Nov 10, 2005

Well... We've gone and done it! We've finally picked up on the website again. As you can see, we have revamped the blog site quite a bit. We've changed up the look of the page to freshen it up a bit. In addition to the redesign, we've added a few new features:
  • :: You can now sign up to have the blog emailed to you whenever we update it. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page to subscribe. You'll have to become a member of FeedBlitz, but hey, it's free and cool all at the same time.
  • :: If you use a RSS News Reader (if you use it, you'll know what I mean - oh, and RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication) you can now subscribe to the blog. It is published in several formats including Atom, XML and I've included buttons for popular News Readers such as NewsGator, MyYahoo! and BlogLines and a standard XML link, all thanks to FeedBurner.
  • :: We've added better tracking capability to the site (that's the Site Meter button you see at the bottom of each page) so that we can see who is coming to the site, how they are finding us and how long they stay - neat eh?
  • :: We can now post pictures directly from Flickr, our new photo sharing engine. Soon, we'll have Flickr setup with all of our pictures. It'll be our online photo album.
  • :: Lastly, we're going to redesign the www.mommaerts.org home page itself. Because of all these cool tools, it'll basically be the starting point to direct you to all this cool stuff. I even plan to expand the video page I have up so that we can share even more of our videos.

That's about it. I don't know why it took so long, but we're on it! In the next few days, we'll be posting some of Holly's insights from the past few months for your reading pleasure. A few are a few months old, but they'll get you up to speed on our happenings fast. Stay tuned!

Virginia Fall 2005 Picture


Fall 2005 Picture 099, originally uploaded by roger_mommaerts.

Holly and I went up to see the beautiful colors this past weekend. Check out these pictures. It was wonderful!

Oct 20, 2005

So I forgot that today the Army element here is taking their PT test. I went into the locker room to change for PT and it was overrun with people changing after the test. Not only that, but there was no hot water! Anyway, I decided to skip PT this morning and just slap on my BDUs. I'll need to take a shower when I get home tonight. I might do PT near the end of the day, but we'll see.

This morning when I was going down to the metro, I got my Express and fished out the Weekend Pass section, which I usually find pretty useless. I got it out and noticed a metro police man leaning up against the newspaper recycle bin. I said excuse me to him and put my Pass in to it and noticed he was mesmerized by something. I looked where he was looking and there was a lady with a dog fumbling with the turnstile. I recognized her from the other day in the building, she has no arms and a assistance dog. I went thru the other turnstile and looked back to see what she was fussing over. The poor lady was trying to fetch the metro ticket from the top of the turnstile with her toes but it didn't pop up high enough! I just grabbed it for her and slipped it between her toes for her. She was very grateful and was on her merry way, but then I remembered the cop... just standing there. Maybe he couldn't tell what she was up to, or maybe he didn't see that she had no arms, but man.. if someone is struggling, offer to help them out! I wonder how long he was going to let her fumble?

Jun 20, 2005

So I have been a bad blogger. We're going to redesign the blog and it will include pictures and posts from me and Holly. Stay tuned!