Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First day of school

How is everyone, hope grrrreat!
Back to school! Today was the first day of school, and everything went great. Both my boys entered new schools. One went to the big High School, 10th grade, new school, and the other started Middle School. Like every year we bring them in and pick em up. We kinda make a big deal about it. A little later we will be taking them out to eat. Nothing fancy, a Denny's or something :)
Anyway, I hope you all had a great summer. Mine was just great. Did a lot of day trips this year, and played a bit of golf. Not that I'm Joe Golf, but my son Alex loves it, and wants to play every chance he gets. So I go, and started to really enjoy it. Playing better also keeps me interested :) Since my CI, and my hearing getting better, it is a lot easier to communicate on the golf course. In the past I never talked with my son's until we were next to each other. In golf everyone hits the ball someplace else. If anyone asked me something from a distance, forget it! Now I can understand from a very far distance, and even talk to people I don't know, cool. It's just a lot better now.
The weather has been great, gonna go out and sun a little now:)
Just wanted to keep in touch, say hello. HELLO! hee hee
My Yankees will miss the playoffs on their last year at the Stadium. Does anyone feel for me, lol.......
Take care,

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Summer 2008

Hey Guys,
Sorry for the long delay in posting. Everything is just cool here. How is every ones summer going? Hope great.
Next week will be my first vaca of the summer and we will start it off with 4 days of camping :)
The weather has been real nice, so hopefully it stays like that while camping, don't want rain those days, arrrr.
Kids are enjoying the time off, I'm enjoying not having to pick them up from school or making those late night sandwiches:)
As far as the CI goes, everything is just great. Had my one year appointment about a month ago and everything was good. A few program changes, but nothing out of the ord. I did have a program included that's good for music and long distance hearing, like on the golf course :) Seems ok so far. I elected not to have a hearing test. Don't care much for results. Seems to me that when I'm tested in a sound proof room, no noise of any kind, those result changes a lot when out in the real world. Background noise and different voices change everything. But it still feels good scoring 90% on the words test compared to 10% without a CI :) in that quiet room :)
I talked (on the phone) to one of my best friends last week, I was his best man on his wedding day. Just so you know he is a real best friend, lol.. We talked for about one hr. The last time I talked to him was about 8 years ago. Very long time. Especially considering we talk everyday at one time when we were young and I could hear. Conversation went great. Every now and then he would say, "Can you hear me", made me laugh. He also said, "So that thing is working pretty good huh?" LOL
Yeah it is!
My next mapping will be one year from now. Wow! My audi told me it's like graduating, they set me free:) One year seems like a long time. But I'm sure it will come up fast.
Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know I'm still here. Life is good. I'm hearing, Yankees are playing better ball, All-Star game at the Stadium, don't miss it, lol....
Take Care,

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Hellllllllllllllllooooooooooooo Jerry's!
Just saying hello, blog still lives:) What's new in every ones busy world?
Me, glad you asked, lol.....
Baseball, kids playing ball, at the fields about 4-5 days a week. My oldest son is on the HS team, so they play a bit. My little guy is playing for the Red Sox, (majors) lol, and since I bleed Yankee, that does hurt. I was shocked when his coach called and told me the name of the team, no-way! I help coach, and they even gave me a Red Sox hat. That hat was outside in the yard a few days. Everyone was asking me why the hat is in the yard. But since, I have worn it once. Just once. Think of something you really hate, now put it on your head. That's how I felt, hee hee.
Besides that, staying busy with work, the kids stuff, and the days just go to fast.
Hearing is going just great! Use the phone all the time now. Still having a hard time in real noisy places. I think I will always have a hard time with that. I can turn my volume and sensitivity down, and that does help a bit, but it is still hard. I'm not concerned with it, I make up for it in other ways.
Anyway, hope you are all doing great.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hey, Wuz UP??????????

Hello from snowy Seattle,
Just figured i'd keep the blog going a little longer. I find myself here less and less. But I will try to drop in more often. I do still read many of your blogs and you all make me smile and keep things interesting, I mean me interested, lol... Looks as if Sam is going to be under the knife soon, best of luck to him. Wishing for you Sam. Anyway, not a ton new here. Just working and doing the usual kids stuff. Have had a kind of slow winter as far as kids sports. Both my sons are not playing hockey this year. That frees up a lot of time. One of my boys has picked up snowbording while the other is playing basketball and will hit the soccer fields in the spring. But they will both be playing baseball as well. Can't give that one up, GO YANKEES! :)
We will be getting white stuff...............
Yeah, we're expecting snow tonight. We also had a snowy morning today. Just like Buffalo, lol Sam.......
Where I live we normally do not get a lot of snow, but go East 45 min and your in snow country out here. A 98" base where my son snoboards and they are expecting 12-18" tonight. But the kids will take the snow days and I will deal with Morons that can't drive in the snow :)
Hearing is going just fine. Had a Mapping a few weeks ago and everything is just great. I elected not to take a hearing test. My audio Tina said next time. I know my hearing has gotten better since my last hearing test.. My next Mapping is in May.
So, things are cool, life is grand, hearing is great!
Hope everything is great your way.
Your friend Billy
In the market for new cell phone soon.
Anybody recommend a good one for the CI