Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
I feel that due to the fact that I spend so many waking hours with the people I work with they kind of become like family. So him leaving makes me a little sad.
During my years with the company I have always been able to talk to Brian about almost anything and he has been a strong supporter for me. When I decided to take the class on Lean Manufacturing he was all for it. Me deciding to take this class came up two days before he said he was moving on. So, I of course was joking with him that " I was after his job".
Now, even though he is moving on to new challenges he will still be a constant in my life. I know that if there are challenges at work I can not face or have questions about he will be right there to guide me through it.
Thank you Brian and Good Luck with your new venture.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
And these were the small ones. LOL
Sunday, July 20, 2008
yep had to take two one with out me and of course one with me.(in the white shirt with the dog in my face. LOL)
After the fun. We headed back to my dad's house to visit. Well, dad like to take the scenic route and I of course have my camera in hand ..
What movie put this place on the map?Grain Belt Premium Beer.....Phase Two of our day.........Later that afternoon we headed to Uptown walked around alittle. Went over by the lake and stopped at Ben and Jerry's for a treat.
Usually there are sail boats all over the lake
It was starting to get hot so a cool treat was in orderCan not leave the dog out that would be wrong...Phase Three of our day.......The reason we were in Uptown was to "watch" the Art Car Parade. At one point we thought it was going to be cancelled. It started to rain really hard and getting really windy. Then all of a sudden it cleared up at the sun came out and turned out to be beautiful.
We waited at the spot where the cars line up to begin the parade for Tom the gentleman who invited us to come and see this event. Once Tom and his wife arrived he had asked if Jim would drive one of his cars.He has 4 total. So, instead of watching we got to take part.
Here are some pictures of some of the Art Cars
Now this is only a small grouping of the cars that were there. What I have next is a short video. This was so cool that my little man willhave memories of this for a long time.....
So I hope you enjoyed our day as much as we did.
Friday, July 18, 2008
We have been down at the yard this week helping the guys with the cars and the kids have been keeping themselves busy while the men work. Yesterday I saw the funniest sight. Now Britt is 13 and has been practicing driving at the yard. She was out in the yard driving around with Michael. The owner of the yard went out to bring them back in. About 10 minutes later I see Britt come flying around the gate with Greg chasing her. (both were in vehicles). The sight was just the funniest. I guess he decided to chase her around the yard a little. Them boys never seem to grow up. All in all they had fun. And that is what is important.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Lean is a way of life for some manufacturing companies. I know we practice lean where I work and we also practice the 5-s way of life but I want to learn more. I want to become an asset to my company. So starting in September I will be taking this seminar one day a week for six weeks. Wish me luck.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is not the best picture since I took it with my phone.
Friday, July 4, 2008
There are so many thing that we were invited to do today. And I have been up in the air on them all. Lately we have been on the go with so many schedules to keep and places we need to be that I wanted a day to do what ever I wanted and today is that day. I decided late last night that we were going Geocaching up in Duluth. For me it is about 1 1/2 hour drive depending on traffic. The kids have never been there. I was showing pictures to the kids on what it looks like there and they want to go also.
So, our plans on this day of remembrance it not to BBQ but to explore.
Have a wonderful Fourth and I will be back soon with photos.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Most pictures were taken by my Little man. And the rest were from my uncles girlfriend.(thank you Jean).
AS you can see from the pictures what is important for him to take photos of cars and car parts.