Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Back Home and Back to Normal

Well, it seemed a little "touch and go" there for a while but after a little re-hydration, Charles is almost back to his old self. A little horse, but feeling MUCH better.

And with the insertion of "tubes" into his ears, his speech has become much more understandable, and frequent. He even said that word 'computer' last night!

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Mystery of CR 307

There are two bright spots to the left of the dead tree, very far across the pastures from our house...only visible for a few minutes at late winter sunset for about two weeks. We now know this is reflected winter sunset on the abandoned homestead windows of Great Aunt Margaret (Pelzel) Russel's childhood house, also known as Pioneer Farm...the Pelzel lights, as we like to say.

Friday, December 24, 2004

What a Great Day

First, Charles comes home. (Note the three drink cups...)

And then it SNOWS!

Thursday, December 23, 2004

No Joy for Charles Today

The doctor came tonight and decided that Charles needed one more night... so he is not coming home tonight. But he okay'd Dianne to take Charles home first thing in the morning :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Charles Update

Charles is recovering well in the hospital. The only reason they did not release him today is because he is not drinking enough on his own. So hopefully tomorrow he'll be back!

Monday, December 20, 2004

Christmas Photos

Posted a few of the pictures from this weekend... thanks everyone for coming to the house this weekend. It was very nice celebrating Christmas together!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Thomas On The Move

Thomas' Toy

Auntie Jen picked a winner!

Key House

Happy Home

We enjoyed a welcome to the new Lowther (nee Holliman) home.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Ready for school

on a cold, winter's day.

For the teachers

Dianne made some really nice gifts for the teachers at the church. They are mini-lunch boxes, nicely decorated (with personal cards) and stuffed with candy and a gift. Really neat!

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Santa in the Mall

Maybe missing Santa in Rockdale wasn't such a bad thing... Dianne took the boys to the mall this week, and their reaction to Santa was less than eager.

Perhaps we could have a caption contest with these.

After school at the playground

Buzznet has their 'blogthis' service back on-line. And it allows you to choose various layouts, or create your own - and it allows you to enter your text and preview your post prior to sending it to the blog.

Just another day in the big city

Snapped this photo on the way to a client's office this morning on I-10. Did not see a driver, or any others disabled cars... or cops... or even tow trucks, for that matter. And oddly enough, traffic was flowing pretty well.


It's cold out side, but we managed to get a little "outside" time yesterday...

Monday, December 13, 2004

EV1 Update

So after getting the "final" word this morning from EV1, that word being "NO", I decided to find another ISP for the multitude of domains that they are hosting. Low and behold, 30 minutes after migrating one domain as a test, I received that following message:

Dear Customer,

We have restored the ability of our servers to accept passive FTP connections. If you continue to have issues with this account please open a new trouble ticket and we will investigate it immediately.


Too little, too late. So far things look great, which means that I will be moving HollimanNet here in the next week or so. It should make no difference to anyone except that there might be a 24 hour period where is unavailable (although the test migration only took three hours) and of course the FTP user name and password may change. I'll keep you posted...

Sunday, December 12, 2004

So if something happens....

If you check in during the next couple of days, and the site is not available, it's because my ISP (the same one that some of you are using) has decided that they cannot secure their servers and still provide passive FTP access (laughing are you, H?) - a move which kills Blogger.

Regardless, Blogger (and passive FTP) still works with hollimannet.com (even though the crack security team has secured the systems) and hopefully soon they will open it for the rest of my sites.

They might, however, discover/decide that this too is a risk and Blogger may soon be unable to access this domain. Rest assured, regardless of my 5+ year relationship with EV1, I will find a new home for hollimannet.com as well as my other domains, should it come to that.

and "yes" EV1... I hope you are reading this

Thomas in the Morning

Guess what Thomas was caught doing in his bed the other morning...

Standing up!!!

Santa Comes to Rockdale

Wish Thomas and Charles had been at our Library program!

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

December Sunrise

Not often as pretty as a sunset, probably due to the time of day, but getting HH off to work this morning brought a photo opportunity.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Happy Birthday Harvey!

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Harvey's New Ride

Finally a Big Truck for a Big Guy!

Water Will Rise and Fall

After four inches of rain last week, Nob Creek rose (view from our back porch) but quickly fell.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Cool Sky

The rain finally quit and the cool air blew through and the day ended rather nicely....

Monday, November 29, 2004

Cause Harvey Told Me To

Here's a cute photo from Jane's new camera phone... I only posted it because Harvey told me to... I asked twice. :)

(if you'd like it removed - the picture, not the scar that is - just let me know)

And the tree is up

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Boring days...

It's been a little tough on the boys - stuck inside with all the rain and everything. But Charles is REALLY into trains, and when he gets bored with the ones he has, he makes new ones.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004


Just thought I'd post a little 'hello' from Houston.

As you can see, Charles is learning some new computer skills...

And Thomas is doing great as always.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Safe and Sound

Dianne and the boys returned from Virginia this afternoon and everyone is home safe and sound.... and very tired.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Jen Stops By

Jen Stops By
No caption necessary. We all know why she is there.

No Cow Left Behind

Cow Cheerleader!  No Cow Left Behind!
Cow Cheerleader!

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Born to Drive

Born To Drive

Best of Quest

photo by: hholliman

Monday, November 01, 2004

Halloween on Gardner Street

We had a lot of fun playing outside on Oct. 31, even if we did not go Trick-or-Treating...

Now that Thomas is sitting up on his own, he was able to take his first ride in the wagon.

Neither Thomas nor Charles understood the occasion, but that's never stopped us before...

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Little Red Car

The Wiggles have their Big Red Car, and now Charles has his Little Red Car.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Some Photos of "The Boys"

Glad to hear that everything went well with Harvey... here are a few pictures I told him I would post.

Charles in his new pajamas...

And here he is in his "Blues Clues" halloween costume...

Looks like the jealously is starting to set in...

Every time I tried to get a picture of Thomas, Charles popped his face in the camera...

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

More Fun Time in Rockdale

Tractor Time

Tractor Time

Tractor Time

Tractor Time

Monday, October 18, 2004

My Very Own Buzzword

Hey... I'll admit it. I have never been considered "in" or "hip". But now, according to this Reuters article, I have my own buzzword: retrosexual. It means "men who spend as little time and money as possible on their appearance."

HA! I can now wear my not-so-green-anymore green shorts out of a warped sense of style rather than just comfort and familiarity.

My Retrosexual Shorts

And for the politically minded, there is already a retrosexual 527 group: Regular Guys for Bush.

Wal-Mart: Not Just in Rockdale

I was really too young to remember the trip, but I have seen countless photos of the pyramids in Mexico. I wonder why they just don't turn one of them into a Super Wal-Mart...


Sunday, October 17, 2004

Elgin's Claim To Fame

Please note focus of the float... yes, that is a sausage.

Rockdale's Fair Parade

Going to the Rockdale Fair Parade