Thursday, September 21, 2006


To follow up on my last post, I can finally join the ranks of iPod owners! My iPod arrived today from FreePay, and I can safely say that I have no plans to try to get a freebie like this again. Here's a photo of the new arrival. IMG_6520.JPG

My sincere thanks to the five friends and family members who were willing to go out on a limb to help with this. I know it seemed at times like I had dragged you into something that was a pipe dream, and I apologize.

I've been trying to figure out a good term for iPod owners. Anyone have any suggestions? I propose iDiots...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Coming Soon: Rollin’s iPod

In January I decided to try out one of those Freebie sites that claims to give away free iPods. I would normally not have trusted something like that, but it came personally endorsed by someone I respect. In the end I decided to sign up as a referral for that person to help them get one, and then worked to get five more referrals to get an iPod of my own. At the same time I started converting much of my CD collection to a digital format in hopes of soon having said iPod.

Many moons (and updates you may have read about) later, I was about to give up on the whole thing.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Bunder (Sydney-speak for Thunder)

Amy and I have always loved thunderstorms. Maybe it's the promise of rain, particularly in the summer when things are dry. Maybe it's the display of the raw power of God's creation. Whatever the reason, we love to go out on the front porch to watch and listen as they approach.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Photos from Alaska

I have added photos to the site from our cruise in August. The album is a combination of the best photos from our camera and Mom's camera, and hopefully will convey the beauty of God's creation. The weather was cloudy and cool, which was a wonderful change from the triple-digit hot that Texas was getting then. To see them on this site, you can go to our photo albums. I also uploaded them to my Shutterfly collection in case you experience problems with the first link or want to order prints (Mom).

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Nothing short of a miracle

I don't know of a dramatic way to build up to this in writing, so I'll just say it: