September 10, 2007

That Time of the Year

Last summer or early last fall (I'm too lazy to look which at the moment), I had a week-long fundraising effort here at Confederate Yankee, where readers were kind enough to provide me with enough funds to buy a laptop to replace my aging and dying Dell 733R from which I'd been researching and writing. I was humbled and awed at your outpouring of support.

This year, I'll not be needing any new equipment, and I do't have any particular dire needs that the Lord won't take care of for me. He's granted me everything I need and most of what I want, including something else my wife and I have been wanting for a long time:

Player to be named later.

As I said, the important things are taken care of.

That said, I'd still like to ask my readers for a couple of bucks, if they can spare it.

I promise I'll put it to good use. Thanks.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 10, 2007 09:32 AM

Great news! Congrats, Bob!

Posted by: marykatharine at September 10, 2007 09:48 AM

Congratualtions to you and your wife.

Relish all the spare time you enjoy now.;)

Posted by: 1sttofight at September 10, 2007 09:52 AM

"... This year, I'll not be needing any new equipment ..."

Looks like the equipment you have is working pretty good!

Wishing you and your wife and new baby all the best!

Posted by: John Pennylegion at September 10, 2007 11:45 AM


Posted by: seawitch at September 10, 2007 11:52 AM


Your next ten-fifteen years are the pinnacle of the human existence in my experience and the greatest test of being a Man. Savor this time, gird yourself for the tests that are to come.

Posted by: DaveW at September 10, 2007 01:43 PM

Yup - congratulations!

Enjoy every hour of sleep you get now.
It will become a fond memory :P

Boy or girl?

Posted by: Timothy S. Carlson at September 10, 2007 02:46 PM

congrats! I know what it is like my wife just gave birth to a little girl wed the 5th. both are healthy and at home.

Posted by: Rich at September 10, 2007 04:22 PM

Hey, congrats!

Many blessings to you, the better half, and the new addition. :)

Posted by: C-C-G at September 10, 2007 07:18 PM

Congratulations!!!!! Better load up on sleep now, 'cuz you ain't gettin' any after wee one arrives.

Posted by: GradualDazzle at September 10, 2007 07:29 PM

Congratulations to you and your wife, Bob.

Posted by: Dusty at September 10, 2007 08:06 PM

3/23? My wife is a couple of weeks ahead of yours.

Right now we're thanking the Gods for Zofran. (Write it down! Ask for it by name!)

Posted by: Richard Riley at September 10, 2007 10:45 PM

Very cool. Start working on your reduced-sleep-training program now...

Posted by: mrkwong at September 10, 2007 11:20 PM

3/23? Hey, that's my birthday!

If it is a boy, and born on that day, David is a good name. ;)

Posted by: C-C-G at September 10, 2007 11:49 PM



Posted by: EW1(SG) at September 11, 2007 09:15 PM