Rest In Peace Skye – 2003-2016

Our beloved Skye has passed away this Saturday, July 09, 2016. She is missed greatly. We were all crying at the vet’s office. She was a part of this family. She was a protector of this family.

I remember her defending me when a neighbor dog attempted to attack me. I saw this blur of black and the other dog go flying sideways from the impact Skye gave.

She got to spend four years over in England and made the return journey to the States. She even made a trip to Wales.

We miss you Skye

I'm so cute
I’m so cute
Welsh waterfall
Welsh waterfall
Lounging in WV
Lounging in WV
Come on Koda this is how you go up the stairs
Come on Koda this is how you go up the stairs
Listening to the Night before Christmas at Grammy's house
Listening to the Night before Christmas at Grammy’s house
Protecting the family
Protecting the family
Squirrel?
Squirrel?
I love you
I love you

Football / Soccer announcement

The results of the SOCA travel team tryouts were published June 1st. The bad news is Kaitlyn did not make the U16 Elite travel team. For those that don’t know there are three “skill” levels; Challenge, Premier, and Elite. Elite being the highest. The U16 denotes players no older than born in the year 2001, U15 year 2002, etc.

Kaitlyn was bummed that she didn’t make it onto the team she was hoping to get. I could hear the disappointment in her voice over the phone call.

I then told her she didn’t make the U16 team because she had made the U17 Premier team. She was like, “oh that’s good.” Remember, Premier is one step down from Elite. I told her again, “U17 as in Youth seventeen Premier team.” Stressing the U17 this time. I repeated it two more times. I could hear the realization hit her. She is a 14 year old that just made the 17 year old team! She was so excited, that she started crying being overcome with joy and relief.

Yet again an example of how much Michael, Kaitlyn, and Max have amazed me by their abilities and their drive to improve themselves.

Add ons to mail server

The new add ons to the mail server have been installed. I just turned on the activesync (how your device get mail/contacts/calendar) portion. You may be asked to accept security changes to your device. It should then resync automatically.

What does this do for you? You are suppose to be able to remotely wipe the device if you lost it. My button is showing greyed out so I will need to look into it. I have the ability to do it from the admin console if it comes to that.

What did this do for me? It removed an entire server I had running for the single task of sync mobile devices. Less admin stuff!

The other feature you will see, when I turn it on, is Chat. This chat is available from your web client. This helps me as I don’t have access to my mobile phone at work. This is simply an instant messenger client embedded into the web client.

Rest in Peace Patches – 1994-2014

It is with a sad heart that I write that Heather and I took Patches to the vet this morning.

We love you. You were a GREAT cat.

Enjoy being with your two big sisters, Belle and Irish, and be the three amigos again exploring the fields together.