Monday, February 15, 2010

The Tuttles & Habermans

et me start by apologizing for the recent lack of any new content. As most of you know, we have not had our average winter here in Florida. In January, we broke records with a 16 day consecutive period of overnight freezing, some of them hard freezes. Half way through February, and it is again freezing overnight. The day temps haven't been good or conducive to cooking outdoors either.

I will be blogging on a regular basis again as soon as the weather cooperates. I thought I'd try something new today in my blog. I'm currently going to college and one of my required courses is English Composition. So to work on my writing skills, I'm going to open the blog up to other subjects as well. Those of you that have registered to follow me solely for outdoor cooking, may wish to reset  their alert or email preferences.

Today I want to introduce my readers to a great family. Let's start with a quick intro, from left to right in the photo we have Andrew Tuttle, Mary Tuttle, Jan Harrison Haberman & Mike Haberman. Mary Tuttle is the mom. Several years ago my entrance into the USMC was ruined by a lack of a waiver. Suddenly I had no where live, as the Marines was my path to the future and there was no going back then.

Mary and her kids took me in. I had known Jan for probably about a year before then, and she introduced me to her mom and told her my plight. After talking to Mary for awhile, she told me if I would help out around the house, I had a place to call home. This was a great chance for me to get back on my feet and get on with my life. She took me in when I had nothing but what I was wearing. I'll always remain grateful to her and to the kids. They were my family.

I recently got to kind of catch up with them on Facebook. That is kind of the reason I choose to write about them this early in the morning. I was up doing college algebra for a few hours to get a head start on my week. It was 2:30 am when I was calculating the area of a parallelogram that was my imaginary back yard. Next I needed to subtract the area of my circular pool that had a radius of 10' and the result was the square number of feet of sod I needed to plant my lawn.

Now I can appreciate the fact that I may use algebra in my lifetime. If I ever need to plant sod or figure out how many gallons of paint are needed for a rectangular room, 12' x 23' with 7' from floor to ceilings and one gallon covers 450sq' and it needs two coats.

As you can see from the above, I needed a break and decided to write an entry in my blog since it has been awhile. I hope you enjoyed my little story and my insight on intermediate algebra.


Anonymous said...

Awesome... I am glad you are doing well Ray. Keep in touch!

Anonymous said...

You should get them to start smokin' too!