You ever work with any Cisco switches? For a while the 2950 switches had hardware bags that were labeled SCREW TAIWAN. As I was working with a bunch of Chinese guys at the time, we all thought this was hilarious and a political statement as well.<br><br><i>Stuff from yesterday...</i><br><br>
My left ass cheek weighs more than Deena Kastor. The right one too.<br><br><br><b>Frankie</b> - DSLRs - I just got a Nikon D40 for Christmas. I love it - the hockey pics I posted with my son were taken with it. I would suggest going somewhere and playing with both. See which one feels better. They are both great cameras. One thing to consider is down the road, do you see yourself getting additional lenses? If so, look at the lenses available. One drawback of the Nikon D40 is that you can put any Nikon lens on it, but only certain ones will autofocus. PM me if you want details.<br><br>
Relationship stuff from yesterday: With three kids, most of our schedules revolve around them. I am guessing that most of you have probably picked up that vibe from me already. We have a big old calendar on the wall in our office\laundry room which is where everyone's schedules get posted - me, Mrs. LH, and the kids. If I am doing something that is not typical, I let Mrs Tim know, and if there is a conflict, she lets me know. For example, let's say a bunch of work friends are going out to dinner. I tell Mrs Tim 'Hey, next Thurs, I won't be home til late because of..." If there is other stuff going on, she let's me know, and then I get to choose. If there is a big PTO event she is running (like last night), then I may not have the choice (although at this point I am smart enough to know when a choice is not really a choice, if you know what I am saying). Weekends are very busy. The fall (really Aug-Nov) is cheerleading season, so we have something related to that every weekend - either a game, a practice, or both. Plus I am on the Board for Pop Warner, so I am very often at the fields on the weekend helping out. Winter is hockey, which is first thing in the AM on Sat and Sunday. That does complicate my running. As a morning runner, it is hard to get in a LR before getting ready for a 7:15 AM hockey practice. After hockey, there is usually a variety of birthday parties, library events, family visits, etc. SPring and summer are more relaxed, which is how I was able to get 14-15 mile LRs in before my back jacked up.<br><br>
Of course, even the calendar method does not always work. I had the nJ half on there for months, and DW decided to go away that weekend. We had a nice 'discussion' about that.<br><br>
As far as $$ goes, it is all lumped together. Mrs LH and I are mutually frugal - we are both born coupon cutters, and both have a hard time spending money. She handles the day-to-day finances (bills, checking account, etc.) but we talk about it all the time - should we change phone carriers, can we save on electric if we do xxx, and so on. I handle the investing\longterm saving portion of the equation. We have an IRA in my name (all the old 401(k)s from prior employers), one for Mrs. LH, and my 401(k), college savings for the kids. my current 401(k), and a non-retirement invesment account. Although not hidden from Mrs. Tim (like RFTL was talking about), she does not want to know about the last one. Money goes there via direct deposit (split between there and our checking account) and it is for non-immeadiate needs. It may end up being college money for the kids, it may end up being used for a new kitchen, some day, who knows. If I ever get laid off, it is a cusion (we have a rainy day cash fund too).