Friday, February 29, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Some of the folks in the SUVs think they are invinceable. Until they have to turn or stop. There were a few littering the intersections.
No school, sleeping late and either shoveling snow for cash or sledding down the side of the Atlantic Beach bridge. Yeah, I know...it's a bridge...we didn't have hills. I grew up on a glorified sand bar.
Thanks to Global Warming, we don't get much snow anymore. And when the weather folks at the local TV stations go to their War Room mode, scaring everyone about the latest approaching blizzard, we take it with a grain of salt.
To hear the weatherman get all excited about a huge 10 inches, when you know it will be 6 if you are lucky....I mean, don't all men exagerate like that? Maybe it is just me.
Anyway, we got snow. Nice fluffy, makes you want to play in the park and make snow muggers, the urban version of snow angels, kinda snow. It can make almost anything beautiful and I love it.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Baby Sunny Logann likes to sleep most of the day, but insists on watching TV from 12-3 AM each night while feeding. This is after feeding from 7-10 PM. She especially likes the infomercial with Erik Estrada ("Ponch" from TV's '70s show CHiPs) hawking Arkansas realestate.
1:20AM Sunny and I were experimenting with strobing a flash to see how many times we could catch the same snowflake in a single shot as it drifted from the heavens. We got to six before she finally fell asleep on my arm. That worked out well, because the snow started to change over to rain and I was really tired.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The 16 Swedish aircraft engineers performed diagnostics, replaced the battery and ran the pre-flight checklist. We are go for takeoff. OK, I may be getting carried away with the airplane lingo. I like Saab's new "Born from Jets" line of advertising and I miss the days I used to fly Cessna 172's and Piper Warriors over the beach.
Weird about the battery going, because the car behaved totally fine, even on very cold mornings. I have never had a battery go from totally fine, to non-functional instantly. The only thing I can think of, and my analytical mind won't let it rest, is that one of the lead plates in the battery was so sulfated that it fractured or broke off during the drive into NYC on some bad potholes, and shorted the battery itself. I would not have noticed a problem because the car was running and the alternator was providing juice.
Baby is doing well. A little Jaundice, which is common. That is why we were at the Dr. today. Amazing how she has totally changed my life already. I spent twenty minutes in a staring contest with her today. She won.
Photo wise, I am excited...I have a show coming up at Grind in Bellmore in early March and I have some great new stuff. I also have three special images I can't wait to hang in Spoon, in Lindenhurst. It is just a great place and I just don't get out there as often as I want to.
I have a bunch of weddings booked for 08 with such awesome couples. I am really looking forward to them.
Oh, the picture? That's me a few years ago taking a Cessna 172 up from Republic over Fire Island.
Monday, February 4, 2008
I don't plug many products or companies, but I know good service. And when a company and their people go out of their way to deliver good stuff, I have to give them props.
I called my auto insurance, Geico, and through out a 20 minute phone call, my rep John, and his supervisor Chris, were just awesome. They totally understood my circumstances and even though my coverage (which I did not even know I had, thanks Dad for suggesting it) only provided a tow to the nearest dealer (a block away), they worked it out so not only would they tow my car on a flatbed from the West side of NYC to the Saab dealer near my home, in Rockville Centre, but the awesome driver, Lee, from All City Towing, drove me home after we dropped the car at the closed dealer around 10PM.
Cost? $0.00 (well, I did give Lee a nice tip, but that is not really a cost...just a way of saying thanks).Now...hopefully those 16 aircraft engineers at Saab can get me up and running quickly. I am hoping it is just a battery. The car is 4 and a half years old and still on the original battery...so it is time. Just weird to go totally flat and not even be able to be jumped.
Baby and mom are doing well. The cat is curious...but cautious.
My dad was unable to remove the car seat from his car. But a quick call to my brother and we had tons of family over to see the baby and remove the seat in no time flat.
It has been a loooooong weekend. Oh wait...it's Monday. Weekend is over.
HEY! Tomorrow is my birthday! 38....Is that old? I forget.
$250 towing + storage to get to a dealer 2 blocks away. I love NYC. Wife & baby patiently waiting for me to solve this issue so they can go home.
WANTED: 16 Aircraft Engineers, with tools.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Both baby and soon to be mother are doing well. All vitals are where they should be.
It may be a few hours before much else happens.
Friday, February 1, 2008
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital will be home base for the next few days. Now the waiting begins. We have been here since before 3PM Friday...and at 4:30 we are still in a waiting room. Luckily, I figured out how to connect my cell/cameraphone/swiss army knife to my laptop and BAM! we have internet.
Look for additional updates live as then happen. *
*NOT actually live as they happen. Subject to technical delays, spotty cell coverage and censorship by the momma. See dealer for details, your mileage may vary. Not all blogs will qualify.
This little girl is going to be a troublemaker. The sky was dark and gray and a rainy sleet dropped from the sky. Ok, maybe I am being a little dramatic. On the way to the hospital the cabbie gave me sage words of wisdom and I am calm and collected.