Friday, August 29, 2008

I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech....

Well, you know the rest.

Tech opened their season last night, and what a fine open it was. Destroying Ryan Perrilloux and the Jax State Game Cocks 41-14. Of course, it was only Jax State. Next week, we've got Boston College, a much tougher opponent. We'll see if the Yellow Jackets can build on this game and take it to the Eagles. Should be a real good test.

And what about the Braves? Well, they have been stinking it up lately, but Jeff Francoeur has started to hit a little bit better, and Brian McCann had a huge 3-run homer last night to lead the Bravos past the fish, 4-2. Hopefully Chipper can hang on and win the batting title (which would be his first, at age 36). He leads Albert Pujols by 2 points, .359-.357. Gonna be a tight race from here on out, you can bet.

Just because I can, here is one of my favorite pictures of Zachary. I think I might post it after every Tech win this year.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Well, I finally got a chance to grab a couple of pictures of the new place. We are still not completely unpacked, but we have made decent progress.

As you can see from the photo, Zachary has made himself completely at home. He has learned to open the door of his room, so when he wakes up in the mornings, he breaks out of his room first thing, and starts knocking on our door. I swear he is growing up way to fast.

We are having family over this weekend for a cookout, so everybody can check out our new place. We are looking forward to it, although we have to buckle down and get it cleaned up this week. Still have a few boxes left to unpack, and we still have some pictures to hang up, etc.

It already seems like home, which is a good thing, and I am loving the reduced commute every day. We are definitely glad to be out on our own again, making our own schedules, and doing our own things. We are definitely thankful to Pat and Jackie for letting us stay with them for the past couple of years, but it was time for us to get out on our own. It has been fun so far.

Below are a couple more pics from the place. Enjoy.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Livin' in the Stone Age...

Well, we got moved in. However, we sort of feel a bit old-school, because we haven't gotten our cable and internet hooked up yet. We're not really in a rush (man, I had forgotten how annoying using rabbit-ears for the TV was), but it is definitely strange not to have internet access at home. Straight outta 1991!

I'll get some pictures up soon, I hope. We have most of our stuff unpacked, and it is starting to look less like a box factory and more like a home.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Ready, Set, Go...

Well, so much for those World Series aspirations, huh? Can't believe the Braves are this bad this year. Tough year with injuries, though.

Oh well, I guess there is always football. Maybe my Jackets can surprise everyone with the new regime and rough up the ACC (and, of course, take it to those dirty rotten Dawgs). Will be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

Zachary and Jessica are on their way to Ohio, Michigan, and Canada. They have to take a couple of puppies to Canada, and are visiting Grandpa and Mary and Grandma and Grandpa Hodge while up there. They'll be gone all it will be a bit like being single again for me. I guess that means some TLC for my guitar!

Here is a video of Zachary yesterday, "getting ready to go." He was holding two boxes of puppy food like suitcases at the door. It was cute.