Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Harry Jason Hefner

We finally have a name for our special little man. He's our "Boy who lived".

Harry Jason Hefner:

In German, the word Hefner means "Potter".

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Baby Boy Hefner is here!!!

Here are some quick pics of him. He was born on 9/19/2016 at 9:32am. All of us are crazy about him.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Jonathan Hugo Hefner update, and a quick newborn comparison of Troy and Wynter.

Mom was so kind to purchase a small grave marker for Hugo. It is placed at the foot of Dad’s grave at Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia, NC.

Troy took these pictures of the marker, while at the funeral for my recently deceased Uncle Marty Gosnell.


Here’s something fun. I just rediscovered these pictures as I was going through my digital photo albums, and thought it would be a nice comparison. These were both taken the day after each was born.

Wynter is on the left, and Troy is on the right.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New things in 2016!

So a lot has happened over the last 2+ years, since I last blogged.

I’m still at MTSU, and am beginning to enjoy it. Troy and Wynter are both enrolled in horse riding lessons, and both are doing very well. In fact, Wynter recently won her first blue ribbon at a competition in Alabama, back in December.

I recently had surgery to remove part of my large bowel. After having multiple hospitalizations for Diverticulitis over the last 5 years, it was finally time to have the surgery. I’m still recovering, as the surgery was pretty intense, but I already feel so much better than I did before.

We are living in Murfreesboro, TN and are very happy here. We recently found out that the land our neighborhood is built on, used to belong to Kelly’s ancestors that moved here, way back in the 1800’s. It’s pretty cool.

Hopefully we’ll have more news in about 6 more months Smile.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Been a long time…

I know it’s been a while since I posted anything. Sorry for the delay.

2013 was an awful year. Simply awful. Between sickness, losing a child (Jonathan Hugo Hefner born on 4/17/2013, died 4/17/2013), losing my job (at CTA), being broken into and robbed (over Thanksgiving)…we’ve just been a little pre-occupied.

We are happy in our new home in Murfreesboro. We are just renting for now, but who knows what the future holds.

I work in the Data Center at MTSU, and manage the Windows Server systems. It’s nothing exciting, but it’s a job, and I’m grateful to have it.

Troy and Wynter are doing well. They are both healthy, and doing well in home school. Kelly is a really excellent teacher. Troy has started reading my old Star Wars novels, and loves them. Wynter loves singing and dancing, and really wants to take dance classes again.

I recently quit Facebook for the 3rd, and final, time. I only rejoined it in the hopes of getting a job back in Forest City, at the new Facebook facility. That didn’t work out, since FB decided to bring in all of their California folks instead of going local, like they promised. Oh well.

Much love to you all.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Held Hostage: How to Escape Your Cell Carrier’s Iron Grip

I wrote this article for about breaking free from the trap of cell carrier subsidies and contracts, to get a new phone.

I ditched Sprint 4 months ago, and couldn’t be happier.

Read on: