A black tank top

Black tank top, old jeans, necklace, ring…. I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. How could someone like me, end up with someone like her?
There has never been anyone in my life who has shown me what a relationship should be.
My parents marriage failed after something like 16 years. Growing up in that house was hard… we had food… we had money… we had everything I could need….
we also had arguments… we had nights where my mother would wake me in the middle of the night to drive around St. Augustine searching for my father… who inevitably would be huddled around a motorcycle somewhere… or some bar.
I still remember that bar…
I don’t know why we went to that bar that night… but that place still sickens me.
All my grandparents taught me was this: “the man is the head of the household…DONT QUESTION HIM! In fact… don’t even look at him, if you leave him alone he may be civil for the night. And remember no matter what you do… you cant please him”.
I have always hated NASCAR… even as a child. I didn’t see the point of it. These guys drive around in a circle all day? Hell… I could do that. But my grandfather loved it. I remember trying to get into NASCAR just so I could have something in common with him. I remember coming home with boxes of NASCAR trading cards… I would memorize stats from the backs of cards… I would ask him about races… I remember opening one pack of cards and finding an extremely valuable card… the next time I went to see him I took him that card to show him… I remember him yelling at me, calling me a thief… accusing me of stealing the card from him…
it was just a card… a small rectangle made of cardboard.
I remember the manipulation of April.
The deceit of Amiee
The psychosis of jonquil.
The underhandedness of Laura.
I’ve had such a skewed view of love.
And it is all changing because of a black tank top, old jeans, a necklace, and a ring
Now I know that the man takes care of his family, not because he has to… but because he wants to. Because he loves his family… and wants nothing but the best for them. He doesn’t want them to have to worry… because they deserve an easy going life. They deserve honesty, respect, warmth, compassion and understanding.
They say that there is allot to lean from your childhood. They say it shapes you when you become an adult.
Whats the lesson I have learned from my childhood?
Don’t let your childhood shape you…
I hope my son will have all the things that I missed out on.
I hope he will have stability, friends, love, and warmth.
I will do everything I can to provide him with those things… and give him a childhood that he will look back on with pride.

get busy child.

The last few weeks have gone by in a blur. No work and all play… i have been staying home most days: finishing random projects that should have been completed months ago.
Melissa decided that we needed a new roof… so we had a red tin roof installed. Then she thought our door needed to match the roof… so we painted the front door red… then we painted the roof of the out building to match the roof of the house.
Now our yard is completely color coordinated… which is good… I guess.
After that was done and I finally had the chance to sit down and rest, Melissa calmly explained to me that I was no longer a bachelor, and that a desk supported by phone books and bibles with two computers, a TV, and 6 video game consoles stacked on top of it just wasn’t going to fly anymore.
So I went out and got enough stuff to build two desks, two bookcases, and an end table.
I fashioned myself a nice L shaped desk with a bookcase holding 9 video game consoles and a TV, three sets of drawers, and a glass stand for my laptop.
I wired the TV to a Nintendo, Super Nintendo, N64, Genesis, Dreamcast, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, IntelliVision, and a Playstation 2.
I built Melissa a smaller desk for her laptop and …um… bill paying supplies, a bookcase and side table.
Now our office area looks new modern and fresh…. except for one thing: My Computer.
Sitting on top of all this new modern furniture is a half open PC and a huge beige CRT monitor. I went and bought a new HP, and a 22 inch flat screen monitor, then I moved the old computer into the top of a closet… networked everything together and used it as a file server.
Once I got everything merged to the file server I set up each computer to back up its files via Microsoft Synctoy. Then I set up a Beta account with Utorrent:falcon. This allows me to add and maintain torrents via a website on my laptop or iPhone, or I can use its built in HTTP server to access utorrent remotely while I am on my home network.
all of this came in very handy… in total we had 4tb of network storage.
Once I realized how much of a pain in the ass it is to climb into the closet every time I needed to change something on the server, I realized I needed a remote access tool.
I installed tightVnc. This allows me to log in from any computer or the iPhone and have access to my servers desktop. I can do anything from tightVnc like I would if I were sitting in front of the server.
Since tightVnc is lacking in the security department I updated my router to a wireless N+ with a different type of firmware and a hardware firewall. The firewall allows me to specify certain mac addresses, and only allow those address to connect to the network. That coupled with several other authentication measures makes the network rather secure.
With all this complete I decided it was time to give some attention to my family. I got an iPod Dock for Jason’s iPod… it is setup to sync a library filled with RockaBye Baby tunes as well as some Baby Genius stuff. Then attached a webcam to his crib, allowing my family in Florida to check in on them whenever they want… to save me some time setting up a cam viewer on my site I set up an account with ustream and linked that to a page on my site. The upside to using ustream is that you can record the cam when it is live and save those recordings as shows so that people can watch them when the cam is offline.
After doing all of that I turned my attention to my car.
I replaced a bunch of heather hoses, pcv valve, rerouted some exhaust gas tubing… generally just fixed random things. I finally fixed the door on the truck, the brakes on Melissa’s car, and the Vacuum modulator on the Comet.
All in all I feel like I have gotten a few things done over the last couple of weeks. Its been awhile since I have felt like I have accomplished something.

The Pale Blue Dot.

We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. Look again at that dot. That’s here, that’s home, that’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
-Carl Sagan

things i wrote in church pt2.

This will be my final post for brickhouseministry.com, so I want to make it good.
Let me explain my decision, and the actions that led me to it.
Some of you may remember my last post, for those of you that haven’t, it was mainly about the things in my life that are keeping me distant from God, which eventually led into a rather large rant about sex before marriage where I wrote some of the most personal things I have ever written about.
Here is a couple of quotes from that post
“I come from a pretty screwed up past… I spent the majority of my life making the absolute worst decisions, and it amazes me that I am in the position that I am in today. 10 years ago I would have never dreamed that I would be able to freely write these kinds of things on a church website for all of our youth to read.”
“I have always had low self esteem, I have never felt accepted, and I get nervous every Wednesday because I’m afraid I will say the wrong thing to someone, or upset someone. I don’t know about you but sometimes when I am alone… a voice pops in my head and says: “hey screw up… what you are doing at concord? Do you even remember all the things you have done in the past? You can’t do anything great for God. Not with your past, not with the way you are.”
I am beginning to realize that #1 is completely false… and #2 is completely true.
A couple of people had problems with two of the words I used in the post, the words were dubbed ‘street-talk’ and deemed ‘not appropriate for a church website’
Bill said the post was fine but those words needed to be changed.
I am stubborn, I didn’t, and still don’t feel that I needed to change those two words.
I feel that if God led me to write them, then they should stay there.
But having talked it over with some of my friends I decided that since I am not an official voice of the church, my opinions should not be expressed on a church website.
I have since moved the post over to my personal blog, and all other posts I write will be posted there.
I was thinking the other day about Martin Luther.
*editors note… this is not Martin Luther King jr…. read a book some time.
A long long time ago in a land far far away, a many named Martin Luther became fed up with the practices of his church, so he wrote a note pointing out 99 things that was wrong with the church and pinned the note to the church door.
This upset allot of people… some people rebelled against him. They felt that the current church was fine and that nothing needed to be changed. They called him a rebel, and if im not mistaken they ran him out of town.
Allot of people these days hate people who act like Martin Luther. They don’t want anyone to rock the boat… they don’t think anything within the church needs to change, they don’t think things should be made modern.
What they fail to realize is if Martin Luther hadn’t said to the church “these things need to change” then we would all still be Catholic.
Jesus said in Mark 8:38: “If any man is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the son of man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his father’s glory with the holy angels”
I have often wondered what makes older people fear change. I have come to realize that people still belive that what was good for them is good enough for anyone else.
The other day I asked my friend James to come to church with me, he said no.
He said that church was:
not relevant to his life
and for the most part I agree that most churches are like that. I see my friends get passionate about Christ, I sit around the dinner table and talk to them about the wonderful things God is doing in their lives and the lives of those around them, then I go to church and we take an hour long nap together… wake up and talk about Christ some more.
In Luke 7:31 Jesus asked “to what shall I compare this generation?”
then he said
“they are like children sitting in the marketplace playing their flutes for us, yet we will not hear their songs.”
Think that verse may be more relevant today than it has ever been. I sit back and watch the youth of concord grow in Christ, and do amazing things out of love for him. I see them witnessing, helping less fortunate people, I hear them praising God in their words and their actions, then I see them quieted down.
“you are to loud”
“you cant say that in church”
“you cant wear that to church”
And my personal favorite
“you cant do that at church”
I listened to wendy Wednesday say “wait until marriage before you have sex, that includes oral sex!” and I thought to myself ‘RIGHT ON!’ because I had never ever ever heard ANYONE speak out against oral sex in ANY church I have EVER been to, even though it is more prevalent to this generation than it has ever been.
About a year ago Time magazine did a survey, the survey said that teens today view oral sex in the same way the teens in my generatin viewed ‘making out’. Basically they all thought it didn’t mean much, it was just something that you do when you are dating.
I have christen teen friends who say, “yeah im a virgin, but I have oral sex… it dosent count” THEN WHY IS IT CALLED oral SEX!?!?!
I agree that we need to be mindfull of what we say. We need to know where the lines are between Christianity and the world… and we must be sure we don’t cross them. However we also need to be sure that we aren’t watering down a message to appease the masses. I made it a point to watch Mtv today…. This is important because I dispise Mtv.
I watched it to count something… over the course of 3 hours oral sex was mentioned or implied nine times.
Hold up… I want to make sure you got that…
9 times
3 hours is 180 minutes… there are 4 minutes of commercials every 11 minutes which leaves 132 minutes of show (roughly)
132 divided by 9 = 14.6
That’s a mention of oral sex every 14.6 minutes of Mtv.
Don’t think this is just on Mtv… tonights Law and Order svu was about a girl getting killed after she had oral sex with someone.
Yet for some reason we aren’t allowed to talk about it.
A pastor once asked me this, “if we embrace the way the world speaks, then how will anyone be able to tell us as Christians apart from people of the world?”
I was tired… I couldn’t think… I said “I dunno” I should have said: the same way you recognize that Jay Bakker is a Christian, that Lacey Mosley is a Christian. That Mel Gibson (although slightly whacked out) is a Christian.
If you were to meet Dr. Cox at Chic-fil-a one day, and you had never met him before, and didn’t know he was a pastor, you would still know he loves the lord. Why? Because of his actions, because of the way he carries himself… because Gods love radiates from you and others can just tell there is something wonderful going on in your life.
Actions speak louder than words.
Ugh… im going off on another rant… forgive me.
The point of this post is to say this.
I am not an official voice of the church, and therefore will not be posting on the brickhouse website any longer

things i wrote in church part 1

What follows is the outline of a post i made on brickhouseministry.com
the completed post was what i would consider the best religious article i have ever written. sadly it was too much for the church and they removed the post before i could save it.
this is all that is left… you’ll get the gist of it.
Sunday night I went with the youth group to Wendy’s after church. Somehow towards the end of our meal we started talking about sex. This is starting to be a regular occurrence and that scares me. I am never really sure what to say about the issue. I didn’t save myself for marriage, far from it in fact, so I sorta keep my mouth shut and listen.
Whenever this happens my mind tends to wander to a verse I heard once. The pastor was talking about a raising money for a building fund and he quoted this verse… I took it another way when I first heard it.
Prov. 29:18
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.
I hope that in this post I can show you that this is an excellent post about love and sex, dating and marriage.
All I can say is hold on for dear life, because my only goal with this is to make you extremely uncomfortable by talking about the stuff that the church has been afraid to talk about for far to long, and to address it from God’s viewpoint.
So Proverbs says “Where there is no revelation (a more accurate term would be ‘vision’), the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law. “
I think we can all agree that our society has gone wild sexually and cast off all restraint.
I have noticed in my years of being a teenager, and my few years working with them, not only have teenagers cast off all restraint but the preaching and teaching that we are providing as a church is not getting the job done.
Our teens are no more prepared to date, than a teen who has never stepped foot inside of a church.
The teens that come out of church are having sex just as frequently as those who have never signed a ‘true love waits’ card
Think I’m not talking about your kid? I’ve talked to your kid… trust me… I’m talking about them.
This has made me do some soul searching over the last few months… because I believe I will be devoting my life toward helping students. It seems that sex is something that is widely talked about in church and it bothers me that something so widely talked about would have so little impact
I think I have figured out one of the reasons that the preaching we do does so little good in the lives of those who hear it.
The reason our marriages, dating life, and sex lives are no different than our cultures, even though we know the truth, is because typically our preaching and teaching has been based on restraint rather than vision.
Its all about restraint.
But restraint without revelation leads to rebellion.
Rules without relationship lead to rebellion.
And proverbs 29:18 says that in any area of your life, particularity relationships (I believe) vision must come before restraint
Its my belief that if the church would do a better job casting vision for students, we wouldn’t have to counsel as many for teenage pregnancy, e wouldn’t have to hand out condoms at school, because they would be so gripped by their destiny that they have seen in God and they would fall in love with the future that God created for them that they will keep their hands off of each other, because they will not sacrifice their future on the alter of temporary sexual pleasure.
I want to paint a picture of your preferred future and convince you that God has seen far beyond your present stage in life and has prepared glorious things for you.
Have you ever watched a young couple date each other?
They are so serious about their relationship…. But they are 13
And you think to yourself… they don’t have a clue.
I was at Chic-fil-a the other day having lunch with a friend… and sitting on our table was a love letter that some boy had written to a 13 year old girl
I want to post that letter here…
This will be fun I promise.
I have not edited the letter for grammar or spelling
Terrah Victoria Beautiful Skye I love you so freekin much baby doll. I hope you have tons of fun on this trip you are about to go on. I know it will be fun to get away but promise me you wont forget about me, and remember that wherever you go you always have that pice of my heart and you will always have my heart you have grown into being a part of my family and I feel as if I have grown into your family I don’t care if NE1 says we wont last because I have big plans for us to go through life together. I know people say it wont happen but I know we can do it baby. I have never felt this way about anyone or anything in my entire life and it’s the best feeling and I will never let you go. You know im always here for you baby no matter what besides we are live a married couple terra hive grown so close to you in these past four months I know we have a lifetime together so I know I have tons to make up to you because of my bumpy start to our relationship but terrah baby I know I can make it up to you. The beach is going to be so awesome together waking up early in the morning staying out late on the beach at night its going to be the best thing that has ever happened to me except when I asked you out for the first time. Little did I know terrah baby but my life changed soooooo much. And I know now that I have met the girl I need and I want to spend the rest of my life with you I need you baby and you know you have me and im totally commited to you in our relationship together I cant wait to give you this promise ring its going to be the best feeling that I will ever expreiance its going to mean so much to us and I know we will last forever I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I never knew I could fall in love at this age and my love for you grows ever second I am with you or away from you terrah you are the ost beautiful woman that I will ever see you are so amazing and I am so glad that god blessed the broken road that led me straight to you angel I love you so much AND I ALWAYS WILL I will miss you so much over these next to weeks but just think baby we have the rest of our lives ahead of us to share I cant wait to put that huge ring on your finger well I love you ill miss you don’t forget about me and call every day at least 2 times a day I love you and don’t forget you are most beautiful in sweats a tshirt and no makeup on
Your man
Congratulation eric… you are a moron
You may be asking ‘why are you making fun of eric?’ because Eric doesnt understand love
I hoped that I could use that letter to cast a correct vision of a relationship or marriage because where there is vision there is restrain and where there is restrain there is purity and where there is purity there is holiness.
So if you want to see holiness you don’t start out with a ‘thou shalt not’ list you start out by telling people wher god wants to take them and by infusing in them that the God of the universe implanted in them the seeds of greatness.
That’s how we can keep our kids pants on… by casting a vision from the bible of the beauty of marriage.
If we can cast a vision of love on our young people maybe we wont have to keep condemning them because we will be to busy inspiring them.
Remember when you were in school and the motivational speakers would come up and talk about abstinence?
Here was their whole sales pitch :
“don’t have sex before marriage you might end up like jenny who got AIDS when she was 13 and herpes when she was 17, then she had triplets.
All they did was scare the kids then three weeks later when the scare tactics wore off they were back to doing the same things again.
It takes a divine vision to grip the soul of a person we have to preach the vision of jesus
Marriage is about jesus
Dating is about jesus
Life is about jesus
Sex is about jesus
And to the extent that we can point the generation that is lost and struggling through a sea of mixed messages by the media to jesus
To the extent that we can rekindle in their hearts a vision of the greatness and glory of god in the institution of marriage. To that extent if we are able to paint that picture we will see a generation set free from sexual issues.
All by casting a
And here is gods vision for marriage
Eph 5:22-33
22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
If you are single , and you are a woman, find a man that you can submit to like that, and settle for nothing less.
If you are a man, be a man who is so like jesus that you are worth submitting to like that
If you are a woman who is single, be a woman who is worth loving as Christ loved the church
And if you are a man, accept nothing less than a woman that you are willing to die for because of her character, not her breasts.
Im excited about this vision… because where there is a goal, a picture, and example worth following, people restrain themselves.
Of course… that’s just what the bible says.
Think every young lady… from age five up starts dreaming about a man who will love her like that, and the wedding, and the flowers, and the music.
And the guy around age 13 starts dreaming about the honeymoon.
But somewhere along the line, most young ladies settle for the first smooth talking guy who will tell her what she wants to hear.
Or the first guy who touches her and says “if you love me you will touch me back”
We all want a love that grows throughout the years but somewhere along the line some of us settle and before you know it we have given our virginity to someone with the spiritual maturity of a grasshopper.
You become what you behold, the vision you see directs the future you create
As I watched this my standards were being raised
How far is to far
Who cares how far is to far?
If you love that woman as christ loves the church you will keep your hands off of her because she is the daughter of a king.
After I asked jonquil to marry me, I began keeping a little notebook of advice.
I would tell married people that I was engage and ask them “if you could give me one piece of advice about marriage what would that advice be?’
I asked my grandfather
He said
Hang in there no matter what
She is my wife
This generation doesn’t have that picture
They have brad and Angelina
They have people with lots of money and they are real sexy but they cant make a marriage last longer than 18 months
This is the vision this generations seeing
There are a couple of young ladies who come to this church that I am really protective of
I cant explain why
I think its because I have seen to many young ladies give themselves away so there is a part of me that wants veto power over any guy these girls would want to date… because I can see through all the crap that guys can lay down
Matt jamin and I were talking about nichole once
Nichole is single… but if you are a guy who wants to get to her you better have your junk together, because you have to get through the three of us first.
Then if you make it through us you have to go through bill
And he doesn’t like anybody 😉
So if you want to date nichole, that fine… no problem
But you better have the book of Habakkuk memorized
In Hebrew
You better have a job
You better have some ambition
You better not be lazy
This girl is like my little sister in Christ and if you want to date her the biggest achievement on your resume better not be ‘beating halo 3’
I have sat through allot of sermons on relationships and I struggled with this post to find new ideas and new things to say
And it dawned on me that for many of us dating has become idolatry
Its not just sex
Its not just lust
It’s the need to be completed or to not be alone
And until you realize that no one can complete you you are committing idolatry
It’s a whole lot better to be single and lonely than married and lonely
So here is what you do
You rest your standard and settle for nothing less than Ep5 love

The start of something beautiful.

her= sorry i dont have any pics up yet, but i’d love to chat sometime
me= sure… id love to chat
you do know however that ****** warns people about users who have no photos “No picture found. Be suspicious.” 😛
also when there is no picture people tend to assume the worst…
i dont however… because it really makes no diffrence to me.
her= You can see pics of me on myspace
the only pics of me on there are from my wedding and thats why i felt they would be inappropriate for a dating site. my profile is private so you’ll have to send a friend request. i log in everyday so i’ll be sure to approve you.
me= so i have to ask… why is a gorgeous married woman on *****?
her= I left my husband 2 months ago because he’s…alot of things. Made a rash decision to marry him. Biggest mistake of my life. I want to meet someone who can treat me right.
her= I actually live in Lavonia right now. I only lived in Easley while I was with my husband. I am between jobs right now, when I left Easley it made the commute impossible. I hated to give up the damn good money though. I was a sales manager for the biggest Aaron’s store in the entire company. Very demanding. I interviewed last week at a title loan company in toccoa. I should be hearing from them monday.
So you left out the part about the other place you worked..whats up with that? Come on you can tell me. And what do you do for a living now? I take it you travel sometimes.
Anyway I hope I can catch you online sometime so we can chat. i’d like to learn more about you.
me= well… i managed the strip club in lavonia for about a year. after that i worked at dads… then did some webdesign work for a church here in anderson.
now i work as a meter tech for duke energy. i do have to travel sometimes… but not often.
from what i have seen… it looks hard to find good work in lavonia, i hope everything works out for you.
by the way..
my messenger names are
yahoo= *******
aim= ********
feel free to message me anytime 🙂
her= Hey whats up? I’m about to go to bed just thought I would drop by and tell you good night. Can’t wait to see you Tuesday.
talk to you later.
ok this sucks really bad but I have really tried to go to sleep and its not working. i hope you are resting well. my mom wants me to go look at a house for us tomorrow. the ad sounds pretty good. so i’ll go check it out. i’ll be stuck taking a long ass nap in the morning after i take bailey to daycare. tonight bailey dumped ALOT of water on the floor while she was in the bathtub,, i had to get the steam cleaner out to clean up all the water. Maybe i shouldn’t let her have cups in the bath tub anymore. That was probably the most excting thing that went on around here today. I’ll probably play some more movie trivia things on myspace and head back to bed. my stomach is growling, so I am going to go fix me a sandwich or something. I am really looking forward to you coming to see me tuesday. we’ll find something to do i’m sure. maybe give you the grand tour of lavonia ha ha. i can’t believe i wasnt able to go to sleep, alot on my mind i guess. having trouble shutting my mind off. anyway i hope to talk to you tomorrow night sometime.
I am finally awake from my nap and its almost 3 in the afternoon. kinda fun to think about what i was doing 12 hours ago. i hope you got enough sleep last night. i also hope you are having a good day at work. All the weeds and the grass in the front yard was magically cut when i woke up a few mintutes ago. I’m confused. I didnt hear the dog barking or a lawn mower, and I KNOW it wasnt like that when i got home this morning. Maybe it was the landscaping fairy. Or I bet my mom hired someone to come do it since our weedeater is messed up. If she would’ve told me someone was coming by I would’ve brought the dog in. Oh well its done now. That was really sweet of you to call and make sure I didn’t get lost. I had a lot of things going through my mind on the drive home. Good things so don’t worry. Well I guess I need to get off my ass and do something. Oh yeah I forgot to tell you this: last night I left Bailey alone in the bath tub, and this time, instead of dumping water out of the tub, she dragged by laundry basket into the water. I walked in there and clolthes were soaking wet and a half empty basket floating in the tub. I luaghed my ass off, but if she had been older, she would’ve been in SOOOOO much trouble. Pretty funny. Well I’m gonna hop off here. I can’t wait to see you again tomorrow night. Let me know when you get home and me and Bailey will come see you…
and the rest is history.