Sunday, October 11, 2009

of Immigration to America

So, I'm teaching a family history class at church and have been doing some of my own family history work. it is really really cool and interesting. I've been researching a family (my grampa's grampa's dad and mom, William and Jensine Nielsen) that came from Denmark on the "Monarch of the Sea" arriving in New York on June 3, 1864. They came with their two boys and baby girl (Jorgen C, Iver, and Ane) they crossed the planes in the Issac A. Canfield company in 1864. Unfortunately on the trail baby Ane Sophie died. It has been interesting and educational to consider the circumstances and sacrifices of those earlier pioneers, my guess is that these two were the first ones on this line to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ, become converted, and make the transition to America. I am grateful to them!

Family History is so cool, now I just have to figure out how to find marriage info in Denmark!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ah, the freedom of self employment

Boy does it feel good to know that every time you work a little extra, it comes back to you. Its a lot of work getting this thing off the ground but we have some really good folks that we are working with. I left the lab with my good friend and colleague David Bruemmer. Our company is 5D Robotics, Inc. We create software that makes robots more useful.

Right now we are in process of writing a bunch of proposals, it has been educational, I see where we should take more of a leadership for the next round and I see better how the whole process goes.

Late nights, early mornings, work throughout most of the day, what a joy it is! I haven't felt this alive since...yesterday! a side note, no one said its not work, its just work worth doing!