Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Swamp Has Been Drained

As of this morning, normal train schedules have returned to Bridgewater..

The parking machines are still broken... shhhh....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


“It's true! I'm a rageaholic! I can't live without rageahol!” 

- Homer J. Simpson

Lupita sent this lovely picture of my darling daughter... goodness!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pictures! Lot's of Pictures

We've been pretty busy the last month or so with Jackie's first birthday activities, some quick travel to visit some friends, a football game, and work work work... we've got a lot more to do the next month or so, leading up to our long awaited vacation/destination baptism in Mexico at the end of October. We are so looking forward to it, I've been trying my best to bank my vacation time, as we haven't had a nice vacation since our honeymoon. We tried getting away for one of those babymoon's, but work schedule did not allow, so this will be a nice adventure for us. While we are so excited, it's  dawning on us that we'll be leaving Jackie for almost two weeks! She'll be in just good hands between the Grandparents, but aside from the occasional overnight, we haven't really been away from her yet. It will be quite a challenge, I hope she doesn't forget us.

Time to free Rocky!

Today is my Birthday!

Grandma and Grandpa are singing to me!

Smoosh the cupcake!

I guess it's pretty good

I'm one! time to wash this down with my first milk

What are you looking at?

I think I've had about enough of this celebration
Time for Presents?

What better way to wash down the bitter taste of failure? A new Met's Sippy Cup!

How nice!

What's this?

Is this cake too?

socks? really?

Stop! Hammer Time
Birthday Bib


Hello Friend

Let me put sand on your head Patrick
So Big!

How did this happen?

How do I get out of here?

In the sink
My new favorite hiding spot

Monday, September 19, 2011


Some progress has been made with the toxic swamp at the train station...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lazy Blogger Syndrome

Been real lazy the last few days, no updates on the mundane existence we lead. I had some grand posts in mind for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 I may still put it up sometime but I am unable to locate the pictures I had taken that day. I only took a few and hadn't looked at them in several years, but they were part of the narrative I had drafted. I have another one two, that basically explains my personal recovery, I'll post that on the 21st, the 10th anniversary of an amazing experience I had.

In the mean time we are no happy residents of almost lakefront property on a toxic lake at the local Superfund site. The old American Cynamid site near the train station I use everyday, and the local minor league ball park is underwater and poison that is normally kept in toxic lagoons on site is seeping around. They are having a real problem draining the site, because the new de-watering system failed in the storm, and they can't get it back up and running until they de-water the site.

All train traffic is suspended off the east bound platform with no end in site, luckily they were able to figure out how to get all the trains on the westbound track. The water level has gone down about 2 feet in the last 2 weeks, it's starting to really smell bad. I snapped this photo this morning. On the plus side, the storm wiped out the parking machines, parking!

Go Giants!
Here is Jackie getting prepared for the Giants season opener... they let her down unfortunately.

Tim and I with Thomas Jefferson... we would soon find out that we had entirely too many "sodas" to drink while sitting in the hot sun that afternoon. 

Friday, September 9, 2011


I caught Jackie off guard while waiting for Alison to run into the grocery store real quick. She heard the camera noise the phone was making and started laughing hysterically each time it went off... so i just kept taking pictures.