Shoe Molding at Last!

Last night was a rough one.  First off, since Karen and Phil Mercer were staying the night, Bruce and Harvey kept getting out of bed and going downstairs then coming back up.  Then, at about 2:30 it started raining really, really hard.  Amanda suddenly remembered that all of the shoe molding that we had stained (okay, she stained it, I wiped it) was still out on the front porch, so we got up, brought them inside and dried the strips off.  Fortunately, they didn’t warp. I spent most of the day installing the shoe molding with Phil.  We managed to tuck the cable wire under most of the molding through a combination of Phil shaving off some of the back …

Broken Toes?

It was rainy today, which is apparently how it has been for a while here in North Carolina.  I miss some things about Costa Rica.  I miss the breakfasts of coconut, pineapple, banana, egg, bread and juice.  I don’t miss not being able to flush the toilet paper and I don’t miss the mattress I slept on. I’ve been told by several people that Scott missed me at work last week.  My voicemail message said to call him, and the main toll free number for work was forwarded to his phone.  He said he ended up doing the thing I usually do during the day and the things he usually does at night.  Josh said that going on vacation for …

Early Birthday Cake

I got a call from Anna Frazelle today.  She wanted to know if I’d be home around 2:00 because she had something to bring by, which ended up being an early birthday cake for me!  She said she didn’t think Amanda and I would have time to eat it before I left for Costa Rica if she brought it on Wednesday.  Anna’s chocolate chocolate cake is literally the best chocolate cake there is in the world, and it was still warm when it got to the house, so of course I had to get a scoop of ice cream and eat a piece right after she left. Backing up, I got up early today and went to Barry Frazelle’s office …

Basketball Voodoo

Someone, given the targets I’d have to assume it was a Tar Heel fan, had to have put a basketball voodoo hex on Duke and Wake Forest tonight.  That’s the only reason I can think of that Wake got murdered by Miami to the tune of 25 points tonight, right before Duke got massacred by 27 by Clemson.  All I’ll say is that as I was watching Duke get their asses handed to them by the Tigers, I kept waiting to see a Duke run, but it never happened.  Gerald Henderson scored 16 and Lance Thomas came to play, but none of the rest of the team did.  Coach K was really, really not happy after the game.  It’s been …

Baby News Newsletter

January 28, 2009 DOTSEY BABY NEWS AND VIDEOS ULTRASOUND VIDEO We are now estimatedly a little over halfway through the pregnancy, having just passed 21 weeks this past Sunday.  Last week we had our final ultrasound (barring any complications) and I took the opportunity to film the occasion.  If you’re on Facebook you’ve probably already seen this, but if you’re not (or you’d just like to watch it again), click the play button below to watch the video.  Being a recording of a monitor, it’s not the best quality, but everyone who’s seen it so far seems to have enjoyed watching it. The background music, in case you’re wondering, is Stall Out by Mutemath followed by Life in Technicolor by Coldplay. Pretty nifty …