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We Need Name Ideas!

First it was El Jeep-o, now Dan is looking for a name for his business.  We have a couple of ideas rolling around, but if anyone has more ideas, toss them out there!

He'll have a construction (new-building), building (additions), cabinetry/furniture, and  handyman business (I know, very multi-talented).  Whatever it is needs to incorporate all of those things, without being too long, random, or bulky.  It will incorporate widows, siding, framing, roofing, trim work, flooring, cabinetry, furniture, and fix-it jobs.  (An LLC company.)

Some ideas so far:

Rohe, LLC.  -- plain and simpleRohe Craftsmanship, LLC -- we had also thought of putting in the definition of craftsman on the business card.crafts * man (krafts' - men) --any highly skilled, painstaking, technically, dexterious worker.Rohe Woodworks, LLC.  -- it covers it all without being too specific. We had thought about "sub-titles" including "Building, Construction, and Fine Woodworking" to clarify what h…

ER Lesson of the Day

ER Lesson of the Day:  Be nice to your Physician Assistants.  Getting all pissy and demanding to see the "real doctor" will make you actually LESS likely to receive any narcotics.  PAs talk to their supervising docs, and trust me, they have our back.  ;-D

ER Lesson of the Day

ER Lesson of the Day:  Always, always, ALWAYS clear your gun.   If you don't, you and Ralphie might both end up with something missing....


It has been an encouraging week.  Dan and I finally got to see some fruit of our labor for the past few years worth of work, toil, and sacrifice--I had my first paycheck.  For a girl who never got paid over $7.50 an hour working her butt off as a nurse aide, it was an exciting day to see the fruition of six years of college education and countless hours with her nose stuck in a book.

Now that life is a little more settled and there are definite jobs for both of us here, and now that we've been in the area a little bit, we're discussing what are our long-term goals for house, land, etc.  If we wanted to buy a little starter home, there are certainly plenty to choose from and with interest rates as low as 3.9% it is certainly a buyers market.

However, we're trying to not be short-sighted.  In the long-term, Dan and I have plans of building a house and owning a minimum of 10 acres--we want a lifestyle where our kids learn the value of hard-work and practical life skills and w…

ER Lesson of the Day

ER Lesson for the day: Wives are very smart people. When they try to convince you that you shouldn't try to pull the closet rod of a tree branch impaling your thigh and buttocks out and that you should instead go to the ER, they're usually right. "It's only a flesh wound" does not apply here.

ER Lesson of the Day

ER Lesson for the day: Gentlemen, don't ever let your GF convince you to try to put an earring in for her. If you drop the back, she'll be mad at you. If you drop the back into her ear, she'll be pissed at you. If you drop the back into her ear, don't tell her, and a month later she ends up in the ER with an ear in...fection, you just might not have a girlfriend anymore.

ER Lesson of the Day

ER Lesson of the Day:  If you're in with "debilitating pain" but really seem to only have an allergy to the hospital bed (aka, you shriek in pain when lying in it, but are perfectly fine when needing to walk out for a smoke break) I'm going to probably going to get the idea that your boo-boo isn't quite as bad as it might seem.  Oh!  Throwing your discharge paperwork in my face, cursing, then stomping out the door (without a limp) when I don't prescribe your drug of choice will only serve to underline this hunch regarding my assessment of your boo-boo....

Paige's Highlights

It's been a while, but I've been tucking away all of my links and interesting things that I've found!  Dan and I are chomping at the bit to start using all this knowledge and information.  Hopefully a house will be in the works coming up in late winter or early spring!

1. Reusable Canning Lids.  First of all, genius.  I always hated the whole concept of having to get new canning lids each year--it just seemed like such a waste.  Then who knows about the whole BPA thing.  Personally, I try not to get too up in arms about random hype and such because they always seem to go back and forth about random things--chocolate is good, chocolate is bad--for example.  Regardless, reusable=cheaper in my opinion (with enough years of use) and you have the added benefit of it being BPA free.  Very nice!  Here's a link to the Tattler Reusable Canning Lids. And, Granny Miller (click #1 above) is an awesome blogger!  Visit her blog while you're there! 

2. Staying Healthy with Flu Sea…

ER Lesson of the Day

ER Lesson of the Day:  Your defibrillation paddles are an auto-win button.  Use well, use often.

ER: 1.  Death: 0.

ER Lesson of the Day

ER lesson for the day: trying to bribe your PA with a mojito to go along with some of your stash of narcs is a bad idea.   (It's a bad thing....)

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

My mom sent me this recipe the other day, but warned me that the original directions made a watery baby food consistency.  A few tweaks gave me the best soup, definitely on par with a certain amazing bakery and restaurant I know of!  ;)  It was all gobbled up before I could snap a picture!

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 small onion, minced
1 large carrot, grated

1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. flour
2 c. half-and-half
2 c. chicken broth
2 10-oz packages of frozen, chopped broccoli (in the blocks), thawed
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1. Saute the onion and carrots in the butter and remove from your pot.
2. Melt butter and slowly whisk in the flour.  Allow to cook about 2-3 minutes, whisking continuously.  Slowly add half-and-half, whisking continuously.  Slowly add chicken broth, whisking thoroughly.  Simmer 10 minutes.
3. Return the onions, carrots, and add broccoli to the pot.  Simmer 10 minutes.
4. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, and c…

ER Lesson of the Day

I started posting some of these on my facebook (effectively de-personalized for HIPPA reasons, and given at such random times so as to be untraceable.)


ER lesson for the day: Don't try to fight will lose.