Monday, April 10, 2006

Test Entry

This is a test entry. I've now posted two entries to my blog that mysteriously disappeared after about a day, and I'm not sure what's going on...

...more "real" posts later...Big D

Monday, April 03, 2006

Angie Fulks Was Here...Honest!!

On Thursday of last week, we welcomed Angie Fulks along with Sydney, Dillon, and Sylvia for a visit. Dean and Angie Fulks are dear friends who now live in Columbus, Ohio where they, along with some other families, have started LifePoint Church. Dean is serving as the Lead Pastor. Angie was in the Memphis area for Spring Break last week.

Unfortunately, we didn't get a photo of Angie and the kids to share on our blog! The primary reason is that Diane and Angie spent basically all day chasing all of our children around the house and the yard, so any photo that I would have posted would be blurry at best.

Seriously, everyone had a great time, and we always enjoys catching up with Angie and the events occuring in the Fulks' life.

We met Dean and Angie a few years back in Ohio. I've already mentioned that Diane and I volunteered with our church's college ministry at Far Hills Baptist Church in Dayton. At that time Dean was the collegiate ministry strategist with the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio in Columbus, Ohio. We spent some time together at a few state collegiate retreats and Dean spoke at several of our own collegiate events. Dean and Angie moved to Memphis in 2002 to be a part of the new Highpoint Church and Dean served on staff at Highpoint for a couple of years. Now he's back in Buckeye Country.

We're already looking forward to our next time that we can share together. We were able to spend some time with the Fulks in Columbus last fall and might possibly see them again on our next trip to Ohio.


I Have No Idea...

No...I have no idea.

Some of the readers of this blog are friends and family who know that I work for EDS, and my assignment is to support the computer operations of General Motor's (GM's) GMAC Division...their finance arm.

Today there are many stories on the newslines about GM selling off a majority stake in GMAC. This has been in the works for some time and we have known about it internally at EDS for quite a while. At this time, I have no idea if or how this might impact my job or my job assignment. Internal rumors are that at worst case it would be a number of months to a year before any impact is realized and at best case no impact at all.

A sale of this size ($8 billion) will definitely require some time for details to be worked out. I'll keep you posted on any impacts to me. My most immediate concern is the project I'm currently managing which is scheduled to take me until late August to complete and will be of a sizeable financial benefit to GMAC so I'm fairly certain it will not be impacted.


Big D.