"Murphy was an optimist!"
Saturday Dad August 31, 2013 11:46 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Of Being Dad
It’s the first day of a long weekend. Monday is a holiday. I’m trying to maintain my cool despite the stress I am under to complete client projects and personal projects. I feel hamstrung by some of the service people in my life who have failed to come through. A surveyor who hasn’t come out to mark my property lines. An hvac person who hasn’t found the time to consult with me. My attorney is being slow to answer some questions. My electrician … well… my electrician is waiting on me to commit to the project.
As a father, it is difficult to remember that despite giving your children the same instruction 29999 times that they don’t truly remember the instructions until you’ve given it to them 30000 times. But this is how they learning. Today I watched my son start to use the weed eater without eye protection. Apparently he doesn’t remember his grandfather’s trip to the emergency room.add a comment
Me August 30, 2013 12:44 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
I am capable of so much more.add a comment
At the butcher shop August 28, 2013 7:42 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
Me: "Why do they call them cowboy ribeyes?"
Butcher: "They had to call it something."
The Real Reason Jessie Pinkman Sold Drugs August 27, 2013 7:22 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, TV / Movies
Of Being Dad August 26, 2013 8:33 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Evan, Family, Of Being Dad
I just read to my youngest children for an hour. I am hoarse and happy.add a comment
Monday Stains August 26, 2013 8:31 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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I really should carry a Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover with me on Mondays.
Saturday August 24, 2013 12:09 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, House, Of Being Dad
I posed a question on Facebook today:
Oh my. Program? Cut the grass? Clean the house? Read a book? Run some new pipe? Build a wall? Upgrade the electrical wiring to 12-2? Install a panic button? Wash the wife’s car? Marinate some steaks? Repair the garage door? Clean the driveway? Finish hole 2 of the minigolf? Built a fort for Evan? Paint? Install flooring in the basement?
Thus far, my day has been:
- Wake at 5:30 to drive son to work.
- Wake at 6:30 to drive son to scouting event.
- 7-8am Help scouts pack van to Shining Rock
- 8-9am Visit with a friend
- 9-noon Internet. Some client work. Putz. Pick son up from work. Prepare garage for work on the garage door. And marinate steaks!
- Noon – 12:40pm Repair garage door.
- 2-4 errands with wife including Agrifeed for rats, pig ears, and cat toys, Target, and Sears.
Now to see about a garage door repair.
Update: 12:40pm Garage door repair complete.
He’s Batman! August 23, 2013 8:03 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, TV / Movies
To My Children August 23, 2013 2:28 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Deep Thoughts, Family, Of Being Dad, Philosophy
Don’t discount the wisdom of those who came before you.add a comment
Kitchen Remodel Plans Beginning August 23, 2013 12:49 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
New appliances? Yes!1 comment so far
I love headlines August 23, 2013 8:55 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
A headline from HuffPo today: "Photojournalist Gang-Raped In Mumbai: Police"
My first thought was that it needed an addition: "Incident well documented."add a comment
Understanding Doug August 22, 2013 11:04 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad
I’ll own this.add a comment
And no one pulled their guns out August 21, 2013 8:45 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Activism, Touchy Subjects
A common argument I hear for concealed carry is that the armed citizenry will step up until the police can arrive. Walmart sells guns. Walmart has a clientele who love their guns and probably carry one or more guns with or without a concealed carry permit. But when a man walked into a South Carolina Walmart and killed his wife, no one intervened. Police only caught him after he wrecked his truck during the get-a-way.
Holiday shoppers at a South Carolina Walmart watched in horror as a man stabbed his wife to death in the store during a heated argument, authorities said.
So these arguments for guns, are they invalid? No one tried to help despite the armory in sporting goods. And what about the concealed carry people? Where were they? I contend it is an invalid argument and that civilians will not take action. In this case, the murderer walked out of the store unopposed.add a comment
Me August 20, 2013 9:26 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Deep Thoughts, Family, Of Being Dad, Philosophy, Poetry
I hateadd a comment
The Office August 20, 2013 11:19 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
It’s been 3.75 years since I gave up my desk in the basement of my house. From time to time, I wonder why.add a comment