Monday, April 30, 2007

Wonderful Family Filled Weekend.

I came home this weekend. I got in on Friday and spent time with Mom, Dad, Kris and Brooke.

We got up on Saturday and all of us girls went for a chilly walk/run together. Then Andra Buchan's 4th birthday party was at 3:00. It was fun getting watch Andra open her very cool gifts and spending time with family. After the cake was served, 7 of us play a round of Texas Holdem. I came back from a certain loss to be a huge chip leader due to two remarkable hands. Sadly I got a bit over confident and Dad ended up with all the glory and spoils.

After cards it was off to the next party, John and Katie's Engagement Party. Mom, Dad and I were over 4 hours late but thankfully we still got to see The Roberts Family and the happy couple. Katie is nothing short of adorable and the two make a beautiful pair. I am so excited for the wedding in 53 days (thanks, Katie, for the countdown).

The weekend finished with an intimate gathering in celebration of Grammy's 80th and Uncle Michael's 45th birthday. It was a wonderful weekend. I am very glad I was able to be there for it.

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Milicia Family Blog

I haven't written in a while but I finally have GREAT NEWS,

Jason is the newest Police officer for the City of Chardon.

He only need to have a physical on Monday and then he gets sworn in.
I will be reducing my hours to stay home with Brooke who is now drinking from a straw and eat her very first happy meal just the other day.
I went to the dentist for the first time in 8-9 years and no cavities.
Only bad news is I had to restart physical therapy from my car accident back in April. Headaches and neck continued neck pain are concerning my Doctor.
Hope all is going well. All our Love

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Warm day in Wickliffe

Nick, that was a great message. From 6 to 6 is a neat work day. If I did that for a month or so a person might be able to walk into my office as opposed to side steping this pile of documents and that. Jane is going to take the RCA TV and Entertainment Center. It will take a three man crew of Uncle Joe and his truck and Peter and Michael to get the thing moved but I think the furniture is still beautuiful and will last a life time. Gram's latest great buy was yesterday. She paid 98 cents for FOUR loaves of French Bread. They were right out of the oven and are as moist and fresh as they can be. We have already gone through one loaf and we are starting on the second. The other two go into the freezer waiting for the next Olive Salad. We are going to Best Buy this afternoon to see if we can get the second season of "LOST" for under $50.00 Cleveland weather continues to be like North Carolina weather. We intend to enjoy every moment of it. Hope every one in this area does the same thing.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hello Again

Well its been along time since I have updated this blog. I will attempt to correct that right now. I've been really busy,(the likely excuse)with work and studying for the Fundamentals of Engineering test (FE exam). I recently took the FE exam, and I have to say it was the hardest test I have ever taken, 8 hours of pure calculation hell. Anyways to better understand this test I will explain why I took the monster. The FE test is the first out of 2 test in attaining your professional engineering license (PE). This is a highly regarded license which not everyone gets, due to it's difficulty and prereqs. are pretty stiff also. After/when I pass the FE which is offered twice a year, I will have to wait until I attain 5 years of engineering work experience to sit for the PE exam (which of course is 8 hours also). For me the PE is not required it is more of a personal goal and will look good on my business card.
If by the luck of God I pass the FE (which would have required outstanding guess work on my part) then I plan on starting my Master's in Material Science Engineering at NC State University. They have a distance program which should be nice. After that I should have enough time in the company to pursue my next goal which is getting an MBA at Duke university. It's pretty expensive so, I would try to get work to pay for it. After that I would be right around the time I can sit for my PE exam, and that will be all the schooling I will ever want in two lifetimes.
On the work front I have been involved in some fairly interesting things, mostly hydro plant work (supports the nuclear sight) and pressurizer weld overlays. To wordy to explain those in details here. Anyways, it's been busy. I will start working day shift at Catawba nuclear station as the welding contact for the pressurizer overlays. It will be a long two weeks, I work a 6 to 6, six days a week, and will have to miss most of Thanksgiving. I don't feel too bad though, most of the workers will have to work the entire outage and might miss Christmas.

Besides all of that I have been riding on bicycle on the indoor trainer that I bought. It works really well. Paige has been busy at school and playing intramural soccer with her classmates. She is trying to get her 1 month clinical this spring in Gastonia which is right down the street. That would be really nice, I would like her to be back at the house with me again. Hope all is well, send my love to everyone and I'll talk to you soon.

P.S. Milfab investment idea, how about a beach house somewhere? I think it would see some use.......

Nick

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Fannie Miliciay

My Mom,Fannie died on November 15 th. A prayer for her would be nice. My Dad's birthday was November 12 th. Several of us went to the Cracker Barrel after his Mass on Sunday. It was fun for those who could attend. Michael will be over for dinner tonight as Dominick goes to PSR at OLMC. Dom will make his first Communion next year. So Michasel drops him off and then is right here to pick him up. Gram is having a Spiral cut Ham, Sweet potatoes, Salad and Pumpkin Pie. Michael and some of you "guy's" and " gals" should come more often as I can use a little more weight. The electrician is to complete the work on the garage tonight and the gutter man is to complete the work on the gutters of the house and garage tomorrow. It has been a long time for such a small job but the rain has had much to do with it taking so long. I have been concentrating on making my computer work faster but although I spent a whole day on it yesterday it is still slow as molasess.. I will probably start working on it again next week. I am learning a little every time I try.

Fannie Miliciay

My Mom,Fannie died on November 15 th. A prayer for her would be nice. My Dad's birthday was November 12 th. Several of us went to the Cracker Barrel after his Mass on Sunday. It was fun for those who could attend. Michael will be over for dinner tonight as Dominick goes to PSR at OLMC. Dom will make his first Communion next year. So Michasel drops him off and then is right here to pick him up. Gram is having a Spiral cut Ham, Sweet potatoes, Salad and Pumpkin Pie. Michael and some of you "guy's" and " gals" should come more often as I can use a little more weight. The electrician is to complete the work on the garage tonight and the gutter man is to complete the work on the gutters of the house and garage tomorrow. It has been a long time for such a small job but the rain has had much to do with it taking so long. I have been concentrating on making my computer work faster but although I spent a whole day on it yesterday it is still slow as molasess.. I will probably start working on it again next week. I am learning a little every time I try.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

One big sick Family

The Bryant residence has been hit not once but three times with some virus. Brooke had her one year appointment they gave her so many vaccines it makes me sick to think about. She ended-up prior to going to the doctor not feeling well so it worked out. Dr. said she had signs of the flu so to keep her inside. Well we thought she was recovered but three days ago she spiked a high temp and was just a fussy little wreck. Runny nose, cough, she stopped eating, she stopped sleeping we just in general lost our happy little girl. So after two sleepless nights we finally got her in for an appointment and she has a cold and bilateral ear infections. The Dr. ordered an antibiotic and tonight she ate a half of a piece of pizza and the equivalent of a jar of baby food plus 3 1/2 oz of formula. So pray the little thing gets better, cause the last few days have been horrible for the whole family.

All Saints Day

It's Nov. 1st - The overhead door is on the new garage. No electricity yet, so we can't use it. Nice sunny day. The roofers werre to start today but they did not. They claim they need two good ( none rain ) days back to back. Gram and I are waiting patiently. Went to Michaels last night. Jessa made a real "candy" haul. Dominick's was at least 4 times her size. Dom's friend ( a tean ager who could really run ) must have been 10 pounds. My favorite was the malted milk balls. There were 4, not packages, the balls them selves. Dom gave them to me. Yum. It's good being a Grand Pa sometimes. Talk about big pieces of candy in the rest of the stash. wow. Eastlake is the place to go trick or treating. Robin's Chili was way past exceptional. I had three bowls. The bread was exceptional too. Hate to say how much of that I had. I can see why every one loves Holloweeen almost as much as Christmas.

Monday, October 09, 2006

'Lost' Weekend



Jason and I began watching the television show "Lost" when we bought the first Season on DVD. We loved the twists and turns in the story line and couldn't wait for Season 2 to begin. We also passed our copy of season 1 on the the Bryants who were equally as impressed as we were with it. Having a new Brooke and working often resulted in a spotty viewing of Season 2 for Kris and Jay. With Season 3 beginning last week, we all decided that a Season 2 marathon was in order to prepare for the newest season of 'Lost'.
We watched a total of nearly 18 viewing hours, from Thursday night till Saturday at midnight when we finally finished Season 2. We had such a good time. Brooke was a perfectly behaved baby. She slept at night and was so patient with the grown-ups glued to the tube.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Busy

Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I made a blog. I have been very busy recently. I have been down at Keowee Hydro station in South Carolina trying to help out with their broke generator. Hydor plants typically do not get this much attention from the nuclear side of the house. However, since this hydro plant is one of the emergency power supplies for Oconee Nuclear Station, it is very important. So anyways, I have been down there since Tuesday morning. I will have to go back again soon, I suppose. I've probably worked 60-70 hours this week, and it will only get worse going into back to back outages. I have been asked by one of our Welding SPOC'S (Single Point of Contact)to work their outage. Which their outage runs through December into early January. Not sure if my boss will approve me going out there for a month. If he does, I might not get a X-mas break. I hope I'll get to make it home. Talk soon.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Greetiungs from Wickliffe

A cool Friday morning, football weather. Gram and I were to go to Brush High School today to see Alyssa perform in the Hudson Band. She came down with a Strep throat last night however so that won't happen tonight. Things are quiet here, with every one getting over sore throats. We are still recieving quotes for a new roof. I am amazed at how busy all the small companies I have called are. The bulk of them are booked through the winter. Our relatives in Pennsylvania are well. I saw them last Wednesday. Aunt Cil invited us for lunch and we ate out side. It was exciting as she had three wild black bears knock on her sliding glass door a few daus before. The bears were about five feet high and five feet wide. Jim came from Florida to see his son Jammie and his 14 month old grandson, Angelo. His trip to Sicily is on again for next year. If there is a Milicia relative left, he will find him or her as he plans to have people search for them before he gets on a plane.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Just another Blogg

Well, I have been crazy busy lately as have we all. But wanted to say hello.

Jay and I attended a Wedding last night Grammy And Pappa watched Munkin, she had such a great time she cried when she left.

Mario and Anthony stopped over lastweek and reinvented Jason's love for skate boarding. I kept praying the boys wouldn't get hurt. I though U. Pete will never let them come here again if they were to break another bone. Before school starts. No injuryies to report only elevated blood pressure on my part.

Brooke will be having a first birthday party on Oct. 22nd so mark your calendars. She is getting her top teeth you can see little white buds. SSOOOO CUTE.

gram and Grandpa Milicia gave Brooke baby food which she loves. Thank you.

Miss all of you.