Archive for January, 2011

Football Playoff Picks

Monday, January 24th, 2011


  1. Cally (New England)
  2. Tom Williams (Atlanta)
  3. Rich (Pittsburgh)
  4. Ann/Tom (Chicago)
  5. Mom (Indianapolis)
  6. Gabi (New Orleans)
  7. Ed (Green Bay)
  8. Ashley (Jets)
  9. Andy (Baltimore)
  10. Andy (Philadelphia)
  11. Ashley (Kansas City)
  12. Ed (Go, Seattle! Go!)

My team is going to the Super Bowl! And is the favorite of the odds makers!

More AR Drone

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Flying over the house again!

Yes, the AR Drone made another appearance again today. We buzzed kids and neighbors, flew over the house and had two wrecks (and recovered from both). Take a look!

The Drone is Back

Monday, January 17th, 2011

And, with health returned to the Steussy Ranch, we have also received a repaired and reconstructed AR Drone! We’re being very gingerly with it now, since it was in the hospital for a long time.

About to Launch!

Look! It flies!

Gone to Hungary

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Gabi and Veronica off to Hungary

And they leave behind four sick Steussy’s in Temecula. Well, at least they’re healthy! Here’s hoping they stay that way.

Going to Hungary

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Gabi and Veronica are going to Hungary next week. They’ll be there for six days, leaving the other three kids in my care here in California.

January tickets are relatively cheap, and we don’t have much longer for Veronica to fly in Gabi’s lap. They’ll have a great time.

Not so sure about the rest of us, of course …

India Bicycle Christmas Gift

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

My sister, Helen, contacted me in late November. She said that she wanted to give daughter Alex a copy of the photo of me in India on my bicycle years ago. I told her I would and, weeks later, I started looking into it.

Unfortunately, the quick scans I have of the sole surviving photo (located at the Freitag family farm in Monticello, Wisconsin) are not detailed enough for a full enlargement. So, I had to add other objects to make an acceptable 5″ x 7″ image — a map and some of the text from my blog post (here).

She seems happy with it, and I wanted a publicly available spot to be able to download the printable image. It’s here.

Football Picking Order

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Here is the order I have for the Super Bowl picks:

  1. Cally (New England?)
  2. Tom Williams (Pittsburgh?)
  3. Rich (Chicago?)
  4. Ann/Tom
  5. Mom (Indianapolis?)
  6. Gabi
  7. Ed
  8. Ashley
  9. Andy
  10. Andy
  11. Ashley
  12. Ed (Go, Seattle! Go!)

NFL Week 17

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Tom Williams is the big winner this week. Really big.

Happy New Year 2011!

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

January Wagon

Happy New Year, everyone!

We all make New Years Resolutions, but there is one that I make every year. I go on the January Wagon – no alcohol for the month of January. I first wrote about it last year. This will be the eighth straight year of doing it in January.