Sunday, March 29, 2009

Nathan and Sarah

Just playing around with my camera tonight. And, Nathan and Sarah just happened to be caught in front of the lens! ENJOY!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Again, I am up after a short nights sleep. I have an appointment on my next day off to see if I am a candidate for the Sleep Clinic. Pretty sure I am, at least my doctors are pretty convinced I am. Hope so, would be nice to eventually to actually sleep a full night and awake fully refresh instead still tired as I do now. Cathi went through the sleep clinic and we are awaiting the results and possible remedies for her sleep ailments. Hopefully, insurance will cover it all, we have amassed a large amount of bills to the Portland Clinic in procedures not covered 100% by our insurance. The cost of living a healthy fulfilled life I supposed. I always thought one had insurance to cover ALL of ones medical requirements. Used to, guess not anymore.

On the battle with the tufts of cat hair and the wood floor we received a new weapon via Fed-X yesterday! It is a 30 foot hose with extensions and attachments to connect to our built-in vacuum system! So we can suck up the hair of our two long haired cats instead of attempting to sweep it up, which is never very successful. Oh, happy days!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Lips disconnected

Okay, for some reason the lips, tongue, and brain were not quite connecting today. Oh, well, other than that it was a good day. No rain, traffic was light and it didn't rain on the way to work or home. Even with a mountain in Alaska erupting and spewing ash, and the economy in turmoil it was a good day. The only drawback to the day is that the NCAA playoffs pre-empted the usual prime time shows my family watches on Fridays. But, no problem, I just pulled out the DVD's of "really old" episodes of Dragnet, open a bottle of Chardonnay and we are ready to go! Oh, I forgot to mention the really excellent chicken noodle soup made by Cathi really topped off the day!

Until tomorrow!

Have a good one!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

MRI and ..........stuff

Today, I had the pleasure of experiencing a MRI. Was a experience I am none to excited to repeat again for a long time if ever! Took all my courage to endure the 20 minutes of being in the "tube" with the very loud hammering and clicking noises the machine makes while taking pictures of, in my case, my back. Hopefully, this will help the doctor prescribe a remedy so I can lay off the many Advil I take to endure the time I spend on my feet.

So, on a less medical note, I now am on Twitter! So, if any of you care to follow or trade comments, feel free to look me up! Um, that is a "Is there anybody out there (reading this)" thought.

Other than that, I spent the day, starting, to organize our rather apparently massive cd/dvd collection. Never realized we had so many until I took on this project.

Friday, March 20, 2009

One of my favorite cars!

OK, If I had an extra $25,000 this is (one) of the cars of my dreams! I happen to be a fan of the seasons of Spring and Fall, so can you imagine cruising around this magnificent vehicle checking out the various wineries of the northwest?! Yes, you can! I can! And, this is (to me) just a really cool car! Check it out at Memory Lane Motors in Portland Oregon at

Monday, March 9, 2009


Alright! It is March 9th and it snowed again! Enough already! It's suppose to be getting warmer the closer we approach Spring, isn't it?! At least couldn't we have decent weather to distract from the rest of what is going on in the world?
Speaking of the state of the world that is, my world, which is retail. You know it is bad when people return previously purchased items that cost only $2.97! Or they come in with items they purchase 6 months ago and all we can offer them is a in-store credit and at a reduce price at that.
All I can say is, I am glad I am still employed. So, pop open the champagne and lets celebrate! Although, with continual reducing of the troops at the store and not necessarily of customers, it does make some days at work somewhat eventful.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Cats

Here are the Hercher cats and their respective owners. Jack, who is Sarah's cat, the very vocal and wild one! He is known for these sporadic running and jumping fits at any given time. Neptune, Cathi's cat, on the other hand, is a very quiet and mild mannered cat. Although, he does have his moments too every now and then. Especially, when a neighboring cat appears at the downstairs window to antagonize both cats. That's when things get really interesting!