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Going On a Permanent Holliday…

February 14th, 2013 | Posted by Russel in Donna | Russel - (0 Comments)

This buying-a-house business has gone surprisingly smooth so far <knock on wood!>.  We are supposed to close today at 2:30pm!  I am thrilled, excited, nervous, and whatever else you can think of.  Donna, on the other hand, is sick.  “Coming out both ends,” as she says.  She said that we’re going to close today even if the notary has to follow her into the bathroom!

I’ve already begun making house in Holliday.  I’ve had the utilities transferred to my name.  We just have to let them know when we get there so they can turn the water on for us.  We wouldn’t want a flooded laundry room after all!  My plan is to purchase a refrigerator tonight or tomorrow, to be delivered in the next couple of days.  We will work on cleaning in the new house and packing up the old house.  I hope to get officially moved in by the end of next weekend…  We’ll see how that goes!

And I just have to say that the folks at Jacksboro National Bank have been great to work with.  They have answered all of my questions quickly, and it has been easy getting the documents to them.  Thank God for email.  I can’t imagine how bad it must have been providing documents before…

The inspection went well and the appraisal came back. It is good. Now we’re just waiting to see if we’ll be approved for the loan. Every once in a while my loan officer emails me to ask for more information, so I know everything is still moving, but it sure seems to have slowed down!

Lord, give me patience during this time and in all things may Your will be done! I hope it is Your will for us to get the house, but if it isn’t, please stop it from happening…

Buying First Home

January 16th, 2013 | Posted by Russel in Donna | Preston | Russel | Russell Warren | Todd Daniel - (0 Comments)

We’re working on buying our first house. We’ve already found a house that we really like and have entered contract to buy it, assuming the inspection goes well tomorrow. If it all pans out, we’ll be living in Holliday soon!

The End is Near!!!

December 18th, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Russel | Theology - (0 Comments)

TheEndIsNearA priest and a pastor from the local churches are standing by the side of the road, pounding a sign into the ground that reads: “The End Is Near! Turn Yourself Around Now–Before It’s Too Late!”

As a car speeds past them, the driver yells, “Leave us alone, you religious nuts!”

From around the curve they hear screeching tires and a big splash.

The pastor turns to the priest and asks, “Do you think the sign should just say “Bridge Out?”

Todd Daniel’s Birthday!

December 11th, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Donna | Preston | Russel | Russell Warren | Todd Daniel - (0 Comments)

Today is Todd Daniel’s birthday!  He was born at 1:18pm at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls.  He weighed in at 6lb 9oz and was 19.5 inches long.  He was really similar to Russell’s size.  Preston and Russell had a good time visiting him in the hospital, and they seemed to be thrilled to get to meet him!  Donna was a trooper, and is doing great now.

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Todd Daniel: 12 minutes old

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Preston and Russell getting to know Todd Daniel

It’s Getting Closer!

December 2nd, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Donna | Russel | Todd Daniel - (0 Comments)

It won’t be long at all now before Todd Daniel is born. It is looking like it will be no later than the 12th. I am really excited, but a little nervous too. Donna and I have been working with the kids on keeping their room (and all the others they destroy!) clean. I think we’re about as ready as we’re going to be!

Thanksgiving is this week.  We’ve got a lot of work to do around the house in preparation for Todd Daniel’s birthday.  We’ve got his crib, which is much nicer than my bed ;).  It’s hard to clean the house up, when right behind you are two little tornadoes that are destroying at a much faster rate than you can clean.  Donna has been working very hard to get everything ready for Todd Daniel, but Preston and Russell seem to be out to sabotage her work!  We are expecting him to be born within the next couple of weeks.  We will still be visiting Mom and Dad in Ardmore for Thanksgiving, so there is the possibility that he could be born in Ardmore!  We will see…  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Concession Stand Worker Extraordinaire!

October 19th, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Russel - (1 Comments)

This evening after work, I get to work the concession stand at the Notre Dame football game.  All parents with kids at Notre Dame are required to volunteer 14 hours throughout the year.  I think we’ve put in four so far.  I don’t even like football!  But, to tell you the truth, I always enjoyed working concession stands as a kid.  Hopefully it will still be fun now that I am an adult!

Ubuntu 12.10 Launched!

October 18th, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Linux | Russel - (0 Comments)

Ubuntu is so lucky… It has a birthday every six months!  Happy 12.10 birthday Ubuntu!  I’ve got it installed and running on my computer, but I really haven’t gotten much chance to play around with it as I’ve been at work or grocery shopping.  I have managed to find a nice, little bug in the proprietary nvidia graphics driver installer.  Other than that, I haven’t really done a whole lot with it.  Patience, patience…

Ubuntu 12.10 & Windows 8

October 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Linux | Russel - (0 Comments)

Later this month, both of the operating systems that I use will release upgraded versions.  I use both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 right now.  Windows 8 will be coming out on October 26th, and Ubuntu 12.10 is scheduled to come out October 18th.  I’m getting excited.  I’m looking forward to Ubuntu 12.10, though I’m a little leary about Windows 8.  I’m not sure I’m going to like it, but I have been playing with Windows Server 2012 in a Virtual Machine.  So far, it seems okay.  Maybe I’ll download the Windows 8 evaluation to use in a VM as well…