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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I didn’t write this, but it was shown to me by a teacher in high school. Figured I’d post it again for everyone. Good lesson here.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appreance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home…a school. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes.



Oh the seasons

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Well, lets see what we can do with this update…

Not a whole lot is new. We’ve dropped off all our application material to the USDA Rural Housing division and are waiting to hear back from them about whether or not we’ve been approved for a mortgage…I can only hope. I can’t describe how happy I would be to have a house of my own, one where we don’t have to listen to the park’s bullshit rules, deal with the ever increasing rent, etc. By their application it says 21 days is when it should be completed in, but they said it would be between 4 and 8 weeks because of their current workload…so we have to wait a bit, but we can only hope. There’s a few houses we like, and if we could move before the snow flies, that would be amazing.

I’ve been neglecting my blog a lot lately, but I’ve been really busy, working at least 60 hours/week most weeks lately. It’s been that way at work, lots to get done and I’m the only one who can do most of it. I am getting a fair bit worn out, but it happens. Hopefully things slow down a bit so I don’t have to work all the time. After this week it should slow down quite a bit. Only a few smaller projects that I have to take care of now.

Today is Sophie and Lola’s second birthday. That means we’ve had Sophie nearly a year already. She’s still quite the puppy, but she’s definitely pretty well behaved. They’re some of the best dogs I’ve ever had. Lola is a bit more of a spoiled puppy than Sophie is, a lot like Romeo because that’s how she was spoiled from her previous owner.

I’ve got to get my N900 sent in again to get the dust cleaned out from under the screen and fix the 2 bright spots that are in my screen. Though, Nokia World is coming up here in 10 days, and they’ll be announcing their new phones there, including the N9! I’m very excited to hear about it and see that exactly the phone is and the specifications. If it’s anything like what I’ve heard, I’m definitely going to be purchasing one. I miss AT&T 3G support very much.

Now…the weather…WTF. It’s been low-mid 60s pretty much all weekend, yet it’s supposed to get 80s this week, and then 60s in between them…oh Michigan weather, how I love you. Now hurry up and get some snow here so I can have some fun in it!

Well, I hope everyone (In the US at least) is enjoying their Labor day! That’s all for now.