Chase’s first march @ EHS Wildcat Stadium

The city of Enterprise takes high school football very seriously, and the Big Blue Marching Band is a huge part of the program.

Just to get you caught up, Chase has been at band camp since July. He started with the rest of the freshman, down in the pit playing drums/keyboard, but halfway through camp was asked to join the drum line and play cymbals.

Tara and I volunteer with the band boosters, so we arrived early to get water, nachos, and uniforms ready. It was a lot of fun to be “part of the action” and give back to our community. The atmosphere was electric last night!

We’re so proud of everyone in the Band, and especially Chase for working so hard all summer! The Big Blue Marching Band sounds great!

Check out all the photos on the Band Booster’s Facebook:

First day of school 2019

We’ve been getting Chloe ready for school for about a year. Even though she has zero trouble getting up on stage and dancing with the Center Stage Dance Company, she is an introvert like her dad (hi!) and has a hard time with new people, especially in large groups.

Tara has been working with her on her letters, numbers, writing, and coloring. Chloe has gotten really good at all those things, including writing her name. The one thing that she wasn’t so good at, was getting over the anxiety and the fear of being away from her whole world: home.

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Home networking upgrade

The Setup

We subscribe the Ultimate Internet Package (300/20 Mbps) from Spectrum. The Ultimate Package costs extra, but offers 3x the bandwidth vs the base package. Since I work from home, via the Internet, it’s easy to justify the extra expense.

To maximize that bandwidth, we connect with a Motorola Surfboard cable modem, a Linksys WRT 1900AC router, an 8-port Netgear ProSafe gigabit switch, and Monoprice CAT6 ethernet cable plugged into all the devices here in the Office.

When devices are plugged directly into the network, we often get download speeds ~400 Mbps and connecting to the 5 GHz wireless network, it’s easy to reach speeds ~300 Mbps.

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Band Camp 2019

Chase started by trying out for drum line at the end of the school year. The freshmen are told beforehand, that drum line is mainly comprised of upperclassmen, but they’re allowed to try out anyway.

Chase and the rest of the frosh didn’t make it, so he was assigned to play on the drum rack in the pit. This was great, because he’s been taking drums lessons for about a year.

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