Friday, December 21, 2007


Oklahoma got hit by a major ice storm. This in turn (combined with the constant Oklahoma wind)destroyed many trees, which fell and snapped power lines all across the state.
At one point over 50% of Oklahoma had no power.
The Sackett house was one who lost power. We were without power for 24 hours. I was annoyed until I talked to people and realized we were lucky, most people werew powerless for longer, some people MUCH longer.
Today, the high is going to be 66 degrees, 4 days before Christmas!
Only in Oklahoma!

Monday, December 10, 2007

The End.

For the last 6 weeks or so Michelle and I have been on what I have been calling 'The Sackett World Tour'.

Thankfully it is now over.

Basically, the 'tour' consisted of a series of weekend trips to Dallas, New Orleans and Omaha. I've been in 6 states (Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Kanasas, Nebraska and Iowa) and I gotta say I've had a ball. I love to travel and meet people and I've been able to do it in spades.

But now the fun is over, it's time to look sharp, stand straight and get back to work!

She Passed!

In an earlier post I mentioned we went to Dallas so Michelle could take a test to become a Certified Lighting Consultant. As you may have guessed from the title, she passed. This is very cool as the test was very hard and she was sweating it.

Sunday, December 09, 2007


This weekend we went to Omaha to go to Michelle's office Christmas party. (Yes, it's 1000 miles round trip!) The home office is in Omaha and so we got to check it out.

I saw this in a guy's cubicle and I thought it was awesome!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

More Iron Man

I've been messing with Painter lately. This is the final of the Iron Man I posted a few days ago.

I haven't painted since colleg and it was never my media of choice, but I really enjoyed messing with this. Once I got the hang of how you get the paint to blend.

Painter seems to replicate the painting experience pretty good, except for no painting brushes or no smell.

Cleaning the brushes I didn't miss, but to be honest the smell of paints I did miss. It always made everything seem more 'arty.'

Btw, I didn't paint the background, it's a photo I swiped off the web.

Real Old Time Hockey

Okay, last post I bemoaned how we seem a little softer nowadays. Kids can't leave their houses without cel phones, metro sexuals are all the rage on tv, Rocky Balboa owns a resturaunt, heck even Han Solo has turned wimpy.

Then I found this video. All I know about hockey is from EA Sports and Slapshot, but this video ROCKS!

btw, I got the link from