My life in Colombia

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Lay-off, moving, and Easter

Apr 9, 2006
Here I am, in Tucson, Arizona.

Well, it happened. Friday the 8th, I was layed-off at work. Three 0'clock in the afternoon I'm called into the controllers office, he and the operations manager and I. Turns out my boss new nothing of this before hand. After I was called into the office he was told to lock my computer account. That left him wondering what was going on. When I got back to my desk, he was there waiting, and asked me what was going on. He was completely blind sided by this one.

So what to do? Well, Cheryl and I have been talking of relocating to Tucson, AZ. This will just move our plans up a bit. So I've been sending resume and applications to companies in Tucson hoping to get an interview or two for then weekend I'm down there, the weekend of the 22nd.

Tomorrow is Easter, and I'll be playing sax at church, at both services. I played bass at the Good Friday service the other night. That was a good service, looked like over 200 people were there. Expecting a full house for Easter sunday service.

So with that, happy Easter!

Welcome to the Wiegand home page!

Apr 4, 2006
Musical instruments collage.

Hi and welcome! What we have here is a simple web site of stuff we are interested in, and willing to share with the world.

For example, we have posted a photo gallery of places we have visited - quite a few national parks, state parks and others.

I have information about online racing, I am in a league called GTR Endurance League. I will be writing reviews of the various tracks, hopefully one a month, or thereabouts. I have something like 120 tracks installed.

I will include some information on Linux and Joomla! the cms (content management system) I use on my site.

Who are we? I am Chip, my wife is Cheryl, and we have two sons - David and Austin.

My work is in computers. I was a Network Manager for 7 years before being layed off. I am also a musician. I play tenor and alto sax, clarinet, guitar (electric and accoustic), bass guitar, a little piano and mandolin. I have played bass guitar in a 3-piece rock band, we did only originals, had about a dozen or so songs. That band played at a couple youth clubs but didn't do much else. Then I played bass guitar in a country band, but left it when the leader decided to go a differant route from which he originally told me he was taking the band. Then I joined a community concert band and jazz band, playing tenor sax. Shortly after joining those bands I started playing for a Mexican band, playing tenor and alto sax and clarinet. That band lasted a year or so. Some of us in that band formed a new band, still playing Mexican music. We had a 9 piece band and were doing quite well, playing at least 3 gigs per month throughout the Puget Sound region and in central Washington. That band was a lot of fun to play in. After a couple years the drummer and bass player quit. That was the end of that band. I really miss playing Mexican music. We played Cumbia, Banda, Quebradita, Zapatiado, and Rancheras styles of music.

Cheryl works in the mortgage industry doing loan funding. She has also worked the loan processing and other areas of the mortgage loan industry . She is not a musician, but supports my music habit. She enjoys Renassaince Fairs and Star Wars fan stuff.

David is working, most of the time, in painting or landscaping. He is also a musician - playing guitar (electric and accoustic) and drums.

Austin is in college studying music. He is a top percussionist and pianist. He especially enjoys mallet percussion. He wants to be a music teacher and to play in a large symphony orchestra. He enjoys writing music, mostly 'classical' style pieces. He has written some for string quartet and mallet percussion.

Me on the old Muelle (dock)

Chip Wiegand

Contact me: Chip Wiegand

I teach english as a foreign language in Colombia. I'm from Kennewick, Washington, USA. In my previous life, as I call it, I was an IT guy, systems administrator, computer tech, as well as a shipping/receiving guy and also worked as a merchandising guy for a year for a camping/RV accessories store.

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Daniel(Barranquilla, Colombia)

Hola Chip.

Quisiera conocer tu hoja de vida o ponernos en contacto para darte información acerca de un acuerdo de trabajo, si estas interesado espero tu respuesta.

Quedo Atento


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(Atlántico, Colombia)

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