Monday, January 19, 2009

Dropping this blogger blog, and shifting to Wordpress for more options.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 16 : Soaring Eagle

Day 16 : Soaring Eagle, originally uploaded by Rob Rypma.

365 Day 16. Today was our first 4 day work week, so I had the day off. I planned to work around the house after getting grocerys in the morning, but the sun was out for a change. I decided to take a ride down for Kent Trails by the Grand River and do a photo shoot of the area. It was still only about 16 degrees out, but walking I stayed warm and was out of the wind. I had taken a few pictures across the river, and was just taking this picture as a Bald Eagle came off a branch and went soaring off down the river. In looking over my earlier shots blown up on the computer, he was sitting on a branch the whole time but his black and white blend perfectly with the snow covered trees. I wish I had seen him and actually been zoomed in for a shot or two. I was so amazed and shocked to see him as I took this picture by the time I came to my senses he was gone. I spend a couple hours walking the trail hoping to spot him again, but without luck. From the other side of the river he probably watched me with his eagle eyes, enjoying the cloaking of his natural camouflage.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Day 15 : Arctic Blast

Day 15 : Arctic Blast, originally uploaded by Rob Rypma.

365 Day 15. Ed and I had a furniture delivery to do tonight, and we met at church to pick up the trailer at 6:00pm. The tempature had been cold and falling all day, and I noticed a bank displaying 6 degrees. We got to the storage to pick up the items, and were unable to get the back door of the trailer open. It was frozen shut so tightly that even entering from the side door and banging on it from inside didn't help. Ed ended up having to call and reschedule for next week when it is warmer (20's) outside.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Day 14 : Comfort Food

Day 14 : Comfort Food, originally uploaded by Rob Rypma.

365 Day 14. The temperatures are not getting out of the teens this week, with lows and wind chills well below zero. Tonight seemed like a good night for some comfort food, so I cooked up one of my baked spaghetti dishes we love for a nice hot meal.

Day 13 : Total Money Makeover

Day 13 : Total Money Makeover, originally uploaded by Rob Rypma.

365 Day 13. Tonight we had our first class and started Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. We also got tickets to Total Money Makeover LIVE at Van Andel Arena. After years of flying by the seat of our pants, we have gotten a bit more on track. Now, we just need to learn all Dave's wisdom and insights to keep it going. It looks like a fun class, and what a great time going into '09.

Day 12 : Silent Morning

Day 12 : Silent Morning, originally uploaded by Rob Rypma.

365 Day 12. All is quiet at work this morning. Last week I said goodbye to several long time friends and coworkers as they are moving on. As the US and Michigan belts tighten up, work is slowing to unprecedented levels I have never seen in my 20 years.

Day 11 : Gone in 6.0 seconds

Day 11 : Gone in 6.0 seconds, originally uploaded by Rob Rypma.

365 Day 11. Sunday night is sometimes game night, and tonight we played Uno Flash. Basicly it is Uno with the twist that you have a time limit to react, and the turns go at random. I am so fast my hand is just a blur :)