Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Our free desk with hutch




These are pictures of our free desk with hutch. The people across our street put it out and put a "FREE" sign on it this past weekend. I was mowing the lawn when I saw it and told my wife and son Mike. Mike looked at me like I was crazy but I knew that we could use it. LOL Yes, then I took it... :) We have it on the back porch / laundry room now...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vicki and Scruffy this morning.

Scruffy in the Kitchen this morning



Vicki talking to Scruffy this morning in the laundry room

We had a busy weekend here in Kansas

Good morning all, we had a busy weekend here in Kansas. We decided at the last minute to have a yard sale and get rid of all the junk in the garage. We started Friday afternoon and ended the yard sale yesterday at about noon when it started to rain. I had cleaned out the garage last month and had thrown away all the things that I thought were trash and kept stuff that I thought we should try to sell. Our son Mike helped me bring all the stuff out to the front of the house using his station wagon Friday afternoon and that helped allot. We did get rid of allot of stuff that was just clutter and the garage has allot more room in it now.

I talked to our Navy kids, John and Cindy this weekend and they are both doing well. John has been staying in a hotel on base and enjoying a big comfortable bed while his ship is in port. Cindy has been busy getting ready for her almost year long stint an an IA in Iraq. Cindy posted her schedule "Leave here 27Sep, Go to San Diego. 05Oct Fort Sill, OK, 08Nov Fort Jackson, SC, 30Nov Fort Sill, OK 20Dec Fort Lewis, WA 28Jan Kuwait 08Feb Iraq" I am hopeful that I will be able to see her when she is at Fort Sill, OK being that it is only about 300 miles from us.

Our son Mike is still working on a temp basis at Russell Stover Candies in Iola, KS and is reaping some of the benefits of his job. He hasn't taken them up on the free candy yet ( we wish he would ) but he did come home with a free watermelon last week. They were giving out watermelons to all the employees when they left work one day last week and we are still eating it. :) Mike goes into the Army in one month ( Sept 15th ).

That's about all from here. It's just going to be a relaxing Sunday, at least I hope so. My crohns disease is acting up this morning and I feel like crap if you know what I mean. :) Bye for now, I'll write more soon.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Me and Scruffy last night.


My wife Vicki took some pictures of me with our dog Scruffy last night while we were playing with his rag in the living room.










My wife Vicki took some pictures of me and our dog Scruffy last night while we were playing with his rag in the living room.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sunday Morning

Good morning all. Things have been a little busy here in Kansas the last week or so.

First of all my daughter Cindy said "Well got the final word. Iraq in late Sept for sure. Dont have anymore info on it right now." Cindy is a CIWS-FC 3 in the Navy and is currently with the USS Abraham Lincoln. Cindy volunteered to go to Iraq as an IA "Individual Augmentee" . Cindy is on leave right now with her boyfriend in Washington state.

My son Mike joined the ARMY last week and will go to basic training and then train to be an MP Sept 15th at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Mike has been working out almost every day trying to get ready for the long months of training ahead. In the meantime Mike got a temp job working at Russell Stover Candies in Iola, KS for the next two weeks.

My son John took a few days off from his Ship the USS Doyle now that they are back in port in Florida for a few weeks and went to Orlando with some other friends from the ship. John is doing well and has been studing for his 2nd class Petty officer test and his Enlisted Surface Warfare pin.

That's about all for now. Hope everyone has a great week.

Friday, August 07, 2009

My youngest son Mike joined the Army.

My youngest son Mike joined the Army. He goes to Basic Training on Sept 15th at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He made it through MEPS ( Military Entrance Processing Station ) Wednesday and Thursday and is going to be an MP ( Military Police ) on his Army contract.

USS Doyle (FFG 39) and Destroyer Squadron 40 deliver books to Chile.

My son Johns ship USS Doyle (FFG 39) and Destroyer Squadron 40 deliver books to Chile.
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USS Doyle Gun Salute To Esmeralda

USS Doyle Gun Salute To Esmeralda






My son Johns ship USS Doyle (FFG 39) renders a 21-gun salute to the sunken warship CNS Esmeralda.

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USS Doyle Hosts French Midshipman

USS Doyle Hosts French Midshipman

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My son Johns ship, USS Doyle Hosts French Midshipman
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USS Doyle In Southern Seas 2009

This is a video from my son Johns ship.


DNU Flash - USS Doyle (FFG 39) conducts Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Training.

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USS Doyle In Southern Seas 2009