Byer's Basic Blog

just call us the Tunkhannock Times

Archive for December, 2005

Should I stay up ’til 12?

Posted by joelbyer on December 31, 2005

I don’t know. All I know is that I have a number of things to get around for tomorrow and Monday, so I might end up staying up that late anyway. But if I’ll do, I’ll have to wait an extra second.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Scandal of the day

Posted by joelbyer on December 30, 2005

The following is a late-breaking story from reporter Joel Byer who is on the field covering a dramatically scandalous development.
Anchor: Joel can you hear me?
Joel: Yes
Anchor: Just where are you right now?
Joel: Our family is in Cincinnati right now visiting with family for Christmas.
Anchor: Uh, Joel, we’ve received word that in the Byer household last evening, there was a serious scandal, can you confirm this?
Joel: Well, yes. Here’s what we know so far. Last evening, we have strong evidence that a certain young man name Jeffrey went into his grandma’s living room, and…gasp…opened a present that wasn’t for him!
Anchor: (stunned silence)
Joel: Are you there?
Anchor: Yes, yes, of course, I was just so taken aback.
Joel: It shocked me too, especially when you consider that we weren’t to open presents ’til today!
Anchor: Do you know the victim’s identity?
Joel: Yes, the present was addressed to another young man named Jeremy, who is allegedly a cousin to Jeffrey.
Anchor: Let me know if anything further develops, OK?
Joel: No problem! Scandals are what we cover best .

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Today’s Christmas! In the morning service, we open…

Posted by joelbyer on December 25, 2005


Today’s Christmas! In the morning service, we opened up with 3 a capella numbers.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

A very cool train set – thanks to Great-grandpa & …

Posted by joelbyer on December 25, 2005


A very cool train set – thanks to Great-grandpa & Grandma

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Christmas chaos!

Posted by joelbyer on December 25, 2005


Christmas chaos!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Getting used to this opening presents thing!

Posted by joelbyer on December 25, 2005


Getting used to this opening presents thing!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Stefan, Steph, Brendan Paulus – Christmas Day, 200…

Posted by joelbyer on December 25, 2005


Stefan, Steph, Brendan Paulus – Christmas Day, 2005

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Byer family – Christmas Day, 2005

Posted by joelbyer on December 25, 2005


Byer family – Christmas Day, 2005

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Jeffrey doing better

Posted by joelbyer on December 23, 2005

Just a couple of quick updates:

Jeffrey is doing much better! He’s basically back to normal with a little bit of a cough left.

Also, my wife’s side of the family is here this weekend for Christmas. Other than my mother-in-law, it’ll be great!

(OK, I’m kidding again.)

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

I rode in an ambulance today

Posted by joelbyer on December 20, 2005

Well…I suppose you might want a few more details than that so here goes. Over the last few days, Jeffrey has had a pretty nasty cough and has had some difficulty breathing. Last night it seemed worse than ever, so finally I took Jeffrey to the emergency room in Wallaceburg hospital. He had croup. After giving him some medication a couple of times and observing him for a few hours, they decided to send him on down to Chatham via ambulance sometime around 2:30 AM. (Chatham is a city with a bigger hospital.)

This wasn’t at all what I had expected, to say the least, but there we went! Thankfully, after a few hours of monitoring at Chatham hospital, Jeffrey was feeling better, breathing easier, and ready to go.

Then to top it all off, today he was scheduled to go to Sarnia (a city just about the opposite direction from us) for a hearing test. So, I got back from the hospital in Chatham just before noon, got a shower, ate a quick bite, then headed off for Sarnia.

It just goes to show; some days are pretty routine, then there are those other ones…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Mayor proposes banning death

Posted by joelbyer on December 19, 2005

Gotta check out this story folks. It’s a sure-fire popular political move if I saw one!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Isn’t this a pretty creepy picture?

Posted by joelbyer on December 18, 2005


Isn’t this a pretty creepy picture?

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »