I'm finally getting the front wheel bearing replaced on my truck today. Everywhere I went they wanted to charge me an awful lot of money just to put a part in. I already bought the part online and it has been lying around for almost a month. I just need it installed. Nichole's cousin's husband has a shop at home, but he has been really busy with another project. But, as of yesterday he has cleared the lift and is ready to do my truck. I'm pretty excited about this because I just get a weird feeling every time I drive knowing that one of the parts is bad. So, yay for fixed truck.
Friday, September 28
Thursday, September 27
I came home from work today and decided to stop and check the mail. We have those standard apartment mailboxes where they are all together and you have key to get in it. When I opened it up I was blinded by a bright light and the sound of angels chanting. Once my eyes adjusted to this light I saw what it was that had blinded me. Packages and packages of FREEBIES! It's like we hit the jackpot. Today we receive 4 total freebies but one of them was a three pack. We got: Clean and Clear face wash, a Simply Nutrilite nutrition bar, Ziploc's new Zip N Steam bags and a 3 pack of Pledge surface wipes! How cool is that? It made me think of all the other things we have gotten for free. We have: 4 tubes of toothpaste, more Ziploc bags, Nichole hasn't had to buy deorderant in a year because we have gotten so many Dove samples, stacks of shampoo packets, we have done at least 10 loads of laundry with free laundry detergent and fabric softener and Fresh Wipes just to name the stuff that comes to mind. The other day we got a really good one too. We received a 25 count, yes 25 count, of Pledge Multi Surface Wipes! I love the free stuff. Thanks Cheryl!
Do you want to win an 8GB Video iPod? I know I do. I love people that give stuff away for free. A fellow blogger showed me this new blog It's Write Now. The creator, Emma, posts quite a few useful tips about writing. That's what her blog is about. She has started up a new contest to win a video iPod and it's red! Pretty cool. The contest ends on Halloween... also pretty cool. It'll be like Christmas on Halloween. All you have to do to enter is do exactly what I am doing. But head over to her contest post to get all the details. So, what are you waiting for? Get over there and enter or else I'll have a better chance of winning. Wait...
Tuesday, September 25
As you can see I am not working. Hence the blogging. But, believe it or not I am at work. Working the mall gig today. On days like this, I wonder if it is even really worth it. I have made a whopping $32 for myself today. I'm strictly commision and I haven't really sold a damn thing all day. But, Saturdays is what makes up for it. When I am here all by myself, allday (11 hours). That's where the bread is at. I can't even people watch on a day like this because all there is are people in wheelchairs, with walkers or zipping by at 50mph in a motorized cart. Sometimes I think it would be cool to see a motorized cart accident. Two of them collide leaving one with a flat tire and a bent rim. The other with a torn off fender. Maybe the geezers will even start to beat each other with their canes. Then, Tuesdays would be interesting. But, that never happens. At least I have some blogging to catch up on.
October is right around the corner and before you know it Christmas will be on our doorstep. A lot of stores have dragged out the Halloween gear and are now pushing it towards the back to make room for the Christmas caboodle. Nichole and I are pretty excited because we recently raided my parent's attic and took what we wanted. Since moving out, the house doesn't get decorated anymore so all the stuff will just sit in the attic and rot. So, we took what we liked for our place. Now we have all this cool Halloween stuff to put up, plus our old stuff. Day 1 of October it's going up. I'll be sure to post some pics. We'll have to go back to my parent's house to raid once again for Thanksgiving and possibly Christmas. But, there is so much Christmas stuff that it would be near impossible to go through it all. Let the decorating fun begin!
Monday, September 24
Okay, so it's a whole year from now, but I'm still excited. Nichole and I are going to Colorado this time next year for her cousin's wedding. Should be a fantastic wedding. Lots of time and money are being spent. Plus it is in Breckenridge which is right in the mountains! Last night we got a glimpse of the lodge and it is awesome. Very scenic and outright beautiful. The rooms are fantastic. We'll be geting a two bedroom premium suite that we will share with Nichole's brother and wife. It will have a full kitchen, fireplace, living room, big bathrooms and everything. Of course we plan on making the trip of it and plan on staying for 4-6 days. Too bad we have to wait a whole year.
Wednesday, September 19
I'm not much of a photo guy. I understand that capturing the moment in a photo means a lot to some people, but for me, not so much. If I had kids it would be the other way around, but I don't. I have seen some fanatics such as the ones at Disney that have the whole family pose at every ride, sign and building to get that picture. I've even seen them do it at the mall in front of the Disney store! Like they are at Disney or something. I find that kind of behavior ridiculous. But, I still would like to have a decent digital camera for those few moments you do want to capture. The really good ones.
Tuesday, September 18
The other day Nichole and I went grocery shopping. We always do our shopping at Walmart (like everyone else on this planet). So, we can also shop the home wares and all that fun stuff as well. We decided to start changing out all our incandescent bulbs to CFLs. Walmart's are decently priced so we bought a couple of packs. They are different...
TV and wall unit = SOLD!
Friday, September 14
Sundays are probably my favorite day of the week. Those are my church days. Granted I have to be there at dawn's butt crack. But, I really enjoy doing what I love. The setup and production of the service is always interesting. Like, this week we do not have a main screen, so by throwing us this curve ball, we have to use our side screens and back up HD. The last couple of weeks Cole was able to come and participate. She really enjoys it and loves working with everyone. I do too. The worship team we have is a great group of talented people and fun to work with. I really like having her there. Unfortunetly she will not be able to make it this week. But, hopefully again soon.
Thursday, September 13
I've only been with Pay Per Post for about a month now and I love this program. For those of you that are not in the know, Pay Per Post is this company that has all kinds of sponsored content available for their bloggers to... well, blog about. In turn, Pay Per Post pays their bloggers a commission for their posts!
Tuesday, September 11
Monday, September 10
Okay, before you get too excited, this isn't a freebie that you can partake in. Nichole and I have some wonderful family and friends that have helped us get to where we are. Yesterday we had the wonderful opportunity to receive a free 36" flat screen TV! Well, of course we took it. Corey's parents had just gotten a new TV and didn't have any use for their old one. It's a big 36" Sanyo with a great picture and tons of options. There is absolutly nothing wrong with it. So, after we fought with it getting it into the car and got it home, we decided to make sure it would fit in our unit. Nope, that's a big negative on that. The TV we had before was a 32" and the wall unit would not fit the new one. We ended up travelling all over the countryside looking for some kind of TV stand and we ended up finding one at none other than Target in Trinity. So, now we have a nice, black TV stand and a black audio cabinet for all the equipment. We do have to find another matching cabinet for the other side to fill up the space and make it look even. My dad was a great help getting this ball buster of a TV up our stairs last night. Thanks Dad. I do not think I have ever moved something heavier or more awkward than this TV. But, it's worth it. A bigger, better TV and it was completly free (minus the TV stand)!
Saturday, September 8
Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. This is how it's going to go down:
"Do you know what time it is? It's everyone's favorite host... MICMAN!!!"
Thursday, September 6
Luciano Pavarotti, the world famous tenor, past away this morning in his home in Modena, Italy. He had been battling with Pancreatic Cancer since being diagnosed with it in 2006. He only had one year since being diagnosed until he lost his battle. Unfortuanetly, my Grandmother was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer earlier this year. We do not know how long this will last. But, she is in good spirits, fighting hard and we are all praying for the best. You can keep up with what's going on at my Aunt's blog.
I read the news on a daily basis and multiple times a day. You never know when something new, exciting, tragic or important is going to happen. Most of the time I am reading on the web. There is this one great news blog that I enjoy. It's called Gimmie The Scoop. It's a marketing blog. I like a news blog over a news site because there are comments that are left by people and you can get a nice little debate going on. Everyone's opinion counts. What I really like about Gimmie The Scoop is the navigation of it is simple and smart. The news is broken up into categories. My favorite category would have to be the Internet & Technology category. They have some great product reviews and even posts about products that are not completly available yet. The top post at the moment even talks about search engine optimization which all of us bloggers know a lot about. This has been a great source of news for me so far. I think I'm going to go read the news right now.
Wednesday, September 5
On Monday, Nichole and I left and headed over to Disney. Why not. We went to Animal Kingdom earlier in the day and just mulled around. We saw the Nemo show, which was okay. In the evening we went over to Epcot (my favorite). A lot of stuff was being refurbished. Plus, the Food and Wine Festival is coming up. They redid the Canada show! It now has Martin Short in it (of course, he is everywhere in Disney). I think they did a really good job with it and kept it close to the original. They also kept the original "O Canada" song. They couldn't get rid of that. Later, Nichole and I had a nice dinner at the Biergarten and enjoyed the Illuminations fireworks show. It was a very enjoyable weekend to say the least.
Saturday, September 1
Nichole and I are going to go over to the other coast to visit my Grandmother for Labor Day. She has been through a lot recently and I haven't seen her in a few months, so we thought it would be nice to go over and see her for a bit. I have the church thing tomorrow morning, but we are then leaving right after and going straight over. We'll be coming back on Monday and since we are over there, you know what that means... Disney! We'll stop over there for a bit on the way home and enjoy a nice relaxing Monday. A little Animal Kingdom and then Epcot fireworks!