Monday, November 24, 2008

Science Central - Festival of Trains

Science Central will again this year be hosting it's Festival of Trains. Each year around Thanksgiving they invite model railroad clubs from all over the area to participate in this three day event. The event will run Friday November 28, 2008 to Sunday November 30, 2008. The hours will be 10am-5:00pm on Friday and Saturday and 12pm-5:00pm on Sunday.
The cost for kids 3-12 is $7. Kids under 3 are Free. Adults are also $7. For more information see the Science Central web site at

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No good deed goes unpunished

Why does it seem like when you do something nice it seems to end up causing you grief? This past weekend I took my kids to Crazy Pinz to play in the ball pit. I didn’t think either of them getting hurt. We had been there several times before and they enjoy playing there. My kids had been really good the last weekend I had them and they had been really good on this weekend. I wanted to reward them for being good.

We arrived at Crazy Pinz and around 5:30pm and stayed until around 8:00pm. Everything seemed to be going ok as it normally would. Then my son and daughter came back to where I was and my daughter was crying. Inside the ball pit they have these large balls suspended from the top of the cage. They swing back and forth. They also have these cannons that you can put the foam rubber balls in and shoot at the people in the lower level. Some kid had pushed the large ball into my daughter causing her to fall against the metal handle of the cannon. The result I thought was a black eye for my daughter.

Today we took her to the doctor and he ran all his tests. The last test was an eye test to check her vision. The doctor indicated that she has less vision in the left eye than in the right eye. I am hoping that it is just swelling that is causing the problem. The doctor wants my daughter to see a specialist tomorrow. Now, This all started because I wanted to do something nice for my children. Seems to me that I cause my self-a lot of grief doing nice things for people. Seems like no good deed goes unpunished.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fort Wayne Hamfest and Computer Expo

The Fort Wayne Hamfest is this weekend. One of my hobbies is Ham radio. Ham radio operators from all over the area will gather at this event. There will be computer, ham radio, and miscellanous items for sale. The event will be held at the Memorial Coliseum at the corner of Coliseum Blvd and Parnell ave. Times are Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-3pm. Admission is $6 on Saturday and is good for both days. Admission for Sunday only is $4. For more information see the link below for more information.