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Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Boy we don’t write in here very often. So life is about to change as Nicole is 32 weeks pregnant today. Spencer James Johansson is expected sometime the beginning of August but his room is already finished and waiting for him. We’ll try and update this more often I suppose, now that we’ll have something to actually post. We’re also thinking about changing the layout to be more photo driven so we’ll see if I can find a decent photo WordPress plugin or if we’ll just switch to something different altogether. Regardless, there should be much more activity here soon….

Almost there

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

So I figured I would write this post and fess up on the bathroom project. I have to admit it is not yet complete. It has taken me this long just to get to the point where everything (except for a few cosmetic things) is done and the only thing left is to measure for the shower door. I should post some pictures or video…

I also must fess up that I broke the cardinal rule of starting another project before the first is finished. I moved the washer and dryer out into the garage and did the whole thing by myself. The water supply lines were probably the most challenging part of that. The only thing left to do finish that project is change the dryer vent from the rear to the side but I need a part from Home Depot. Again, I should post pictures or video…

On a different note. I miss my wife. She has been in the Netherlands this week and so I have been at home working on these projects as well as my homework. I suppose I have been more focused on the projects than homework, they are just more fun.

Time to go…

Long time…

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

So it has been a really long time since we have posted anything. Let’s attribute that to busyness at work and school and life in general…not lazyness. Mmmm, ok maybe not. Ah well, so what are the most recent things? It seems like Nicole and I have been traveling a lot. In the beginning of September Nicole went to India and I went to Brazil. Later in the month we spent some time with some family up in the middle part of the state. A definite highlight was going to see a couple Red Sox games in Tampa with Susie and Steve, Kirsten, and Auntie Ginger. We stayed with Nicole’s parents while we were up that way which is always nice.We spent half the month of October in Africa, one week in Kenya and one week in Niger. Niger was a real treat because we were there for work but Dave and Hope kind of hosted us and so all our time was spent with them. And I just got back from Argentina last week, hopefully one of my last quarterly printing trips for a long time to come.

We are up in Massachusetts right now for Thanksgiving and a little early Christmas celebration as well. It has been a great time seeing our adorable nieces and nephew and the rest of the family. Got to spend some time with the Minnichs dropping by my parents house for a few hours too. Joel, Jared, Jake and I spent some time outside playing wiffleball despite the frigid weather.

And now we are looking forward to Christmas up in Lakeland with the other side of the family. I am not sure what I am looking forward to most time with Ella and Elijah, doing mostly nothing, or shooting with Kyle (I think I am even going to buy a new gun before Christmas so we have something else to shoot besides the .45).

Well, I need to go now. My ten year high school reunion is tonight…joy. Here are some pcitures….

Sam and me

Nicole and Sam

Dave and Sam


Jake and the boat!

Sophia and Dan

Jon and Lauren

Nicole and Lauren

The Minnichs

Joel, me and Jared

Me and Kate

Opening presents

The nativity


Monday, June 4th, 2007

So this whole remodeling of the bathroom has been a somewhat frustrating experience. I really thought that we would have been completely finished with the bathroom today and now I am pretty sure that the bathroom will not even be half finished by the time my dad leaves. You’ll have to watch the video I guess to see how tonight ended.

It is 11:51 PM . . .

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

. . . it will be later than that when I actually post this.

The bathroom is progressing, but it seems that the current step is much more difficult than anyone expected (I’m not really sure, I’m trying to stay out of the way). From what I’ve been told, the cement for the shower pan has to be mixed quite dry and then made level but sloping towards the drain (I realize this is contradictory, but I don’t know how else to explain it).

Ken & Jon have both been working really hard. They won’t let me do anything except feed them. I was going to post new pics, but I think I’ll wait until tomorrow.

I’m not quite sure what to do with myself . . . I’ve thought about finishing the cleaning I started this morning, the laundry needs to be put away put every inch of our bedroom is covered in tools (it is the ‘staging’ area), and since I’m trying to stay out of the way taking care of the laundry might not be the best idea . . .