#thankful for my kids school

Today I am thankful for. Today I am thankful for my kid’s school. The kids attend a school that is much life family. They have all grown socially and academically and I could not be more thankful for the office staff, the teachers and the families. Uprooting and going to a new place is scary,…

#thankful for family

Today I am thankful for. I am thankful for my family. Our Christmas Family Gathering with my wife’s side of the family was great. So much family, so much great food, traditions that were not ours before 2 years ago are now ours. Conversations and love. #thankful_12_17_17

#thankful for my friend Rick

Today I am thankful for. Today I am thankful for my friend Rick who meets with me every Saturday morning to talk and listen. I am thankful for the friendship and for the things I am learning from him. I am thankful for the books we go through and the changes in my life because…

Christmas Lights + Desk

Christmas Lights (LED) + Desk These lights from Amazon were only $9.99! They are great! The photos below don’t do them justice. They are bright and clear and produce no heat at all. These lights are on my desk at BitWise where I rent a work space. For some reason I am the only one…

The Power Of A Smile

Smile I came across this quote in a book I am reading and really love it. “Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do…

Update a plugin with FTP

Updating or installing a WordPress plugin using FTP 1. What is FTP? 2. Why would I use FTP and not the update plugin button? 3. WooCommerce Extensions What is FTP? FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It’s a way for you to drag and drop files from your desktop to the server hosting your website….

Cheesy Christmas Movies

Cheesy Christmas Movies A few movies I like to watch each year, including a few I added this year. Christmas Town 12 Dates of Christmas Snowglobe The Mistle Tones Christmas Lodge Christmas Angel Additions to the list for 2017 Engaging Father Christmas (Erin Krakow!) The Sweetest Christmas Crown for Christmas Mistletoe Promise A Very Country…

Replacing Sprinkler Valves

Replacing Sprinkler Valves Keeping your yard green is no easy task, especially if you live where it’s very hot. Sprinkler systems need tweaking constantly. Whether it’s a busted sprinkler head, a drip system hose that has been chewed through, or a bad control unit. It’s a lot of work. We live on a few acres…

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017 This year was pretty laid back. Trunk or treat at the church at the end of the day for a few hours, and that’s about it. Two of my girls volunteered and the younger kids got lots of candy. 🙂

October 2017

It’s Fall! I love fall. October, November and December the the best months of the year. The weather cools down quite a bit, and the smell of both Livermore and Fresno, are very good. I am not sure if it’s the smell of leaves, or the fact that harvest is being wrapped up, but it’s…

Things 3 Alfred Workflow

A Workflow for Alfred and Things 3 Alfred is a must have for all Mac users. It’s a Productivity booster in so many ways. Today I added a workflow that will quickly add items to my Projects in Things 3. All you need to do is head here and download the workflow. The usage is…