Vacation was fun, see the pictures: Connecticut, New Hampshire.

7/26 - A little boy, older than Noah and younger than Jonathan, asked Noah his name.  When Noah did not say anything, the boy kept repeating, "What's your name?"  Eventually, Noah walked over to the table and got his water cup, brought it over to the boy, and pointed to his name printed on the cup.

That same evening (we were at the church picnic) all the kids got glow bracelets.  Just as we were leaving, Jonathan bit his and splashed the contents into his eye.  Someone scooped him up and rushed him to the sink, and Jon helped him rinse it for about 20 minutes.  Thankfully, the package said only to rinse and nothing about going to the ER.  His eye is fine.

35 weeks:  Today we had a midwife appointment.  Even Noah got to hear the heartbeat this time.  Everything is well.

Packing is coming along thanks to several helpers.  We're very busy and it's pretty hot, but we're getting there by the grace of God.  Closing is tomorrow.  More helpers lined up for the rest of the week.  If you want to be one of them, let us know!

Posted by Heather Daley on July 30, 2008, 8:30 pm | Read 3454 times | Comments (0)
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I guess it can't much be counted as "again", since we have only moved once since we have been married, but the song popped into my head as I started to write the title of this post.

Since some of you probably don't read every comment on our blog, you might have missed the announcement that we actually have a new house!

We have boxes stacking up around our house, and we are planning on moving on Saturday, August 9th and would appreciate any help anyone wishes to give us in carrying boxes and furniture on and/or off the truck. Of course, we'll have food, etc. available.

Additionally, if anyone is interested in learning about electricity or plumbing (supply side) I
am willing to oversee a couple projects before moving day. The current plan is to re-route the main internal supply line on this Thursday, July 31st, and on Friday, ground some outlets, and run new electrical lines where needed and some minor painting in the following days. There is also some wood work - replacing some rotting wood, and fixing up some braces on the deck. Let me know if you are interested in any of that, whether or not you have any expertise.

Posted by Jon Daley on July 28, 2008, 12:17 pm | Read 3497 times | Comments (1)
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We went to our 32 week appointment today and the office was much busier than when we've come before. The baby moved vigorously during the exam and the midwife had a hard time hearing his heartbeat. The first time, he obviously moved away from where she had the fetoscope; on the next try, I pushed a bit on the other side with my hand so he couldn't move away from it. The heartbeat was correspondingly fast for all his excercise. There was a student there for the appointment (yes they asked me if it was ok) and he was amazed at the movement and feeling the little foot/knee/something.

Everyone is healthy and baby's still head down. Thank you for your prayers and keep them up!

And now for a little fun: All those rooting for a girl can hang on to the old wives' tale about fetal heartrates. This baby's heartrate has been consistently higher than all of the boys'. However, those wishing for a boy can count on the tale about carrying; I am carrying exactly the same way that I have before - low and out in front.

When Jonathan saw the ultrasound pictures of Bonnie's baby, he said he wanted to find out what ours is, too! I told him he'll find out in 8 weeks or so, but he still has a hard time knowing how long that is.

Posted by Heather Daley on July 9, 2008, 7:39 pm | Read 14931 times | Comments (4)
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I think I have written before about DenyHosts, but this evening, it prevented somewhere around twenty thousand individual hosts trying to login to one of my servers. The hackers have gotten smarter - that they used to just try from one host, which was trivially blockable, even manually. But, thanks to denyhosts (and the fairly easily trackable behavior by the hackers), they think they get a couple chances to guess a password before being blocked. Note, that I say "think", because they actually don't get any, due to the way they are doing it. (More)

Posted by Jon Daley on July 8, 2008, 11:40 pm | Read 55188 times | Comments (19)
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I had delayed posting this since I think people were getting tired of hearing about each house that we put an offer on.  But, now that this offer has been accepted, and I don't expect too much trouble with the inspections, I figure it is safe enough to post. (More)

Posted by Jon Daley on July 8, 2008, 1:29 pm | Read 7250 times | Comments (5)
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After breakfast on Noah's birthday, we went to the dollar store to buy him some balloons.  Jonathan thought Noah shouldn't come, because it would spoil the surprise, but I said that since Noah likes to go on walks, he'd have a happier birthday if he came with us.  And what's another 10 minutes to wait for a surprise?  While we were there, both boys were intrigued by the gumball machine, so I consented, for the birthday's sake.  Noah didn't understand that it was gum and was ready to throw his ball across the room.  Then, when we told him it was for chewing, he sucked all the candy part off and then slowly nibbled off a bit at a time and swallowed it.  Right.  Too young for gum.  Oh, well! (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on July 1, 2008, 2:05 pm | Read 2482 times | Comments (0)
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