December 11th, 2013
Life is very busy these days and I am enjoying being so busy with work and family and especially Ava. My days start early at the gym, I try to get out of the house by 5:45 to head to EBC and back home by 8 to spend a couple hours with Ava and Christine. I head out to PLS at 10 and do some work for a couple hours there followed by ticket work and home for play time and dinner with the family around 5:30.
Lockdown and Phil's are both doing well and busy. We started construction last week on the spot next to Lockdown to open up a separate carryout/delivery location. We are very excited to get open and start serving Chicagoland sometime in January.
Till next time
December 6th, 2013
So now that a little time has passed, I need to share the ultimate FML story of all times. Since I am Jewish and hate the cold, I thought I could turn Hoober into a Jewish cold-hating dog. This means that instead of pooping two times a day, he would poop only once in the morning. Last Tuesday night (it was freezing) I made a big mistake and decided that Hoober didn't need his nightly poop because of my Jewishness.
I woke up the next morning at 5:45am to head to the gym and low and behold Hoober took a huge dump in the kitchen, which has hardwood floors. Well in most realities, this is a good thing that he didn't poop on the carpet, in Ava's play area, or on the carpeted stairs. Only if the story could end here.
Enter the Roomba Robot Vacuum. This vacuum is set to automatically clean the floor at 5:00 a.m.every morning. On a typical morning, the family walks down the stairs to a freshly vacuumed floor.
Tuesday was not a typical morning. I walked downstairs to every inch of our 2nd floor covered in smeared Hoober shit. The Roomba did not miss an inch and dragged his poop for almost an hour before it parked itself back into its charger. FML. I was on my hands and knees for 2 hours scrubbing the floor, base boards, under the table, the legs of the chairs, and more. Did I already say that the Roomba made its way across every inch of our floor? I also ran to Home Depot to buy a new carpet and get the house perfect before Ava and my very,very type A, super clean wife woke up and made their way down.
November 4th, 2013
The 3 of us packed our bags and Ava got her 1st stamp on her passport. We went to Cabo to celebrate Marcus and Susanna getting married on a beach with tons of friends. Ava was very good on the flights and we had a really nice weekend in Mexico.
August 11th, 2013
Well the last year has been beyond crazy and I can't believe I have not posted here in the last year. I will have to say that having a child is the single greatest thing I have ever done in my life. I will all is say that is hardest greatest thing ever. Christine and I could no be happier being parents to our little angel Ava and we are loving every minute with her. We never imagined our lives would change as much as they have but we are hoping to claim a little of it back as she gets a little older. Quick recap of the last year and I hope to post more regularly so I don't fall this far behind. Ava just turned a year and it has been great but also very hard on us, she is a very happy baby all day but she is not the best sleeper. Christine and I have become attachment parents and we did not even know what that is. You can catch up on the 1st year of Ava's love at Babyjacobs.com
We have not done much traveling during the last year besides a quick trip to Salt Lake for Amy's graduation and Christine went to Louisiana to visit Danny before he was deployed to Afghanistan.
Business is going well at Phil's Last Stand and Lockdown is doing great. I acquired Coast To Coast Tickets last November and things are going well with getting the SEO back on track. PJ and I have gotten back into the inventory game as of early July and we are both pretty excited to get back on top of ticket industry as well. I could write all night to try to catch up with the last year but lets leave it at this.... Since Ava was born, our lives have been a very busy sleepless blur. We are looking forward to getting back to our old selves as she gets a little older. Check back for more current updates here
August 17th, 2012
Ava is 3 1/2 weeks old and doing great. Christine and I are loving being new parents and also very sleep deprived. I don't have much time to write here but I am also posting tons of Pics and Videos on www.babyjacobs.com
Things are awesome and I hope to post more on both sites but check out www.babyjacobs.com
for update and to see our little angel.