March 31, 2004

Yeah I know...

Well if you've been here. You already know that the Ford Explorer is no more. It has been replace by a 2004 Dodge Durango... Yes, it is a Hemi.

Posted by vance at 05:00 PM | Comments (0)

March 25, 2004

Going Commando

Don't forget the next holiday... May 7, 2004

Posted by vance at 10:42 AM | Comments (0)

little big foot

When I got home from work yesterday I adjusted the shifter... Now I can fit my foot under it comfortably. I'm thinking I might have moved it a little too much though. So I took it out for a spin. You know what, I'm slowly getting better and more comfortable.

After that I stopped by Rich and Stacy to ask for some help in checking out Open-Realty. I figured they know alot more about Real Estate functions than I do, and can offer a valueable opinion. I thought that targeting the local Real Estates would be a good opportunity for both PDS, and the Real Estates, if the software is good. There are also a few other reasons one being Real Estates tend to be open late.

Posted by vance at 09:55 AM | Comments (0)

March 24, 2004

Brad, Dr Scott, Janet

Ok I'm feeling generous ;-p let's give Brian some traffic....

hmmm.... Interesting... ;-)

*** UPDATE ***
I goofed bsa-t52 or Boy Scouts Troop 52 is

Posted by vance at 04:54 PM | Comments (0)

March 22, 2004


Well I set Sharon up for skinning tonight. Not what I was supposed to be doing. But oh well it was more fun. Now I'm sure we'll have some brilliant designs coming from her. Also in the process I stole her current sites design and added it to my own ;-)
Well I was fair I added mine to hers too...

Posted by vance at 11:49 PM | Comments (0)


This is disturbing

Posted by vance at 08:29 PM | Comments (0)

March 21, 2004

A short ride

Last night the bell rings and it's Tony from next door. Apparently a kitty got herself stuck up a tree. Poor thing. So everyone was outside trying to help him down, Rich, Tony, Debi, Sal and his wife. Sharon and I also added a little help. I even recruited Kevin and the use of his big ladder. Unfortunately Kev was'nt feeling to good but he lent a hand anyhow. So Tony climbed the tree and got pretty high but was'nt able to reach him. When we brought out the big ladder it did'nt quite reach either, in fact Tony was higher. But never the less I stayed at the top of the ladder as everone tried to lure the little one down. Eventually I wound up with a can of cat food in my hand reaching it as high as I could. And with everyone else luring the kitty finally started to come down towards me until I was able to grab her. The little one has a flea collar on so it's definately someones cat so we have a sign up in hopes to find it's owner. But for now it's in the basement. She's about a year old and it appears she is/was definately someones cat. She's so friendly and clean.
It's kind of funny though. As I was looking at the tree I though, no problem I'll just climb up into the tree I should be able to get pretty high, I mean hell I've done it before, but shit I just could'nt get myself to do it. I guess getting older and fatter I'm just not up to it anymore.
On another note I finally got a chance to take the cover off the bike today and get a photo or two. Tony came over to eyeball it too. He also gave me a few tips on running it. I also showed him the appt. since he had yet to see it. He seemed to like it. I'm so consious of all the defect I left but I guess they are not as noticable as I think.
I was also a little adventurous today and decided to take the bike out for a ride. Talk about being cautious. I started by walking it around the yard. I wound up pulling it out the alley thinking I would be able to just turn right back around, but I was'nt able to swing it so easily. So I wound up having to make a large circle accross the street and around the cars to get it back up the alley. Iwas'nt wearing my helmet so I decided it was best to just get right back in.
So now I was stoked I got it moving a little so I went back in the house and got my helmut and goggles..... Yeah the goofy looking thing.

So now all geared up I set out on another adventure. I fired up the Harley and set out to the great unknown....
I made it to the corner and planned on turning back but I decided it was best to go around the corner in the direction of traffic. So I went around the corner. I found that once I'm moving I'm ok, but getting going is a little rough cause I have alittle trouble getting my feet into position. I also found that my foot dos'nt quite fit into the shift arm. I felt as if I had to cock my foot too much, and for such a short ride I kept it in first gear. So I puled back to the house, chatted with Kev for a few minutes and repeated the trip only this time I added a block and went up to Otto. I don't quite have stopping and turning down. I feel a little unsure of myself so I was kind of loosing my balance while slowing down. While I'm moving I'm ok though. I just have to get use to it. All in all I think I did'nt do too bad. I mean the last time I rode a bike was like 10 years ago and the bike was much smaller. Well they say as you get older you have a harder time learning new things. The is'nt exactly a new thing but it sure feels like it to me. It's a little different than I remember, but I only really rode in secluded areas with my old jap bike.

Posted by vance at 12:02 AM | Comments (0)

March 17, 2004

The Last Winter Snowstorm

Just a quick entry to post the last pic from the lst winter snowstorm of the year.

Posted by vance at 11:18 PM | Comments (0)

March 16, 2004

Quite appropriate

I found this little story to be quite interesting...

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried Piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors To come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel Dirt into the well.

At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing Something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less

NOW --------

Enough of that crap . .
The donkey later came back and bit the shit out of the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected, and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.
When you do something wrong and try to cover your ass, it always Comes back to bite you.

Posted by vance at 04:40 PM | Comments (0)

You've gotta be kidding... It's the middle of March

Okay. So here it is the middle of March and it's snowing out. I can't even go out tonight and push my bike around... Yeesh... Well not like it matters much anyway, I don't really have the time...
Paradise's site is starting to take form. It's not the most creative site in the world, but it's a budget site. I did't want to blow them away with something too extravagant.
It's their first site, I thought it needed to be suttle.
Any body got any critisisms ? Yes this means you... Any thoughts or ideas when you look at it. Does' it suck, is it lame or is it just eh...
C'mon y'all let me know.
Grandma is finally a little more relaxed after yesterdays visit to the doc. It might've been the anesthesia though... ;-)

Posted by vance at 01:33 PM | Comments (0)

March 15, 2004


I don't know how long this is going to be up so listen while you can... It's a good laugh.

Posted by vance at 03:06 PM | Comments (0)

Back on track

I think my stomach is somewhat back on track now. I am definately happy about that.
Marc may have a job with The Home Depot. He went for a drug test last week, so I can assume they would'nt spend the money on a test for the heck of it. So he's waiting to hear back from them. I don't remember if I mentioned it before but he also got his driving permit a couple of weeks ago. I have yet to take him out driving but he went to the 5hour class and took one lesson at the driving school so far. I think he should'nt have a problem with it.

On Saturday I finally went and picked up my bike.... Yay. It's now in the yard locked double locked and chained. Yeesh... Well I don't want it to disappear to easily. Ya never know. I have'nt taken any pics of it yet so I'll get some pics of it over the weekend... Marc took the ride with me out to the
Harley Davidson dealer on Saturday afternoon. We spent much more time there than I had anticipated. In order to get a nice discount on accessories (ie.. helmut) I needed to purchase them the day I picked up the bike. So I found out that I am just one goofy shape. No helmut, jacket, glove fit me properly. So it was a fiasco to find something that fit on each... I think the time spent will prolly be worth it in the long run. I mean who really wants to be riding around with an under or over sized helmut. I'm sure there will be more bike updates soon so keep the eyes peeled.

On top of all this I'll leave you with Black Balls courtosy of Chris Pirillo perusing the web... Hey somebodys gotta let me know about it right.

Posted by vance at 11:04 AM | Comments (0)

March 08, 2004


For over a week now my stomach has been flaky. Had every kind of pain possible. It has to stop soon. Please ?

Posted by vance at 04:18 PM | Comments (0)

March 07, 2004

The Mistake

I meant to post this during the week, but since I did'nt I'll do it today.
The hallway fixtures have been nothing but trouble lately, so I recommended to Grandma that we change the old fixtures with something new. The problem with the old fixtures was primarily the switches. If you did'nt know they were pull cords. I don't know if you've ever gone shopping for fixtures lately but pullcords are rare to find. So UM and Grandma found this particular fixture.
In turn that meant a wall switch would need to be installed. So I took on the task. It was early sunday and apparently I left my brains in bed. Marc was halpin out and unfortunately he did not catch me while I was making a huge mistake. I had him cut 3 holes to run a cable to the fixture from the wall where we decided the switch would go. Now this may sound ok to you but it's really a goof. 2 holes in the ceiling and 2 in the wall later I realized that I should've been doing the switch work from the box in the basement directly below where the switch was to go. That it where the cable ran to the light itself. DOH... So I had 3 extra holes that were never even needed and I added roughly 4-5 hours to the task by sleeping on the job. Oh well. Either way I would have had to repair the holes so those are the of colored spots in the ceiling and wall that you can see in the pic. Atleast when I get to the one upstairs I'll make sure to take one step back before I break out the sawsall...

Posted by vance at 03:10 PM | Comments (0)