Thursday, December 15, 2016

Auto Repair Shop

I have been looking for a good mechanic in Macomb and finally found one!
Webb Automotive, successor of A & E Auto Repair, repaired minor issues Cobalt had.
An eight years old car with 85,000 miles is ready for the winter.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Mitsubishi Outlander 2016

After Sunfire 1996 retired, we welcomed Mitsubishi Outlander 2016.

Abby drives Outlander with kids and I drive Cobalt 2007 to work.
It is a crossover SUV, and we are happy about space and gas mileage.

It recorded 1,000 miles today!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ponderosa Steakhouse

This restaurant was convenient for family with small children.
However, the restaurant announced its closure after the labor day weekend.
I may have eaten too much shrimp in the past.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Fedex Incident

This TV show explains what happened to the airplane I witnessed on Match 23, 2009.

Sunday, August 7, 2016


Abby has played the flute at the church twice.
I recorded the sound and stored at the following location.
Good job, Sweetie!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Crazy Buffet

I know it is a strange name, but this Chinese restaurant we found in Galesburg was great.
A cost is incredible; only $4.99 for lunch and $6.99 for dinner.
Compared to World Buffet, it may be less flavor but enough selections.
We may prefer this restaurant to Best Buffet in Quincy.
Good discovery!

Monday, July 4, 2016


Two servers at Golden Corral in Alton asked me how old I am.
They seemed to bet for fun but guessed wrong (early 20s).
Well, I should feel better.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

High School Reunion

20th reunion in Onawa, IA.
I joined the afternoon session at the club house.
Nice to see my friends.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fulton County

John Adams and I drove 700 miles for the last thee days.
A mission was identifying missing or unknown addresses for Fulton County 911.
Even though condition of the rural streets was not great, we enjoyed seeing the scenery along the streets.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rain Gutters

We have installed new rain gutters on our house.
The old gutters were old and rusted, which caused minor water leak to our basement during heavy rain.
New gutters made of aluminium would last longer and prevent the water issues.
There have been several home improvements this year.

Saturday, May 7, 2016


Cobalt could not rotate or balance tires until alignment got repaired.
I finally found a decent shop in Macomb, A & E Auto Repair.
They are honest and reasonable.
With improved alignment and new front tires, Cobalt now runs very smoothly.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Best Buffet

We finally found a decent Chinese restaurant in Quincy which is family friendly and inexpensive.
Best Buffet located near Walmart charges only $6.99 for lunch including sushi and hibachi grill.
I would grade B+ for taste and B for selection.
Asian Buffet in Macomb was temporally closed due to food inspection, and we decided not go there again after reviewing the inspection report.

Friday, March 25, 2016

New Fences

We had a contractor to install new fences for our backyard.
The project was complete, and we really liked it.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Tokyo 16 Spring

I am happy to announce that Abby and I had a wonderful trip to Tokyo during the spring break.
Abby's parents were kind enough to take care of kids for one week.
I plan to post photos and videos on the private link for a while.
Please let me know if you are interested.

Thursday, February 18, 2016


I received ads from Frontier Communications yesterday,
It says $29.99 for 6Mbps with 2 year contract.
I decided to chat with Comcast online and asked them why I am paying more for less speed,
Customer service did not listen and offered more expensive plan.
When I mentioned that I would look for other company to lower my bill, the staff transferred to the sales department.
The next staff seemed polite and reasonable and offered me two promotions after confirmed I have been their customer for several years.
In the end, I chose option 1 which is $19.99 for 10Mbps for 1 year and $49.99 after the promotion period.
Abby is very happy that we now have faster Internet connection with less cost.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

GEOG 108 Digital Earth

My class began today.
There are 30 students registered for the class (100% full).
I was little nervous in the beginning but felt more relaxed after getting some reaction from students,
Lecture is 11:00 to 12:15 on Tuesday & Thursday and lab is 3:00 to 4:50 on Wednesday.
I walked through syllabus today and will start teaching geospatial technologies on Thursday.

Friday, January 1, 2016