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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Back to Flemming Park

We went back to Flemming Park this evening to help vet the orienteering courses for Saturday's event. Worked up until dark and lost my pedometer. This makes about 4 pedometers I have lost. I guess I just don't need one.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Vetting at Fleming Park

We went out to Fleming Park this evening to do a little vetting for the courses for the big orienteering event this coming Saturday morning. The big event Saturday is an 8 hour ROGAINE. ROGAINE stands for Rugged Outdoor Group Activity Involving Navigation and Endurance.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5962 Steps Today - 3.29 miles.
1950 Aerobic Steps.
328 Calories Burned.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Long Trip Home

This afternoon we drove back to Kansas City. It sure is a long way from Little Rock to Kansas City. Before we left Little Rock we enjoyed breakfast at Lee's house with all the grandkids and their mother and father's. Mary let my stop for a few caches on the way home.

Today's Stats:
5 Geocaches.
2448 Steps Today - 1.35 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
117 Calories Burned.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Dividing My Mother & Daddy's Stuff

Tonight we met with my brothers and sister at Daddy's house to start the process of dividing up their personal things. It was nice to visit with everyone but rather sad to think about what we were doing. Makes my ponder how soon it will be before our kids are dividing up Mary and I's stuff.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
3612 Steps Today - 1.99 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
146 Calories Burned.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Arkansas Bound

We traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas today to visit with family. On the way down Mary let me stop for 11 caches. It was a beautiful day to be out and about.

Today's Stats:
11 Geocaches.
3262 Steps Today - 1.80 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
158 Calories Burned.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Lunch with the Boss

Our new boss with Sprint took us to lunch today at the Thai Place Restaurant and welcomed us back to Sprint. The food was great but I ordered it medium hot. That was a mistake. I should have ordered mild. It was so hot I could not finish it.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1392 Steps Today - 0.76 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
59 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Another Hard Day At Work

My day started at 6:00 a.m. this morning when I received a call from work. I continued to work on problems until I went to bed.

Scott called and said they bought a new Suburban. They sure sounded happy about it.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7728 Steps Today - 4.26 miles.
6071 Aerobic Steps.
477 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Ruby Tuesday for Dinner

I guess Mary felt sorry for me working so many hours lately so she took me out to Ruby Tuesday's this evening. We really enjoyed our dinner.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7574 Steps Today - 4.18 miles.
5977 Aerobic Steps.
463 Calories Burned.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Monday After The Big Install

Today was a hard day at work. We did a big install this past weekend and today experienced a few problems that kept me going all day into the night.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1462 Steps Today - 0.80 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
54 Calories Burned.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Course Setting at Kill Creek

This afternoon I walked over 5 miles and checked about 1/3 of the control flag locations for the courses I am setting for the Kill Creek event on April 1st.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
9509 Steps Today - 5.25 miles.
3602 Aerobic Steps.
567 Calories Burned.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Geocaching Event at Ci-Ci's

We met a bunch of geocachers at Ci-Ci's pizzas in Liberty, Missouri this eveing for an unplanned get together. We enjoyed so great food and fellowship.

I spent the entire day sitting and working on the computer. I am sitting up the courses for the orienteering event on April 1st.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
297 Steps Today - .16 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
6 Calories Burned.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Loading Up For Tomorrow's Orienteering

Right after I had everything loaded into the van for tomorrow's orienteering event the message came through on email that the event was canceled because of dangerously cold temperatures in the morning. We are expecting it to be down to zero in the morning with the chill factor below zero.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1572 Steps Today - .86 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
59 Calories Burned.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ice and Cold Weather Coming

I came home early today because we were expecting ice. The temperture did drop to the lower 20's this afternoon but the rain stopped and the streets dried up. I did get to work from home this afternoon because of it.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1444 Steps Today - .79 miles. This is really getting bad.
0 Aerobic Steps.
51 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

First All Hands Meeting for New Local Company

We spent our first half day today in an all hands meeting with the New Local Company lead team. They tried to encourage us that we have a great opportunity with the new company.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
2699 Steps Today - 1.49 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
146 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valinetines Day with Mary

We went to the Sprint Campus today and signed our papers for employment. We think we're full time employee's with Sprint again.

Mary and I went out this evening for an evening on the town. We had a great evening and ended with a great meal together.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
4994 Steps Today - 2.75 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
270 Calories Burned.

Monday, February 13, 2006

First Day With Sprint

This was my first day back as a full time employee of Sprint. I hope I'm on the payroll. I have not signed anything yet.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
4487 Steps Today - 2.47 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
265 Calories Burned.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Kill Creek

This afternoon we went down to Kill Creek Park and drove all the roads around the park. I then walked some of the trails gathering tracks on my GPS. I need to see if the tracks line up with the orienteering map. I'm trying to get ready for the April 1st orienteering event.

After that we went geocaching in Lawerence, Kansas. I walked a lot of miles to get 5 caches.

Today's Stats:
5 Geocaches.
12798 Steps Today - 7.06 miles.
6856 Aerobic Steps.
799 Calories Burned.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

HillsDevil Triangle In The Snow

My friend Brian Yonke invited me to go caching with him today. He picked me up before daylight and we grabbed a few caches down south. About 9:30 a.m. we met Ajayhawkfan, KCmose, Kerflop, Awesome, SixPack, Russ&Dana, BlueLady, and IC1 at Hillsdale Lake. Brian and I had already found the cache about a year ago but thought it would be fun to accompany this group on their expedition. It snowed nearly the whole day. We had a ball watching them try to solve the triangle trig puzzle to find the cache. We all met at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Osawatomie for lunch. It was a great day for caching.

Today's Stats:
12 Geocaches.
8460 Steps Today - 4.67 miles.
1906 Aerobic Steps.
448 Calories Burned.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Last Day with IBM

I signed the papers and turned in my IBM badge this morning. These corporations sure know how to make life stressfull. When I go to work Monday I'm suppose to have a job with Sprint. We went caching this afternoon to try to get all this job stuff off my mind.

Today's Stats:
7 Geocaches.
9004 Steps Today - 4.97 miles.
1023 Aerobic Steps.
537 Calories Burned.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Texas Two-Step

I thought we would catch up on our caches around town this afternoon but we only found 3 caches. I spent way too much time on the Texas Two-step cache. I really almost gave up on this one when I got lucky and found it.

Today's Stats:
3 Geocaches.
6737 Steps Today - 3.72 miles.
941 Aerobic Steps.
371 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Breaking In the New KIA MiniVan

We had to break the new KIA MiniVan in right. Today we went geocaching in North Kansas City. The new minivan is great. I'm just having a little trouble getting use to about half the space that we had in the old Dodge Van. It rides great. I'm convinced that we'll be able to find a lot of caches with the new cache-mobile.

Today's Stats:
10 Geocaches.
4815 Steps Today - 2.65 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
258 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Mary Bought Us a New KIA Minivan

Our Dodge Ram Van left mary setting on the side of the road last week. She's been studying cars ever since. Today we went out and bought a KIA Minivan. I guess I helped. I had to go sign the papers this evening. It's really very nice. I just hate having a car payment again. The KIA dealership towed our van to their place and gave us $1500 as trade-in.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
8394 Steps Today - 4.63 miles.
6911 Aerobic Steps.
540 Calories Burned.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Met New Sprint Manager Today

Our development team met with our new Sprint Manager this evening. Friday will be my last day with IBM.

I did not go for a walk with the guys at work today. I'm still kind of weak from being sick all weekend.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1374 Steps Today - .75 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
52 Calories Burned.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

My Cold is Finally Getting Better

It seems like I'm actually getting better this afternoon. I spent a big part of the day working on the orienteering course for the April 1st Kill Creek Event.

Did not wear the pedometer today.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Kill Creek Course Setting

I'm still home sick with a cold but I spent most of the day working on the orienteering courses for the Kill Creek Event for April 1st.

I did not wear the pedometer today.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Home Sick with a Cold

I spent a lot of time today sneezing and trying to control a runny nose. Pretty miserable.

Did not wear the pedometer today. I just sat and laid around all day.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Taking a Cold

It seems like I have all the symtoms of a head cold so I guess I have a cold. I started taking panmist this evening. I came home from work early and finish my work day here.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
2025 Steps Today - 1.11 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
86 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Tax Refund

Today Mary filed our tax return. I just found out we get a refund. That sure beats paying more as we have in the past. Maybe now I get to upgrade my GPS.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1938 Steps Today - 1.07 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
94 Calories Burned.

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