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Kind Of A Chill Weekend

Kind of a Chill Weekend

We spent most of this weekend outside enjoying the nice weather. I didn’t film much but I did put a short film together from our trip to the park. We hiked around while the kids rode their scooters and then played down by the river. We love the sun and the outdoors. I’m really looking forward to this summer. I feel like this weekend was a nice taste of what’s to come.


So I Got An Apple Homepod

So I Got An Apple Homepod

I was really trying to avoid it, but I got an Apple Homepod today. I know that Siri is pretty much worthless, but some initial reviews are in and the Apple Homepod is said to have excellent audio quality. I love music devices and the Apple Homepod would look good on my desk.

I also flew my DJI Mavic Air around a bit this evening and tested out the follow mode as I rode around the neighborhood on my Boosted Board.

Apple Homepod Accessories:
DJI Mavic Air:
Boosted Board 2:


Does Technology Enable or Disable Us?

Does Technology Enable or Disable Us?

Sometimes I wonder what life would be like without all of the technological advancements of the last 40 years. I was born in 1980 and grew up with a computer in my home. Technology has definitely made a huge impact on my life, but at times I feel like it can disable us rather than enable us. Though I am a very early adopter of many technologies, I am very careful not to introduce too much technology into my home. I want my kids to grow up using technology as a way to enable their lives, not as an escape from real life. In this vlog, I talk about my thoughts on this topic.


Cleaning Up The Shop

Making Room in the Shop

My shop looks more like a storage locker that has been left to be forgotten. It’s too easy to put stuff there to deal with later. I took my Saturday and spent some time in the shop cleaning. The shop is where I have my mining operation and I want to get my tools back in the shop. A goal this year is to spend more time on projects. I enjoy working with my hands and making things. That is going to happen a lot more this year.

Blog Vlog

Starting to Make Videos Again

90-day vlog challenge

A few years back I decided to start vlogging. It lasted a few weeks and ended up consisting mostly of vacation short films. My family and I love watching those videos. My kids will be the first to tell me that I talk too much in them but I miss making them. I have been on this mission for the last few months to replace my income with revenue from my own projects. So far I am off to a good start. If you have not yet seen them, I have been posting my income report from my side projects. My plan is to continue to do that through the rest of this year.

Today I started a 90-day Vlog challenge. I am not sure if these videos are going to fit the typical vlog format, but I am going to take it day by day. I have a lot of topics I want to talk about regarding my business life, family life, spiritual life, and I sure I will find other topics along the way. I want to document more adventures with my family. We have had several adventures since I last vlogged and I didn’t film any of it. That needs to change.

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My goal with this challenge is to use my camera every day. It was a lot of work, but I miss making videos. I also have a lot that I want to talk about and I think YouTube is the right place for it. As I have mentioned many times before, I get much more achieved using a camera than when I try to write blogs.

I am not sure if I will post every vlog on this website or not. If you want to follow along, I suggest you subscribe to my YouTube Channel. There you can find my older vlogs as well. If you know my family and I, it will be a fun trip down memory lane.

See you there!


And we are home!

Glad to be back in Modesto, CA. After 6.5 hours of driving and three stops for food and potty breaks, we made it. Today we drove from Medford, OR to Modesto, CA.


On The Road Again

Today starts our three-day-journey turned two-day-journey home. We have had tons of fun, but we are ready to be home and decided it would be best to cut a day off of our travels home and do six hours each day instead of four.


We Got Wet!

Our last day at Great Wolf Lodge was a lot of fun. I had some one-on-one time with Liam and we went on the big kid water slides.


Great Wolf Lodge

The grand finale of our trip is finally here. The Great Wolf Lodge has lived up to its name so far. My kids are having a good time and so are we!