Monthly Archives: November 2007

20071118 Thanksgiving – My favorite holiday and Phishers too

I must say this is my favorite Holiday of the year, I hope you enjoy it as well.
It seems to me to be the one holiday devoted to thanks and gratitude for what we have and that is also devoted to family.
I only wish "Black Friday" afterwards was a week later. Each to their own and I hope they find the bargins that they are looking for.
It is because of this commercial frenzy that Phishers (fishers) have such great success this time of year. I have sent out an email with some good info on the subject and I have put a copy here as well for you if you didn’t get it. Please be extra careful this time of year with email you receive. I know we are all busy, but these individuals in the crimeware business make BILLIONS off of this "we are so busy I didn’t notice" fact alone.
Well, as I write, I have 71 hours till I land in Indianapolis to have Thanksgiving with my family. You can check the time as I do at . When Thanksgiving is over, I will help complete their move to Al & Judy’s and the "stuff" to storage untill Christmas. At Christmas I will then fly back and I will help complete the move of Anna, Matt and Stuff (holly, snickerdoodle and twix as well) to Snoqualmie, Wa in time for the first of the year – 2008!
It has been a good 12 weeks since I left for the new gig with Microsoft, and just a short 4 weeks after Thanksgiving and we will be back together in the same home. Zach is staying at the present in Indy with Al and Judy for the Spring Semester at Kelly Business School at IUPUI and then the plan is for him to move onto campus at IU in Bloomington next fall.
I have been out hiking, walking and I look forward to getting on the scales back at 27A to see what 12 weeks has done for me. I can say that I am feeling great and my pants are too big again, which is fine. I will buy some after Thanksgiving. I hope to give myself a nice Birthday gift by being able to buy a pair of dockers off the normal shelf…. We will see. The last photo’s where just one size up, so I have held off and just put another whole in the belt.
Best of all I can now get closer to the ones I love 🙂

Cleaning up Email and found an article I wanted to share

I wanted to add a quick post as I was cleaning out my email Inbox and found a public article about the kind of work I am doing I had sent myself to post.
Enjoy and I am sure it will create some questions but this is the best I can do at the moment.
Also you can read about Microsoft’s Ant-Phishing Filter Q&A at

Recap Oct 2nd thru Nov 10th

I hope you have had a great fall experience so far and that Halloween was a treat.
Since I last updated the blog, Anna has been out to visit, we secured new digs. Anna and Matt will join me after Christmas.
I will be back in Indy at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
At Thanksgiving to help Anna, Matt and Zach to move out of the current appartment and then at Christmas to move our belongings to Snoqualmie, WA by New Years day.
Zach is going to get his first introduction to being a bachelor before going on campus Fall 2008 by staying in Indy with Al & Judy for the spring semester. It will be a good experience for him, time for our son to make his own way in the world. He had his first travel experence alone when he went on a field trip to the Financial district in NY,NY. I hope he will blog about it so I can link to it with the pictures his friends took!
Matt has been working on several projects at school in his transportation class and has turned into a real "creator" of things. I likewise hope that he will write about it and post the pictures.
While Anna was out in Washington we had a great time and we carved our pumpking from Remlinger Farms, which Anna affetionately named Lola!
We confirmed that Snoqualmie was the place to return to and as opportunity would have it, a three bedroom apartment we had been looking for became available.
I can’t express how hard it was for us to go to the airport, as neither wanted to let the other go, but we made it through… We will have this issue again at Thanksgiving, but it is my hope that since the Move will be right around the corner, it won’t be so difficult.
I have put pictures up previous to this posting of our outings and hope you enjoy the pictures, we had a great time.
Fall has made it’s presence known and as you can see morning frost and snow on the mountain tops winter is not far off.
On another front, I was invited over for dinner with Chris and Janis. It was a great time and other than some issues with the kitchen sink that will not be recapped online, it was a brilliant time. He and Janis are off for the rest of the month on vacation, cruise, etc. Sorry I don’t have a picture, he is going to get me one, as the Kitchen sink eppisode prevented that from occuring.
I have made progress on the health front and I am a full 4 sizes smaller around the waist and feeling much better for it.
I am working on the technical front as well and the ideas are flowing again. I am so glad to be doing what I really feel I am good at!
I am looking forward to 2008 for many many reasons and working to make 2008 one of the best balanced years every! 
I am working to stay in contact, but if I have been too quiet for your comfort, please call, write or email and I will try to do better!