culture, whatever that means. Now, I get to start looking for another job, yet again...

Oh, well, God will provide....

Friday, March 17, 2006

Taxes are done

Well, I'm mostly unpacked and just got my 2005 taxes filed. My tax return is going to help pay for the girls' PAA tuition.

I've been doing a lot of reading while riding the Max to my job in Hillsboro. Most of the books are science fiction that I get free from the Baen Free Library.

Monday, February 27, 2006


I just moved into an apartment. I'll miss my house, but it will be nice to have it off of my back, along with a few bills. Every muscle in my body hurts--and I hate moving!

Tomorrow, my three month contract with Serena ends. On Thursday, I start a contract with MTI doing Linux development. I'd much rather have a full time, permanent position (with benefits) but it still beats unemployment, hands down.