Nov 202008

With all the responsibilities in my our lives, we decided to see if we could get away for the weekend. We called a friend named Jim Troy that runs the sales for Lagonita Lodge, which was full up, and he recommended that we go a memorable Bed N Breakfast that he said to me  “Eric you will be calling to thank me long after your stay”.  He went on to explain that the place was magic and it was a set in rustic mountain home back against the national forest with awesome furnishings, coupled with quaint feelings. Jim, the gracious man of hospitality called Cathy directly and reserved  us a room until I brought the idea to my wife.  She knows Jim and we decided to go based on Jim’s overwhelming recommendation.

The place is  called Gold Mountain Manor, owned and run by Cathy Weil a care taker with a Zeal and Passion to make your stay as special and a memorable as possible.

Quila House Mascot

You ask what made this trip? Everything!!!,  from the time we were met at the door by Cathy, to the views, the rooms, and seven other couples that we chose to fellowship in the den. Oh yeah, and the topper was Quila, the house mascot to your left.

We had never been to a bed and breakfast where we where so graciously treated at a reasonable price. There are about 7 unique rooms, each having different famous names, amenities that are all great, each having their own specific character. Jim mentioned that it was not just a Bed and Breakfast, but more like a Bed and Feast and it was. The evening home-made appetizers were to die for left your pallet with some unique tastes. The food, all freshly made from scratch in the home kitchen.

I could write lots more but I think that the link to some of the candid photos we took should work. By the way, leave your Cell phones, PDA’s, and computers at home.  Actually, you may forget to answer your phones.

Check it out, you will not be dissapointed.

Nov 112008

If you have kids or just are concerned who lives in your neighborhood that could be trouble, you will want to remember this link.

I do not know it’s accuracy but it seems to work in my neighborhood. I will keep you posted. Please let me know what you find and how it helped you.

 Check for Convicted felons in your Neighborhood !!!

 Other one is Family Registered  Sex Offenders

Nov 102008

I don’t know about you but every day that goes by I hear more and more ways that this 
$ 700 Billion dollar, with a “B”, bailout is being used. It is just another way for corporations to get money back their coffers, write down their debit, and still keep on doing the same thing, in different ways below the radar.

Who is going to regulate it the money at the Macro level?… nobody….. Joe, go back to work… 

I never drank the coolaid on this one when it was first proposed. I want to know what line I have to get into to get a piece of that? Joe The Plumber won’t see a dime of it and he is the one that needs it.

If my company spent money it did not have and made financially unsound decisions, I would go down the toilet and be in the bread line. Not in America at the “Government – Corporate Level” 

I am certain that more effective placement and distribution of this money could be done. It is too much for one group of “Politician-types” to control and actually spend on Specific recovery related rescues then the “Umbrella” of policies that will direct money to the the wolves and crooks that should not get a second chance. 

Feel free to comment.

Nov 032008

If your anything like me, you really liked the Coffee_Desk program by Roam2Rome, but there was a few things wrong, like errors at the bottom of the page and the theme would not list all your pages.

I looked all over for someone to help me with no luck. Today, when the Roam2Rome site was down all day, I gave up.

In my time of frustration I turned to our CTO, Matt Kotich, who over the years, has know blogs and coding as well and he can pretty much could fix anything and together we got the errors in the “Random Selections” area in the footer.php.

We also modifed the sidebar and added the missing pages listings. I hope you like the changes. All the documentation is in the file in the zip download below.

I have included the zip file for you to take and upload. I suggest you delete your old coffee desk folder so Word Press will not look for it and reupload the folder complete in the zip file.

Write me if you have any questions and I will do my best to help.