Monday, July 24, 2006

Viva La Penske!

As most of you know, Carrie and Rusty moved to McAllen, Texas from Hattiesburg and Edinburg, respectively. Here they are with Noby at the end of a happy and safe job.

Noby drove the truck the entire way, like a man. Here he is watching in horror as some college girls try to kill Rusty, who is driving ahead of Noby in the Jetta.

The boys wore their yellow Cataphote shirts on moving day. It helped give them the superpowers they needed to carry heavy furniture (now pronounced "faw nuh chuh").

Carrie wore her yellow Ladybug shirt. The Ladybug was responsible for last-minute packing, cleaning, sorting, and carrying light items ("sheet music"). She also, she'll have you know, helped with some heavy stuff. Ladybugs do it all.

After a long week, the Cataphotes and Ladybug deserved a little rest in the new house...

... but not before giving a thumbs-up on a job well done!

Note: Not only do Rusty and Carrie not have DSL now, but -- due to construction in the area -- they probably won't have it until the first of September. And not only that, but instead of their dial-up connecting at around 56K, Carrie's computer connects at 23 while Rusty's connects at 19 -- also due to construction, apparently. So expect limited internet activity and gloryblogging until sometime after Labor Day. It took all night just to upload the above pictures.

Note #2: The next several posts will probably deal with the new house in some way, so we hope you like this topic.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Movin' Day

This coming weekend we move all our stuff into our house. We've already bought a new fridge and a washer/dryer, and of course there has been lots of little (and big) stuff to buy here and there, so in order to pay for it all, I've figured out a way the house can pay for itself:

First one's free!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Happy Independence Day, Y'all!

Fireworks Facts and Figures

FACT: In 1999, an estimated 24,200 fires involving fireworks were reported to fire departments. There was $17.2 million in direct property damage as a result of these fires. Fireworks-related fires have typically caused at least $15-$20 million in property loss (not adjusted for inflation) each year in the past decade.

FACT: Most fireworks-related injuries do not involve fires that are reported to fire departments. In 1999, an estimated 55 civilians were injured in reported fires caused by fireworks, but fireworks-related injuries reported to hospital emergency rooms alone totaled 8,500 the same year.

On a typical 4th of July, fireworks cause more fires in the U.S. than all other causes combined. But because most people encounter the risk of fireworks once a year, many Americans do not realize how great that risk is.

Take the Fireworks Injury Quiz! And don't forget that July is also Eye Injury Prevention Month.