| Nov 7
|| This is Laura's last day at DSS for the state
of MD. But because it's a holiday for Maryland state employees,
yesterday was her last working day. She is sad to leave many
friends, but much relieved too.
| Oct 25
|| Mark ran in a 10k (6.2 mile) NASA run (56'40").
It was great fun. He did a decent job pacing for the heart/muscles,
but his knee joints became sore. That was a minor price to pay.
| Oct 19
|| Mark ran in a 2 mile NASA fun-run (15'23").
No ill affects. He paced himself much better than he did last
| Oct 24
|| Laura resigned from the Department of Social
Services for Maryland State. She is looking at other opportunities
and will likely do volunteer work. We're both looking forward
to her having a little more time.
| Oct 23
|| The last touches of the proposal were turned in.
That's a big relief to Mark.
| October 16
|| Mark turned in the business plan part of the WEVAC
proposal. That was good to finish. Now the rest of it needs
to be put together.
| October 14,15
|| We had Ray-Shawn and Rae-Kyea with us.
We went to the park and did some bicycling, unicycling, and skating.
| September 6-9
|| We went with Marty and Katina to their parents
beach Condo in Ocean City, MD (Delmarva area). It was
great. We had a very relaxing time. Great donuts at The
Fractured Prune. :-)
| September 29
|| Mark has a rough draft of a proposal due. Not
much spare time at this point. ..as if GMAT wasn't enough. :-)
| September 9
|| Edified, the trio of which Laura is a
member, sang at Burnt Mills SDA church.
| September 1
|| Laura and Mark left for a vacation to Tennessee to
see the Lynn parents' new house. We returned on September 8.
That was a nice trip, but a lot of work. We helped move and
look through a lot of things from the grandparents house.
| August 29, 30
|| Mark was able to go to Kennedy Space Center in Cape
Canaveral for a wearable computer demonstration. It was a very
| August 14
|| Mark started a Kaplan GMAT course.
| August 11
|| We threw a surprise Veggie Tales party for Laura.
It was great, and she was shocked!
|| We were privileged to have Jose live with us
for a month. He's back in Spain now, and we miss him. See
a few pictures.
|| Bought an Epson 1270 color printer. The results
|| Bought an Epson 850z digital camera. 8x10's from
this look great.
| June 19
was Mark's Toyota pickup until Monday, June 19 when it was sold
so we could save for another vehicle. This is one neat little
4 wheel drive. Having the 4WD pickup during the snow storm
in January was GREAT fun. I drove around helping a lot of
people with it.
| April 17
|| Put my Toyota Pickup for sale on main page. I'll
miss it when it's gone. ..especially when hauling, or in slippery
| April 15
|| Laura's Birthday!
Happy Birthday my lady!
| April 7-11
|| The memorial service was on Saturday in TN. We
drove down to attend. Seeing everyone again was very nice.
| April 1
|| Laura's grandmother passed away.
| March 25
- Added many updates including pictures on our "Personal
Lives" page. (Germany, Pickup, Motorcycles, etc.)
write-up (on "Personal Lives" page) has been updated
including the addition of several links to good financial
| March 23
|| Our third wedding anniversary. It's been great!
| March 22
|| Wedding pictures are posted (small jpg's). Go to "Personal
Lives", then "Wedding". Those that still need
to choose their pictures can see the related numbers there.
| March 6
|| Melissa has started her web page. See
our Friends Online page.
| March 1
|| Our new scanner arrived (Epson 1200U Photo).
This scanner will scan in negatives. Send email if you're interested
in the results.
| Feb 14
|| Mark (and the other team members) finished and turned
in our WEVAC proposal.
We're excited about the project and hope the funding comes through.
We'll start even before the funding though.
||Mark learned MS FrontPage2000 and started our web site.
We have since changed to Dreamweaver 4 (and Fireworks 4) and like
it a lot.