A Year in Pictures: Project 365

What is a Project 365? Simply put, it's the act of taking one picture of something you done that day, and repeating that process for 365 consecutive days. Sure it's a time commitment, but when you finally finish it, you'll look back and be glad you've done it.

Here is my Project 365, starting in August of 2010 and ending in August 2011. In hindsight, this was a lot more work than I ever envisioned, but now that it is completed I am glad I followed all the way through. I can't tell you how many times I contemplated quitting, but luckily I kept taking pictures and eventually caught this hub up.

Most (if not all) are not glamorous pictures, but snapshots. I didn't try to get fancy with these pictures, but I hope you still enjoy viewing them. Feel free to leave me your comments!

August 13, 2010: Day One

I got into my truck after work and immediately started sweating.  This picture is of what my Titan was telling me the temp was.  I'm sure it wasn't that hot outside, but it was a hot one today in East Tennessee.  I'm ready for football weather!
I got into my truck after work and immediately started sweating. This picture is of what my Titan was telling me the temp was. I'm sure it wasn't that hot outside, but it was a hot one today in East Tennessee. I'm ready for football weather!

August 14, 2010: Day Two

This is Busa, my German Shepherd.  She's a little over 3 years old right now.  My wife has already gone to bed for the night so Busa is taking turns between laying in the bed with her and coming to my home office to check on me.
This is Busa, my German Shepherd. She's a little over 3 years old right now. My wife has already gone to bed for the night so Busa is taking turns between laying in the bed with her and coming to my home office to check on me.

August 15, 2011: Day 3

A very lazy Sunday.  Since my wife had to work all day, I never left the house and played NCAA Football 11 for hours. A wasted day I know.
A very lazy Sunday. Since my wife had to work all day, I never left the house and played NCAA Football 11 for hours. A wasted day I know.

August 16, 2010: Day 4

I put Busa outside this morning before work without checking the weather.  Unfortunately, it came a nice hard rain today and Busa got soaked.  She was not a happy camper when I got back home.
I put Busa outside this morning before work without checking the weather. Unfortunately, it came a nice hard rain today and Busa got soaked. She was not a happy camper when I got back home.

August 17, 2010: Day 5

The warehouse at work had become a disaster area and I couldn't stand it anymore, so today I focused my attention on cleaning up the mess.
The warehouse at work had become a disaster area and I couldn't stand it anymore, so today I focused my attention on cleaning up the mess.

August 18, 2010: Day 6

I suffered a very boring day at work. The most exciting part of my day was driving the Trackmobile (but since I do that nearly everyday, it isn't nearly that exciting).
I suffered a very boring day at work. The most exciting part of my day was driving the Trackmobile (but since I do that nearly everyday, it isn't nearly that exciting).

August 19, 2010: Day 7

I finally completed restructuring of the rear warehouse window at work. I added the new screen, squared everything up, and painted it safety yellow. Painting the concrete block wall gray was an afterthought.
I finally completed restructuring of the rear warehouse window at work. I added the new screen, squared everything up, and painted it safety yellow. Painting the concrete block wall gray was an afterthought.

August 20, 2010: Day 8

The wife and I watched Sherlock Holmes tonight (well I watched it, and she fell asleep).  It wasn't too bad of a movie, but I don't think it coincides with the novel much.  I now must read the novel to see.
The wife and I watched Sherlock Holmes tonight (well I watched it, and she fell asleep). It wasn't too bad of a movie, but I don't think it coincides with the novel much. I now must read the novel to see.

Saturday, August 21, 2010: Day 9

I intended on getting out today, but the weather was kind of crappy.  I stayed home all day working at my desk.  I wrote some articles, paid some bills, did some work, and made a mess of my desk.
I intended on getting out today, but the weather was kind of crappy. I stayed home all day working at my desk. I wrote some articles, paid some bills, did some work, and made a mess of my desk.
The Quarry at Fort Dickerson Park
The Quarry at Fort Dickerson Park

Sunday, August 22, 2010: Day 10

Emily, Busa, and I went to the Fort Dickerson Park here in Knoxville. We've drove by this place probably a thousand times and never noticed it. Luckily, the guys at work had told me about it a few weeks ago, so we went there today with the Nikon D50 to explore it and take some pictures. There was canons, marvelous views, and, to our surprise, a breath taking view of this quarry.

I kind of had an idea that there was a quarry around this area, but didn't know it was this big, or this pretty. I'm glad we went. Hopefully we can go back in the fall to get some pictures of the leaves, and maybe again in the wintertime so we can take advantage of the views of the Downtown Knoxville area, as well as the University of Tennessee campus.

Monday, August 23, 2010: Day 11

For some reason this morning I felt compelled to drink a cup of coffee.  Since I've only drank 2 cups of coffee ever in my life, this seems strange to me, but I really enjoyed it.  I just may drink more tomorrow.
For some reason this morning I felt compelled to drink a cup of coffee. Since I've only drank 2 cups of coffee ever in my life, this seems strange to me, but I really enjoyed it. I just may drink more tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010: Day 12

This is the "Before" picture. Notice all the handrails are still present.
This is the "Before" picture. Notice all the handrails are still present.
This is the after picture.  Notice the handrails are missing.  I done that with a torch.  Tomorrow will equal a set of stairs and new handrails (hopefully).
This is the after picture. Notice the handrails are missing. I done that with a torch. Tomorrow will equal a set of stairs and new handrails (hopefully).

Wednesday, August 25, 2010: Day 13

Today, we installed the stairs.  This was a project that was about a year in the making due to it continuously being put on the back burner.  Tomorrow, hand rails will be added (in theory).
Today, we installed the stairs. This was a project that was about a year in the making due to it continuously being put on the back burner. Tomorrow, hand rails will be added (in theory).

Thursday, August 26, 2010: Day 14

Among other things, I got these two bars modified and welded into place.  All railing work should be done by tomorrow.  This will look a lot better with a coat of paint over it.
Among other things, I got these two bars modified and welded into place. All railing work should be done by tomorrow. This will look a lot better with a coat of paint over it.

Friday, August 27, 2010: Day 15

Finally got those handrails up.  Spent nearly all my work day tinkering with these rails, cutting, welding, grinding, and torching.  I'm glad it's Friday!! (I also mowed the yard, which you can somewhat see in the background.)
Finally got those handrails up. Spent nearly all my work day tinkering with these rails, cutting, welding, grinding, and torching. I'm glad it's Friday!! (I also mowed the yard, which you can somewhat see in the background.)

Saturday, August 28, 2010: Day 16

Today I had to go to Best Buy to buy a new mouse because the left-click button on the mouse of my crappy Dell laptop crapped out on me.  Like the new mouse, hate my laptop right now.
Today I had to go to Best Buy to buy a new mouse because the left-click button on the mouse of my crappy Dell laptop crapped out on me. Like the new mouse, hate my laptop right now.

Sunday, August 29, 2010: Day 17

Since I've become an avid coffee drinker in the past week or so, I went ahead and bought myself a coffee cup.  Now my wife can't complain about me always using hers :-)
Since I've become an avid coffee drinker in the past week or so, I went ahead and bought myself a coffee cup. Now my wife can't complain about me always using hers :-)

Monday, August 30, 2010: Day 18

I had a boo-boo today.  I accidentally placed my wrist on an extremely hot piece of metal today and burnt myself.  Of course it happened right on that tender, sensitive spot of my arm.  I had to bandaged it up :(
I had a boo-boo today. I accidentally placed my wrist on an extremely hot piece of metal today and burnt myself. Of course it happened right on that tender, sensitive spot of my arm. I had to bandaged it up :(

Tuesday, August 31, 2010: Day 19

Today, I finally got around to finishing up the handrails on the right side.  They aren't exactly how I wanted to do them, but since my Boss compromised on his design, I guess it didn't kill me to compromise on my design.
Today, I finally got around to finishing up the handrails on the right side. They aren't exactly how I wanted to do them, but since my Boss compromised on his design, I guess it didn't kill me to compromise on my design.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010: Day 20

I finally pulled the trigger on a new lense, and it came in today. It's a Nikon 55-200mm Vibration Reduction. I intend on breaking it out for the UT game this Saturday.  I'm pumped
I finally pulled the trigger on a new lense, and it came in today. It's a Nikon 55-200mm Vibration Reduction. I intend on breaking it out for the UT game this Saturday. I'm pumped

Thursday, September 2, 2010: Day 21

We got this clock as a wedding gift earlier in the year.  When we got it home, I just hung it on a nail already in the wall, so today I finally got around to hanging it right.
We got this clock as a wedding gift earlier in the year. When we got it home, I just hung it on a nail already in the wall, so today I finally got around to hanging it right.

Friday, September 3, 2010: Day 22

Today at work we had a crane and a welder to come in and install a massive pipe on top of our silo.  Watching other people work is a lot more fun than doing it yourself lol.
Today at work we had a crane and a welder to come in and install a massive pipe on top of our silo. Watching other people work is a lot more fun than doing it yourself lol.

Saturday, September 4, 2010: Day 23

Today Matthew, Ashley, Emily, and I went to the Martin Skyhawks @ UT Vols game.  Tailgating and Football is a phenomenal combination! I forgot to bring my camera, so this is a crappy Blackberry pic. Derek Dooley won his first game as Head Coach 50-0.
Today Matthew, Ashley, Emily, and I went to the Martin Skyhawks @ UT Vols game. Tailgating and Football is a phenomenal combination! I forgot to bring my camera, so this is a crappy Blackberry pic. Derek Dooley won his first game as Head Coach 50-0.

Sunday, September 5, 2010: Day 24

Emily, Matt, Ashley, and I went to Boomsday 2010 tonight.  We got to view from Southern Shore's barge, which just so happens to be the best view possible.  My wife took this pic, since I forgot my camera again.
Emily, Matt, Ashley, and I went to Boomsday 2010 tonight. We got to view from Southern Shore's barge, which just so happens to be the best view possible. My wife took this pic, since I forgot my camera again.

Monday, September 6, 2010: Day 25

Emily had to work today, so I was by myself all day long, thus there was no one to cook for me lol.  After hours of my stomach growling, I took the lazy route and went to McDonald's for an unhealthy lunch.
Emily had to work today, so I was by myself all day long, thus there was no one to cook for me lol. After hours of my stomach growling, I took the lazy route and went to McDonald's for an unhealthy lunch.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010: Day 26

I came into work today and decided the nasty, white warehouse wall that hasn't been painted in nearly 20 years needed to be updated.  So I updated it. I finished it in one day thanks to Steve who taught be how to use a paint gun.
I came into work today and decided the nasty, white warehouse wall that hasn't been painted in nearly 20 years needed to be updated. So I updated it. I finished it in one day thanks to Steve who taught be how to use a paint gun.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010: Day 27

Today I pushed the boundaries of my comfort zone and rode a man-cage up to about 20 feet in the air to attempt to paint these I-beams.  I did it, but I was nervous.
Today I pushed the boundaries of my comfort zone and rode a man-cage up to about 20 feet in the air to attempt to paint these I-beams. I did it, but I was nervous.

Thursday, September 9, 2010: Day 28

Since I've halfway conquered my extreme fear of heights, I decided that I would climb the big boy ladder to change a light bulb that hasn't functioned since I began working here (3 and a half years ago).
Since I've halfway conquered my extreme fear of heights, I decided that I would climb the big boy ladder to change a light bulb that hasn't functioned since I began working here (3 and a half years ago).

Friday, September 10, 2010: Day 29

This pic is terrible, but it's a picture of my boss's 1946 Chevy pickup cab being lifted off the frame with the help of a forklift.
This pic is terrible, but it's a picture of my boss's 1946 Chevy pickup cab being lifted off the frame with the help of a forklift.

Saturday, September 11, 2010: Day 30

Knoxville experienced some terrible storms today, so my happy tail stayed home and watched the game in the comforts of my home.
Knoxville experienced some terrible storms today, so my happy tail stayed home and watched the game in the comforts of my home.

Sunday, September 12, 2010: Day 31

Today Emily and I tried our hand at Geocaching.  Unfortunately, it was a failed venture since we didn't have the proper equipment. Neither the Garmin or the GPS feature on my Blackberry could narrow down the coordinates enough to find 'treasure'.
Today Emily and I tried our hand at Geocaching. Unfortunately, it was a failed venture since we didn't have the proper equipment. Neither the Garmin or the GPS feature on my Blackberry could narrow down the coordinates enough to find 'treasure'.

Monday, September 13, 2010: Day 32

After work I decided that since my wife was still at work, I'd bite the bullet and try to take a chunk out of my upcoming homework assignments.  Not fun at all, yet I like having it out of the way so I don't have to worry about it during the weekend.
After work I decided that since my wife was still at work, I'd bite the bullet and try to take a chunk out of my upcoming homework assignments. Not fun at all, yet I like having it out of the way so I don't have to worry about it during the weekend.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010: Day 33

Back to painting today.  Out of sheer boredom, I went out and painted this side of the warehouse, and apparently missed a large spot lol.
Back to painting today. Out of sheer boredom, I went out and painted this side of the warehouse, and apparently missed a large spot lol.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010: Day 34

I sold a textbook on eBay today which I'm pumped about. I listed this about a month ago, and was actually considering pulling the listing this past weekend because I didn't think it was going to sell.  I'm glad I didn't!
I sold a textbook on eBay today which I'm pumped about. I listed this about a month ago, and was actually considering pulling the listing this past weekend because I didn't think it was going to sell. I'm glad I didn't!

Thursday, September 16, 2010: Day 35

At work today, this grate that goes on the end of our loading chute got demolished by a truck.  I had to re-weld the sides on to it.  The most exciting 30 minutes of my day :(
At work today, this grate that goes on the end of our loading chute got demolished by a truck. I had to re-weld the sides on to it. The most exciting 30 minutes of my day :(

Friday, September 17, 2010: Day 36

We finally pulled the trigger on a new cooler to go tailgating with.  Now we will no longer be the couple that has to put their drinks in other people's cooler during the party.  One step closer to classiness! lol
We finally pulled the trigger on a new cooler to go tailgating with. Now we will no longer be the couple that has to put their drinks in other people's cooler during the party. One step closer to classiness! lol

Saturday, September 20, 2010: Day 37

Florida Gators @ UT.  My wife's uncle gave me and one of my best friends tickets to the game (awesome seats too!).  Another missed opportunity to try my new lense, but a super great time none the less.  Too bad UT keeps loosing :(
Florida Gators @ UT. My wife's uncle gave me and one of my best friends tickets to the game (awesome seats too!). Another missed opportunity to try my new lense, but a super great time none the less. Too bad UT keeps losing :(

Sunday, September 19, 2010: Day 38

I finally done it! I finally unlocked a platinum trophy on the Playstation 3!  It's the first one I've ever unlocked (and quite possibly the last).  I can now mark this off my bucket list.
I finally done it! I finally unlocked a platinum trophy on the Playstation 3! It's the first one I've ever unlocked (and quite possibly the last). I can now mark this off my bucket list.

Monday, September 20, 2010: Day 39

I did some more painting today.  Joy, joy
I did some more painting today. Joy, joy

Tuesday, September 21, 2010: Day 40

Today I tried my hand at fabricating a piece of handrail with old pieces of junk handrails. Not too fun, I'm a new materials kind of guy
Today I tried my hand at fabricating a piece of handrail with old pieces of junk handrails. Not too fun, I'm a new materials kind of guy

Wednesday, September 22, 2010: Day 41

I painted the front door at work today since it was beginning to show signs of rusting.  To my surprise, I discovered that the door had never been painted, they just hung it with primer on it.  No wonder everything falls apart at work, it's all half-
I painted the front door at work today since it was beginning to show signs of rusting. To my surprise, I discovered that the door had never been painted, they just hung it with primer on it. No wonder everything falls apart at work, it's all half-

Thursday, September 23, 2010: Day 42

After work, my wife and I had date night with Date Night, along with dinner and a new episode of Always Sunny.  It was an A+ night!
After work, my wife and I had date night with Date Night, along with dinner and a new episode of Always Sunny. It was an A+ night!

Friday, September 24, 2010: Day 43

I experienced another painfully slow day at work, so I painted the trim of our warehouse doors blue.  It took longer than I wanted it to and, sadly, it's going to need another coat :-(
I experienced another painfully slow day at work, so I painted the trim of our warehouse doors blue. It took longer than I wanted it to and, sadly, it's going to need another coat :-(

Saturday, September 25, 2010: Day 44

On my way home from dropping off Chris after watching the UT game, my truck rolled over to the 95,000 mile mark.  It took a solid mile to get a non-blurry picture with my phone, hence the 95,001
On my way home from dropping off Chris after watching the UT game, my truck rolled over to the 95,000 mile mark. It took a solid mile to get a non-blurry picture with my phone, hence the 95,001

Sunday, September 26, 2010: Day 45

Rack o' Ribs! My boss gave my wife and I a full barbecued rack of ribs for dinner tonight.  Delicious!
Rack o' Ribs! My boss gave my wife and I a full barbecued rack of ribs for dinner tonight. Delicious!

Monday, September 27, 2010: Day 46

Emily and I spent the evening with Aziz Ansari. We've caught bits and pieces of this on Comedy Central and it was pretty funny, so we went ahead and rented it to get the full effect.
Emily and I spent the evening with Aziz Ansari. We've caught bits and pieces of this on Comedy Central and it was pretty funny, so we went ahead and rented it to get the full effect.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010: Day 47

Oil change time for the Titan.  New oil and filter and I managed to not get too bad dirty. All around productive move on my part lol
Oil change time for the Titan. New oil and filter and I managed to not get too bad dirty. All around productive move on my part lol

Wednesday, September 29, 2010: Day 48

Picked up a CD storage box with some alphabetical tabs today.  My mission is to organize Em's and my music collection once and for all!  Bye Bye all of you old CD albums!!
Picked up a CD storage box with some alphabetical tabs today. My mission is to organize Em's and my music collection once and for all! Bye Bye all of you old CD albums!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010: Day 49

My boss and I finally got around to finishing painting the back side of the warehouse today.  Three walls down, one more to go! (I wish I would've swept before I took this picture lol)
My boss and I finally got around to finishing painting the back side of the warehouse today. Three walls down, one more to go! (I wish I would've swept before I took this picture lol)

Friday, October 1, 2010: Day 50

I headed down to Atlanta tonight to hang out with Chris for the weekend.  I allowed my GPS to take me on the 'scenic' route down there.  A 3 hour ride turned into 5.5 hours.  Never again!
I headed down to Atlanta tonight to hang out with Chris for the weekend. I allowed my GPS to take me on the 'scenic' route down there. A 3 hour ride turned into 5.5 hours. Never again!

Saturday, October 2, 2010: Day 51

Chris and I watched the UT Vols lose a heartbreaking game in the final seconds of their game at LSU.  They were so close to knocking off the #10 team in the country, but they couldn't count to 11 when it mattered.
Chris and I watched the UT Vols lose a heartbreaking game in the final seconds of their game at LSU. They were so close to knocking off the #10 team in the country, but they couldn't count to 11 when it mattered. | Source

Sunday, October 3, 2010: Day 52

I left Chris's place in Atlanta today, but before I left I realized I had misplaced my favorite watch :-(  After searching for an hour we gave up, but I sure do hope that it turns back up, I really really liked that watch!
I left Chris's place in Atlanta today, but before I left I realized I had misplaced my favorite watch :-( After searching for an hour we gave up, but I sure do hope that it turns back up, I really really liked that watch!

Monday, October 4, 2010: Day 53

Added to the tool collection today.  Picked up a fluid pump so that I can change the gear oil in the Titan soon.  Hopefully, I'll be able to use it in the future for more projects as well.
Added to the tool collection today. Picked up a fluid pump so that I can change the gear oil in the Titan soon. Hopefully, I'll be able to use it in the future for more projects as well.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010: Day 54

I finally got around to upgrading the oil in the Titan's rear end to some Amsoil gear oil that I picked up from EmiCamOil.com, I also got to break in that fluid pump I bought yesterday.  Note to self: Gear Oil STINKS!!!
I finally got around to upgrading the oil in the Titan's rear end to some Amsoil gear oil that I picked up from EmiCamOil.com, I also got to break in that fluid pump I bought yesterday. Note to self: Gear Oil STINKS!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010: Day 55

Tonight I had class and, afterward, I hit the books in an effort to get ahead so that I can enjoy my upcoming weekend.
Tonight I had class and, afterward, I hit the books in an effort to get ahead so that I can enjoy my upcoming weekend.

Thursday, October 7, 2010: Day 56

Time to change that dirty filter!
Time to change that dirty filter!

Friday, October 8, 2010: Day 57

Had to work late tonight, so I experimented with bedlining the rim of my spare tire.  It turned out alright.
Had to work late tonight, so I experimented with bedlining the rim of my spare tire. It turned out alright.

Saturday, October 9, 2010: Day 58

I tried out some Lens Tint to black out my third brake light on the Titan.  Pretty good product, I just wish I had put one more coat on the lens.
I tried out some Lens Tint to black out my third brake light on the Titan. Pretty good product, I just wish I had put one more coat on the lens.

Sunday, October 10, 2010: Day 59

You know you're getting old when the highlight of your day is going to the grocery store to get milk and bread.
You know you're getting old when the highlight of your day is going to the grocery store to get milk and bread.

Monday, October 11, 2010: Day 60

I watched the Braves get eliminated from the playoffs by the Giants tonight.  Go figure, they always choke in the first round.  So long Bobby Cox, you've been the only Braves coach I've ever known!
I watched the Braves get eliminated from the playoffs by the Giants tonight. Go figure, they always choke in the first round. So long Bobby Cox, you've been the only Braves coach I've ever known!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010: Day 61

Had a company lunch today at Dead End BBQ.  Free lunch always make me happy!
Had a company lunch today at Dead End BBQ. Free lunch always make me happy! | Source

Wednesday, October 13, 2010: Day 62

MGMT 3050 exam time tonight.  Fun Fun.
MGMT 3050 exam time tonight. Fun Fun.

Thursday, October 14, 2010: Day 63

The wife and I finally got around to watching Paranormal Activity tonight.  Pretty creepy little movie right there.  We followed that up with some Always Sunny!
The wife and I finally got around to watching Paranormal Activity tonight. Pretty creepy little movie right there. We followed that up with some Always Sunny!

Friday, October 15, 2010: Day 64

Since my wife started the night shift at the hospital, it was time to install black curtains in the bedroom so she could get some sleep during the day.
Since my wife started the night shift at the hospital, it was time to install black curtains in the bedroom so she could get some sleep during the day.

Saturday, October 16, 2010: Day 65

I took a little drive down to the Tractor Supply in Maynardville today -- while wearing a Ralph Lauren polo, khaki shorts, and flip-flops.  Needless to say, I stuck out like a sore thumb.  I will be wearing jeans the next time I go there.
I took a little drive down to the Tractor Supply in Maynardville today -- while wearing a Ralph Lauren polo, khaki shorts, and flip-flops. Needless to say, I stuck out like a sore thumb. I will be wearing jeans the next time I go there.

Sunday, October 17, 2010: Day 66

I took a short little trip out to Cades Cove for some phototaking adventures.  By the time I got out there, I had lost interest so this is about the best pic I took.
I took a short little trip out to Cades Cove for some phototaking adventures. By the time I got out there, I had lost interest so this is about the best pic I took.

Monday, October 18, 2010: Day 67

Took an Econ exam tonight and did pretty good on it.  Wish it would've been 100%, but I guess you can't win them all.
Took an Econ exam tonight and did pretty good on it. Wish it would've been 100%, but I guess you can't win them all.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010: Day 68

Very boring day, so I took this pic basically as  a day filler.
Very boring day, so I took this pic basically as a day filler.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010: Day 69

For some reason my dog thought it was comfortable to use my work boot as a pillow.  I personally think the floor would've felt better.
For some reason my dog thought it was comfortable to use my work boot as a pillow. I personally think the floor would've felt better.

Thursday, October 21, 2010: Day 70

I started off trimming my sideburns, then one thing led to another and the next thing I knew I had a haircut...sort of.
I started off trimming my sideburns, then one thing led to another and the next thing I knew I had a haircut...sort of.

Friday, October 22, 2010: Day 71

After a VERY LONG day at work, we decided to try out a new BBQ place in Knxoville: Jim 'N Nick's. Let's just say we won't be back.
After a VERY LONG day at work, we decided to try out a new BBQ place in Knxoville: Jim 'N Nick's. Let's just say we won't be back.

Saturday, October 23, 2010: Day 72

I watched another horrendous Tennessee loss again today.  Being a UT fan used to be a bit more fun.
I watched another horrendous Tennessee loss again today. Being a UT fan used to be a bit more fun.

Sunday, October 24, 2010: Day 73

The wife and I had an eye doctor appointment today.
The wife and I had an eye doctor appointment today.

Monday, October 25, 2010: Day 74

Rainy day at work.  To prevent myself from falling asleep, I decided to paint this door.
Rainy day at work. To prevent myself from falling asleep, I decided to paint this door.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010: Day 75

Well, we had tickets to the 311 concert tonight, but my wife had to work, so these tickets went to waste.
Well, we had tickets to the 311 concert tonight, but my wife had to work, so these tickets went to waste.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010: Day 76

I finally got around to putting this bulky printer on eBay.  Hopefully this thing will be out of the way before long.
I finally got around to putting this bulky printer on eBay. Hopefully this thing will be out of the way before long.

Thursday, October 28, 2010: Day 77

Ever ate pizza so greasy that you regretted it?  Tonight was one of those nights.
Ever ate pizza so greasy that you regretted it? Tonight was one of those nights.

Friday, October 29, 2010: Day 78

I had to take my  Senior Business Exam.  Great excuse to get the day off from work!
I had to take my Senior Business Exam. Great excuse to get the day off from work!

Saturday, October 30, 2010: Day 79

Another Saturday, Another Loss.  This time to South Carolina.
Another Saturday, Another Loss. This time to South Carolina.

Sunday, October 31, 2010: Day 80

SMURFS!!  I saw these at some toy store in the mall today.  I didn't know they still made these things!
SMURFS!! I saw these at some toy store in the mall today. I didn't know they still made these things!

Monday, November 1, 2010: Day 81

Rainy day at work, so I continued my 'renovation' of the warehouse at work by putting the first coat of paint on one of our doors.
Rainy day at work, so I continued my 'renovation' of the warehouse at work by putting the first coat of paint on one of our doors.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010: Day 82

'The Renovation' continues.  I spent a little while painting the raw blocks around the office door gray.  The blocks sucked the paint right up so a gallon of paint didn't go far.
'The Renovation' continues. I spent a little while painting the raw blocks around the office door gray. The blocks sucked the paint right up so a gallon of paint didn't go far.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010: Day 83

Finally got around to pulling the trigger on a decent strap for the Nikon.  We've been needing this for a while.
Finally got around to pulling the trigger on a decent strap for the Nikon. We've been needing this for a while.

Thursday, November 4, 2010: Day 84

Back to the warehouse, Randy and I installed some boards so we could remount the fuel shutoff box and electrical box back to the wall.  I then painted the wall & boards gray.
Back to the warehouse, Randy and I installed some boards so we could remount the fuel shutoff box and electrical box back to the wall. I then painted the wall & boards gray.

Friday, November 5, 2010: Day 85

All the paint dried, so today Randy and I remounted the fuel shutoff box and installed a new electrical box.  Looks pretty good, if I say so myself.
All the paint dried, so today Randy and I remounted the fuel shutoff box and installed a new electrical box. Looks pretty good, if I say so myself.

Saturday, November 6, 2010: Day 86

Look at the beautiful head on that beer!  Possibly the greatest I've ever seen.  Glad Chris and I made it out to Union Jack's today for some drinks.
Look at the beautiful head on that beer! Possibly the greatest I've ever seen. Glad Chris and I made it out to Union Jack's today for some drinks.

Sunday, November 7, 2010: Day 87

Emily and I added a new member to our family today...our technology family that is.  I got a sweet deal on a wireless Kodak printer that all the computers can use.  We can now get rid of our abundance of printers.
Emily and I added a new member to our family today...our technology family that is. I got a sweet deal on a wireless Kodak printer that all the computers can use. We can now get rid of our abundance of printers.

Monday, November 8, 2010: Day 88

I got around to painting the door and trim on the scale house today.  Not the most productive thing I could've done, but it needed to be done eventually.
I got around to painting the door and trim on the scale house today. Not the most productive thing I could've done, but it needed to be done eventually.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: Day 89

I started painting the last wall of our warehouse today, unfortunately, the spray gun broke half way through, so this is as far as I got.
I started painting the last wall of our warehouse today, unfortunately, the spray gun broke halfway through, so this is as far as I got.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: Day 90

I painted the base to our sign at work.  The twenty year old white paint job wasn't cutting it anymore.
I painted the base to our sign at work. The twenty year old white paint job wasn't cutting it anymore.

Thursday, November 11, 2010: Day 91

Since the spray gun broke, my boss brought this piece of crap spray gun in as a replacement.  Long story short, I'm not using this garbage.  I'd rather paint with a brush than put up with this.
Since the spray gun broke, my boss brought this piece of crap spray gun in as a replacement. Long story short, I'm not using this garbage. I'd rather paint with a brush than put up with this.

Friday, November 12, 2010: Day 92

After work, I picked up some tickets to the game tomorrow for my friends and myself.
After work, I picked up some tickets to the game tomorrow for my friends and myself.

Saturday, November 13, 2010: Day 93

UT destroyed Ole Miss today!
UT destroyed Ole Miss today!

Sunday, November 14, 2010: Day 94

I guess winter is here.  We had to turn the heat on for the first this season.  Sky high electric bills here we come
I guess winter is here. We had to turn the heat on for the first this season. Sky high electric bills here we come

Monday, November 15, 2010: Day 95

After years of talking about it, my boss finally bought some blinds for the office.  Of course, in typical half-assed fashioned, the blinds are a solid foot too wide.
After years of talking about it, my boss finally bought some blinds for the office. Of course, in typical half-assed fashioned, the blinds are a solid foot too wide.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010: Day 96

Tonight I upgraded the low beams to an HID kit.  This picture doesn't do the new bulbs justice.
Tonight I upgraded the low beams to an HID kit. This picture doesn't do the new bulbs justice.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010: Day 97

We finally had enough of our old mattress so tonight we went mattress shopping and fell in love with the Sleep Number bed set, so we bought it.  Too bad we have to wait a week for it to arrive.
We finally had enough of our old mattress so tonight we went mattress shopping and fell in love with the Sleep Number bed set, so we bought it. Too bad we have to wait a week for it to arrive.

Thursday, November 18, 2010: Day 98

For some reason I volunteered to open up at work in the morning, so it's an early bed time for me tonight. LAME!
For some reason I volunteered to open up at work in the morning, so it's an early bedtime for me tonight. LAME!

Friday, November 19, 2010: Day 99

I swung by Best Buy tonight and could not resist the urge to pick up the new NBA Jam.  Though after playing it I wish I had, not nearly as fun as I wanted it to be.
I swung by Best Buy tonight and could not resist the urge to pick up the new NBA Jam. Though after playing it I wish I had, not nearly as fun as I wanted it to be.

Saturday, November 20, 2010: Day 100

I saw this book at Kroger today and for some reason find it ridiculous, though I can't really put my finger on it.  I should channel my high school days and write one about S10s.
I saw this book at Kroger today and for some reason find it ridiculous, though I can't really put my finger on it. I should channel my high school days and write one about S10s.

Sunday, November 21, 2010: Day 101

Today I was wondering if I should change the air filter in my wife's Toyota Celica.  From the looks of it, it's been passed time for a while.
Today I was wondering if I should change the air filter in my wife's Toyota Celica. From the looks of it, it's been passed time for a while.

Monday, November 22, 2010: Day 102

Our Sleep Number bed came in today! I am so pumped!! Too bad I have to put it together when I get home lol
Our Sleep Number bed came in today! I am so pumped!! Too bad I have to put it together when I get home lol

Tuesday, November 23, 2010: Day 103

For some reason I couldn't find my lunchbox this morning, so I had to take my wife's to work.  Real cute.  And of course, all the guys at work saw it and told me 'just how cute it was' lol
For some reason I couldn't find my lunchbox this morning, so I had to take my wife's to work. Real cute. And of course, all the guys at work saw it and told me 'just how cute it was' lol

Wednesday, November 24, 2010: Day 104

I tried my hand at making old fashioned pecan pie like my grandmother used to make.  Turned out pretty, but not right.  Epic fail.
I tried my hand at making old fashioned pecan pie like my grandmother used to make. Turned out pretty, but not right. Epic fail.

Thursday, November 25, 2010: Day 105

After coming home from Thanksgiving Dinner, Emily put up our Christmas tree.  Let the holiday stress begin!
After coming home from Thanksgiving Dinner, Emily put up our Christmas tree. Let the holiday stress begin!

Friday, November 26, 2010: Day 106

Chris and I went Black Friday Shopping today, but since we didn't head out til after noon, there weren't many deals left.  I did manage to scoop up some $5 blu-rays though.
Chris and I went Black Friday Shopping today, but since we didn't head out til after noon, there weren't many deals left. I did manage to scoop up some $5 blu-rays though.

Saturday, November 27, 2010: Day 107

Watched the Vols beat the Kentucky Wildcats for the 25th straight time, and also become bowl eligible!  Great job Coach Dooley! (and Tyler Bray for that matter)
Watched the Vols beat the Kentucky Wildcats for the 25th straight time, and also become bowl eligible! Great job Coach Dooley! (and Tyler Bray for that matter)

Sunday, November 28, 2010: Day 108

Emily entrusted me with cooking supper tonight.  So I made some chicken breast marinated in Worcestershire sauce.  Not pretty, but delicious.
Emily entrusted me with cooking supper tonight. So I made some chicken breast marinated in Worcestershire sauce. Not pretty, but delicious.

Monday, November 29, 2010: Day 109

I decided to try my hand at this niche blogging game.  Probably not the most profitable niche I could choose, but something I'm interested in.  Let's see how this goes.
I decided to try my hand at this niche blogging game. Probably not the most profitable niche I could choose, but something I'm interested in. Let's see how this goes. | Source

Tuesday, November 30, 2010: Day 110

It literally rained all day long today.  It never let up. The weather man said we only got 1.3", but it sure seems like we got more.
It literally rained all day long today. It never let up. The weather man said we only got 1.3", but it sure seems like we got more.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010: Day 111

December is already here!! I can't believe it, this year has flown by.  Maybe next year will be at a slower, more enjoyable pace.
December is already here!! I can't believe it, this year has flown by. Maybe next year will be at a slower, more enjoyable pace.

Thursday, December 2, 2010: Day 112

I made my favorite meal tonight: Burgers and fries!
I made my favorite meal tonight: Burgers and fries!

Friday, December 3, 2010: Day 113

Randy and I replaced a broken piece on the scale today at work.  It went from having a couple of tack welds, to a full weld all the way down.  It should hold up to just about anything now.
Randy and I replaced a broken piece on the scale today at work. It went from having a couple of tack welds, to a full weld all the way down. It should hold up to just about anything now.

Saturday, December 4, 2010: Day 114

We got another new bed today since the Sleep Number bed was utter crap.  I can finally get a good nights sleep again.
We got another new bed today since the Sleep Number bed was utter crap. I can finally get a good nights sleep again.

Sunday, December 5, 2010: Day 115

Today, Busa decided to eat the plug on the electrical wire to our vacuum cleaner.  I wasn't too thrilled. She must've gotten tired of chewing her bone.
Today, Busa decided to eat the plug on the electrical wire to our vacuum cleaner. I wasn't too thrilled. She must've gotten tired of chewing her bone.

Monday, Decemeber 6, 2010: Day 116

And today I replaced the plug on the vacuum cleaner (without getting shocked).  +1 man point for me
And today I replaced the plug on the vacuum cleaner (without getting shocked). +1 man point for me

Tuesday, December 7, 2010: Day 117

Busa seems to be taking the whole 'stay off of the new bed' rule real seriously.
Busa seems to be taking the whole 'stay off of the new bed' rule real seriously.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010: Day 118

I got one of those unsolicited payday loans type junk mail today, and on my way to shred it, I just happened to notice this 'highly affordable' 63.08% interest rate.  I hope no one falls for this.
I got one of those unsolicited payday loans type junk mail today, and on my way to shred it, I just happened to notice this 'highly affordable' 63.08% interest rate. I hope no one falls for this.

Thursday, December 9, 2010: Day 119

We spread some gravel around today at work, and got some "help" by a drunk hobo.  He stopped and hollered on how to drive the tractor for 30 minutes.  Real entertaining lol
We spread some gravel around today at work, and got some "help" by a drunk hobo. He stopped and hollered on how to drive the tractor for 30 minutes. Real entertaining lol

Friday, December 10, 2010: Day 120

We got duped out of $20 to go see the 'award winning' light show at the Smokies Stadium tonight.  Not impressive in the least bit, but it was for a good cause, so we didn't start a riot.
We got duped out of $20 to go see the 'award winning' light show at the Smokies Stadium tonight. Not impressive in the least bit, but it was for a good cause, so we didn't start a riot.

Saturday, December 11, 2010: Day 121

My wife learned the difference in a hay bale and a straw bale today :-)
My wife learned the difference in a hay bale and a straw bale today :-)

Sunday, December 12, 2010: Day 122

We got a little bit of snow tonight.
We got a little bit of snow tonight.

Monday, December 13, 2010: Day 123

Byproduct of snow: messy, messy automobile.  Time to wash the Titan again.
Byproduct of snow: messy, messy automobile. Time to wash the Titan again.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010: Day 124

Arby's for supper...It was easier than buying groceries
Arby's for supper...It was easier than buying groceries

Wednesday, December 15, 2010: Day 125

Boredom at work leads to a new personal high score on Brick Breaker.  Be envious.
Boredom at work leads to a new personal high score on Brick Breaker. Be envious.

Thursday, December 16, 2010: Day 126

Freezing rain and cold temperatures this morning.  I had to thaw out my truck this morning to come to work.
Freezing rain and cold temperatures this morning. I had to thaw out my truck this morning to come to work.

Friday, December 17, 2010: Day 127

Today I won a free Financial Peace University Online membership from DaveRamsey.com.  It's not the iPad I tried to win, but it's still pretty awesome to actually win something!
Today I won a free Financial Peace University Online membership from DaveRamsey.com. It's not the iPad I tried to win, but it's still pretty awesome to actually win something!

Saturday, December 18, 2010: Day 128

Chris and I finally got around to trying out the Miller Lite Mini Keg.  Nifty idea, but takes up a bit too much space in our fridge.
Chris and I finally got around to trying out the Miller Lite Mini Keg. Nifty idea, but takes up a bit too much space in our fridge.

Sunday, December 19, 2010: Day 129

The weather cleared up enough today for me to finally spread the new straw around Busa's kennel.
The weather cleared up enough today for me to finally spread the new straw around Busa's kennel.

Monday, December 20, 2010: Day 130

Filling up the forklift at work.
Filling up the forklift at work.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010: Day 131

Someone was in the holiday spirit at work and brought in this tiny Christmas tree.
Someone was in the holiday spirit at work and brought in this tiny Christmas tree.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010: Day 132

I find it quite embarrassing for a grown man to be seen in public riding a scooter, though this fellow did provide me with a laugh before work.
I find it quite embarrassing for a grown man to be seen in public riding a scooter, though this fellow did provide me with a laugh before work.

Thursday, December 23, 2010: Day 133

Oh No!! When I got to work today, I found out my Titan was sick.  Something in the front differential broke and I was leaking gear oil all over the place.
Oh No!! When I got to work today, I found out my Titan was sick. Something in the front differential broke and I was leaking gear oil all over the place.

Friday, December 24, 2010: Day 134

A small display of the Christmas cards we've received this season.
A small display of the Christmas cards we've received this season.

Saturday, December 25, 2010: Day 135

Driving home to West Tennessee on Christmas Day in the snow (the snow flakes didn't show up on my phone camera).
Driving home to West Tennessee on Christmas Day in the snow (the snow flakes didn't show up on my phone camera).

Sunday, December 26, 2010: Day 136

My little brother gave us a gift card, wrapped in the most inconvenient way: No matter what side you chose to open the box, 8 screws had to be removed.  Payback next year...
My little brother gave us a gift card, wrapped in the most inconvenient way: No matter what side you chose to open the box, 8 screws had to be removed. Payback next year...

Monday, December 27, 2010: Day 137

My parents acquired some miniature ponies recently.  They were so fun to watch.  I tried to talk Emily into getting one so Busa could play with it, but no dice.
My parents acquired some miniature ponies recently. They were so fun to watch. I tried to talk Emily into getting one so Busa could play with it, but no dice.

Tueday, December 28, 2010: Day 138

Driving back home to Knoxvegas, Busa couldn't stay awake any longer and passed out on our luggage in a very awkward position.
Driving back home to Knoxvegas, Busa couldn't stay awake any longer and passed out on our luggage in a very awkward position.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010: Day 139

I took my Best Buy gift cards and updated our network to a Netgear Wireless N dual band router.  It's pretty sweet.
I took my Best Buy gift cards and updated our network to a Netgear Wireless N dual band router. It's pretty sweet.

Thursday, December 30, 2010: Day 140

Tonight I hung a new shelf in the bedroom in an attempt to get organized for the new year.  I also painted the bedroom as well.
Tonight I hung a new shelf in the bedroom in an attempt to get organized for the new year. I also painted the bedroom as well.

Friday, December 31, 2010: Day 141

I ended the year with my box of 'Seafood' that Em's Uncle gave me for Christmas.  Best seafood i ever had.
I ended the year with my box of 'Seafood' that Em's Uncle gave me for Christmas. Best seafood i ever had.

Saturday, January 1, 2011: Day 142

Chad and I started the new year off with a delicious steak, from one of the few restaurants that was open today.
Chad and I started the new year off with a delicious steak, from one of the few restaurants that was open today.

Sunday, January 2, 2011: Day 143

Our attempt at a fancy meal: Smokey Orange Chicken, Warm Potato Salad (that I accidentally turned into mashed potatoes), and Sauteed Green Beans.
Our attempt at a fancy meal: Smokey Orange Chicken, Warm Potato Salad (that I accidentally turned into mashed potatoes), and Sauteed Green Beans.

Monday, January 3, 2011: Day 144

I returned to work today after my vacation and noticed that somebody forgot to pay a bill... It's the small things that annoy the snot out of me.
I returned to work today after my vacation and noticed that somebody forgot to pay a bill... It's the small things that annoy the snot out of me.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011: Day 145

I got my new toolbox bolted in today.  I'm pretty pumped about it!
I got my new toolbox bolted in today. I'm pretty pumped about it!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011: Day 146

I helped put some new (and badly needed) brake pads on the work truck today.  Would've been fun if the ground hadn't been so cold.
I helped put some new (and badly needed) brake pads on the work truck today. Would've been fun if the ground hadn't been so cold.

Thursday, January 6, 2011: Day 147

I took this last night as a quick snow shower came through.  The weather men failed to tell anyone about snow for the day.
I took this last night as a quick snow shower came through. The weather men failed to tell anyone about snow for the day.

Friday, January 7, 2011: Day 148

Crappy weather today, so instead of sitting around being bored, I attempted to vacuum out all the dog hair out of the Titan today.  Result: Borderline FAIL.
Crappy weather today, so instead of sitting around being bored, I attempted to vacuum out all the dog hair out of the Titan today. Result: Borderline FAIL.

Saturday, January 8, 2011: Day 149

Trying out our new Apple TV, we watched The Town.  Pretty awesome movie...Dinner for Schmucks was not as impressive.
Trying out our new Apple TV, we watched The Town. Pretty awesome movie...Dinner for Schmucks was not as impressive.

Sunday, January 9, 2011: Day 150

Busa must have been depressed because the snow was keeping her inside, so she curled up in the corner with a book...the new phone book and took a nap.
Busa must have been depressed because the snow was keeping her inside, so she curled up in the corner with a book...the new phone book and took a nap.

Monday, January 10, 2011: Day 151

We couldn't take Busa mopping around anymore, so we took her out and let her play around in the snow for hours.  She took a good, long nap when she came back in.
We couldn't take Busa mopping around anymore, so we took her out and let her play around in the snow for hours. She took a good, long nap when she came back in.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011: Day 152

The snow stopped and today was a messy, dreary day.
The snow stopped and today was a messy, dreary day.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011: Day 153

My favorite part of selling stuff on eBay: mailing it off and getting all that useless stuff out of my house!
My favorite part of selling stuff on eBay: mailing it off and getting all that useless stuff out of my house!

Thursday, January 13, 2011: Day 154

Let's start this day off with an unhealthy sausage biscuit from Mickey D's.
Let's start this day off with an unhealthy sausage biscuit from Mickey D's.

Friday, January 14, 2011: Day 155

Emily, Casey, Chris, and I went to see the Ralphie May show tonight at the Tennessee Theater.  The superior quality of the Blackberry camera really gleams with a picture like this.
Emily, Casey, Chris, and I went to see the Ralphie May show tonight at the Tennessee Theater. The superior quality of the Blackberry camera really gleams with a picture like this.

Saturday, January 15, 2011: Day 156

(Another high quality Blackberry pic).  Random church sign "New Sermon Series: Just Let It Go Bro"
(Another high quality Blackberry pic). Random church sign "New Sermon Series: Just Let It Go Bro"

Sunday, January 16, 2011: Day 157

Em, Alex, and I took a visit to McKay's to trade in some old books, and buy some more old books.  It's a vicious cycle.
Em, Alex, and I took a visit to McKay's to trade in some old books, and buy some more old books. It's a vicious cycle.

Monday, January 17, 2011: Day 158

Slow day at work equals a perfect opportunity to read.  I started working on a Benjamin Franklin biography I picked up at McKay's yesterday for a steal.
Slow day at work equals a perfect opportunity to read. I started working on a Benjamin Franklin biography I picked up at McKay's yesterday for a steal.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011: Day 159

I had the house to myself tonight and was very bored so I decided to put my useless clutter on eBay in hopes some schmuck will pay at least 99 cents for it.
I had the house to myself tonight and was very bored so I decided to put my useless clutter on eBay in hopes some schmuck will pay at least 99 cents for it.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011: Day 160

Day two of a brickbreaker royale.  I don't know how I suddenly developed mad brick breaking abilities, but I've been playing since yesterday with no signs of slowing down.
Day two of a brickbreaker royale. I don't know how I suddenly developed mad brick breaking abilities, but I've been playing since yesterday with no signs of slowing down.

Thursday, January 20, 2011: Day 161

My streak continues...
My streak continues...

Friday, January 21, 2011: Day 162

Let the weekend begin with an attempt to organizing nearly 100,000 ball cards.  Four hours deep into this endeavor, I began to regret my decision.
Let the weekend begin with an attempt to organizing nearly 100,000 ball cards. Four hours deep into this endeavor, I began to regret my decision.

Saturday, January 22, 2011: Day 163

In between playing with ball cards, watching TV, cleaning the house, watching a few movies, and a million other time wasters, I continued my quest to reach 1 million points.
In between playing with ball cards, watching TV, cleaning the house, watching a few movies, and a million other time wasters, I continued my quest to reach 1 million points.

Sunday, January 23, 2011: Day 164

Okay, I didn't get them all organized, but here's 14,000 cards neatly boxed up by teams.  Now they're ready for eBay/Goodwill!
Okay, I didn't get them all organized, but here's 14,000 cards neatly boxed up by teams. Now they're ready for eBay/Goodwill!

Monday, January 24, 2011: Day 165

Busa was a lot of help tonight packaging up all the stuff I sold on eBay today.
Busa was a lot of help tonight packaging up all the stuff I sold on eBay today.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011: Day 166

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!! My phone crashed today, thus erasing my high scoring Brick Breaker game. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!! My phone crashed today, thus erasing my high scoring Brick Breaker game. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011: Day 167

I had a nagging cough all day long.  All that coughing led to a splitting headache and a very long day.
I had a nagging cough all day long. All that coughing led to a splitting headache and a very long day.

Thursday, January 27, 2011: Day 168

Not a good day at all.  A 102.5 degree temperature kept me away from work and on the couch all day long.
Not a good day at all. A 102.5 degree temperature kept me away from work and on the couch all day long.

Friday, January 28, 2011: Day 169

Still no work and still coughing at an insane level, but I did score a 2-pack of cough syrup on sale today. That somewhat eased the pain.
Still no work and still coughing at an insane level, but I did score a 2-pack of cough syrup on sale today. That somewhat eased the pain.

Saturday, January 29, 2011: Day 170

I had to step my game up and go to the doctor to get some prescription strength cough syrup.  Found out I had Acute Bronchitis, among other symptoms.  Joy, Joy.
I had to step my game up and go to the doctor to get some prescription strength cough syrup. Found out I had Acute Bronchitis, among other symptoms. Joy, Joy.

Sunday, January 30, 2011: Day 171

Well, the cough is starting to get better, but now I have a terrible sore throat.  Top 3 worst ever.
Well, the cough is starting to get better, but now I have a terrible sore throat. Top 3 worst ever.

Monday, January 31, 2011: Day 172

I turned my first profit at trading stocks today.  Call it beginner's luck, but I like it! (Still have a terribly sore throat)
I turned my first profit at trading stocks today. Call it beginner's luck, but I like it! (Still have a terribly sore throat)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011: Day 173

At work we did a quick weld job to make an ugly, yet functional, bull bar on one of our customer's hunting truck.
At work we did a quick weld job to make an ugly, yet functional, bull bar on one of our customer's hunting truck.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011: Day 174

I had to go pick up some elbows for a project we're working on at work today.
I had to go pick up some elbows for a project we're working on at work today.

Thursday, February 3, 2011: Day 175

I got bored during class so I decided to catch up on Farmville.  I hadn't played in probably a year so I sold off/deleted everything and bough half a million dollars worth of lime trees.
I got bored during class so I decided to catch up on Farmville. I hadn't played in probably a year so I sold off/deleted everything and bough half a million dollars worth of lime trees.

Friday, February 4, 2011: Day 176

At work we fabricated a support system for an air filter that we're going to make work on one of our blower systems.
At work we fabricated a support system for an air filter that we're going to make work on one of our blower systems.

Saturday, February 5, 2011: Day 177

The Titan hit the 100,000 mile mark today.  I figure I need to start preparing for an increase of maintenance from here on out.
The Titan hit the 100,000 mile mark today. I figure I need to start preparing for an increase of maintenance from here on out.

Sunday, February 6, 2011: Day 178

Super Bowl Sunday!!! I watched the Green Bay Packers, for the most part, dominate the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Which I should have known would happen since I was pulling for the Steelers lol
Super Bowl Sunday!!! I watched the Green Bay Packers, for the most part, dominate the Pittsburgh Steelers. Which I should have known would happen since I was pulling for the Steelers lol

Monday, February 7, 2011: Day 179

I scored a free magazine subscription to Business Week tonight in my Policy/Strategy Formulation class.
I scored a free magazine subscription to Business Week tonight in my Policy/Strategy Formulation class.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011: Day 180

After nearly a 4-month hiatus, we finally got a couple of rail cars in to unload.  It would've been more exciting if it hadn't been a high of 35 degrees today.
After nearly a 4-month hiatus, we finally got a couple of rail cars in to unload. It would've been more exciting if it hadn't been a high of 35 degrees today.

Wednesday: February 9, 2011: Day 181

We didn't quite get that 6-9" of snow last night that all the weathermen have been worried about for a week.  All the snow was melted by noon.
We didn't quite get that 6-9" of snow last night that all the weathermen have been worried about for a week. All the snow was melted by noon.

Thursday, February 10, 2011: Day 182

I've been on Groupon's mailing list for months, and today was the first day I finally pulled the trigger on something.  It ended up being a bad deal since FTD jacked up the prices to use the coupon.
I've been on Groupon's mailing list for months, and today was the first day I finally pulled the trigger on something. It ended up being a bad deal since FTD jacked up the prices to use the coupon.

Friday, February 11, 2011: Day 183

I didn't have anything better to do, so I balanced our check book tonight.  It didn't kill as much time as I had hoped lol
I didn't have anything better to do, so I balanced our check book tonight. It didn't kill as much time as I had hoped lol

Saturday, February 12, 2011: Day 184

I found some CD's so cheap that they were just begging to be resold on eBay, so I obliged them.  I'm a sucker for a good sale.
I found some CD's so cheap that they were just begging to be resold on eBay, so I obliged them. I'm a sucker for a good sale.

Sunday, February 13, 2011: Day 185

We went to eat at Dead End BBQ with Em's family this afternoon and this drawing was on the wall.  I guess someone is losing a kidney lol
We went to eat at Dead End BBQ with Em's family this afternoon and this drawing was on the wall. I guess someone is losing a kidney lol

Monday, February 14, 2011: Day 186

Spent 8 hours at work and all I accomplished was hanging this dinky sign lol
Spent 8 hours at work and all I accomplished was hanging this dinky sign lol

Tuesday, February 15, 2011: Day 187

My box of Amsoil goodies came into day! I shouldn't be this excited about flushing transmissions and changing oil lol
My box of Amsoil goodies came into day! I shouldn't be this excited about flushing transmissions and changing oil lol | Source

Wednesday, February 16, 2011: Day 188

It took 3 days, but the roses I ordered for Em finally started to open up.  I now know not to EVER order flowers from FTD again, or any other online florist for that matter.
It took 3 days, but the roses I ordered for Em finally started to open up. I now know not to EVER order flowers from FTD again, or any other online florist for that matter.

Thursday, February 17, 2011: Day 189

Day one of trying to repair our load chute.  Hopefully this task doesn't get dragged out for too long.
Day one of trying to repair our load chute. Hopefully this task doesn't get dragged out for too long.

Friday, February 18, 2011: Day 190

I volunteered to go into work tomorrow morning at 3:00 a.m.  That means an early bed time for me!!!
I volunteered to go into work tomorrow morning at 3:00 a.m. That means an early bed time for me!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011: Day 191

On my lunch break today, I had to run over to a Nissan dealership to get a ECM relay swapped out.
On my lunch break today, I had to run over to a Nissan dealership to get a ECM relay swapped out.

Sunday, February 20, 2011: Day 192

It was a fairly pretty day today, so I changed the oil, oil filter, and transmission fluid in my Wife's car.
It was a fairly pretty day today, so I changed the oil, oil filter, and transmission fluid in my Wife's car. | Source

Monday, February 21, 2011: Day 193

Right before heading out, I found out my class had been canceled.  I guess I won't be needing this for a while :-)
Right before heading out, I found out my class had been canceled. I guess I won't be needing this for a while :-)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011: Day 194

I got around to hanging some of my 'art' up tonight.  We'll call that productive.
I got around to hanging some of my 'art' up tonight. We'll call that productive.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011: Day 195

We let Busa eat the mac & cheese leftovers tonight.  She was a happy camper
We let Busa eat the mac & cheese leftovers tonight. She was a happy camper

Thursday, February 24, 2011: Day 196

Today I spent a couple of hours fabricating a saw horse...
Today I spent a couple of hours fabricating a saw horse...

Friday, February 25, 2011: Day 197

...And then there was two.
...And then there was two.

Saturday, February 26, 2011: Day 198

Emily, Chris, Casey, and I enjoyed the warm weather by firing up the grille today. Perfect Saturday
Emily, Chris, Casey, and I enjoyed the warm weather by firing up the grille today. Perfect Saturday

Sunday, February 27, 2011: Day 199

We received rain showers on and off all day long, so we stayed in and watched TV, and I worked ahead and completed one of my take-home exams.
We received rain showers on and off all day long, so we stayed in and watched TV, and I worked ahead and completed one of my take-home exams.

Monday, February 28, 2011: Day 200

East Tennessee got some phenomenal storms today.  According to the news, we got roughly 3 inches of rain.
East Tennessee got some phenomenal storms today. According to the news, we got roughly 3 inches of rain.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011: Day 201

I know it seems a bit childish, but I couldn't fight fight the urge to pull the trigger on some 2011 Chipper Jones cards.
I know it seems a bit childish, but I couldn't fight fight the urge to pull the trigger on some 2011 Chipper Jones cards.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011: Day 202

For some reason, my Boss wanted to be productive today, sooo.....we formed up some spots where we plan on pouring some concrete...at some point.
For some reason, my Boss wanted to be productive today, sooo.....we formed up some spots where we plan on pouring some concrete...at some point.

Thursday, March 3, 2011: Day 203

Randy and I set out to cut in a water drainage ditch for when ("if") we pour concrete.
Randy and I set out to cut in a water drainage ditch for when ("if") we pour concrete.

Friday, March 4, 2011: Day 204

Busa and I headed to West Tn for the weekend.  She didn't appear to be as excited as I was about it.
Busa and I headed to West Tn for the weekend. She didn't appear to be as excited as I was about it.

Saturday, March 5, 2011: Day 205

I thought this was a fun combination and worth snapping a picture of
I thought this was a fun combination and worth snapping a picture of

Sunday, March 6, 2011: Day 206

A trip to West Tennessee just isn't complete without a karaoke jam with great friends.
A trip to West Tennessee just isn't complete without a karaoke jam with great friends.

Monday, March 7, 2011: Day 207

Before leaving my parents' house for Knoxville, my Mom gave me Dad's old ballcards.  I'm sure Mom is glad to get them out of her house, but I bet Emily won't be as happy to have them in hers lol
Before leaving my parents' house for Knoxville, my Mom gave me Dad's old ballcards. I'm sure Mom is glad to get them out of her house, but I bet Emily won't be as happy to have them in hers lol

Tuesday, March 8, 2011: Day 208

Today I leveled out some of our forms in hopes of pouring some concrete soon.
Today I leveled out some of our forms in hopes of pouring some concrete soon.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011: Day 209

I completed one of my sawhorses today.  I added some end-caps and sprayed a light coat of bedliner to her.  I'm willing to bet this thing won't stay pretty for long.
I completed one of my sawhorses today. I added some end-caps and sprayed a light coat of bedliner to her. I'm willing to bet this thing won't stay pretty for long.

Thursday, March 10, 2011: Day 210

I added a new Chipper to my collection today: 1991 Topps Micro #333, PSA Mint 9, OC.
I added a new Chipper to my collection today: 1991 Topps Micro #333, PSA Mint 9, OC.

Friday, March 11, 2011: Day 211

We caught up on season 6 of Weeds tonight.
We caught up on season 6 of Weeds tonight.

Saturday, March 12, 2011: Day 212

Knoxville had a marathon today.  This poor sap was the very last contestant, complete with a cop care following her to hurry her up lol
Knoxville had a marathon today. This poor sap was the very last contestant, complete with a cop care following her to hurry her up lol

Sunday, March 13, 2011: Day 213

Two thumbs down for daylight savings time.  I like longer days, but hate losing that hour of sleep.
Two thumbs down for daylight savings time. I like longer days, but hate losing that hour of sleep.

Monday, March 14, 2011: Day 214

So I drove all the way to Johnson City just to discover that class had been canceled.  I wish I had gotten that memo before burning up a tank of gas.
So I drove all the way to Johnson City just to discover that class had been canceled. I wish I had gotten that memo before burning up a tank of gas.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011: Day 215

Tinkered with those forms again today
Tinkered with those forms again today

Wednesday, March 16, 2011: Day 216

I got to pull (back up mostly) a trailer for the guys @ Southern Shores today. I wish I had a reason to pull a trailer more often.
I got to pull (back up mostly) a trailer for the guys @ Southern Shores today. I wish I had a reason to pull a trailer more often.

Thursday, March 17, 2011: Day 217

Pretty weather today, so I did some 'landscaping', aka filling in a large hole/eye sore.
Pretty weather today, so I did some 'landscaping', aka filling in a large hole/eyesore.

Friday, March 18, 2011: Day 218

I used today's gorgeous weather to wash my truck after work...less than one hour later...a bird decided to poop on my clean truck :-(
I used today's gorgeous weather to wash my truck after work...less than one hour later...a bird decided to poop on my clean truck :-(

Saturday, March 19, 2011: Day 219

Emily and I took a trip up to Briarwood Auto Safari in Bybee, TN today.  We had a blast and got to hang out with some zebras, among other things.
Emily and I took a trip up to Briarwood Auto Safari in Bybee, TN today. We had a blast and got to hang out with some zebras, among other things.

Sunday, March 20, 2011: Day 220

Date night with Due Date.  Funny, Funny Movie
Date night with Due Date. Funny, Funny Movie

Monday, March 21, 2011: Day 221

We finally poured a little bit of concrete at work today.  I wonder how long it will be until we pour any more...
We finally poured a little bit of concrete at work today. I wonder how long it will be until we pour any more...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011: Day 222

I had a a little extra time today to finish up that last saw horse.  I welded up the end caps and put a nice coat of gloss black paint over it.
I had a a little extra time today to finish up that last saw horse. I welded up the end caps and put a nice coat of gloss black paint over it.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011: Day 223

I was told to scuff these up today, I guess for painting...at a date to be determined.  They'll rust before they get painted.
I was told to scuff these up today, I guess for painting...at a date to be determined. They'll rust before they get painted.

Thursday, March 24, 2011: Day 224

I arrived to work today to find out it was a 'Monday' going on there.  Lightning struck and screwed up our scales. A cool byproduct is that we got this modern head unit to replace the burnt up one.
I arrived to work today to find out it was a 'Monday' going on there. Lightning struck and screwed up our scales. A cool by-product is that we got this modern head unit to replace the burnt up one.

Friday, March 25, 2011: Day 225

Had some sunshine and warm weather in Knoxville today.  I did a little more painting on the stairs so I could enjoy the beautiful weather.
Had some sunshine and warm weather in Knoxville today. I did a little more painting on the stairs so I could enjoy the beautiful weather.

Saturday, March 26, 2011: Day 226

Who the heck knew that Fila was still in business?
Who the heck knew that Fila was still in business?

Sunday, March 27, 2011: Day 227

I busted out the cooking skills tonight to produce a complex meal of spaghetti with Texas toast.
I busted out the cooking skills tonight to produce a complex meal of spaghetti with Texas toast.

Monday, March 28, 2011: Day 228

Driving to Johnson City for class...just one more month.
Driving to Johnson City for class...just one more month.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011: Day 229

Rise and Shine early for a forklift training class. What a phenomenal waste of time.
Rise and Shine early for a forklift training class. What a phenomenal waste of time.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011: Day 230

Randy and I poured some concrete after a spur of the moment decision. Two guys trying to pour 2 yards and beat the rain = 2 worn out guys.
Randy and I poured some concrete after a spur of the moment decision. Two guys trying to pour 2 yards and beat the rain = 2 worn out guys.

Thursday, March 31, 2011: Day 231

Let's top off a long day by sitting through a 3 hour long lecture...
Let's top off a long day by sitting through a 3 hour long lecture...

Friday, April 1, 2011: Day 232

I got stuck behind a %*&^(^()%$)% bicyclist on may way to work this morning.  I had to follow him all the way down Cherokee Trail.
I got stuck behind a %*&^(^()%$)% bicyclist on may way to work this morning. I had to follow him all the way down Cherokee Trail.

Saturday, April 2, 2011: Day 233

I introduced my wife to season 1 of Breaking Bad tonight...not quite sure she enjoyed it as much as I did.
I introduced my wife to season 1 of Breaking Bad tonight...not quite sure she enjoyed it as much as I did.

Sunday, April 3, 2011: Day 234

Since Spring has finally made it upon us, I planted some grass seed in our pitiful looking front yard.
Since Spring has finally made it upon us, I planted some grass seed in our pitiful looking front yard.

Monday, April 4, 2011: Day 235

We had pretty weather today so I mowed the yard at work.  Suppose to rain the rest of the week.
We had pretty weather today so I mowed the yard at work. Supposed to rain the rest of the week.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011: Day 236

Before the rain set in I tried to do some weedeating. However, the carb didn't hold up well over the winter, so some maintenance is needed here pretty soon.
Before the rain set in I tried to do some weedeating. However, the carb didn't hold up well over the winter, so some maintenance is needed here pretty soon.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011: Day 237

Today I tried my hand at at weedeater maintenance, however, I'm no mechanic.  My limited knowledge did not get her running right again.
Today I tried my hand at at weedeater maintenance, however, I'm no mechanic. My limited knowledge did not get her running right again.

Thursday, April 7, 2011: Day 238

Somebody was in a real good mood because she thought she was going for a ride in the truck. Since we can't refuse a face like this, she went for a ride.
Somebody was in a real good mood because she thought she was going for a ride in the truck. Since we can't refuse a face like this, she went for a ride.

Friday, April 8, 2011: Day 239

This goose decided to make himself at home on top of Ray's hood this morning.
This goose decided to make himself at home on top of Ray's hood this morning.

Saturday, April 9, 2011: Day 240

I caught a Braves game on TV today while my wife slept off three straight nights of work.
I caught a Braves game on TV today while my wife slept off three straight nights of work.

Sunday, April 10, 2011: Day 241

I buckled down and wrapped up my final exam for my Human Resource class--I had a pretty good run in this class.  One down, two to go.
I buckled down and wrapped up my final exam for my Human Resource class--I had a pretty good run in this class. One down, two to go.

Monday, April 11, 2011: Day 242

I started working on this rail again for the first time in a loooong time. (Yes, this is the same piece from Day 40)
I started working on this rail again for the first time in a loooong time. (Yes, this is the same piece from Day 40)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011: Day 243

I finished up taking off all that old paint from the rails today.  I might slap some more paint on there tomorrow.
I finished up taking off all that old paint from the rails today. I might slap some more paint on there tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011: Day 244

I went to pick up some milk tonight, which lead to about $30 in more stuff.  I hate going to the grocery store.
I went to pick up some milk tonight, which lead to about $30 in more stuff. I hate going to the grocery store.

Thursday, April 14, 2011: Day 245

I awoke to discover that some douche bag smashed my truck up with their P.O.S. car.  To whoever done this: I hope your car turns into a pillar of salt...while your driving it.
I awoke to discover that some douche bag smashed my truck up with their P.O.S. car. To whoever done this: I hope your car turns into a pillar of salt...while your driving it.

Friday, April 15, 2011: Day 246

Randy and I beat the storm and poured about 2.5 yards of concrete today.
Randy and I beat the storm and poured about 2.5 yards of concrete today.

Saturday, April 16, 2011: Day 247

I had to go into work for a few hours this morning.  Afterward, I changed the spark plugs in the Titan.
I had to go into work for a few hours this morning. Afterward, I changed the spark plugs in the Titan.

Sunday, April 17, 2011: Day 248

Knoxville had beautiful weather today, sadly though, we stayed in all day watching the entire season 2 of Breaking Bad.
Knoxville had beautiful weather today, sadly though, we stayed in all day watching the entire season 2 of Breaking Bad.

Monday, April 18, 2011: Day 249

Tonight was my very last undergraduate class ever!! I had to make an 'art project' for the class and this is what I created. Kinda crappy, but it got the job done lol
Tonight was my very last undergraduate class ever!! I had to make an 'art project' for the class and this is what I created. Kinda crappy, but it got the job done lol

Tuesday, April 19, 2011: Day 250

Due to work schedules, we had to celebrate my wife's birthday a wee bit early.  This is a phenomenal cake, if I may say so myself :)
Due to work schedules, we had to celebrate my wife's birthday a wee bit early. This is a phenomenal cake, if I may say so myself :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011: Day 251

I had a couple of hours by myself at work, so I decided to dress up this former mud hole with old rail ties and gravel.
I had a couple of hours by myself at work, so I decided to dress up this former mud hole with old rail ties and gravel.

Thursday, April 21, 2011: Day 252

Since Emily had to work, I spent the evening redesigning my lyrics website: Emicam Lyrics.
Since Emily had to work, I spent the evening redesigning my lyrics website: Emicam Lyrics.

Friday, April 22, 2011: Day 253

I spent Good Friday at work all by myself.  So I spent that 11 hour shift playing in the dirt and spreading some gravel.
I spent Good Friday at work all by myself. So I spent that 11 hour shift playing in the dirt and spreading some gravel.

Saturday, April 23, 2011: Day 254

I was in charge of cooking tonight, so I made an extremely unhealthy batch of chili cheese dogs garnished with Fritos.
I was in charge of cooking tonight, so I made an extremely unhealthy batch of chili cheese dogs garnished with Fritos.

Sunday, April 24, 2011: Day 255

The Wife and I went shopping today.  We hit up quite a few shoe stores...
The Wife and I went shopping today. We hit up quite a few shoe stores...

Monday, April 25, 2011: Day 256

I had the 'privilege' of playing plumber today at work.  I replaced whatever this thing is in the office's toilet.
I had the 'privilege' of playing plumber today at work. I replaced whatever this thing is in the office's toilet.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011: Day 257

Instead of buying a $2 plate to cover up this open electrical receptacle, we rigged up a piece of scrap metal to somewhat cover it up.
Instead of buying a $2 plate to cover up this open electrical receptacle, we rigged up a piece of scrap metal to somewhat cover it up.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011: Day 258

Downtown Knoxville got pounded by hail tonight.  Our car's didn't make it unscathed.
Downtown Knoxville got pounded by hail tonight. Our car's didn't make it unscathed.

Thursday, April 28, 2011: Day 259

My rental cars rear window didn't stand a chance against last night's hail.  The body didn't hold up too well either.
My rental cars rear window didn't stand a chance against last night's hail. The body didn't hold up too well either.

Friday, April 29, 2011: Day 260

I painted the bathroom tonight to match the rest of the house.  I wonder if my wife will notice.
I painted the bathroom tonight to match the rest of the house. I wonder if my wife will notice.

Saturday, April 30, 2011: Day 261

I had the house to myself, so I decided to put a bunch of stuff on eBay.  I hope it all sells so I can get it out of the house.
I had the house to myself, so I decided to put a bunch of stuff on eBay. I hope it all sells so I can get it out of the house.

Sunday, May 1, 2011: Day 262

I finally got around to checking out the hail damage on my wife's car.  Not as bad as I feared, but worse than I would've preferred.
I finally got around to checking out the hail damage on my wife's car. Not as bad as I feared, but worse than I would've preferred.

Monday, May 2, 2011: Day 263

Randy and I replaced a broken flood lamp with a brand new unit today.
Randy and I replaced a broken flood lamp with a brand new unit today.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011: Day 264

Stick a fork in me, I'm done!!! I took my very last undergraduate final exam tonight.  What a relief!!
Stick a fork in me, I'm done!!! I took my very last undergraduate final exam tonight. What a relief!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011: Day 265

Randy and I had to change out a pad on a rail car this morning.  It's way too messy of a job to do first thing in the morning.
Randy and I had to change out a pad on a rail car this morning. It's way too messy of a job to do first thing in the morning.

Thursday, May 5, 2011: Day 266

The electricians stopped by today and installed a high-output, extremely energy efficient lamp unit in our warehouse.  Talk about an awesome addition.
The electricians stopped by today and installed a high-output, extremely energy efficient lamp unit in our warehouse. Talk about an awesome addition.

Friday, May 6, 2011: Day 267

Broken Flip-Flop = Worst Day Ever.
Broken Flip-Flop = Worst Day Ever.

Saturday, May 7, 2011: Day 268

Well it took more than 4 years, but I FINALLY GRADUATED COLLEGE!!!
Well it took more than 4 years, but I FINALLY GRADUATED COLLEGE!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011: Day 269

I spent the day editing pics from the NSRA Street Rod Nationals car show my Brother and I went to yesterday.
I spent the day editing pics from the NSRA Street Rod Nationals car show my Brother and I went to yesterday.

Monday, May 9, 2011: Day 270

Due to new OSHA regulations, I had to suffer through 4 hours of CPR training tonight.
Due to new OSHA regulations, I had to suffer through 4 hours of CPR training tonight.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011: Day 271

I tried out the gray paint I picked out today.  I like it.
I tried out the gray paint I picked out today. I like it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011: Day 272

To follow up the CPR class, we did something even more boring: First Aid.  Thanks OSHA.
To follow up the CPR class, we did something even more boring: First Aid. Thanks OSHA.

Thursday, May 12, 2011: Day 273

Randy and I hung a new bulletin board in the office today.
Randy and I hung a new bulletin board in the office today.

Friday, May 13, 2011: Day 274

I purchased and watched season 6 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia tonight while my wife was slaving away at work :)
I purchased and watched season 6 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia tonight while my wife was slaving away at work :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011: Day 275

First anniversary gift is suppose to be paper...well paper sucks.  I prefer pearls :-)
First anniversary gift is suppose to be paper...well paper sucks. I prefer pearls :-)

Sunday, May 15, 2011: Day 276

We had anniversary dinner at Bonefish Grill.  Awesome steak and crab; and the pearls went over well :)
We had anniversary dinner at Bonefish Grill. Awesome steak and crab; and the pearls went over well :)

Monday, May 16, 2011: Day 277

I spent the evening filling out Thank You cards to all the loved ones that sent me the awesome presents for finally graduating college.
I spent the evening filling out Thank You cards to all the loved ones that sent me the awesome presents for finally graduating college.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011: Day 278

A hydraulic ram blew out today.  Instead of taking it out and sending it off to be rebuilt, we rigged up the situation...go figure
A hydraulic ram blew out today. Instead of taking it out and sending it off to be rebuilt, we rigged up the situation...go figure

Wednesday, May 18, 2011: Day 279

We all jumped in and took off the busted ram today.  Removing the hydraulic lines led to a pretty large mess, which was a 'real joy' to clean up.
We all jumped in and took off the busted ram today. Removing the hydraulic lines led to a pretty large mess, which was a 'real joy' to clean up.

Thursday, May 19, 2011: Day 280

Steve and I took our busted hydraulic rams to New Market, TN to get them rebuilt.
Steve and I took our busted hydraulic rams to New Market, TN to get them rebuilt.

Friday, May 20, 2011: Day 281

I got an estimate on the hail damage done to the Celica today: $7,942.11
I got an estimate on the hail damage done to the Celica today: $7,942.11

Saturday, May 21, 2011: Day 282

I went to an automatic car wash today.  As you can see from my hood, it didn't clean well at all.  What a waste of $9
I went to an automatic car wash today. As you can see from my hood, it didn't clean well at all. What a waste of $9

Sunday, May 22, 2011: Day 283

Emily and I visited the Titanic museum in Pigeon Forge, TN today.  Pretty interesting facility.
Emily and I visited the Titanic museum in Pigeon Forge, TN today. Pretty interesting facility.

Monday, May 23, 2011: Day 284

I spread some dirt over the yard at work to fill in some ruts and smooth it out a bit.
I spread some dirt over the yard at work to fill in some ruts and smooth it out a bit.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011: Day 285

Randy and I cleared up a pile of old rail ties today. This pad looks a whole lot better now!
Randy and I cleared up a pile of old rail ties today. This pad looks a whole lot better now!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011: Day 286

I tried my hand at sewing today to piece together this car cover my boss had let me borrow to cover up the Celica.
I tried my hand at sewing today to piece together this car cover my boss had let me borrow to cover up the Celica.

Thursday, May 26, 2011: Day 287

We thought the hydraulic system on the tractor broke, but after 2 hours of trying this and that, we discovered that a quick twist of this knob fixed it lol
We thought the hydraulic system on the tractor broke, but after 2 hours of trying this and that, we discovered that a quick twist of this knob fixed it lol

Friday, May 27, 2011: Day 288

Boredom struck again today at work, so I grabbed a bucket of paint and a brush and went to work painting this door.
Boredom struck again today at work, so I grabbed a bucket of paint and a brush and went to work painting this door.

Saturday, May 28, 2011: Day 289

Washing machine quit working today, so i started taking it apart.  I found a troubleshooting guide that claims its a bad water pump, we'll see.
Washing machine quit working today, so i started taking it apart. I found a troubleshooting guide that claims its a bad water pump, we'll see.

Sunday, May 29, 2011: Day 290

When I pulled the washing machine out from its nook, I ripped the flooring beyond repair, so Emily and I spent the evening re-tiling the floor. Turned out pretty decent for our first experience.
When I pulled the washing machine out from its nook, I ripped the flooring beyond repair, so Emily and I spent the evening re-tiling the floor. Turned out pretty decent for our first experience.

Monday, May 30, 2011: Day 291

We test drove a 2011 Kia Sportage today.  We, however, did not buy it.
We test drove a 2011 Kia Sportage today. We, however, did not buy it.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011: Day 292

Tonight after work, we test drove a Nissan Xterra, this one we did purchase.
Tonight after work, we test drove a Nissan Xterra, this one we did purchase.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011: Day 293

I spent $55 on a new washing machine water pump and that did not fix the problem...So I grabbed a knife and some tape and went to splicing wires...AND IT WORKED!!!
I spent $55 on a new washing machine water pump and that did not fix the problem...So I grabbed a knife and some tape and went to splicing wires...AND IT WORKED!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011: Day 294

After work, I took our recycle bins out to the recycle yard.
After work, I took our recycle bins out to the recycle yard.

Friday, June 3, 2011: Day 295

The lyrics from Brad Paisley's newest album "This Is Country Music" was added to Emicam Lyrics tonight.
The lyrics from Brad Paisley's newest album "This Is Country Music" was added to Emicam Lyrics tonight.

Saturday, June 4, 2011: Day 296

I had to work this morning, so to pass the boredom between customers, I finally got around to painting this sign.
I had to work this morning, so to pass the boredom between customers, I finally got around to painting this sign.

Sunday, June 5, 2011: Day 297

A relaxing Sunday topped off with chicken nuggets and steak fries.
A relaxing Sunday topped off with chicken nuggets and steak fries.

Monday, June 6, 2011: Day 298

My replacement console pocket mat came in today for the Titan.  Hopefully it'll be a while before Busa screws this one up :)
My replacement console pocket mat came in today for the Titan. Hopefully it'll be a while before Busa screws this one up :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011: Day 299

The new head unit for the Xterra came in today. I'm pumped! Hopefully I can get it installed by this weekend.
The new head unit for the Xterra came in today. I'm pumped! Hopefully I can get it installed by this weekend.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: Day 300

I put the Pioneer in the Xterra tonight.  I am super pumped about this unit!!
I put the Pioneer in the Xterra tonight. I am super pumped about this unit!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011: Day 301

I got kind of bored tonight, so I grabbed this old game off the shelf and tried to play. It didn't take long for me to discover why I quit playing it.
I got kind of bored tonight, so I grabbed this old game off the shelf and tried to play. It didn't take long for me to discover why I quit playing it.

Friday, June 10, 2011: Day 302

As I was locking up the gates at work today I came across this little guy.  I wish I would've had a decent camera with me today.
As I was locking up the gates at work today I came across this little guy. I wish I would've had a decent camera with me today.

Saturday, June 11, 2011: Day 303

Emily and I watched 'Blazing Saddles' for the first time ever in life tonight.
Emily and I watched 'Blazing Saddles' for the first time ever in life tonight.

Sunday, June 12, 2011: Day 304

We went up to the Smoky Mountains tonight in an attempt to see the synchronous fireflies tonight, but sadly it was a packed house and we saw nothing, absolutely nothing.  Better luck next time.
We went up to the Smoky Mountains tonight in an attempt to see the synchronous fireflies tonight, but sadly it was a packed house and we saw nothing, absolutely nothing. Better luck next time.

Monday, June 13, 2011: Day 305

Had a REAL LONG morning this morning.  Randy and I spent nearly 6 hours trying to clear all the lumps out of this railcar so it would unload.
Had a REAL LONG morning this morning. Randy and I spent nearly 6 hours trying to clear all the lumps out of this railcar so it would unload.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011: Day 306

Randy and I finally broke down and replaced the hydraulic rams on the Trackmobile this morning.  Not fun work by any means.
Randy and I finally broke down and replaced the hydraulic rams on the Trackmobile this morning. Not fun work by any means.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011: Day 307

I got a very early wake-up call this morning to come on in to work and help Randy replace a busted hose.  Would've been a quick fix if it wasn't for the old-school clamps that were a pain in the rear.
I got a very early wake-up call this morning to come on in to work and help Randy replace a busted hose. Would've been a quick fix if it wasn't for the old-school clamps that were a pain in the rear.

Thursday, June 16, 2011: Day 308

I helped Randy run some new air hoses across the silos this evening.  I'd almost be willing to bet that this is the first Preventative Maintenance we've done since I started here.
I helped Randy run some new air hoses across the silos this evening. I'd almost be willing to bet that this is the first Preventative Maintenance we've done since I started here.

Friday, June 17, 2011: Day 309

I swung by Free Service this morning to get my tires balanced and the front end re-aligned before Chris and I headed to West Tennessee for the weekend.
I swung by Free Service this morning to get my tires balanced and the front end re-aligned before Chris and I headed to West Tennessee for the weekend.

Saturday, June 18, 2011: Day 310

Derek's bachelor party required the presence of a keg...good times
Derek's bachelor party required the presence of a keg...good times

Sunday, June 19, 2011: Day 311

Air Conditioners & Shoes?? Seems like a strange store lineup to me
Air Conditioners & Shoes?? Seems like a strange store lineup to me

Monday, June 20, 2011: Day 312

I arrived at work to see a cop car sitting in our parking lot.  The shop had been robbed over the weekend.  This is where they shoved something through to jimmy the door open.
I arrived at work to see a cop car sitting in our parking lot. The shop had been robbed over the weekend. This is where they shoved something through to jimmy the door open.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011: Day 313

I found out today that since I was off last Friday, Steve drove the trackmobile...right into a building.  We can't have anything nice lol
I found out today that since I was off last Friday, Steve drove the trackmobile...right into a building. We can't have anything nice lol

Wednesday, June 22, 2011: Day 314

I had the house to myself tonight, so I watched a re-run of the Braves beating the Blue Jays.
I had the house to myself tonight, so I watched a re-run of the Braves beating the Blue Jays.

Thursday, June 23, 2011: Day 315

Apparently, I did something incorrectly between setting the alarm at work and leaving work.  How embarrassing.
Apparently, I did something incorrectly between setting the alarm at work and leaving work. How embarrassing.

Friday, June 24, 2011: Day 316

I spent my entire Friday night sending out resumes and filling out applications.  It's about time to but that degree to some use.
I spent my entire Friday night sending out resumes and filling out applications. It's about time to but that degree to some use.

Saturday, June 25, 2011: Day 317

Emily and I spent the afternoon celebrating Penny's very first birthday today
Emily and I spent the afternoon celebrating Penny's very first birthday today

Sunday, June 26, 2011: Day 318

After a full week of raining, my grass seed finally started growing!!!
After a full week of raining, my grass seed finally started growing!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011: Day 319

I did a little weed killing at work today.
I did a little weed killing at work today.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011: Day 320

Randy, Ray, and I spent this morning pulling out some old light fixtures from our warehouse.
Randy, Ray, and I spent this morning pulling out some old light fixtures from our warehouse.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011: Day 321

I didn't do anything today, so I took a picture of Busa.
I didn't do anything today, so I took a picture of Busa.

Thursday, June 30, 2011: Day 322

I took a gamble and bought the new Limp Bizkit CD tonight.  That was a bet that I would have been better off not making.
I took a gamble and bought the new Limp Bizkit CD tonight. That was a bet that I would have been better off not making.

Friday, July 1, 2011: Day 323

My little brother came up to Knoxville to visit for the weekend, so I took him to Cancun's tonight. It's a mandatory visit for all my guests lol
My little brother came up to Knoxville to visit for the weekend, so I took him to Cancun's tonight. It's a mandatory visit for all my guests lol

Saturday, July 2, 2011: Day 324

Matt and I indulged into some delicious burgers and fries from Five Guys.
Matt and I indulged into some delicious burgers and fries from Five Guys.

Sunday, July 3, 2011: Day 325

Matt, Emily, and I enjoyed a Tennessee Smokies Game tonight followed by Fourth of July fireworks.
Matt, Emily, and I enjoyed a Tennessee Smokies Game tonight followed by Fourth of July fireworks.

Monday, July 4, 2011: Day 326

It kinda stinks that I put $79 in my truck and I found that to be "cheap" lol
It kinda stinks that I put $79 in my truck and I found that to be "cheap" lol

Tuesday, July 5, 2011: Day 327

We boarded up one of the back windows last Friday, so today I went ahead and slapped some paint on it so it would match up.
We boarded up one of the back windows last Friday, so today I went ahead and slapped some paint on it so it would match up.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011: Day 328

Out of boredom, I painted this post gray and hung up a Fire Extinguisher sign, just in case someone couldn't easily identify that big red bottle (thanks OSHA).
Out of boredom, I painted this post gray and hung up a Fire Extinguisher sign, just in case someone couldn't easily identify that big red bottle (thanks OSHA).

Thursday, July 7, 2011: Day 329

One of my fellow co-workers decided to mow the yard today even though the deck had a broken wheel.  As you can imagine, the yard looks real good (sarcasm).
One of my fellow co-workers decided to mow the yard today even though the deck had a broken wheel. As you can imagine, the yard looks real good (sarcasm).

Friday, July 8, 2011: Day 330

To ensure it got done, I went ahead and replaced that broken tire today.
To ensure it got done, I went ahead and replaced that broken tire today.

Saturday, July 9, 2011: Day 331

My company offered me a position in Pensacola, Florida yesterday. I spent all day yesterday and this morning researching/deciding on it.  I finally deduced that it wasn't worth it. :-(
My company offered me a position in Pensacola, Florida yesterday. I spent all day yesterday and this morning researching/deciding on it. I finally deduced that it wasn't worth it. :-(

Sunday, July 10, 2011: Day 332

I spent a couple of hours this afternoon attempting to remove dog hair from my interior.  It looks better than it did, but there's still more hair tangled in the carpet than I'd like.
I spent a couple of hours this afternoon attempting to remove dog hair from my interior. It looks better than it did, but there's still more hair tangled in the carpet than I'd like.

Monday, July 11, 2011: Day 333

I received a birthday card from my parents today.  This is the first one of the year.  Hopefully, there is many more to come :)
I received a birthday card from my parents today. This is the first one of the year. Hopefully, there is many more to come :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011: Day 334

Since Emily had to work tomorrow night, we celebrated my birthday a day early.  For my birthday she got me an iPhone! It. Is. Spectacular!!
Since Emily had to work tomorrow night, we celebrated my birthday a day early. For my birthday she got me an iPhone! It. Is. Spectacular!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011: Day 335

My diploma finally came in today! So exciting
My diploma finally came in today! So exciting

Thursday, July 14, 2011: Day 336

Nice sunny day today, so I mowed the yard at work.
Nice sunny day today, so I mowed the yard at work.

Friday, July 15, 2011: Day 337

We got ourselves a Jesus Rug in the mail today. According to the papers that came with it, we'll be rich any day now lol
We got ourselves a Jesus Rug in the mail today. According to the papers that came with it, we'll be rich any day now lol

Saturday, July 16, 2011: Day 338

The poor flush handle on our toilet broke today...not cool.
The poor flush handle on our toilet broke today...not cool.

Sunday, July 17, 2011: Day 339

Yet more problems with our dear ole washing machine...
Yet more problems with our dear ole washing machine...

Monday, July 18, 2011: Day 340

...And as I inch closer to becoming a washing machine repair expert, I replaced the motor coupler on our washing machine tonight.  Yay for clean clothes
...And as I inch closer to becoming a washing machine repair expert, I replaced the motor coupler on our washing machine tonight. Yay for clean clothes

Tuesday, July 19, 2011: Day 341

With the washing machine working again, I can continue on with my yearly addiction of NCAA Football for the next few weeks.
With the washing machine working again, I can continue on with my yearly addiction of NCAA Football for the next few weeks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011: Day 342

I knocked the dust off the Titan this evening in preparation of my West Tenn road trip tomorrow evening.
I knocked the dust off the Titan this evening in preparation of my West Tenn road trip tomorrow evening.

Thursday, July 21, 2011: Day 343

Started the morning off with my mouth being numbed, poked, drilled, cemented, and all around made uncomfortable.
Started the morning off with my mouth being numbed, poked, drilled, cemented, and all around made uncomfortable.

Friday, July 22, 2011: Day 344

My hand got in the way of Busa's mouth this morning...numb, sore, and swollen...
My hand got in the way of Busa's mouth this morning...numb, sore, and swollen...

Saturday, July 23, 2011: Day 345

One of my best friends tied the knot today.  I was honored to be the best man
One of my best friends tied the knot today. I was honored to be the best man

Sunday, July 24, 2011: Day 346

After the conclusion of an epic weekend, I made the trek back to East Tennessee while driving in and out of storms.
After the conclusion of an epic weekend, I made the trek back to East Tennessee while driving in and out of storms.

Monday, July 25, 2011: Day 347

The downside of not doing any laundry during the weekend? Having to do it all on Monday night after work.
The downside of not doing any laundry during the weekend? Having to do it all on Monday night after work.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011: Day 348

I couldn't bring myself to do anything productive, so I spent the evening playing some PS3.
I couldn't bring myself to do anything productive, so I spent the evening playing some PS3.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011: Day 349

I haven't been real happy about the manner in which our bag products were organized, so I spent a little time rearranging them to my liking.
I haven't been real happy about the manner in which our bag products were organized, so I spent a little time rearranging them to my liking.

Thursday, July 28, 2011: Day 350

Emily finally came back to Knoxville after spending a week back home.  To celebrate, I suggested Pizza Hut :)
Emily finally came back to Knoxville after spending a week back home. To celebrate, I suggested Pizza Hut :)

Friday, July 29, 2011: Day 351

One of the few joys of having Netflix instant streaming is the opportunity to find the most random and unheard of movies out there. Tonight was one of those nights.
One of the few joys of having Netflix instant streaming is the opportunity to find the most random and unheard of movies out there. Tonight was one of those nights.

Saturday, July 30, 2011: Day 352

I made my first face-to-face AMSOIL sale this morning.  Felt kinda rewarding...
I made my first face-to-face AMSOIL sale this morning. Felt kinda rewarding...

Sunday, July 31, 2011: Day 353

I took a quick trip down to my favorite store in the whole world today: Best Buy!
I took a quick trip down to my favorite store in the whole world today: Best Buy!

Monday, August 1, 2011: Day 354

Apparently somebody, who shall remain nameless, was pissed about having to spray some weed killer.  So they half-assed as usually. See what I have to put up with? lol
Apparently somebody, who shall remain nameless, was pissed about having to spray some weed killer. So they half-assed as usually. See what I have to put up with? lol

Tuesday, August 2, 2011: Day 355

Randy and I replaced the belts on the bush hog today.  Yay for Preventative Maintenance.
Randy and I replaced the belts on the bush hog today. Yay for Preventative Maintenance.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011: Day 356

Oh how I love the smell of fresh leather, even if it is work boots.
Oh how I love the smell of fresh leather, even if it is work boots.

Thursday, August 4, 2011: Day 357

I spent the evening sorting through the Tom Clark Gnomes I recently acquired from my Mom.
I spent the evening sorting through the Tom Clark Gnomes I recently acquired from my Mom.

Friday, August 5, 2011: Day 358

Chris came up to Knoxville, so we spent the evening catching up over some PS3.
Chris came up to Knoxville, so we spent the evening catching up over some PS3.

Saturday, August 6, 2011: Day 359

Recycle day!
Recycle day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011: Day 360

We picked Busa up some new peanut butter flavored dog treats this evening.
We picked Busa up some new peanut butter flavored dog treats this evening.

Monday, August 8, 2011: Day 361

Today I heard the loudest noise I've ever heard in my life, the rear tire of a large front end loader belonging to a neighboring company exploded this morning.  Insanely loud.
Today I heard the loudest noise I've ever heard in my life, the rear tire of a large front end loader belonging to a neighboring company exploded this morning. Insanely loud.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011: Day 362

I've got to go into work tonight at 11 and I know I should nap, but all I can do is stare at the ceiling.  It's going to be a long night...
I've got to go into work tonight at 11 and I know I should nap, but all I can do is stare at the ceiling. It's going to be a long night...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: Day 363

It didn't take too long to start regretting not at least napping before going into work before midnight this morning.
It didn't take too long to start regretting not at least napping before going into work before midnight this morning.

Thursday, August 11, 2011: Day 364

For some reason I volunteered to go into work at midnight again so it's an early bed time for me!
For some reason I volunteered to go into work at midnight again so it's an early bed time for me!

Friday, August 12, 2011: Day 365

Well it finally came to end and I've successfully finished my Project 365. On my way home from work, the Titan rolled to 110,000 miles.
Well it finally came to end and I've successfully finished my Project 365. On my way home from work, the Titan rolled to 110,000 miles.

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