Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New hair or no hair

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Weather and stuff

Weather here has been crazy hot; like summer. Valentine's Day Sharene and I did a walk along the beach to Mavericks (they have just had the big surf competition). It's 4 miles, I am pretty sure if we had driven it would have taken us an hour to get there. Beach was packed but lovely nonetheless. We found lots of seaglass too.
I had fun in Kansas City; I really did enjoy my time their and the H&R Block clients.
I am spending most of my time at Facebook and working to sell some work at Google. Learning how to sell is quiet the journey. It's a lot of work regardless of the size of the job and we do a lot of compliance stuff behind the scenes.
March I am off to Atlanta for some training and Sharene and I are going to Zion Park (near Vegas) for my half marathon and to visit the park (very beautiful!).
I also just signed up for some training in Washington DC in April; so still keeping the travel going.
We are still optimistic we will get to Spain in May but will have to go through the court to get the kids passports.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Kansas City

A few years back I spent 3 months commuting to Kansas City; all good deeds don't go unnoticed. I am off to KC as part of a sales team for two nights next week. Random adventure I guess and I do recall good restaurants. I really enjoyed the client so nice to reengage (although no plans to actually be on a project there).
We are still planning for Spain in May although a little challenged as the kids dad refuses to sign passport consents. Off to the court to get it done (zzzzz so unnecessary but that's who he is). We are going to the wedding of their half sister and they are in the wedding party so seems odd to be obstructive.
I am training for the Zion Half Marathon on March. Excited to see the Park as it looks very beautiful.
House sale is progressing and we should settle this month!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dogs and bowls of cranes

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More updates

Madi and Brax's half sister is getting married in...Spain; destination wedding.
Long complicated story of ex-evil husbands and half siblings who love each other. So we are off to Spain in May. Europe is not widely conducive to family travel in the way the US or NZ is so I am figuring exactly how we fly, adventure and get accommodation that works. First world problems!

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Back in the grind

With some sweet highlights.
Sharene and I went to Monterey; saw some wild weather at the awesome beach front hotel we stay at.

Beach crashing against the hotel wall.
Found an amazingly large rare pice of ruby Red Sea glass.

Work still Facebooking, Googling and generally doing odd stuff.

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Friday, November 06, 2015

NZ visit

Tickets booked and ready to fly. Will be in Wellington over thanks giving and surprised to realize it's probably been 3 or 4 years since I spent time there!
Halloween has been and gone and was fun. Kiwi made for a very fine lion.

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Friday, October 23, 2015


Ruth and Karen arrive in LA yesterday and Sharene and I fly to Vegas this afternoon. Looking forward to seeing Ruth and Michelle; who is driving them there. A weekend away for us with, as yet, unplanned adventures waiting.
Work continues to be busy and challenging. It's fascinating to be working at Facebook as it is a "new" type of company. It's a refreshing change and is growing my skills further as I am not doing a large IT implementation and focused more on HR/Talent rather than just change management.
The year has flown by and Halloween looms. We will travel a few hours south towards LA for thanks giving (Sharene's family; we hosted last year). Xmas quiet as we the kids half sister is marrying in Spain in the new year and I am planning a trip to NZ. With Spain I am not sure if it will be everyone or just me but either way all takes money and planning. Can't complain as it's still exciting to be able to look forward to adventures.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

At Charles

Spent the week in St C/Chicago doing some very intense training for work. Did role playing with real clients...hard but good to do.
The fall trees were pretty but didn't get outside much.
Half Moon Bay is all about Halloween right now. Can't upload photos right now but will try later.

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Facebooking and Chicago

I am still working at FB and eBay and head to Chicago this week for training; busy.
Sharene came and had lunch at FB. The campus is pretty cool with art and great outdoor spaces.

Random chessboard, pieces on wheels so you can play.

Main campus Main Street; Disneyland architects designed it.

This is the view from the roof top garden; salt flats!

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