Wednesday, March 29, 2006

It's a go

Hi all, things have been quite busy of late. I got a call to report to DC for the special stuff. So, that cleared the way for the once canceled trip to go forward. I took the week off to be at home with the girls on Spring Break. Did most if not all of the medical things to get ready. Did some legal stuff, and got generally ready to leave. We went to Chicago to the field Museum and had a good time there. As of now it looks like the middle of April I will go to train for the job. And by May will be there. Most people don’t know and don’t need to know. We now have moved into the age of broadband. We have wireless setup at the house. The dear wife does not like the antenna, it is kind of garish. But if it will allow use to talk and see each other over there it’s all good. Did you know that American cell phones only work here. That’s right the rest of the world is on another type of system that does not need so many towers. So I have to get a new phone for over there. Right now we are in the prepare mode again. On vacation we did 3 cord of wood, on cord of starter (pine). Electrical work, chicken house work, what if work and so forth. At this point I want to get started and not have to wait too much longer. Little one seemed to be ok she has had two crying spells, one at school. I think the whole thing will be fine. When I get back they said I could stay here or go to any other office, even the new one (Savannah). That was temping, but I guess we’ll stay right here.

Now pictures of the trip.

We stayed here The Purple Hotel
Nice 30 years ago now aged

Windy City I guess

Inside main hall

Here's looking at you

I can fly if I try

Almost like flying

Chicago skyline

Missing did not see, gangsters, Oprah, or anything that appealing to live in a big city. Hated the crowds, tolls, traffic, and the general closed in feel.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Ring

I got my ring back yesterday. It makes me feell good to have it on again. Its been about 10 years since I wore it. It may sound silly but I like to feel its weight on my hand, It reminds me to be my best. That I did accomplish something, I can do anything if I try hard enough. I used to tell my students not to let graduation from High School be your biggest accomplishment in your life. My ring reminds me I have to do better. to maybe live up to my dreams, to do good, to accomplish something.

1989 does not seems so far away and yet it is a lifetime

The oval crest has a reproduction of the palmetto tree in its background. Aside from representing the state tree of South Carolina, the Palmetto symbolizes a cadet-trained regiment of infantry that fought in the Mexican War and it represents a fort, built of Palmetto logs, that repelled a large British invasion fleet during the Revolutionary War. The two oval shields at the base of the tree are replicas of the state seals.
The Flags of the United States and S.C. showing union of the two.
"Star of the West", which commemorates the firing on a Union supply steamer by a detachment of Citadel cadets in January, 1861. This action was the powder keg which set off the War Between the States. The cannon balls at the bottom of this shank indicate the continuing link between the Old Citadel on Marion Square and the Greater Citadel.

Leadership, courage, and integrity found in good officers is embodied by the sword. Crossing the sword is the rifle, the symbol of the infantry. Freedom acquired and maintained only through a willingness to fight for it represented by the rifle surmounted by the oak leaves of toughness and victory blessed by peace, represented by the laurel wreath

All the black dots on the bottom we said was all the assholes you must put up with in life.