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Cool new patch collection website

Category: Scouts

While looking up some patches on OAImages.com I stumbled upon a link for a new scout patch site. PatchLodge is a great new site for archiving a personal patch collection (or collections) without the need to host your own galleries.

The PatchLodge allows you to upload your own images, assign tags (keywords) to those images and even save specific tag searches as galleries, both public and private. You can even save other people's pictures into your own galleries if you wish (with credit to the owner).

I have been helping the programmer test new features as he adds them to the site (including the ability to replace an image you uploaded with a better one). The site is coming along great, and I can't wait for it to become a mainstream source for patch collectors.

Here's a few of my patch galleries on the site:

Timuquan Lodge 340 flaps
West Central Florida Council CSPs
1989 National Scout Jamboree items

These aren't complete collections, only what I have in my possession.

Posted 2009-06-18 08:59:57 am by Joe

Happy Birthday Rachel!!!!!

Category: Family

Yeah, I know. It's been a lonmg time since I've made an entry here, but I've been busy as a stay at home dad taking care of my daughter. Well, today she is one year old. And she walks, has two more teeth coming in up top and is so much funny.

Erika and I just love her so much. She's a lovely little girl, and she's such a huge blessing in our lives.

Happy birthday Rachel!

Posted 2008-01-30 08:05:40 am by Joe

Our little girl is here

Category: Family

Our little girl Rachel Orli is here. She has been with us for nine weeks now. It's amazing how much a baby can grow in just 9 weeks. She has nearly doubled her weight, but then she was under five pounds when she was born. We take lots of pictures of her, and thanks to the digitla camera, they will be preserved for a long time to come.

Fortunately, Rachel was able to meet her great grandfather Papa Joe before he passed away on March 23rd. It was somewhat sudden and unexpected, but fortunately he held her a few times during Rachel's first two months.

Papa Joe, you will be missed.

Posted 2007-04-04 09:08:41 am by Joe

Baby is on the way

Category: Family

We've told most of the family now, so I guess I can let the rest of the world know. Erika is pregnant. The baby is due in January. We got of her old Honda Civic and replaced it with the more family-friendly Honda CR-V, which has the body of an SUV but the mileage of an Accord. Our next project is to hold a garage sale in September, and to start converting the former guest room into a nursery in the upcoming months.

Posted 2006-08-08 12:49:37 pm by Joe

Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos

Category: General

I was going to write some profound statement on the issues of the Mexican invasion...I mean illegal immigration, and on the recent revelation that the NSA is collecting our phone call records. But it seems no one really cares about these things.

Oh well.

I guess I'll go back to reading my copy of Mil Novecientos Ochenta y Cuatro.

Posted 2006-05-13 02:06:54 am by Joe


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