Fall 2012 Super Bowl Champions, Family Football Picture. This was Zane’s second Fall undefeated football season and Super Bowl win. He also went to the Super Bowl in the Spring of 2012 but lost 0-12. We won this game 27-14. Woo hoo!
We all look happy! Zane had a great game especially on defense.
Where to buy replacement screen for windows has been one of our biggest home improvement questions over the last few weeks. A stray cat damaged our patio screen door and a few of our backyard window screens above our porch couch on our unscreened patio. The cat clawed the screens trying to get into the house and fight with a dog. I guess they went at each other one afternoon when we were at work. All I know is that I need to replace my window screens and patio screen door.
I have looked online a found a few companies that sell screen replacements and do it yourself kits. It looks like Quality Screen Company is in the Dallas Fort Worth metro area. They sell ready made and custom window screens and a number of patio screen door products. They also have some do-it-yourself-kits. Not sure if I am ready though.
There website says this about them; “Quality Screen Co. provides the option to the home or business owner to purchase High Quality Low Cost Factory Made Replacement Window Screens and Solar Window Screens online from the comfort of their home or office.” I like ordering from the comfort of my own home. I guess that’s why I love Amazon so much.
There are also a few window screen and window companies that will come out and bid on the job. I guess I need to call our landlord before taking on this window screen home improvement project. They are always a little slower to fix items around the house so I may jump on this screening project quickly.
Since I started working on a contract for QSC I guess I should just call Quality Screen Company and get a few screens and a patio door replacement screen. Or maybe I will order screens online and test out their customer service and shipping policies. What do you guys think? Well I do know now where to buy replacement screens for windows. hint hint
My grandmother grew tomatoes so I grew up loving and eating tomatoes from her farm and backyard. It’s hard describe the taste of a just picked cherry tomato off the vine or a home grown beefy tomato on a BLT. There is just nothing like it for tomato lovers. My wife’s father grows tomatoes too, so we usually wait for his gift of the juicy red fruit vegetable over the summer. My boys love fresh tomatoes like me.
In the past for reasons unknown, I’ve been reluctant to grown tomatoes in the backyard. Recently a guy I coach youth football with told me he was going to start growing tomatoes in his backyard. Now this piqued my interest. I asked him several questions which he answered but I needed more information. Ya, see I am an information geek. More information is always better. At lease for me. So I started my Google research process and came across the book The Texas Tomato Lovers Handbook on Amazon. This is a great book for a newbie Tx tomato grower.
After reading the book cover to cover in one afternoon, I was still unsure if I should start the process, since my tomato growing coaching friend spent close to $200 getting his tomato patch jump started. Would we eat $200 worth of tomatoes? I wasn’t convinced my $200 grand tomato experiment would yield tasty tomatoes like my grandmothers.
Then the stars aligned and my wife”s father was in town for the weekend and my friend also had a small party for the youth football coaches at his house. The coach showed me his tomato patch and peppers and they looked great. Once seeing the patch and how he was able to quickly grow a few bushes, I decided to start asking my wife’s father for his tomato growing secrets. After grilling my father in law, I start making my list of tomato growing supplies.
- Tomato Plants that do well in Texas; Celebrity, Champion, Jet Star, German Johnson
- 20 to 50 Gallon pots
- Potting Soil
- Tomato Plant Food
- Tomato Cages
- Coffee Cans / Tin Cans / Terra Cotta pots for watering
- Small Pebbles / Rocks
- Tomato Plant Bug Spray / Worm Killer
- Garden Gloves
So far I’ve spent close to $150 on my tomato growing supplies. I have one plant in a pot and waiting on 3 other plants and supplies I ordered off of the Internet and Amazon. To get one plant growing it cost me about $60. I should receive my other plants in a few days to start growing. For those plants I bought cloth eco friendly smart pots / dirt pots (see pic on the right for Dirt Pot) which are suppose to work like above ground tomato beds. I guess we will see in a few days.
This is a great family pic thanks to Dave Cheever. The Bobcats just won their regular season game 35-6 and everyone is all smiles.
The KYA Sophomore Bobcats played the Keller Trojans down to the wire on the back of Zane Parker. Here he is scoring the first TD of the game. Bobcats lost 6-13 but played like Champions.
Zane Parker Scores!
Zane earned the KYA Sophomore Bobcat’s Offensive Game MVP award this week with 105 total yards rushing and passing. He also had a great game on defense and special teams.
We had a great New Year’s Eve and Day with the Sigman’s in Plano. Great friends and great food!
Esther - Our 2012 New Year Queen
Bear running Cross Country for Hillwood at Trinity Meadows
I am starting my research for a new HDTV Flat Panel Television for our home theater in our family room. I narrowed my search down to 60″ inch flat panel tvs based on our room size. I also prefer plasma for viewing sports.
I like these three plasma flat panel 3D internet ready HDTV televisions:
- Panasonic VIERA TC-P65GT30 65-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV
- LG Infinia 60PZ950 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz Active 3D THX Certified Plasma HDTV with TruBlack Filter and Smart TV
- Samsung PN59D8000 59-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black)
The three are all around $1500 and have very similar specs. Plus they are all rated highly in customer reviews and the major consumer reports magazine. The brands are reliable television brands and have a history of HDTV excellence.
We have owned Panasonic TVs in the past and found that they did not last as long as we hoped. I’ve owned several Panasonic VCRs and DVD players with little trouble. We have a two year old Samsung 720 HDTV in our game room and we really love the picture quality even though its 720. We have never owned an LG product but the LG HDTV above is the most interesting of the three brands to me. I still want to review the Sharp and Vizio TVs a little more since we have had very positive experiences with those brands but they were not rating higher in the HDTV ratings than the three HDTVs above.
So if you are like me and looking for the Best HDTV Plasma Flat Panel 60″ Television that is a Top Rated TVs from Panasonic, LG and Samsung 3D TV sets take a look at the models above. As soon as our 4 year old 60 inch Vizio dies, I will be ordering one of the above 3D plasma internet ready HDTV television sets.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Festivus Cheers