Tuesday, September 25, 2007

We will miss you Tim

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It is never easy to lose a loved one but we can all rejoice in his life and accomplishments and remember him what he was: a wonderful man, an accomplished officer and dear friend.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

My WOW addiction.

I am seriously considering closing my world of Warcraft account until I get caught up on life. There are so many things I want/need to do but I find myself sucked into the game every day. Right now I am tirelessly leveling my new blood elf character; so far she is an amazing level 33 and quickly rising. OMG I am so sucked in.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Robert Jordan died this week.

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Robert Jordan aka James Oliver Rigney Jr. was one of my favorite authors. He was the creator of the Wheel of Time Series that I have been reading since my son was a toddler. Not only was he the author of some of my favorite adventures, but he also lived in my favorite city of Charleston S.C. I was so upset when I found out of his passing people in my office stopped to ask me what was wrong. I feel silly for being so upset but Randy Al Thor, Egwene, Perrin and Matt have shared their lives and adventures with me for all of my adult life. My favorite WOW character Falchion is based on the WOT character Faile. I introduced my son to the series when he was a teenager and is just as big a fan if not more.

And alas, the final and thirteenth book has yet to be written. Rumor is Mr. Rigney told the final tail to his loved ones and it is hoped that in time they will share the final outcome of Rand's life. I would love to know the ending but even if it is never revealed I want to thank Robert Jordan/James Rigney for a wonderful tale. He was such an awesome story teller and I will miss him.
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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Time flies when your having fun.

It's hard to believe that the summer is over and the kids are back in school; between work and trying to keep up with the girls have kept me busy. I have my niece Savannah driving Beth to Central and then driving herself to school at Westwood. Erin is in 7th grade and attending one of the few middle schools left in the county. She either rides the bus or I take her when I can. We have actually reached a brand new level in our life. When Warren started driving the girls where really too young to go out, now at 16, 15 and 12 they want to go all the time. They used to go and hang out at the Firehouse on Friday nights but now its football games, movies and shopping. Savannah has her D.L. and they go or at least try to go as much as we will allow them. We try to keep them home on school nights but that is even hard when they need to go to Walgreens and Walmart for supplies. Fred and I have lately spent our Friday and Saturday nights alone together. Its nice a little strange but nice. We used to complain about not having any time alone together but not anymore. It is scary to think that in just a few more years my house will be empty.

I finally finished my first book. Unfortunately it is not one of my novels. I finally finished the training manual for work. It will always be a work in progress as things change and evolve but for right now Version I/2007 is complete. I have now taking on the challenge of creating a TTY Manual but I am going to take a break. I need to work on my own manuscripts and I am thinking about getting a hotel room for the week end so I can finish the one and start on the other. Well actually Fred keeps threatening to lock me in a hotel room so I'll finish. He is so supportive.

Life is pretty much as normal as any family can possibly be. We work. We play. We relax when we can. We're healthy and happy. What more could we ask for.