COVID-19

In the latter part of 2019, a new strain of Coronavirus came into existence in the Wuhan province of China. Too little was done to curb the spread of the new virus, and as a result it has turned into a global pandemic. It has now made it into every major nation in the world. Here are the stats on this pandemic as of yesterday: 153,517 Confirmed Global Cases 5,735 Deaths (343 new deaths as of yesterday) 21,157 cases in Italy 1,441 Deaths 12,729 bases in Iran 608 Deaths 8,162 cases in South Korea 1,678 cases in the United States of America Watching the nightly news updates regarding this pandemic is akin to playing the game Plague. [Read More]

Twenty Years

Today is a huge day for me. It marks my twenty year anniversary at Rackspace. You can read more about the first ten years in my previous blog post. A lot has changed over the past ten years: I became a father again with the birth of my youngest, Rylan, on July 18, 2011 I became a grandfather with the birth of my first grandchild, Lizzie, on November 18, 2018 I lost my remaining grandparents I moved across the country to Dandridge, TN (becoming a full-time Work From Home Racker) The original leadership from the early days at Rackspace are now gone (Graham Weston, Lanham Napier, etc. [Read More]

Tennessee

Laura, the kids and I have made the decision to move from San Antonio, TX to Tennessee. Dandridge, TN to be exact. We’ll be moving “officially” in mid-June, once the kids are out of school for the year. It’s bittersweet. On the one hand, we are looking forward to the new adventure, but on the other hand I will miss my family tremendously.

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M.I.A.

I know. I know. Where have I been? It’s been like a year since my last post. Well, the last year has been quite….how shall I put it….busy. In the past year, I have marked my 11th anniversary at Rackspace, and I graduated with an Associate’s Degree from San Antonio College. The biggest change is that Laura is currently 36 weeks pregnant with a baby boy whom we will be naming Rylan Elias Ayala! [Read More]

South Padre Island

So….a couple of months ago, I reserved a hotel room in South Padre Island for this week so that Laura and I could go and get away for our 1st wedding anniversary. Well, we have decided to take Andi with us. Everyone that we have told this to has said that we are crazy. They’ve said that South Padre is going to be too wild for her. I’ll be honest…I’m starting to get a little nervous. [Read More]