lundi, janvier 25, 2010


The Saints are going to the Super Bowl I never thought I would live to see this day. I worked yesterday until 5:30 pm. I left work and went to Josh and Melissa's to watch the game on their big screen. They had have Lake Charles there with tuns of good food, wine and beer. It was a great game and it was a blast to watch the game with Josh and company.

Yesterday, was my last day as a top operator in a refinery process unit. The guys cooked a wonderful "last meal"for me. Randy, our Ville Platte native, cooked a two stuffed ponce with lots of sausage, a Boston butt ham and lots more. Jody baked three cakes; It was great. I'm glad I will be working less than a hundred yards from my old control room, so I'm not going too far.

I have to get ready for my first day at the lab.


jeudi, janvier 21, 2010

21 Jan 2010

I worked off graveyard shift yesterday morning. Instead of going to sleep, I dosed while watching Fox News. I was in and out of consciousness catching bits and pieces of news on the Massachusetts senate race and the rescue efforts going on in Haiti. I did this for three or four hours, then I fixed myself peanut butter and honey for lunch. I was a grog all of early afternoon.
My afternoon was spent doing chores around the house, helping the boys with homework. At 9:30 we prayed and then the boys went to bed and I started a new book o my iPod and took Oakley Dog (a black lab) with me on a 40 minute walk. After the walk, I poured two fingers of Irish Whisky into a jigger and settled in hot bath with a book (Darwin’s Origin of Species). I then went to bed, because I had to get up at 4:30 AM to start working days.
Yesterday was a normal day.
Coram deo,

vendredi, janvier 15, 2010

Woke at 3 AM, got to work at 4:00 AM. I had Rescue Team training today. but I had to put in 12 hours. Training is over at 4:00 PM so I went in to work early so that I could leave early.

After work I went to Morgan and Danny's to get the boys. Morgan picked them up from school for us. Gary J. came over after he finished his work day.We visited on the porch, in the cold, sipping on a Tullamore Dew (an Irish whiskey). It is one of my favourite whiskeys, and Gary had not tried it. He was impressed.

Coram Deo,

mercredi, janvier 13, 2010

This morning, after breakfast, I did my two mile walk, got cleaned up, worshiped at St Michael's Anglican Church, then I errands for my in-laws, and other family members. I then came home and did a little repair work at my home, and picked the boys up from school. I also helped math homework. I also spoke on the phone with my son Christian, who is in the Navy, serving in Japan.

That's a pretty normal day, nothing special.

Coram Deo,

dimanche, janvier 10, 2010

I listened to a lecture from the Von Mises Institute this evening while doing a chores. I found it to be VERY interesting. It is titled, Lincoln's Tariff War.

Listen and enjoy.

samedi, janvier 09, 2010

I don't know anything about Brit Hume's faith, he has it right in this clip.


vendredi, janvier 08, 2010

I'm up late again. I so much enjoyed the lovely "Global Warming"/"Climate Change" cold weather he are having by wearing a heavy coat while I played fetch with our dog today. I have been enjoying the cold (Louisiana Cold). I always enjoy it when it cools off down here, because we have such long periods of hot, humid weather.

Tonight, I am in the living room reading, Retribution: The Battle for Japan 1944-45 by Max Hastings. Since I'm reading about Japan, I decided to heat up a little Japanese Sake to sip on while I read. I've liked Sake ever since I was stationed there (Atzugi) in the early 1980's.

Now, I have to get back to my book.

It is 26 degrees outside and the high temperature today will not reach 40 degrees. Tonight we are supposed to drop into the teens. That is EXTREME cold for this part of the world, in fact all the schools in Calcasieu Parish are closed today because of the cold.

This is a good week to be off from work, and I just happened to be on vacation. The refinery does not function very well in this type of cold, which we have not seen for a couple of decades.

My daughter, Morgan is coming to get me, we are going to my in-laws. Morgan takes her grandmother to the grocery store every week and I have a "honey-do" job at their house this morning.

I watched the BCS Championship game last night. Christian called from Japan to discuss the game. I had to pull for Bama because they are an SEC team, but I felt bad for McCoy when he got injured.


dimanche, janvier 03, 2010

After LSU's terrible showing against Penn State the weekend did improve. Saturday Lisa and Sheree went to Lafayette on a shopping trip and after lunch the boys and I packed up the kayaks and went to Longville.

When we arrived at my parents they made a pot of coffee and we visited over a couple of cups, then my youngest son and I took the Kayaks to my sister's pond. Gary, my nephew met us with his daughter to try out the kayaks. After they left, my son and I raced and played with the boats in the pond for a couple of hours.

After leaving the pond, we returned to Bud and Dot's for supper (Spaghetti). After a nice meal we went out into the cold so that the boys could pop their fire works. They were not able to pop them New Year's Eve, because I was working. We had fun.

Sunday morning I woke up with a headache, so I slept in and we missed Sunday school. Mark Duncan was the guest preacher and the sermon was very good from I John chapter 3.

I am now watching Iron Chef. I really enjoy this show.

Coram Deo,

vendredi, janvier 01, 2010

I worked the last four nights so I spent most of New Years Eve in the control room at the refinery. We had to finish the start up on our clean fuels unit, but the end of the start up was mostly covered on the unit console, so it was an easy evening for me as top.

When I got home this morning I noticed my mailbox was gone. My neighbour informed me that my mailbox was blown up by someone last night. I assume it was teenage mischief and fireworks.

This morning I made sure to wake up in time to catch the beginning of the LSU, New Years Day, football. It is now half time of the Capitol One Bowl between LSU and Penn State. The field is a mud fest. Les Miles' Tigers are playing sloppily football, which has been there normal way to play all season. The LSU offense has done nothing in the first half. Jefferson has thrown only one descent pass, and it was intercepted, all his other throws were terrible.

I started vacation when I left work this morning, so the New Year, despite LSU's poor showing thus far, is starting on on a good note.

Coram Deo,