Archive for August, 2008



24
Aug

The Week That Was

My, how the time does fly! I’ve also noticed the long days of Summer are starting to get much shorter. Summer seems to be one of those seasons that starts off slow and takes forever to get here, but once it’s in motion, it picks up momentum until it is all over. Well, at least that is what it feels like from this vantage point.

I’ve been completely occupied over the past few weeks restarting my company, Bowman Marketing. From deciding what products and services to offer, to researching different designers and suppliers, I’ve been greatly consumed. And? I love it. Although I admit to some level of frustration, as I want to be ready NOW, the project is moving along nicely.

This week I have aquainted myself with Googles Analytics program (Great stuff) and I’m working on both Adsense and AdWords. There was some account mix up on the one, which I am waiting for Google to correct, and the other is just waiting for approval. I’m hoping to have everything up and running for September 1st. We’ll see how that goes.

I mentioned last week I had my birthday. On Sunday, Aunt Janet and Uncle George took me to Cracker Barrel for dinner, which was good. We sat on the “porch” in the nice wooden rockers out front chatting for some time. This week, they are at my parents in Ohio. I would have liked to have gone, but I am saving my days for another undisclosed project. I’ve put in for time off from work for the end of December, plus I plan to have a few long weekends between now and then.

After leaving Cracker Barrel, I went to visit with my frIend Bill. He’s been working on a garden pond the last few weekends in his spare time. The water is in, and this week he is setting up the pump. I think it’s going to turn out nice. Hopefully he will take pictures as he progresses and will post them soon.

Until next time.

18
Aug

Unexpected Visitor

Yesterday, my Aunt Janet and I were talking about house pest, and how the flies are really bad for her this year. This reminded me of the infestation I had a few years back, and how if it isn’t one thing, it’s another. Flies, Lady Bugs, Spiders and things that go bump under the house.

Imagine my surprise, when I walked past the window with the air conditioner it, and saw a tree frog bouncing around between the windows. He wasn’t a happy fellow, trapped and all. A quick trip outside to open the outer window freed him from his self inflicted prison. I’m just glad he didn’t make it all the way in the house. Green frogs and green carpet? I would have had to borrow someone’s cat!

16
Aug

Happy Birthday … to Me!

Friday was my birthday. For those keeping count (not me), that makes 37. Wow. Where does the time go?

Like most birthdays, it was just another day. I didn’t do anything special for the day. I did take the evening off of work, so that was nice. Things there continue to be slow. I couldn’t see the point of going in and trying to look busy for 8 hours. I do that just about everyday, but not on my birthday.

I also had to get my license and tag renewed, and of course, I waited until the last minute. I had intentions. Good intentions, I tell you, to just do it online. But by the time I thought of it, it was too late. It can take as long as 2 weeks to get your tags through the mail. So, I went down to the local Secretary of State office and took care of it there. It was busy, but I didn’t have to wait more than 10 – 15 minutes tops. I was surprised however, when it came time to check my vision, that I now need my glasses to drive. My first driving restriction. Oh, I’m sure there are many more to come.

I decided to torture myself, and stopped in at the local Dodge dealer. I test drove a 2009 Dodge Journey. it was quite nice. So much so, I think this one may be the one I have been looking for. My biggest concern of getting in and out of the vehicle is answered with this one. I don’t really want another full size truck with the way fuel cost are these days, and I’m tired of having to duck each time I get in and out of a car. Even though I liked this one, I decided to leave it there, for now. I like to thing these things over. Oh, I also sat in the new 2008 Dodge Charger. It’s definitely not me, but boy, it was nice. Trouble would follow me everywhere, I’m sure.

It’s time for Saturday errands and some running around. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

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