Wednesday, 9-3-2003: Around 4pm or so I went to Riverview Park to meet Tricia and Jordyn there. We hung out and played for awhile. Morgan ended up there eventually (little girl we met there a month or so ago). We fed the ducks, played some more and left. When I got home I went on a bike ride. Rode to my parents house but they weren’t home so I went in, got some water and went back home.
Thursday, 9-4-2003: Picked up the kids from school, came home and they played with Casey for awhile while I worked some more. Then we went to the grocery store to get a few things. Came home and mowed part of the lawn and trimmed a lot in the front. Rode bikes with the kids.
Friday, 9-5-2003: My parents are taking the kids camping for the weekend. I went to their house around 2pm, walked to the schools and picked up the kids and we walked back to their house. Then I went back home and worked. I saw SWAT tonight with Tricia. Not a bad movie. Any movie with a cool helicopter crash in it is usually a good movie.
Saturday, 9-6-2003: Got up and worked on my deck all day. Finished a rail, boxed in the steps, covered the remaining hole in the corner and finished most of the lattice. In the evening, I went and picked up Tricia. We rented Punch Drunk Love, got some Wendy’s and watched it at my house.
Sunday, 9-7-2003: Worked on the deck again for most of the day. My parents came by and dropped the kids off for me. Mowed the lawn.
Monday, 9-8-2003: Took the kids to school, worked, picked them up. We went to Edwardsville to see the movie Dickie Roberts. Got a new old TV today – Richard got a new one and gave me his old one. It’s 42″ or something.
Wednesday, 9-10-2003: Got up at 6:30am to get ready for court at 8:30. Went, sat around, accomplished nothing, came home at 9:30 and worked for the rest of the day. Did a little work in my room – got my closet bar up and part of the door frame in place.
Thursday, 9-11-2003: Got up around 9ish and worked all morning. Had to pick up Payton from Colleen’s at 1:30. Went to my parents and hung out there until 2:30. Picked up Emily then, went to the grocery store and home.
Saturday, 9-13-2003: Bonnie brought Christian over for me to watch all day. We all went to Godfrey McDonalds (Ryan came too). Then came home again for awhile. Me, Payton and Christian went to my parents to visit for awhile. Colleen picked up the kids at 6:30, then Bonnie got Christian after that. I went and picked up Tricia and we came back here and watched Jerry Mcguire.
Sunday, 9-14-2003: Movie theater phone calls. Went to Riverview Park and met Tricia and Jordyn. Fed the ducks for awhile. Tricia came over later, went driving around, got some supper at Subway, came home and watched JP3.
Tuesday, 9-16-2003: Picked up the kids from school and later took them to the recreation center park for a few hours. Went to Wal-Mart to get Emily some nice clothes for picture day tomorrow.
Wednesday, 9-17-2003: Took the kids to school, went to a credit counseling place to have them take over my credit cards. Then went to get a haircut and had to wait over 2 hours for that since one of the barbers was on vacation. Worked, then picked up the kids. We went to the rec. center park again right after school. Colleen picked up the kids at 7:15 and I worked on web pages for the rest of the night.
Friday, 9-19-2003: Worked all day, then picked up the kids from school. Went to 6th Street park for awhile, then to Blockbuster to rent a few games.
Sunday, 9-21-2003: Woke up around 9am and got Tricia home at about 11:30am or so. Stopped by Casey’s for some Doritos and Sprite for breakfast. Then I went to my parents house to eat lunch with them and pick up the kids. Mowed the lawn while they played, then Tricia & Jordyn came over and played for the rest of the day. Had pizza on the deck for supper.
Someone tell me why this is cool:
That’s a neighbor of mine mowing his lawn. I’m sitting here at the computer, minding my own business and he decided to start mowing his lawn wearing that. So of course I grabbed my camera and snapped a picture. I guess I’m just too old to understand the new show your underwear and/or butt crack fad. What keeps his pants from falling all the way down once they reach that low?? Does he velcro them to bottom part of his underwear? Why don’t people just buy clothes that fit?? I can understand loose-fitting clothes, but it seems like somehting like that would just be an inconvenience. I guess this guy was just determined to look cool while he mowed his lawn.
Anyway, my weekend wasn’t too bad. I played with the kids a lot, went to a wedding with Tricia, roasted marshmellows, went to a park, mowed my lawn in jeans that fit me and bought a suit. I think it’s probably been about 17 or 18 years since I’ve owned a suit.
Monday, 9-22-2003: Boring day, just worked. Around noon Amy came over and we went to Subway for lunch.
Tuesday, 9-23-2003: Worked until 5:15pm, then picked up the kids from Colleen’s. We went to the rec. center park and stayed there until 7pm. Stopped by Piasa Pantry for some chips and drinks, then went home. Emily told me that Colleen forgot to pick her up from school again yesterday. She sat around and waited until the school called Colleen. Turns out that she was at home sleeping.
Thursday, 9-25-2003: Colleen picked up the kids around 5:30pm and we got into an argument over her wanting my air conditioner window unit. She doesn’t need it and I do but she wants it. Probably wants to sell it. Then she wanted the broken space heater so I gave it to her. After she left I decided that it’d be nice just to get all of her stuff out of the house to avoid future problems. I cleaned out a lot of her room in the basement and made about 3 or 4 trips to her house to drop it all off. Didn’t get it finished, but maybe I will next week.
Friday, 9-26-2003: Emily stayed home sick from school today but Colleen kept her all day. Tricia came over and we had lunch at Subway. Then she slept here while I worked for awhile. We both went to pick up Jordyn from her school, then went to Jamestown Mall to meet her sister and pick up her kids. Dropped them off at their dads, went back to Tricia’s parents to drop off Jordyn, stopped by Wendy’s for some food and then came to my house and watched The Pirate Movie.
Saturday, 9-27-2003: Got up at 8am to do the phone mobbing radio prank with others from PLA which actually didn’t go too bad! Then Colleen brought the kids over and we went to Eli’s birthday party. That lasted until about 5 or 6pm. Then we had some supper at McDonalds and came home.
Sunday, 9-28-2003: Stayed home all day with the kids. Ryan was over a lot today and the kids just played around the house. I worked on the apartment next door since Tricia is thinking about moving into it. Got it cleaned up a little and put up a door.
Monday, 9-29-2003: I was looking at my guestbook
this morning and noticed an unusual entry. Here’s what it says:
I get the idea that you enjoy computers. Don’t you relaize that
with all the information you have provided you are giving someone out
there family names, photos, addresses and the like. C’mon I see you
don’t like your father-in-law too but you should be putting your family’s
safety first. Think about it…..whatever your name is.
I keep re-reading it, trying to figure out what he’s talking about. I think it was just designed to confuse me or something. At first I thought he was trying to say that I’m not really me, I’m just someone making a pretend web site which is designed to give out a bunch of information on some guy that I’m pretending to be but I don’t really like. But then there’s the confusing father-in-law statement which I’m not getting at all. Or maybe he’s just saying that I shouldn’t make a website for myself because stalkers might use the information on the site to stalk me and my kids. But again, there’s the father-in-law statement. I don’t hate my father-in-law. Or EX father-in-law I guess I should say. And even if I did I don’t think I’ve said anything negative about him on my site. Unless I did it in a drunken stupor. But I haven’t been drunk in 12 years or so, so that doesn’t work. And whose address am I giving out? Where is this?? This has really started my Monday out on a confusing note. I need to email this guy and ask him to clarify things so I don’t lose sleep over this.