Steve's Blog

I try to use this blog to record something about my life everyday.

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Name: Steve Brown
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

On December 31, 2007 I left my job with Sprint/Embarq where I worked as a Software Engineer for 15 years at the Sprint Campus in Kansas City. In January 2008 Mary and I started Steve Brown Ministries and started traveling the United States broadcasting "Live Video" of Revivals, Bible Conferences, Mission Conferences, and other Special Services. Mary and I enjoy serving the Lord Jesus Christ and traveling to churches as we minister through We are very pleased that our ministry is endorsed and we are sent out of our home church at Heritage Baptist Temple in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Van Safety Inspection

Mary spent many hours trying to get the van safety inspected and get the new license. At least she was able to get the license for two years.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7717 Steps Today - 4.14 miles.
6087 Aerobic Steps.
456 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Fixed The Refrigerator Again

While Scott was here he showed me how to get to the Adaptive Defroster Control board. We went to Mar-Bec appliance store and brought a new one. I installed it and tested it. It worked great. This fixes a problem we have been putting up with for two years. What a relief.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7607 Steps Today - 4.08 miles.
6243 Aerobic Steps.
428 Calories Burned.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Three Miles and Snow

Today we walked our three mile loop around the ponds at Southlake. This evening it snowed a little bit. Not much accumulation.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7675 Steps Today - 4.11 miles.
6291 Aerobic Steps.
413 Calories Burned.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Machine Shed for Breakfast

This morning we went to the Machine Shed for breakfast with Scott, Laura, Robby, and Rachel. After breakfast Scott and Laura headed for Arkansas.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
835 Steps Today - .44 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
30 Calories Burned.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Christmas Lights at Crown Center

Today we went shopping. The family even let me get ONE cache today. It was near a store where we dropped off Mary, Laura, and Ashley while Scott, Bradley and I went after the cache. We ended up at Crown Center looking at the Christmas lights. I took several pictures of Scott, Laura, Bradley, and Ashley. After our shopping spree we went to Famous Dave's for barbecue.

Today's Stats:
1 Geocaches.
6187 Steps Today - 3.32 miles.
1293 Aerobic Steps.
315 Calories Burned.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Cory and Peggy Kramer's Wedding

This evening we went to Cory and Peggy Kramer's wedding at Beshore, Kansas. Cory has been Robby's friend for several years. They also work together. We had a great time. They fed us a fantastic meal. It started at 5:00 p.m. and we didn't leave until after 10:00.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1358 Steps Today - .72 miles. This is really bad. Two days in a row.
0 Aerobic Steps.
52 Calories Burned.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving with the Kids

Today we didn't leave the house all day long. We had a great day with Scott, Laura, Bradley, Ashley, Robby, and Rachael. Scott fileted the turkey and we smoked it 3 1/2 hours. It was fantastic.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1105 Steps Today - .59 miles. Oh! This is bad.
0 Aerobic Steps.
18 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Scott, Laura, Bradley, and Ashley Drove Up

This eveing was a big day for us. Scott, Laura, Bradley and Ashley drove up from Arkansas to be with us for Thanksgiving. They got here about 7:45 p.m. and Mary had a big supper ready for them.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
8237 Steps Today - 4.42 miles.
6167 Aerobic Steps.
442 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

No walking today - Just buying groceries

Today I worked through lunch hour and didn't go for a walk. Everybody was gone but me and I just couldn't get the energy up to go walking. This evening Mary took me the grocery store one more time. She's getting ready for the kids coming up for Thanksgiving.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
2413 Steps Today - 1.29 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
118 Calories Burned.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Three Mile Walk Around Waterside

Today at lunch Chris and I walked the entire trail around the Waterside lakes. I carried my GPSmap76CS and it reported exactly 3 miles.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
8247 Steps Today - 3.8 miles.
6424 Aerobic Steps.
151 Calories Burned.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Orienteering at Weston Bend State Park

Today was the big event at Weston Bend State Park near Weston Missouri. I did the Orange course today. It was 3.74km. I am worn out. I even jogged part of the course. The day was cool and just perfect for being out in the woods.

Today's Stats:
1 Geocaches.
9962 Steps Today - 3.14 miles.
5771 Aerobic Steps.
158 Calories Burned.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Caching in Columbia Missouri

This morning we got up in Columbia and starting caching. We spent a couple hours doing the Steeple Chase in downtown. Then we tried to finish the Murder cache and failed again. After grabbing some of the newest caches in town Mary wasn't feeling well and we headed home.

Today's Stats:
7 Geocaches.
5778 Steps Today - 1.82 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
91 Calories Burned.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Caching North of Town

This afternoon we were doing a little catching up on the north side of town. We decided to go after one at Chillicothe. After we finished at Chillicothe we decided to go after one south of Booneville. By this time we were tired and decided to spend the night in Columbia.

Today's Stats:
7 Geocaches.
5416 Steps Today - 170 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
86 Calories Burned.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

More new trails at Waterside

Today at lunch I went walking with Andy and discovered yet more new trails. We ended up walking over 3 miles today. Great trails.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
8295 Steps Today - 3.61 miles.
6845 Aerobic Steps.
130 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Checking out the trails at Waterside

Today at lunch I went walking and searching for new places to walk. I found a new trail and walked a little over a mile and a half. Very nice trails around the small lakes.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5398 Steps Today - 1.70 miles.
2596 Aerobic Steps.
86 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Jury Duty - Jackson County Courthouse

Today was my day to serve on Jury Duty. I was summoned to appear at the Jackson County Courthouse. After sitting through the whole ordeal I was not picked to serve.

Today's Stats: Forgot my pedometer today.
0 Geocaches.
1512 Steps Today - .47 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
20 Calories Burned.

Monday, November 14, 2005

First Day at Waterside Four

This morning I had to drive twice as far to work. It was my first day to report to work at the Waterside Four in Lenxa. It's a nice place to work but just too far from home.

Today's Stats: Forgot my pedometer today.
0 Geocaches.
0 Steps Today - 0 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
0 Calories Burned.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Caching in Ft. Scott, Lawrence Kansas

We located 4 caches this afternoon while caching from Ft. Scott to Lawrence, Kansas.

Today's Stats:
4 Geocaches.
4609 Steps Today - 1.45 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
68 Calories Burned.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Caching at El Dorado Lake

This morning Brian Yonke picked me up at 6:20 a.m. for a trip to El Dorado Lake near El Dorado, Kansas. We picked up Dick Neuburger and Steve Mosebach. Our team arrrived at the parking place for the cache about 9:30 a.m. It was about 3:00 p.m. and 8 miles later that we finished the cache. We had a great time together. We did 10 other caches before we left the area including the El Dorado Midnight Root Cellar after it got dark.

This is Brian and I as we made our final approach to the El Dorado Intersection Cache.
Today's Stats:
11 Geocaches.
20796 Steps Today - 9.5 miles.
6206 Aerobic Steps.
328 Calories Burned.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Work from Home

Today they are moving my stuff from Sprint Campus to my new office at Waterside 3 in Olathe. Mary and I went to Applebee's for dinner this evening.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1488 Steps Today - .46 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
18 Calories Burned.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Last Day at the Sprint Campus

This was a sad day. It is the last day to walk the 1 1/2 mile walk around the Sprint Campus. Chris and Andy were tied up with other obligations and I made the last walk by myself.

No pedometer today.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Doctor Visit

Today I had a check up with Doctor Whitaker. He seemed to think I was in good shape and encouraged me to continue exercising and keep the weight down. He said I had lost 4 pounds since last visit.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5700 Steps Today - 2.60 miles.
3290 Aerobic Steps.
258 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Moving From Sprint Campus

Today I spent quite a bit of time packing up my office. My stuff will be moved this weekend to the Waterside 4 building in Olathe.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5273 Steps Today - 2.41 miles.
3280 Aerobic Steps.
243 Calories Burned.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Possum Trot Registration - PayPal

This evening I worked on the Possum Trot Registration Site. We've been having problems with PayPal payments not showing up on an event registration. It seems the problem is that our president changed his email address. After I changed all occurances of his email address to his new address it seems to work. I spent a lot of hours relearning how we interact with PayPal.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
6048 Steps Today - 2.76 miles.
3813 Aerobic Steps.
282 Calories Burned.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Caching in Kansas City

This afternoon we found the remainer of the caches in Kansas City. For the moment we have found all the caches in Kansas City. We still lack a couple in our 100 mile circle. One in Chillicothe and one South of Boonville Missouri.

Today's Stats:
4 Geocaches.
3952 Steps Today - 1.80 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
186 Calories Burned.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Orienteering at Blue Springs Lake

Today we had a double header at Blue Springs Lake. I served as registrar at the day event and the night event at Blue springs Lake. In between the two events we found a cache in Independence. It was the Crossings cache and the second stage turned out to be rather hard for us.

Today's Stats:
1 Geocaches.
3594 Steps Today - 1.64 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
137 Calories Burned.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Caching in Lawerence & Topeka Kansas

This afternoon we took off for Lawerence, Kansas. It took most of the afternoon but we located 5 new caches. When we were finished we were so close to Topeka that we went over found the one last cache in Topeka. These were some pretty hard caches.

Today's Stats:
6 Geocaches.
9245 Steps Today - 4.23 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
427 Calories Burned.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Autumn at the Sprint Campus

Today was picture day for our SODS Development team. I shot a few pictures around the campus while I had my camera at work.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Coding for Orienteering

This evening we spent the evening watching TV while making some code changes on the scoring program for the finish line at orienteering events. Mary fixed so great red beans and cornbread with coleslaw and onion. It was great.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
6536 Steps Today - 2.99 miles.
3404 Aerobic Steps.
314 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

KCopoly Repair - St. James Place

This evening we took time to replace a missing KCopoly container for St. James Place. We put out a new container and logbook in a new location. We then enjoyed a nice diner together at Applebees.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5810 Steps Today - 2.65 miles.
3358 Aerobic Steps.
276 Calories Burned.

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