I know I know this blog is about Caleb but this post is about dad. Today I leave for the first of four weeks to attend truck driving school, you read that right dad is gonna drive a truck. I have always wanted to drive a semi. The freedom, the open road, nobody looking over my shoulder, and I get paid to see the country. Like I said school last four weeks which consist of a week of classroom time to learn pretrip inspection, map reading, logbook and technical lingo to help pass the written test. Weeks two through four will be spent in the truck learning to drive, back, turn and last but not least, double clutch, considering I prefer to drive a stick shift how difficult could this be. As long as I can complete the course I am guaranteed employment. Caleb is really excited about the thought of dad driving a big rig. Mom came up with the idea of sending Caleb post cards from all over and having a map to pin where they come from. I told Caleb next weekend here we would make him an email address and I would also send him lots of pictures of places I go. When he is old enough I will take him with me on a trip or two. More later ….
Caleb was here over the holiday and Santa hooked him up …he got a lava lamp …now what kid wants a lava lamp at 8 years old , anyway he got one that has blue water and red lava with a silver base which is pretty cool, I haven’t seen one since we had one when I was a kid. He also got an Air Hogs Helix, its remote control and its kinda like a helicopter, it has 4 separate blades in a kinda square pattern, usually I have told caleb that RC toys from Walmart are not the best idea because when they break parts, there are no replacements to fix them with …however the way is is designed it seemed like a good idea and he really loves it. The first trip outside was kinda incredible, I walked out the door and he was looking at the top of the house and I thought it was on the roof but no it was about a hundred feet in the air back behind the house, fortunately it didn’t get stuck in the trees. I told him then not to fly it so high and keep it close to him in case something happens, we would be able to find it, so the next day he comes in the house and says ….”dad” yes son “my helicopter is stuck in a tree” ok, how did that happen “the wind blew it” … yeah it was about 50 foot high upside down wedged in the fork of a branch. Now… here I am looking at this tree trying to figure how to get it down…now the tree is not big enough to climb and support my weight to get it down, so I’m thinking who has a chainsaw I can borrow so I can kill this tree for capturing his Christmas toy, no wait that’s a really bad idea … not only not a good idea to cut the tree down because I like trees but because its only about 15 feet from the house and I’m no tree expert, fortunately there are really big vines growing up into the tree and after about 15-20 minutes of pulling the right one and shaking the top of the tree enough, it shakes the helicopter loose and it falls to the ground…so the score is dad 1 tree 0. Caleb also got a Zoomer robotic dog and I had never heard of one until he ask for one for Christmas. Zoomer is a robotic dog that needs to be trained and he will obey your commands. Zoomer has wheels instead of feet and his body pivots in the middle and his legs bend and his head can move too ..oh yeah he looks like a Dalmatian but like I said he has to be trained to do several thing like sit, play dead, lay down, follow me, watch me, speak, protect me and get this …go pee yeah you read that right…go pee …Zoomer will find an object and lift his leg just like a real dog. My favorite however is protect me… Once given this command Zoomer will kinda crouch down and begin to growl and bark and if you get within a couple of feet Zoomer he will bark like crazy and chase you off …literally. Zoomer has sensors built into his chest, now if you don’t give Zoomer a command after a few minutes he will act kinda crazy and wonder off and do his own thing. Now Zoomer has to be trained like I said he won’t just do these commands, like any new puppy you need to tell Zoomer several time before he will get it and continue to do as he is told and by the way Zoomer is a one kid dog, only one person can give commands or he will get confused and need to be trained again. Caleb also got a Lego mine set, some night vision goggles, a Star Wars calendar and a game for his Nintendo 3DS plus a few smaller thing in his stocking….
Caleb with his soon to be sis.
Fun at Burmil pool
Cali with Chewy…another adopted calico, she is named after Chewbacca from Star Wars
Well my adopted cat had four kittens and here’s the proof
These are the cutest of the litter
Don’t you want about three of um they are just adorable … I say three cause were keeping the calico…her name is Cali and Caleb just loves um
Not sure what to stay other than they are gone to the beach till today or tomorrow…can’t wait for pics
Its been a long while since anything was done here but I’m gonna try to get back in the loop. Caleb is fine and life is good just have a lot going on…more later…
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Just a little from Christmas