Friday, March 30, 2012


Last Friday, just after I had walked in the door, someone was ringing my doorbell. I really dislike answering my door, because 9 times out of 10 it is someone selling something or asking for a handout. But this was the 10th time and it was something else. This woman was at my door and was asking about the murder that happened at my house. She wanted to know which house was the house. I told her that it was my house. I asked why and her reply was that she was from an Austrialian TV show that would be comparable to our Discovering Channel. And they were doing a story of mothers who murdered their kids. I gave her as much history as I knew. I know that this all sounds made up. But just to prove that it happened, I took some pictures of the film crew.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Freeman Party

I was going to wait a bit on this announcement but people have been asking me about the date. So it is with great pleasure that I announce the date of this year's Freeman Party. It will be Saturday, June 2nd 2012. Any and all blog readers are encouraged to attend. This year I am looking to change things up a little bit. I am still coordinating it but I am planning on having a pig roast instead of the usual brats and burgers. If you would like to bring a dish, it would be appreciated. The party will start around 2:00 PM.
Games will be scheduled to begin around 3:00 - 3:30. As a new twist I am going to announce the games, or at least some of them. As always, there will be the kids and adult water balloon toss. (Adults must be partnered with their significant other, no exceptions) Back again will be the Rock Paper Scissors tournament and the always competitive musical chairs, kids, ladies and mens divisions. I will throw in one or two relays. But because I liked the game so much last year, I am bringing the 2 person 2x4 walk race. However, this year it will be one big open tournament and you can select your partner. I will work on the shoes to make them as comfortable as possible.
Dinner will be served shortly after the last round of musical chairs.
I also have some live entertainment lined up for all to enjoy as you finish your dinner. Yes, it is the same guy as last year, but he promised me that he would have a better performance. I know this, his performance can't get any worse than last year.
Please carefully select your dress attire, I would expect it to be cold with an excellent chance of rain. Bring your family and friends, but please get back to me with how many people will be joining you so that I can plan accordingly.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Who is Right?

Here is the latest Justus update. Tonight he made orange juice from concentrate. He opened the can, poured the contents into a pitcher, added water with the can, put the pitcher in the refrigerator left the empty can on the counter and walked away.
Me: "Hey man, throw your garbage away."
Justus: "You are kidding me, right?"
Me: "No, are you kidding me?"

Who is right?
You are. Normal people throw garbage away.
Justus is. Why wouldn't you leave it on the counter.
You should have known what you were getting into by letting him move in.
Free polls from


This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago on my project. We needed to close down the interstate for about 2 minutes to get the crane across the road into the median. We coordinated with the State Troopers for the closure. This is the only time I have had two police cars behind my truck when I wasn't nervous and hadn't done anything wrong.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Polar Plunge

A couple weeks ago, just as the weather was starting to warm up, Borky did the polar plunge. Here are some pictures.It's not so much cold as tingly.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New House

A couple of weeks ago, Nate, Michel and Elery moved into their new house. I was there to lend a hand on moving day. In fact I was there on moving day at their first house. Here they are.And 9 years later, here they are again.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Here is a plan that I came up with the other day. I am going to turn my yard into a 9 hole miniature golf course. It is an idea I got after seeing my brother's golfing green.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Charles Bradley

This is a couple weeks back. Borky and Schoen came down for the weekend. We went down to Turner Hall to see Charles Bradley. He reminds me of James Brown. Nate also met up with us Friday night. Here are some pictures and video.

I don't know why Nate had his shoe off. A team photo by the bar, Nate is doing the Captain Morgan.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


This past Friday I stopped at my brother, Dan's, to grill out and move furniture. I was playing 500 with the kids in the yard. Here are some photos:
It was Hollywood, Princess and Hollywood's friend, Tyler.Look at how happy these kids are just playing 500.I told them that pushing was legal. Here is Hollywood with a real solid shove in the back.After warming up a bit, I really started booming my kicks. I would tell them that it was double points if they caught the high ones on a fly. This is the one that landed in Tyler's ear and ended the game. I have made all of my nieces and nephews cry, but this was the first time I made one of their friends cry. Oh to be as happy as these kids are.
Just a heads up to my nieces and nephews. I haven't decided the date of the sleep over, April or May. Start letting me know what weekend works. But I am planning a spirited game of 500 at the park just down the street. But I am adding a twist. I am going to kick 2 balls instead of just 1.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Roller Derby

A couple weekends ago, I went to the Roller Derby at US Cellular arena. I went with my friend, Kristen. And I have to admit, the entertainment was better than I expected. Here is some video.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mitchell Interchange

Being the nerd engineer, I had to post pictures of the one of the new tunnels on the Mitchell Interchange. I was my first time driving through one of the tunnels.

Monday, March 19, 2012


I am sure no one is going to shed any tears for me. But the other day I filled up and it was the first time I went over $60 when filling up my truck. I know there are some out there that are already pushing $100 when they fill up.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I went to my nephew, Bone Saw's, volleyball game last weekend. Here is some video.

Monday, March 12, 2012


This past weekend I went downstairs to do some laundry. When I walked over to the dryer, this is what I saw.
No, the neighbor dog did not crap on my dryer, it was a ball of lint from the lint trap in the dryer. Justus must have cleaned it out. When I saw Justus later that day, I asked him what the deal was with the lint on the dryer. He told me that he couldn't find the garbage downstairs. Then I started thinking. Why wouldn't he just carry it upstairs and put it in the garbage can in the kitchen? Was it too heavy? Then I started thinking some more. How can you not find the garbage can in my utility room? Maybe it is tougher than I thought and it is hidden really well. So I thought I would make a gyro contest out of finding the garbage can in the basement. Here is what you would see if you stood at my dryer and turned around. The first person to correctly describe what the garbage can looks like wins an Oakland Gyro.

Secondly, I am planning on leaving work early both Thursday and Friday for the NCAA basketball tournament. I am planning on watching the game at my house. If you would like to join me, give me a call. My workload at work may change, so definitely call beforehand.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pearls of Wisdom from Justus

Just 5 minutes ago, Justus and I had a conversation about laundry. He told me that he believes that my dry vent is clogged. Which it very well could be. He was heading out the door and said that he could help me with unclogging it when he got back. My response, "Justus, I think I can handle it on my own. You know all of those tools down stairs aren't just for show. And that engineering diploma and engineering license on the wall, they don't just give them away."

Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Alright kids. It is one of my favorite times of the year. It is nearly safe to say that winter is over. And the NCAA tournament is upon us. That means I get to post one of my favorite pictures. Yes, that is me throwing down. There was a time. It was long ago. I have sent out invites to my NCAA pool. If you have not received that invite and would like to join, leave me a comment with your email address and I will send the invite to you.
The rules, pretty simple. Pick the teams you think will win. Double points for picking an upset. It is a $10 entry, winner take all. If I do not have your money in hand before the start of the first game next Thursday (3/15/12), your sheet will be deleted. No exceptions. You can mail your entry to me at:

127 North 78th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53213

Any questions, leave a comment.

And More of Coach Davies

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Abby's Game

And I had to throw in one more picture of Ella.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Roller Derby

This is it. This Friday. Roller Derby at U.S. Cellular Arena. 7:00 p.m.Get out your pen and scratch attend a roller derby match off your bucket list.
Cocktails at my house prior to the event. Followed by Rock, Paper, Scissors to see who drives.
Milwaukee culture at it's finest.

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