New Kid (yeah right!!!!) on the Blog

New Kid (yeah right!!!!) on the Blog

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Bummer...of sorts

Last week I was once again blessed with that dreaded sound of " the ticking of death"!
This time it was from my External Hard-drive... which just a couple of months ago that I purged all of my pictures, videos, and documents from my computer onto.
However, I was fortunate that I had "backed up" my pictures and most of my music onto disks a couple of years ago. So, I was able to save most of my stuff.
I am now in the process of downloading this data onto my daughter's Ext-Hard-drive that she will no longer be using since she got a new 750 G one for Christmas. Momma, has ordered a new 750G one for me. I will now utilize two of them for back up!
This was a strange, but pleasant, Christmas for us. we did not have to drive to Cincinnati because my mother-in-law is still pissed and not talking to us, and my sister has gone off to Orlando, Fla for about a month... so we couldn't visit with them (which is always a very good time).

Well, it's "reality check time".... time to get to bed so to start a new work week.

Hope y'all had a nice Christmas with friends and family!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas at the Cabin

Getting into the Christmas Spirit down at the Reed Cabin in Owen County!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Just went over comments on my last posting and was very pleasantly surprised to see a posting from Jenny D!
Jenny has been "AWOL" from our posting family for many months. It was pure delight to see where she posted on my comments section.

So..... JENNY D....... if you read this...... "WELCOME BACK"....." YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY!"

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Drama Continues

Well, after getting the e-mail stating that "Thanksgiving Dinner was canceled due to circumstances beyond our control" by my In-Laws.... here's what has happened:
Kim got a call from one of her other relatives in Cincinnati and was advised that "THE DINNER at her Mom's was not canceled, and that a lot of the family attended.... and of course, got the Mother-in-laws side of the story as how poor Lisa was slighted, and that Kim was behind it all!
Rather than get into a pissing contest with her Mom, Kim just let it slide.
On Dec 7 and Dec 15th, both her parents had birthdays. As usual, Kim mailed them both Gift Cards for Olive Gardens.
Then, yesterday, we received an envelope from her Mom in the mail.
The envelope contained both birthday cards torn in half, restuffed in their envelopes along with the gift cards.
That really hurt her Mom had intended. BUT.... more than that.... it really pissed her off!
So, any thoughts of Kim backing down from this latest "slight" is completely off the table.
The old woman is cutting off her nose to spite her face.... and my father-in-law ...and Kim's sister will be affected by it.

Each year, we went to Cincinnati for Christmas.... but looks like we won't be going up North this year!. We have been invited (and have accepted) Christmas Dinner at the home of the parents of our Son-in-law only about two miles from here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

3 Cincy Tricks

On Saturday, I was a guest of Chris and Mick Lottman of Cincinnati. Along with them were their friends Katy and Rob. This ragtag band calls themselves the "Horace Man'ure Fan Club"!
Many years ago, we met at a Magic Convention down at
Cumberland Falls, Kentucky, where I did some " table hopping magic at the restaurant".
When they heard that I was planning on coming to Cincy to see the model railroad display at the
Union Terminal Museum, they decided to come along. It was great, and we got to see a beautiful Movie at the Omni about the Canadian Railroad through the Canadian Rockies.
Afterwards, we ventured to the Lottman's beautiful home overlooking the
Mill Creek Valley.
They invited over several friends for a party, and after twisting my arm a little ....and a free beer... I agreed to do a few magic tricks. Being somewhat a ham, the "little magic show" ended up being about 1 1/2 hours long. But, it didn't seem to bother the crowd because they were laughing and having a good time was
Honestly, I haven't had that much fun in years!
So, I thought I might share a few minutes of my "show" with you folks. Hope y'all enjoy it.