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To be continued... [Jun. 21st, 2008|03:13 pm]
[Current Location |Bubba Malone]
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]
[tunes |Suite Life of Zack & Cody theme...damnit...]

This LiveJournal will likely not be posted on anymore. My trials and tribulations of being a stay-at-home-part-time-employed-full-time-student-car-nut-dad can be found on Blogger...

http://alanmoore78.blogspot.com

We are now living in Malone, in the house we BOUGHT instead of rented, and we're happy as clams. Not too crowded either, but the single bathroom better spawn a 1/2 or 3/4 bath REAL soon!
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I did not go to A-Kon this weekend [Jun. 1st, 2008|04:43 pm]
[Current Location |this old crumbling house]
[mood |tiredtired]
[tunes |Candlebox - Far Behind]

This may be because I have no interests in any of the following things:

- underage girls
- googly-eyed fanboys
- loud music that isn't coming from MY iPod
- flashy lights
- animated cartoons with more violence than Braveheart

Not to say I can't appreciate the stuff, I just don't want to bother going. We had plenty to do around the house anyway. And now here's something we hope you'll really likeCollapse )

So that's that. 50 miles further from D/FW, 50 miles closer to "home".
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an update? really...wow. Really? Wow! [May. 4th, 2008|01:17 am]
[Current Location |Lonesome Dove Ranch]
[mood |optimisticoptimistic]
[tunes |Stone Sour - Through Glass]

I had a lot of interesting reading tonight. 260-ish pieces of reading actually. And saved it all for reading again later. Most of it pretty bad. Some of it pretty good. Some of it REALLY good. And I have some phone calls to make Monday morning. And that's all for that subject. So now I have interesting reading for YOU, my LJ readers. This is the longest post you may see in my journal. So I'm going to CUT IT OUTCollapse )...

With that, it's 2am, I'm going to bed. After I shoot the puppy. Because I have been sitting here for an hour and a half, and it has been barking constantly the whole time. Actually, it's going to the pound Monday, because it's attacking the other dogs at feeding time, and the oldest dog is showing battle scars. So we'll keep the two nice dogs, and the little fucker who can't keep his teeth to himself can go fend for himself. Not to be mean, but we have children here, and this dog is NOT pure Sharpei. There's Pit or something evil in that face, and I'm not letting it stay here.
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Here we grow again... [Mar. 30th, 2008|01:08 pm]
[Current Location |Lonesome Dove Ranch, Johnson County, TX]
[tunes |Staind - Been Awhile]

Cliff notes on update:

Found another daddy candidate for Shane.
Sold the truck and bought a big green Oldsmobile
Got fired from the towing company 12/26
Repo'd some cars, waited some tables
Possibly working for the other towing company tomorrow
Still in school @ TCC
Lucas is speaking in nearly complete sentences
Meghan turned one this week and is mean
New baby on the way late August

I'm busy at the moment but will go into detail in comments if needed and will post more at another time.

edit: Oh yeah, we upgraded both the laptops to 1.5GB of RAM. Found a seller on CL who had a pair of 1GB PC5300 SODIMMS for $30 and it is absolutely worth it. Amy used to open Outlook, get out of her chair, go make a pot of coffee, pour a cup, add sugar and milk, come back, and be able to smoke half a cigarette before it was ready. Now it's up before she trips over the edge of the desk on her way up out of the chair.

edit2: Did you think I'd be able to NOT post pictures of the god damned car? I said was BUSY, not STUPID...




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Just a quick note... [Nov. 18th, 2007|09:17 pm]
[Current Location |Lonesome Dove Ranch, Johnson County, Texas]
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]
[tunes |Nightwish - Crownless]

Wanted to update my LJ since I haven't done so in many moons. So here goes. Lucas is 2 today, and he LOVES opening presents. Don't leave a gift bag near him. He'll take everything out and move on to the next conquest. The cake was much neater this time. Cupcakes > *

Meghan is eight months old (almost) and she is much tougher than Lucas. She tackles him, takes toys from him, and can pull him down to the ground. She can climb, stand, and crawl long distances. Lucas is walking now of course, but he won't move unless he has to. He is me, and Meghan is Amy. Amazing, we BOTH have mini-mes.

We moved from NSFW to Cleburne back in August. We have this 6 bedroom house with 3 full bathrooms on 8 acres and it came with a TRACTOR!!! So anyway, it costs more to live here but since Amy and I are working full-time, it's all good. More on that in the next paragraph. Since moving here I got my truck stuck in mud, got my tractor stuck in mud trying to free the truck, and almost got my tow truck stuck in mud trying to free both the tractor and the truck but I *DID* get them all out ok. I will no longer drive over where the septic tank gray water line dissipates. Anyway, the house has issues, mostly septic and AC related, but some are fixed and the others will have to wait until Spring. It's all good. We have skads of space and the rooms are huge. We will probably live the rest of our lives in this house, it's that good.

As for work, I am now driving a tow truck and making as much as (if not more than) Amy. It is a labor-intensive and very time-consuming job, but I love it. I work from 8am Sunday morning to 8am Friday morning. Days are busiest, typically I get my first call between 6 and 8am and don't get home until after 5pm, and I get called out in the evenings and overnight, especially every other week when we run calls for the city of Cleburne. But I've made more money in 6 weeks than I made the rest of this year, and until Amy gets overtime at her job again, I'll be averaging more than her and that makes up for her lack of overtime because the last few months with her busy got her 2.5x her normal paycheck working 80hrs/wk.

Uh, and then school, I've been lacking a little bit, missing assignments here and there, and doing poorly on tests. Amy made up for it a bit by helping me out on classes we share, but we fixed the whole problem by buying a pair of new laptops. Gateways, they have Celeron M processors, Vista Home Basic, and a mere 512MB of RAM, but we can upgrade the RAM and Vista is actually pleasant enough to use daily. My fingers still burn as I type on a non-Mac but I'll get over it because $350 would barely buy me a 5-year old Powerbook G4 in running condition. Alex, I'll take "New and Under Warranty" for $350, please! Half off original list, and not the speediest but they do well for what we need. By spring they'll each have 2GB of RAM so they'll run much better. Along with this, we got an account with Wayport so when we're out and about, all we have to do is pull in a McDonald's parking lot and log on. $30 a month for unlimited wireless usage is good enough for me although I am aware there are many free WiFi hotspots in DFW. Not so much in Johnson County so I'll just stick to McD's. I already know which tables in each local McD's has the power outlets and the good reception. Go me.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are still rapidly approaching, and uncomfortably so, so I'm off to find gifts for the missus, a GPS touchscreen thingie for the wife's jellybean car and then a AAA Plus membership since it's worth every penny.

On that note, as a professional tow truck driver, I will say to everyone who reads my LiveJournal, GO GET THE AAA PLUS MEMBERSHIP. It covers jump starts, lockups, tire changes, and towing up to 100 miles. For $100 to start and $80 to renew each year, you only have to need it once to make it worth it. For example, a jump start or tire change will run you $30-$50 from a towing service. A lockout service can run up to $100. Don't tell me you've never locked your keys in your car. A tow can start out at $50 in town but quickly rise into the hundreds if you're far from home. I towed a guy's van from Cresson to Garland, 80-something miles, and had he had to pay for the tow it would have been nearly $300. His AAA card covered it in full. Don't leave home without the AAA card. Now go buy one. 1-800-AAA-HELP.
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Our trip to Springfield... [Jul. 7th, 2007|08:42 am]
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[Current Location |NW Hwy @ Hillcrest, Dallas]
[mood |giddygiddy]
[tunes |Simpsons TV Theme]

Some of you may already be aware that the 7-11 at Hillcrest and Northwest Highway is now a Kwik-E-Mart. Those of you who didn't, well, now you do. Get there. Pray the Squishee machines are working. Here's the pictures...

Gratuitous cut begins hereCollapse )
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This is the funniest thing I have ever seen... [Apr. 23rd, 2007|08:58 am]
[Current Location |The 5th Ring Of Hell]
[tunes |Dimmu Borgir - Spellbound]

Teletubbies dancing to Dimmu Borgir's Spellbound...

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OMG LOL INTERNETS [Apr. 22nd, 2007|10:03 am]
I made a message board.

Frolic and play here.
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Kids say the darndest things [Apr. 21st, 2007|11:52 am]
So the 7-year old girl and I are watching the new baby, and the baby is crying and screaming and wants to be fed, so we're sitting there waiting on my wife to come in and give me a show. The girl says, "she's waiting for a boob" And a beat later "I'd give her mine but my boobs aren't ready yet". So I'm completely ignoring how funny that was and say, "yes, but you have to have a baby first before they can make milk".

I just told this to my wife and she thinks that's the funniest thing ever. And of course then she tells me about hwow she was a little girl, shirtless, carrying around a baby doll and saying she was nursing it, but that her boobs weren't ready.

Somebody tell me why this is so funny?
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Memo to family and friends... [Apr. 18th, 2007|10:12 pm]
[Current Location |NSFW]
[mood |everything]
[tunes |Lucas mouthing off and Meghan squawking...]

Gratuitous cuttage ahead

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Please keep my grandmother in your prayers, as well as my mother in law for the loss of her father and the rest of the families to have peace. Anyone want to watch the kids so we can get up there without bothering the mother-in-law? We have teh internets...
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