The Moving Wall and Watertown, WI Military Show

I heard about this last week and decided to take the girls down to Watertown this morning so they could see the Moving Wall (a half-sized replica of the Vietnam War Memorial) and check out some of the military vehicles that were also there.

The Moving Wall was surprisingly humbling and I could feel myself choking up a little bit when I saw the long list of those who died in the conflict. Even my daughters, who are normally very talkative, were quiet as we walked through. And, it was pretty neat seeing some of the weapons (both modern and historic) up close.

A Local Tragedy Last Night

The Wold of Outlaws were racing at the Beaver Dam Raceway last night and, apparently, one of the drivers went over the wall and into the billboards on the third turn.

We heard Flight for Life come in around 10 p.m. and, according to some reports, he didn't make it.

My prayers go out to his family.

Another Saturday, More Running Around

I have a busy day planned today. This morning, I am finally running my aluminum cans to the recycling center (something that is long overdue) and picking up a new (used) grill for my patio.

Afterwards, I have plans to pick mulberries since my tree is full of them and, this afternoon, my youngest daughter is going to a birthday party so my wife and I have plans to take her then figure out something to do for two hours (the party is in Waupun, so we don't want to drive home only to have to drive back there a couple hours later).

Guess it's better than sitting around on the couch all day, though that does sound inviting too.

When Did Tax Forms Get So Complicated?

My wife attempted to do the stay-at-home mom thing while she tried to get her sewing/embroidery home business off the ground. But, after a few weeks, realized she missed having a regular paycheck and decided to find a new job.

Finding the job was actually pretty easy. One of her former bosses wanted her to come back to work with her and she was hired on the spot after a required interview. But, I have to tell you, the tax paperwork she had to fill out afterwards was insane.

Granted, it's been about a decade since I last had to fill out tax forms and I'm sure some things have changed since then. However, I didn't realize they changed this much. Instead of just one form, consisting of a half-sheet of paper (as was the case the last time I had to do it), she had to fill out multiple forms that honestly seemed kind of complicated and, even with the help of Google, I'm still not convinced we filled them out correctly (for example, how can a house with just 4 people add up t…

I'm Not Sure If it's the Weather or Something Else But...

My allergies have been pretty darn bad the past few days. I've been waking up with itchy, watery eyes and have been sneezing up a storm. It's gotten so bad, I've had to start doubling up on my allergy pill just to stay functional.

It's been cool and rainy the past few days so it may have something to do with that (mold spores in the air?) Or, something might have bloomed that is making them worse. I know I get kind of bad when there's clover and there's quite a bit of that popping up in the yard right now (and I can't mow because of the rain).

But, I guess there's not much else I can do about it. Probably should stock up on tissues.

Review of Outsiders Pizza Company BBQ Pulled Pork & Bacon Detroit-Style Pizza

My wife was running some errands yesterday afternoon and, since she had to stop by the grocery store anyway, decided to pick up some frozen pizzas for dinner. We had never had this brand before and was interested in something a little different so she brought home the BBQ Recipe Pulled Pork & Bacon variety.

To tell you the truth, my wife probably enjoyed this pizza a lot more than I did. While she likes a variety of toppings and sauces on pizza, I am much happier with something a little more basic and, while I won't say I hated the pork and barbecue sauce, it really wasn't my thing. That being said, there were some things I did find I liked about this product.

One thing, in particular, I found I did like about this pizza was the deep-dish crust. I've had this with some other frozen pizza brands but, more often than not, haven't been overly impressed with it. This one came out just the way I prefer it, a little crispy without being hard.

The pizza also, admittedly,…

Some Sad News to Share

Despite our attempt to save it by taking it to the Wildlife in Need Center in Oconomowoc, the abandoned baby rabbit my parents found did not make it.

My wife called to check up on it today and learned it only survived another day. It's very disappointing to hear but it wasn't very strong when it was found and we knew its chances of survival, even with expert help, weren't very good.

At least we can say we tried.