Author Archives: Stephen Boots

About Stephen Boots

I spend too much time at the computer, but I also share responsibility for the care of our dogs and cat with my lovely wife, Pennie. I have been honored with a Microsoft MVP award since October, 2004.

6 Years On

My father, my “Pappie”, passed away six years ago today. It seems like forever ago and it seems like only yesterday. I miss him. 

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Microsoft MVP 2012–Consumer Security

Dear Stephen Boots,Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions … Continue reading

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Treadmill Dog, Hank

It sure has been a long time since I added a post to this blog! Hank is a Blue Tick Coonhound. Ever since Hank arrived to join our household in March of 2010, he’s been a handful. He was about … Continue reading

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The Journey Wraps Up

Yesterday, October 28th, was the Closing on the sale of my parents’ house. It has been a lengthy process getting to this event – 15 months after my father passed away in July, 2010. The house needed lots of clean-up … Continue reading

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Summing it up

Well, I suppose that I had a bad feeling about the deal on the sale of my parents’ house yesterday when we hadn’t yet received the response to our contract revisions after 4 days. This morning my lawyer called me … Continue reading

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Waiting, waiting, waiting

Well, we have another deal in the works to sell my parents’ house. They made an offer on the 31st of July and we finally agreed on a price on the 3rd of August. The contract was signed by the … Continue reading

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Some bad, some good

First the bad – last Tuesday morning my lawyer handling the contract side of the sale of my parents’ house called me shortly after 9 am. The buyer had backed out of the contract due to an inability to obtain … Continue reading

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Well, well, well. Yesterday morning I met the contractor and the engineer for the septic excavation test at my parents’ house. We lucked out in that a big storm just north of us only gave us a little rain before … Continue reading

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And So It Goes

It has been months since I last posted to my blog. I didn’t realize that it was actually the 2nd of January! With Facebook for quick updates, I tend to forget about the fact that I’ve had this blog for … Continue reading

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Black-eyed Peas

So, it is now the 2nd day of 2011. Pennie caught a flu bug at the end of 2010 and spent the weekend feeling pretty miserable. Despite her misery, she prepared a dinner of black-eyed peas for last night. We … Continue reading

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