Early voting today

Well, I did my patriotic duty on the way to work today and cast my vote. Early voting rocks, at least this way I won’t have to deal with the madhouse that the polling place is going to be on Tuesday.

A weekend of wheeling

I went to Clayton, OK this weekend for some wheeling and really had a blast. There are a lot more rocks there than at Gilmer and I definitely brought back some damage. The skid plates all have dents, one of my nerf bars is bent up towards the body, and my left front fender kissed a tree. I think it’s time to replace the nerfs with some real rocker guards.

The trails were a lot more challenging for me than the ones that I’d been on before, and it was nice to see that some of the lifted, big tires YJs were having to work over some of the same obstacles my poor stock TJ did. It’s definitely time for some 33’s and a lift!

Check out the pics!


So I got back from my checkup and I’m about 20/30. There’s still a bunch of healing left to do, and it’ll probably improve some more, but guess what, the DPS will no longer require me to wear glasses to drive!!! It’s an absolutely AWESOME feeling.

I can see!

It’s done and I can see again! The procedure was very interesting. There was no pain associated with it. The worst sensation was a bit of pressure on my eyeball when the intralase cone was pushed on to it to hold the eye still. The whole thing took about 10 minutes, and even then I could read the clock across the room.

I’m going back for my next day checkup in about 2 hours and will post a progress report after that. But my starting point was 20/1000, so anything close to 20/20 is going to have me doing happy dances for quite a while!

An hour and a half to go

Just about an hour and a half to go until my LASIK surgery. To say that I’m a little nervous would be an understatement. I’ve never had Valium before, but based on what I’ve heard, it’s going to be a good thing that they pass it out! 🙂 I’ll post tomorrow to update on how it went.

Packing and storing

This weekend’s been really busy. We just rented a storage locker and have started moving some of our extra stuff out of the garage and my office. Hauling a VAX, a Sparc, and Apple IIc, and a pile of boxes is a good workout! Now we’re a big step closer to moving the hamshack upstairs and putting an area for Joi to do her ceramics.

A night of stargazing

So we went out to the TAS dark sky site outside of Atoka, OK last night. We had a blast, the stars were beautiful, and the new telescope worked wonderfully. It was a short night because the moon came up a little after 10:00 or so, but I managed to bag M28 and M55 with it. They looked great!

We’ll definitely be heading back out, and Joi’s going to have a pair of binoculars to do a little of her own observing.