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, January 31, 2007

More Snow

I took the SODS team to Haywards BQ for lunch today in my Honda. (Me, Chris, Andy, and Jeff Ratcliff) By the time we came back from lunch everything was white with snow and it's still snowing cats and dogs. I may have to take off and drive to Little Rock to escape this stuff.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Time To Buy Groceries

I went to Sam's to get some Tilopia this evening. I ended up spending over a hundred dollars for food. That should keep me in food for a month or two.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Very Hard Drive Back To Kansas City

Since I had two meeting that I needed to attend in person today, I decided that I better drive back to Kansas City after church last night. I got to my bed this morning about 1:00 a.m. My eyes have been pretty heavy all day today. Last night I had a lot of trouble keeping my eyes open while driving.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Nice Day At Crystall Hill

We enjoyed a nice day at church today. I noticed that there is never anyone to run the video camera. I might just volunteer to do that. I can't sing very good in the choir anyway. The choir would probably like it if I changed jobs.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Installing DSL For A Friend

I was trying to help a friend install his new DSL today. I spent over 4 hours of very hard IT type work trying to get it to work.

Instead of a "LAN or High-Speed Internet" section in the Network Connections I had a Bridged Network section. I have never seen this. There was not TCP/IP stack for the Local Area connection. I finally right-clicked on it and clicked remove bridging. Then I had a "LAN or High-Speed Internet" section and the Local Area Connection had a TCP/IP stack.

I still had to work with three Earthlink technicians to get it working.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Wading Snow

I have waded through snow every day this week to get to my car. While driving home to Little Rock this evening I drove out of the snow a little before I got to the Arkansas State line.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

1960 GMC Fuel Pump

I went to NAPA to pick up the fuel pump for our 1960 GMC and it was the wrong one. It did not match the picture in the book or the old fuel pump the came off the truck. They said there was one at the Little Rock NAPA warehouse. I guess I'll have Mary pick it up tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

LMC Truck

This evening after work I went to LMC Truck in Lenxa looking for a fuel pump for our 1960 GMC truck. They did not have one and sent me to NAPA. They ordered one from the warehouse.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lots Of Ice

I was amazed at the amount ice on the trees coming home last night. The bulk of the ice was about 40 miles north and south of Interstate 44.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Shut Down The Website

I made the final call to today and discontinued our service with them. They broke my code and could never get it running again so the club moved the website to another hosting company. I guess I am officially out of the web business with the Possum Trotters.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Washing Machine Quit

Yesterday it was the well pump. Today it's the washing machine. Scott went down stairs this afternoon to wash some clothes and found that the washing machine would not empty the water. Then I had visions of a new washing machine. After tearing it apart and checking a bunch of stuff it started working. We don't know why but we're glad it's now back in operation.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Water Pump Quit

I was sitting here this morning enjoying the morning when Mary said the kitchen faucet was just dripping. I had visions that water pump had finally burned up. After much checking I discovered that the electricl contracts on the pressure switch was burned very badly. I cleaned them with some sand paper and it seems to be working fine.

I keep hoping it will last until we can get the city water hooked up. The water company set the stack for the meter. Now we need to dig a ditch and lay some pipe.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Wild Game Night At Church

I got to Little Rock this evening in time for the Wild Game Night. This was a men only event and WOW, was it ever a huge feast. Huge piles of frog legs, a whole hog, beautiful fried cat fish, rabbit, deer meat fixed all kinds of ways. It was the biggest feast I think I have ever been to. I really enjoyed it, except for eating too much.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Still Ice Everywhere

The ice from the weekend ice storm is still hanging around. At least most of the streets are clear. 101st Terrace has still got a thick layer of ice on it.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Long Day At Work

I started today about 6:30 a.m. and did not quit until nearly 6:00 p.m. With all the ice and the extrem cold we did not even go out to walk at lunch.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Back In The Saddle At Work

I guess it's about time. Seems like I have been in Little Rock since the middle of December. I am very thankful to still have a job.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Lots of Ice and Snow In Kansas City

I worked at home in Little Rock today. There was still lots of ice and snow on the roads going to Kansas City. I drove back to Kansas City tonight after work. The roads were pretty clear and I had no problems. There sure is a lot of ice everywhere up here in Missouri.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Scott Went To Church With Us This Morning

Scott seemed to enjoy the service this morning. It sure was good that he went to church with us. We enjoyed lunch with him after church.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Another Day in Scott and Laura's Bathroom

We tried to finish up their bathroom project today. We put on two coats of paint on the walls and set the new toilet in place. We installed a the light fixture over the sinks and installed a new cabinet with two new sinks. It's really looking good. We'll have to come back another day to finish the crown mold and base boards.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Scott Spent The Night With Us

Scott spent the night with us last night. We are praying very fervently from him and Laura to work out their problems.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Work From Home Day

The boss is letting me work from home today. Scott and Laura are having some problems. I am here to try and help them through their situation.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Arkansas To Kansas City To Arkansas

Yesterday I was in Arkansas. This morning I was in Kansas City. Tonight I'm back in Little Rock. I'm getting dizzy. I got word this morning that Scott and Laura are having some problems, so I drove back to Little Rock to be with Mary and see if I could help.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Funeral For Jan Veazey

I took a half day of vacation today so I could attend Jan Veazey's funeral at Ten Mile Baptist Church in Lonsdale, Arkansas. Jan played the piana while I was music director at Pleasant View Baptist Church in North Little Rock. She was a very dear lady the same age as Mary and a good friend.

This afternoon I drove back to Kansas City.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Work From Home In Arkansas

Today was a work from home day in Arkansas so I can go to Jan Veaezy's funeral tomorrow. It sure is nice to have the Sprint Data Card so I can work from home.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Brown's Country Buffet

We treated Lee, Angela, Preston, and Drew to lunch at Brown's Country Buffet. It was a fantastic meal but as useual we over did it. We really enjoyed our time with them.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Another Day In The Bathroom

Today is ceramic tile day. We borrowed a tile cutter and a wet saw from Laura's brother. The wet saw sure saved the day. I was Scott's helper. He did a beautiful job laying the tile in the new bathroom. It's all down and waiting to dry so we can grout it.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Time For Another Trip To Arkansas

I just got here and it's time to go back to Arkansas. This is getting somewhat old. I'm sure thankful I have a nice car to drive.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

VIPR - A Dead Project

I have been trying to load the VIPR Project on my laptop at work for weeks. Most folks get it loaded in a day or two. I still can not make it run on my laptop. Today we were told that the whole project is to be put on hold. VIPR is going away. I wonder what God is trying to teach me here.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Long Day At Work

I arrived at work this morning about 6:30 a.m. and I left work a little after 6:00 p.m. this evening. I am tired.

Lee did a great job streaming the live audio with JetCast tonight. I really enjoyed being able to tune into the service at Crystal Hill.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

First Day Of Work At Embarq 2007

It sure was hard to get up this morning. This was the first day back at work in nearly three weeks.

I worked on the church website tonight and took off all the Christmas decorations.

Monday, January 01, 2007

New Years Day 2007

It was back to work in Scott and Laura's bath room this morning. When I left about 4:00 p.m. to return to Kansas City the sheet rock was mostly floated and the backer board was down for the tile. It's begining to look like a bath room again.

I got to Kansas City about 10:10 p.m.

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