Memorial Day: Never Forget

Unless you’re in retail or critical public services, you have the day off from your employer today. Many of us will be out with family or grilling up traditional summer food. Here is some food for thought before you eat that lunch.

Little-visited European Sites of American Interest

1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France. A total of 2,289 of our military dead.

2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium. A total of 5,329 of our dead.

3. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France. A total of 4,410 of our military dead.

4. Brookwood, England American Cemetery. A total of 468 of our dead.

5. Cambridge, England. 3,812 of our military dead.

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Quite the 4-day Weekend: A Gallery

What happens when someone comes over for a long-time-coming reuinion? Lots and lots and lots of photos and activities, that’s what. We went over to the in-laws’ house Tuesday after work for a family dinner, Thursday for Turkey Day, Friday to Dade City for antique shopping, to the beach on Saturday, and back over to their house today for games and relaxing during our first storm in weeks.

Enjoy the photos.

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone

TurkeyIt’s been a cold week in the mornings in sunny Tampa. Although it warms back up almost every day, it has been hard to keep my hands warm when typing and mousing at my desk. I think I might resort to using the heat one day soon.

I’m getting some R&R in over the 4-day weekend. I am under direct orders from my boss to not touch any iThemes work until Monday, and since Gorgeous was in the room during the call, she is going to hold me to that. 🙂

Last night, after she went to bed, I worked on upgrading and tweaking a guy’s batch of 3 sites to get a little ahead to prepare for our change in insurance next year. We will be moving from an HMO to a PPO and will be ready for the out-of-pocket expenses in the beginning, so long as I keep up this pace. It’s been very rewarding and will make 2010 even easier after getting everything 100% covered after May or so.

Well, I’m supposed to be playing games because I can… you know how that goes for days off… so I’m going to do just that.