Thursday, September 30, 2010

what's old is new

today's photo is a photo of a photo that i took during the fly in. it's an old view of downtown terrell - the Iris Theater is visible (as is the Lyric)... the Mobil sign is the corner of Rockwall and Moore, and was still a Mobil until recently - but changed to Texaco several years ago.

i love old photos like this to compare to what it looks like now. this one, you'll have to excuse my reflection =) it was in a glass frame and i had to use a flash.

Click the photo for a larger view!

p.s. i decided to change the banner photo for a day or two =) it never lasts... but i need to go back and edit my old standard Terrell City Limit sign to fit the new wider layout on the blog!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

one more time

i am in the process of editing photos... vacation and football =) i'm behind on several fronts. and the to-do list just seems to get longer.

i've also been busy at work with a big software update/change... along with regular work and training on the new system, the days are very full.

october should be a fun and eventful month! 3 quarters down and 1 to go!

2010 is flying by.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

norwegian sky

another short post tonight, as I didn't get a chance to go through my vacation pictures yet.

it was tuesday night, which meant a new episode of glee. then ncis: los angeles. and then i needed some catch-up on rest.

i did a quick 2 mile run tonight. getting ready for the vineyard 5k run in grapevine on saturday...

back to the grindstone

my long weekend ended yesterday. A really fun weekend getaway on my first-ever cruise.

really sun burned and tired now =) will write more later. gotta get ready to go back to work tomorrow....,

Monday, September 27, 2010

your future starts here

please click on the photo to see a closeup of the sign on the front =)

"you're future starts here" =)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

happy tuesday

tonight began with a new episode of glee, followed by a double shot of NCIS.

and the cruise starts in 3 more days =)

Monday, September 20, 2010

fly in

a few shots from the fly in. these were taken in a military-like setup with equipment and items used from the era of the war around the 40s-50s.

the typewriter and record player are both similar to ones that i've operated at some point in my youth. and yes, that probably means i'm old =)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

No1 BFTS Fly In cont.

Work done, now I can enjoy my weekend! Should've done that on Friday... =)

This plane, like one of my old Toyotas, had an oil leak under one of the engines. Like my Toyota, they didn't seem concerned - and just put a rag on the ground to sop up the oil. =)

When they started the engines, a huge cloud of smoke blew out of each engine. So I guess all was good!

No1 BFTS Fly In

Again... more pics later =)

i'm supposed to be working on work now. So a quick post, then back to the grindstone.

when i'm done with 'work' work, i'll start editing photos from friday and saturday!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday happenings

Today's photo is from the band's halftime performance during the game last night between Waxahachie and Terrell...

Lots of things going on today - in Terrell, we have the no 1 BFTS Fly In. Click for more info.

I'm still procrastinating on my work project, but I've been mulling the pieces over in my head. Just have to get them down on paper and in a spreadsheet where everything equals =)

Happy weekend all!

Friday, September 17, 2010

friday night football

just a few photos for tonight. i'll have more photos posted sometime this weekend. check over at terrell daily photo for scores and details from the game =)

congratulations to my younger sister, jessica, who just had her first baby, a boy, today - welcome Landon Alan Schindler and happy birthday! Congrats to proud dad Matt too!

I have a 'long range' budget forecast to do for work this weekend... very stressful, but necessary for me to go on my cruise next weekend!! 6 days to go!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

frosty in a box

Frosty - never one to pass up a box... any box...

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday.

One week til the bahama cruise!! i only have a thousand things to do at work between now and then =)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


It's now 9 months into 2010, and I'm still keeping my New Year's Resolution! For 9 months in a row! Not trying to rub it in or anything, but still. Proud of me! =)

I had no history as a runner... so it amazes me to have kept it up so long. It helped to enlist a friend to run with. Jim over at Terrell Daily Photo has helped motivate me. I can easily talk myself into skipping - but having to answer to someone else helped keep me honest.

We found the couch to 5k program from my boss Kim last November, and decided to make that the new year's resolution. And so far, so good. I love the program.

I need to go back and calculate my total mileage run so far this year, but I found a cool site to track it online going forward here! is a good site to enter and track and view daily/weekly/monthly progress.

I've gone through 2 pairs of running shoes so far this year - and too many aches and pains to list. suffice it to say, running daily will involve ankle, knee, leg and back pains of all sorts at different times. suck it up. run through it.

Oh, and don't leave your ipod in your shorts when you do laundry.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

rockwall dawgs

ran into all kinds of interesting 'dawgs' up at the Rib, Rub and Run 5k on Saturday...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Eeast Texxas Jamm

A quick post tonight... a photo from the Eeast Texxas Jamm out at East Texas Choppers this weekend.

I'll have more shots posted over on my facebook page - click on the link in the right hand column to follow me on facebook!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

rib, rub and run 5k

following the race in rockwall yesterday, the festivities got under way with the 'rub' part of the event. A big barbeque smoke-out!

Local representation for Terrell was the Nucor cooking team - with a huge orange smoker that even had a built-in sink. =) today's photo was on the side of the smoker.

there was also a local mexican restaurant, el cayote, serving brisket tacos after the race - and they were delicious! i'll definitely be making the drive up to rockwall some evening to try out their menu. jim has a post for el cayote over on his site here.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

friday night football cont. and another 5k

Today I have a few more photos from Friday night's football game between the Terrell Tigers and the Mesquite Poteet Pirates...

This morning I ran my 8th 5k so far this year. With the 2 10ks, that makes 10 races total that I've ran since the first one in March. I've really enjoyed running - it was one of the few New Year's resolution that I've kept. It's funny to think back to January when I got tired after running just a minute!

Today I finished the 5k in 31:53 - and only walked maybe 15 seconds. I think the Wills Point race course (listed below) was short - so today's race time is what I consider to be my best time to beat for the next race =)

My races so far this year:
March 13 - Dash Down Greenville 5k - 34:24
March 27 - Spring into Action 5k - 34:20
April 11 - Capital 10k Austin - 1:10:28
April 17 - Fountain 5k Terrell - 32:26
May 29 - Polkafest 10k - 1:11:34
June 19 - Pioneer Days 5k Eustace - 32:10
July 18 - Too Hot to Handle 5k - 34:44
July 31 - Run for Harley 5k - 29:41 (short course)
August 7 - McKinney Historical 5k - 32:54
September 11 - Rib, Rub and Run 5k Rockwall - 31:53

Hope everyone's having a great weekend!

Friday, September 10, 2010

friday night football - band night

tonight i'm posting a few band photos from the game tonight between the Terrell Tigers and Mesquite Poteet. Check over at Terrell Daily Photo on facebook for game info... i'll have more shots from the game posted tomorrow!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

a corner of my world

today's photo is the corner where I work in my cubicle.

I've been sitting in this corner for over 6 years now. I've killed many trees in this corner - I see things better on hard copy than I do on the computer screen.

I like some variety in my beverages - and I don't drink a lot. Unless we're talking beer. But this is work, so we're not talking that. Yet.

Left to right I have a warm diet coke - and yes, I can drink it warm. Next I have cold coffee. And again, yes. I can drink it cold.

Last is some semi-sweet melted iced tea from Grandy's. The regular sweet is too much, so it's mixed with unsweet. And melted warm watered down tea is ok too =) I'm much more picky with my beer! It's gotta be nice and ice cold!

Happy Friday to all!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

water is good

although i'm not so sure how good it is for my camera lens...

we had flooding in areas around dallas today as well as several tornado touchdowns in southeast and downtown dallas.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

monday on a tuesday

the holiday pushed all the normal monday pressures over to tuesday... it was nice, though, to finally have a rainy day. it was slightly humid, but the rain was nice =) it made for a good run in the afternoon temperature-wise as well.

i ran 3 miles in 31 minutes. i need to keep that pace, or a little better, for the rockwall race on saturday. i need to make a list of all the races i've done this year too. it's at least one per month, but i've lost count.

Monday, September 6, 2010

labor day

one more photo taken at lake texoma this weekend...

back to the grindstone tomorrow. whatever that means =)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

lake texoma

We went up to Lake Texoma to visit some friends this weekend... the weather this weekend was perfect, and the break in the hot Texas summer heat was a welcome gift!

Check out the Texas Daily Photo facebook page for photos from Friday night's football game between Terrell and Greenville!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

friday night ... halftime entertainment

Just a quick post for tonight... i have about 500 photos to go through from the game tonight between the Terrell Tigers and the Greenville Lions =) I'll have some edited to post sometime this weekend at Texas Daily Photo on Facebook.

Happy holiday weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

almost friday!

Stop! Take a deep breath.

It's Friday =)

It's also Skywatch Friday, click here to view participants!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

cost cutting ... headaches

thoughts for this post are all a jumble.

i've been dealing with dsl issues with att.

i don't like att.

except for the last rep. he helped.

trying to save money, i canceled my home phone.

i mainly use work-provided cell and home phone is no longer needed to keep dsl.

my account was my phone number so they had to cancel.

and reissue a new account number. and start new service.

they had to send a tech to my house to change the wiring. since i wouldn't have a phone any longer. just dsl.

my house was once wired for 2 phones. until 9 years ago.

9 years ago the 2nd line was hidden behind some trim and drywall. Not needed.

att said everything was finished and should work. it didn't.

spent long time troubleshooting with att reps. got frustrated. yelled. at a computer voice even.

one rep asked if i'd tried the modem in every phone jack in the house.

No. I'd only tried it in the jack where i've had service for 14 years continually.

I hadn't tried it on the line that i canceled during the last cost cutting exercise 9 years ago.

the line that was later hidden in the wall during a remodel.

but, luckily, was easily accessible.

i crowbarred off some trim. ran to home depot. twice. for a wall jack.

hooked up the modem. it connected.

made some quick repairs. and back in business. 36 hours downtime.