Monday, November 3, 2008

doing GREAT!

Well our son is doing good and the ladies and kids, as well as myself, are ecstatic.

Our newly built home has been approved! We are getting ready to move in.

Business is OK but market is shaky.

We are paying down all debts. Would rather have created new jobs, but with the market so precarious, we will instead attack our debt. Low overhead is the theme.

Jr. is doing good and steadily gaining weight.

I am REALLY looking forward to moving in.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

difficult times that galvanize a family...

Well, our son is doing OK. I am sorry for not having posted in so long, but I have been stretched thinner than thin. I had a record quarter of business in my company. I have a son who is about 14 weeks old now and has spent at least 10 of those weeks in the hospital due to his heart.

Tomorrow is his big day. They will fix his heart. There are 2 holes in his heart, one in the upper chamber wall (ASD) and one huge one in the lower chamber wall (VSD). The surgeon doing the work is a crackerjack surgeon who has personally performed this operation over 70 times with a batting average of 1.0 meaning she has never ever lost a patient.

Are we scared? YOU BET. Are we sure all that can be done has been done? We are.

I think our son will fare just fine. It is up to the Lord. We can only do our best with what we are given and the rest is his call. I am OK with it.

Now, it is a time for IRONY. When our first son was ill we had just bought our first house. We were updating it when his leukemia. We came home 8 months later...our new home was complete but our son was dead.

This month, we are finishing a new house. We are almost ready to move in except we are in the hospital and surgery is tomorrow. He WILL get to see his house. However, the irony has not slipped past us. We pray to God for success tomorrow.

Pray for Charles Jr. our son. It is a dark time. It is not as dark a time as it was 10 years ago...but difficult times can galvanize the bonds of a family. Ours are rock solid.

Thanks to all of you for your outpouring of support and love. My family (all of them) appreciate it.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

a new beginning...

I have to say new beginnings are always refreshing...

I am happy to say that our son has improved enough to be released. Most tests came back normal with the exception of the thyroid. This is what has caused him almost as much trouble as his heart. He has HYPOTHYROIDISM. Now he is being treated for this and has improved significantly. His jaundice billirubin dropped to a record low of 8. He is now gaining modestly in weight.

What does this mean? Well he has a good chance of living through 6 months to reach his heart surgury age target. Once the surgury is completed he will pretty much be out of the woods. His thyroid will continue to require treatment. However the side effects are minimal and the long term prognosis looks OK.

Thanks to all of you who prayed. Keep praying for him as he still has an uphill fight.

If he makes it, you will all be able to take some credit.

God's will be done, but I hope God's will is what my will is see my son grow old and live a happy life.

Thanks again.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

it's been a while...

Well, to say I am spread thin is an understatement. I am only wishing that there were 2 of me to get done what I have on my plate.

Today I am going to tell you about public, business and family events.

Public first...that one is EASY. The children were released by the Texas Court of Appeals. There was no evidence of abuse at the YFZ Ranch and now, FINALLY, the law is being followed.

WITH ONE EXCEPTION! There are no prosecutions or investigations of CPS law breaking. C'mon folks! If you took away someone's children unlawfully, would you not be prosecuted??? If you lied to a judge (even WAcKy WaLTheR) would you not be prosecuted for PERJURY?????

Where are the indictments? Where are the Grand Juries being held for the CPS Gestapo actions? I can tell you. IT ISN'T HAPPENING!

Equal Justice Under the Law MEANS NOTHING IN TEXAS! Texans are known for their spirit and love of Freedom. Now, they are known for one famous line: "It's not my problem."

Well being in the state of Wisconsin, we got to witness two incredible displays of Mother Nature and God's omnipotent power. My company headquarters was flooded. The city here failed to maintain sewer standards as was required and when this humongous storm hit, the sewer backed up into the office building. This destroyed all of our computers except 2. All our servers were destroyed (13 of them) and all our workstations, except 2, were destroyed.

Additionally, our backups were destroyed but we managed to recover about 60% of our data. All tallied up, we lost about $81,000 in assetts. Now this does not hurt our income, but it does hurt the 'worth' of the company. I have had to lay off the staff with the exception of key personnel to attempt recovery.

Insurance refused to pay for 3 servers that CLEARLY were electrically damaged. We are considering a lawsuit now. FEMA help was a JOKE. They promised us an SBA loan. Well, if you know ANYTHING about SBA, the interest rates are higher than most loans. The interest rate is actually HIGHER than what I can get from a bank on my own (my credit is EXCELLENT).

So when did the Federal Government go into the business of FLEECING disaster victims?

This has cost people here their jobs. It is a sad day.


Our new son is not doing good. He has lost weight since birth and has failed to gain even in the month that he has been with us. He has a persistent case of jaundice and now the docs are talking about an enlarged liver. They drew more blood this morning for tests. They are planning to do a 4d ultrasound of his liver and heart. His heart has 2 gaping holes and is working 3 times as hard to deliver the needed O2 to the body.

The good news is he is an eater. He eats about every hour and averages 1.5-2.0 ounces per feeding. We hope to know more by end of day. They were talking about a possible liver biopsy.

Pray for Charles Jr. as he did nothing to deserve these trials. I am hoping for God's help on this.

We just want to be able to bring him home and raise him with the other kids we have.

New house will start soon. When completed we will have more than enough room for wives and children to grow into. Charles Jr. will have a special room next to mine.

Pray for God to help Charles Jr. He is a kind and loving God and he listens.

That is all for now. I will try to write more but as you can see I am stretched thin.


Friday, June 13, 2008

he's HERE!

Charles Jr. is here. He came in at 7lbs and 9 oz.

His O2 saturation was a little low, so overnight he spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit.

This morning he is doing good. O2 rates are up without help and he is well.

He will need heart surgery in 6 months. It is not an issue now, but when he gets older it WILL at 6 months or so, he will get a heart patch.

Things are going good for now. Thanks for the prayers folks...God listens.

Monday, June 9, 2008

pray for him......

We have a son coming this Thursday.

We are praying to have it uneventful, but we are nervous. Son has heart issues. No way to tell what will happen until he is here.

Pray for him.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hit 'em where it HURTS!

At this point in time in the FLDS tragedy brought on by the CPS my thoughts are to the attornies representing the mothers and the children (or should I say THE VICTIMS in this onslaught of BIGOTRY).

You lawyers, many of you, have seen the rights violations. From reports we have, most of you are aghast of the events that have transpired in Texas.

My plea to you is help get the children back. Right now lawyers are the only 'check' that the VICTIMS have against the CPS bigotry.

On a personal note, when the legal matters are concluded you need then to consider CIVIL LAWSUITS against the CPS and the State of Texas. One thing I know about Texas government, having lived there for years, I learned that MONEY TALKS. File the lawsuits that deserve to be filed. And since they decided to group all the children and families into one HUGE CRIME, file a class action lawsuit while you are at it.

You see if common sense, human rights, the Constitution and family values cannot prevail in Texas, perhaps bankrupting the state of Texas will cure the state of it's vigilante form of law enforcement.



Most Texas citizens were horrified at the actions of the CPS. Now, because of their inaction, they will be horrified at their tax hikes.

How about that Great State of Texas! Good people, CRAZY government.

Monday, May 19, 2008


I am not in the FLDS so I do not have that answer.

I AM an American Citizen and do know their Constitutional Rights were trampled.

Do not need a high IQ to figure out that if this is allowed, it can happen to ANYONE.

I would not shut down the CPS, but instead re-organize them and make sure there are checks and balances with them. Offenders should be prosecuted.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

unbelievable injustice

So with the limited contradictory evidence illegally gained by the state of Texas in the gestapo raid on the FLDS ranch, we now find no huge reason to pull all the children from their parents.

No concrete solid evidence of widespread abuse.

There is more abuse on the outside of the ranch in our 'civilized society' than on the ranch. The CPS has TRIED HARD to CONJUR up evidence where there is none...but the fact remains over 460 children were taken from their mothers, some while nursing, and all done under a veil of deceit.

Mothers and Fathers were DENIED COUNCIL by the CPS. The cell phone confiscations did that, for which the CPS and Texas had no right to do.

Bottom line is that the majority of the kids need to be returned back to their parents.

It is really sad that because of this circus, the people who actually DID break the law cannot be legally or effectively prosecuted on evidence gained from a bogus warrant.

But wait, that would be true if there were a valid Constitution in Texas. I forgot that in Texas the Constitution is DEAD.

So, let the prosecutions (executions?) BEGIN!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Is the Constitution Dead?

Wow, +400 people removed from their homes by and unsubstantiated call about abuse by a man who was not there?

I do not support the underage marriages occurring within the FLDS, but with the 'law enforcement' action that has occurred in TEXAS, I have to ask. The question beckons...


Saturday, February 23, 2008

I made the trip

I went through my baptism. It was beautiful. I have made a pilgrimage and have found a wonderful experience.

I was able to make a trip to a Mormon colony. Good people generally is what I found. I have to say that it was a learning experience.

Now, back to work. Being gone 8 days has strained my budget.

The good news is I MADE IT!

I hope now to follow the Principle. What a Celestial Goal!

Monday, January 14, 2008

moving fast...

Well with all the studying I have done and the work I have done, things are happening fast...

I go through my baptism and ordination in February. I am also now buying a brand new home for my wife(s) and family.

We studied several floor plans and have decided that a wonderful 5 bedroom plan is the way we will go. There are 2 master bedrooms and enough kid room for the flock.

Business has been good enough and it will be close enough to my wife's sole surviving parent for her to provide the care required to keep parent out of a nursing home.

Additionally, I am opening a second office. This is ALSO good news. I am still working very hard, but at least with good business, we are moving ahead in a fiscally responsible manner.

Maybe, JUST MAYBE God cut me a break as a reward for the faith I have and the adversity I have survived? I do not know, but for now, I take a moment to say 'Thank you God. I am truly grateful!'

We are truly blessed.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Contemplation and Decisions...

Well the journey and the studies have been long. I am making my trip into the Mormon faith this year. I have studied. I have prayed. I have talked with my wife and children. I am headed for my baptism.

I guess it has been a while since I posted. Between excessive work, family crisis and all it just got back-burnered.

WOW. This is good news. My wife and I are expecting twins!

I cannot be happier than I am now. God is trying to heal the wounds in my life. I am sure of that now. I wish the wounds had never happened, but I suppose that these wounds are what make us what he truly wants us to be. Since the horrid death of my son in 1999 I have never been the same. I fight to not be cynical and to focus on the positives.

Business has picked up which is good. I have, due to this, had less family time.

I barely had a Christmas. What I had, was good. I spent it with my wife and children.

It is odd how things change in your life. I am on a path that feels right. I feel moving forward will be a time of joy, healing and happiness.

Hope you all had a good holiday. I know I did.