Mortgage questions?

My brother, Doug, who is in the mortgage business, is doing a series of videos on his blog that answer common questions about mortgages.  If you are interested or curious, you should check them out.

Happy Birthday strausmouse, etc.

First, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to strausmouse .  For your birthday, I give you warmer weather than you’ve been having lately. You can thank me later. Etc.: I know, it’s been a few days.  I’ve had intermittent wireless access and limited time.  Nevertheless, I’ve got the backdated posts  mostly written and should get them posted shortly. […]

We’re on vacation!

Up and into work this morning.  It was one of those days that seemed to grow steadily more hectic as the day progressed.  I kept an eye on Doug’s flights, and I headed home around lunchtime to wait for him to arrive.  They got here shortly after noon, and it was really good to see them.  The […]

Happy Anniversary, Doug and Rachel!

Just wanted to wish Doug and Rachel a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. I hope you guys have a great day.

Happy birthday, Doug!

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY cheer goes out to Doug today. I hope you have a terrific day, one that is perhaps somewhat less hectic than it sounded last night when I spoke to you on the phone. 😉 Happy Birthday, bro.

Rainbow Room Birthday Bash 2008

Saturday began early for I was anxious to see everyone and wanted to get an early start. Kelly and I had gone to bed around midnight and I was up at 6:40 AM. I showered and then headed downstairs to sit on the couch and read until everyone else woke up. Kelly was up early […]

Scuba

Yesterday, while the girls went to their fancy spa to get their fancy facials and whatever else people get in spas, the boy went scuba-diving. Mom arranged it with a friend of hers who teaches scuba diving. Doug, stubiebrother and I headed to Thousand Oaks to the Sports Chalet, where at about 10 AM, we […]

Thanksgiving dinner

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner last night. First, we had everyone over at Mom and Dad’s: me, he110_sunshine, stubiebrother, Doug, Rachel, Ruby and Carson. This year was a non-traditional year for dinner. We had excellent crab legs, delicious prime rib, rice, and broccoli. There was plenty of food and it was all delicious. Doug […]

To L.A.

I was up at 3 AM because I couldn’t sleep. My alarm was set for 4 AM, but there I was, awake at 3 AM and so I watched and episode of The West Wing before heading into the shower. The car was there at 4:30 AM to pick me up and we headed off […]

Happy anniversary, Doug and Rachel!

Today is Doug and Rachel’s 6th wedding anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, GUYS! Hopefully you get a chance to do something fun to celebrate your big day today.

Long-ass day

Almost 11:30 PM and just home from the Happy Hour after our last softball game of the regular season. We lost. Badly. So badly it was hard to take seriously. We finished with a record of 7-2 which places us 3rd in our division and guarantees us a place in the playoffs on September 8th. […]

July 2, 1997

I was thinking that this is my first trip to Europe and that I can remember, when I was younger, wondering when I would end up getting there. So I decided to look back through my diaries and see what I was doing 10 years ago today, July 2, 1997. I don’t think Europe was […]