Thoughts Gallery December 2003
December 1
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The weather is finally changing over to winter, looks like it will be a warm winter this year.
December 2
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December 4
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December 5
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December 6
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December 7
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December 8
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December 9
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December 11
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A nice night view of the Salt Lake City Temple I found...
December 12
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Mighty grasshopper is getting hungry
December 13
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Feed Me
December 14
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I would love to have a nice long hallway like this in my house.
December 15
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So today I have ventured out like this grasshopper into the world.  I've put my first commercial property under contract under my company.  Now comes the process of figuring out in the next 60 days.
December 16
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Food art at it's finest form, now all you need is a patient model to subject your art work to.
December 17
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Noah posing for the camera after a nice day lounging with his toys. Just have to remember not to spoil him with too many toys in the future.
December 18
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Noah inquiring as to where his stash of bottles goes every day.  He thinks were his own personal maid services at his beckoning call...
December 19
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Erin traded in her car today, she found out her credit was good enough & ran off to trade-in her ford explorer for a metallic-blue pontiac aztek.  Now only if refinancing a house was that simple and could be done for 4 hours of your life with a underwriter. Was a nice surprise to end the day with the christmas bonus's for the year, knowing all the things going on in the background at CCI.
December 20
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Attempted to see the new lord of the rings movie, the 11:00pm movie just doesn't sound that appealing when the movie is 3.5 hours long.
December 21
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Had a nice restful day, finished the last of my Xmas shopping (I hope) although still need to find my bag full of stocking stuffers.
December 22
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Nothing like working the last few days before Xmas thinking of all the last minute things you need to run around and do.
December 23
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Went to a Xmas party for Erin's work today. A nice warmer day with clear blue skies and a slight breeze.  Failed attempt to see the new Lord of the Rings movie - Return of the King, when only the 11:00pm movie isn't sold out it's hard to convince yourself to sit through a 3.5 hour movie at that time.
December 24
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Turned Xmas eve into xmas for the growing family, as we plan to be running around for the holidays to both parents houses in Houston and Georgetown.  For xmas this year I got a wacom tablet and a table saw from Erin along with other random little gifts.  I got Erin a Nikon N75 film camera, a sapphire ring, and other assorted gifts.  Noah got a trove of toys and gifts to keep himself entertained during the day.
December 25
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Slept overnight at Ashley's house on the floor so that we wouldn't have to make a long drive at the crack of dawn on xmas day.  Good thing Erin isn't as big a pet lover as her sister, I think all the animals would drive me insane.  We camped out with 5 other dog, 2 were barricaded in the bathroom, and 3 in the laundry room, so we had surround sound dog noises throughout the night so listen to when we weren't up tending to Noah.  Strangely those couch cushions seemed extremely comfortable, amazing how things feel when you body is sleep deprived.  Spent Xmas day at Erin's parents house, unwrapping presents and eating meals throughout the day.
December 26
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The wandering continued today as we ventured over to Houston to visit my parents.  We took the opportunity to roam around the local children's stores and better selection of retail stores.
December 27
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My parents had a semi-open house today with a few families coming over to converse and enjoy finger foods.  We returned to Austin this evening to be able to start relaxing & enjoying some of the winter festivities.  Seems that we never quite made it to the trail of lights this year, something to make sure to see next year wit Noah.
December 28
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Spent the day trying to finish the eviction process for my duplex and get the tenants out, to start the cleaning process and getting the B side rented again.  Nothing hurts the cash flow worse than a empty unit.
December 29
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Nice to end the year with a slightly slower pace than the rest of the year. This year at work was one of many hectic projects thrown together at the same time.  Hopefully next year everything will be more organized so we can concentrate on building the company and portfolio more and not just putting out old fires.
December 30
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The view across the street is getting better as they are almost finished with the construction of the new frost bank office tower that takes up most of the view outside the windows to my office.
December 31
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Had a nice relaxing new years around the house.  Got to enjoy the new direct tv satellite that got installed today.  Now I think I'm spoiled with my 7 HBO channels.