Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas everyone! With all the commercialization of this Christmas holiday, sometimes we lose sight of what Christmas is all about. Remember that Christ is the reason! His birth, coming down from Heaven to be with man. What a gift!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Weeeell it has been busy...

Yeah, yeah I know it's been a couple of weeks since I last posted. With work and the weather, I have just been too busy. Also I haven't been to good on the diet thing. I think I have gone back up a couple of times. I will be back on the horse come the new year though. And I will be trying as much as possible the rest of this week and next. One thing I would like to share with everyone is this:

He is just the best looking beagle I have ever seen. His name is Reagan, and he loves to eat hippies!! HA! We had to give him to the kids early since this was all over the ground with more to come tomorrow:

We have a total of 14 inches. Now I know that is a pittance compared to some of you who live in the northeast. But, they just are not set up out here to deal with this kind of snow fall. Our streets still have not been plowed or sanded. first we got a about 10 inches, then an inch of ice, then 4 inches of new snow. It is truly amazing. I guess we are going to get another 2 to 5 inches. Calgon take me away to... Cancun

Friday, December 12, 2008

Whoo Hoo

Last week I gained a couple of pounds, up to 373. Well , yesterday morning I weighed in at 371 so I thought I had lost the 2 I had gained. But I just weight a little bit ago, and I just ate lunch a couple of hours ago, and weighed in at 369! So I am going to take the 369 and say I lost 4lbs this week! Yeeee Haaaa!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Not bad

if I say so myself. I was in Louisville Ky. all week. We left on Saturday after Thanksgiving and got home last Friday. Now, this show usually packs the pounds on me. There just isn't enough physical labor to burn off all the great food there. There are just great restaurants that have great food. Famous Dave's BBQ, Smokey Bones BBQ, Longhorn Roadhouse, you get the picture! I just can't seem to say no to these places. Anyways, even with all that, I only gained 2 pounds this week. Which I will take.

This week it is back to the grindstone! Water all day, one can of pop at lunch and dinner, Tuna and turkey sandwiches for lunch! Oatmeal and turkey sausage for breakfast. This food I can eat. I actually like what I am eating. sometimes when you try and lose weight we eat stuff we just don't like. And I get burned out quick on salads all week. So this is awesome.

To all of us that are trying to lose weight. KEEP IT UP, and DON'T GIVE UP!! When I look back and see all the times that I started and quit, it reminds me, if I had just kept up and didn't quit I would be thin now and much more healthy! Lets do this!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Enquiring minds

want to know! What was going on 9 months ago? Was it a really cold month then? Were the moons aligned just right? Or maybe my friends are just too.... how should I put this delicately? Fertile? randy? really, really, really LOVE their wives?

Wyatt, Jump out, and my brother Pinhead have all had children within a couple of weeks of each other. I got children popping up all around here man!!!

Congratulations to you all! I know Pinhead the best obviously since he is my brother, but I know Wyatt pretty good and have got to know Jump Out pretty good too. And I know that they will all be great fathers.

I love Mothers and all that they do for their families. All the sacrifices of their lives, the 3 am feedings, labor! But they can't do it alone. A great Father is hard to find these days. Especially for our daughters.

Wyatt, Jump Out, Pinhead, their wives, Well done you all! well done!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Doesn't it seem

That every time our President-elect talks or one of his minions talks that the market takes a dump! I don't have any positive proof, so if I was like the lefties I would just say it was so and make every one believe me. You know, you say it over and over enough times then it has to be true! That kind of sounds like the definition of insanity doesn't it.

Okay, let me set this up. I work in the RV industry. The company that I work for sells heating systems that heat the coach and gives continuous hot water to the customer. Needles to say, out product is not cheap. We usually sell a system retail for about $7000. To an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) , these are the guys that build the motorhomes, we sell somewhere around $3500. This puts us in motorhomes that cost over $250,000. So we are in the high end market of the industry. If the industry has a down turn like what is going on right now, usually we don't see too much of a hit. But ever since our beloved leader-elect started spouting off that he was going to start taxing people making over $150,000 a year, we started to see a complete collapse of the RV market. I am not saying that he is completely to blame, a lot of the problem is that banks have pulled out of the lending business in the industry. We have manufactures that were stable a year ago, closing their doors today. Nobody is selling right now. The banks are the problem for the average coach. Like I said, the lower end of the market doesn't usually bother us. But where we get hit, is when wealthy people think they are going to have to come up with extra money to pay taxes. The first thing that goes out the window are luxury purchases. These are the very people that drive our side of the market, and by saying he is going to tax them, takes money out of my pocket!

I would rather get an order from a manufacture for a year or two years worth of furnaces, than to get a one time check from the government. When we look back at policies that the government had put into place we get a clear picture of those that work and those that don't. Raising taxes never provides what those that raise taxes thinks it will do. During Reagan's terms he lowered taxes and created over 20 million jobs. Increase even in the coffers of the government. Create more taxpayers is the way to get more taxes, you don't tax the ones you have into oblivion.

I am currently here in Louisville, KY at our annual Industry show. There just isn't much on the horizon that looks good. I may have to find something else to do. And I do not want to do that. I love what I do, but sometimes you just got to adjust! So we will see.