It’s a Girl!

March 7th, 2010

Early Monday morning, Rebecca and I welcomed our daughter into this world… and she is everything that we hoped for and more.


  • Girl
  • 7 lbs, 6 oz
  • 19″ long
  • Name: Yael Scherba

Now I’ll have something more fun to write about…

Camera is Back!

August 15th, 2008

So, my digital camera (Canon PowerShot G3) is back!  I had accidentally dropped it in the middle of our home inspection and had dislodged one of the lens groups.  Fortunately, nothing major was broken and the good folks at MCVR were able to repair the camera for less than $100.00–I would highly recommend them to anybody looking to repair a digital camera.

Urbana Hawk_4.JPGAnd just in time.  This guy was greeting me at the end of my bike ride. With dinner.

Moving [back] to Urbana, IL (Part I)

June 23rd, 2008

Rebecca and I are moving back to Champaign-Urbana, IL to allow Rebecca to pursue a Ph.D. in Human and Community Development/Family Studies at UIUC.  I will be sticking with Qualcomm who, conveniently, opened up a C-U office last year!  Should be a fun and interesting experience, if nothing else.

But, it involves moving, which is never fun.  We have good friends in both locations, so we have the bitterness of leaving contrasted with the excitement of being able to see old friends again.  We will be driving starting tomorrow with the two cats in the back seat.  This will be Henrietta’s first road trip, so we’re hoping she takes well to it.  Additionally, we have the excitement of our first house purchase (we close this Friday).

We got our townhouse packed (partially by movers) this afternoon.  I’m taking a break from cleaning out our place and ‘borrowing’ our neighbor’s WiFi to catch-up on news and email… fortunately, nothing else seems to be going down.

Stay tuned…

Henrietta and Homer are Friends!

May 27th, 2007

Homer and HenriettaHenrietta and Homer and friends! Check out some new photos

Introducing Henrietta Pussycat

May 12th, 2007

We (I) finally broke down and said yes to another cat. Meet Henrietta Pussycat Scherba Swartz Murmelstein (‘Henni’ for short):

Henrietta Pussycat

We tried to keep Homer away from Henrietta (3+ pounds his junior) as best as we could, but eventually she decided that that the guest room just wasn’t her thing. Fortunately, they are getting along quite well–I will upload more pictures as she continues to do cute things.

Sort of back…

February 18th, 2007

So, the old server decided to bite the dust without warning and without a recent backup.  No fun there.

Long live the new server.  Pictures of the cat, my wife, and our adventures will return shortly.  Until then, enjoy something else.