Friday, March 27, 2009

Hang On To Your Domain Name!

Last October I decided to give up my website, and go with this BLOG instead. Well, last week I thought perhaps I could start it up again and add some photos.

Well, LO AND BEHOLD, some bottom-feeder snapped up the K6CU domain name! Apparently this guy watches for any domain names that expire and then buys the rights to it ($10 per year is the going rate). He then puts it on his website that it's available.

Here is the email correspondence I had with him. BEWARE -- if you have a website, keep the domain name even if you don't want to keep the website active! Lesson learned!

Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:52:49 -0700
Subject: RE: Your offer for


The owner of this domain has listed the sales price for this domain at $4000 USD, but is willing to entertain a reasonable offer.

To make an offer, reply to this email with the offer you would like me to present to the owner of the domain.

To expedite negotiations, the seller has requested minimum bid of $1000.



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Friday, March 20, 2009

NYC Girl !!!

Our Miss Kayla is in the Big Apple right now, on a 5-day trip with her Choir group. She left yesterday.

Here are some photos she sent earlier today. Can you believe she's only 15 years old?

They have a busy schedule, including lunch in Central Park, a visit to Rockefeller Center and the Statue of Liberty, plus a dinner cruise. On Sunday they're going to lunch at the Mesa Grill, and that evening they will see the Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre. Whew!

The highlight of their trip is an Awards Ceremony for her Advanced Women's Ensemble Choir group tomorrow (Saturday) night.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Playing at Big Bear...

Last week Matthew and his friend Erik spent a few days snowboarding up at Big Bear. Pictured here is the view out their back door, overlooking the lake, and an interior shot of the rustic cabin (heating only with firewood). Although it doesn't show up in these photos, there was lots of snow on the slopes.

Monday, March 2, 2009

$30,000,000,000,000 -- Is That Right?

NOTE: I had to use an on-line calculator to figure this out, and it still may not be right. One of you smart numbers-type might be able to correct me if I'm wrong. BUT . . . if I'm not wrong, a $30/billion bailout means every man, woman and child in this country is paying $100 each to help bailout this company.

Frankly, I wish they send a check directly to me instead of AIG, GM, Ford, etc. I'll spend the money, putting it back into circulation. Pouring money directly into the vaults of these companies does not do a thing ignite the economy!

AIG to get $30/b lifeline
By Francesco Guerrera in New York
Published: March 1 2009 18:10 Last updated: March 2 2009 14:12

AIG’s board on Sunday approved a radical plan to give the government a controlling stake in two of the stricken insurer’s largest divisions in exchange for a new $30bn-plus lifeline from the US authorities.

Under the deal, the third government rescue of AIG since September, the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve will provide around $30bn in fresh capital to the insurer, lower the interest rate on a $60bn-loan and ease the terms of a $40bn preferred share investment. People close to the situation said the $30bn would not be injected immediately but would be provided as a standby line of equity that AIG could tap as its losses mount.