Month: October 2008

Do What?

Luke came down to work on a roof and to preach at our church this week and since tonight is his last night here before heading back to North Carolina we took him out to Wallbangers and for a little Rip Stiking.

He had never heard of a Rip Stik so when we asked him to try it his response was more or less….Do What?

As you can see in the photos, I had to hold him up like a 6 year old girl trying to ride a bike for the first time.

It looked like he had fun and I know I sure did.

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The Jerk Store Called…


They need more YOU!!

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Two Ships Passing in the Night

There are moments in this life where I am left with amazement and wonderment. I am sure there are certain marvelous man made structures or beautiful landscapes that cause amazement and wonderment in all of us but I am referring to those moments in life when you just sit or stand still and for that brief moment you think, “wow”. Not because of an object in front of you but of the path your life is going or where it has been and the people that were in it.

I had one such moment recently. It was so brief that hours after it happened it was forgotten about until a small conversation I had with Juan brought the memorie of that moment back.  In fact, the title of this blog came from him.
I have said in the past that I wear my heart on my sleeve but I don’t remember that I have ever said that I can get lost in my emotions to the point where nothing else matters. I don’t remember that I have said that I can get lost in a person to the point where noone else matters. I can remember where my whole world revolved around just one person. When it didn’t matter how far or for how long I had to travel just to be with that person. When the only thing that made me happy was being with that person. 
I can remember when seeing her afar off meant no matter what I was doing she was more important, but now that time has passed and now that time has healed all wounds I can see her and, just like two ships passing in the night, we can go on our seperate courses without the world stopping just for us. It was a brief moment like that which left me in “awe” because no matter how much had changed up until that moment it was still okay and I was able to just smile about it to myself.
No structure in the world can be so amazing to me as the life, the events, and the people that God has put in my life.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I don’t have a picture for you today and this is not a thousand words but I am glad you read this far.

Power Washing the Deck

This is the third time I do this.

When I got the house I power washed it but never put any water sealant on the deck so it got very ugly again.

A few months ago I started to power washing it again but half way through the electric power washer went out. This time around I borrowed a gas powered washer. Aside from running out of gas one time it workred great.

This time around I hope to put that water sealant. 🙂

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23. One Car Garage

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She sure is lonely in there but she has plenty of room to stretch. Sometimes she sleeps on one side of the bed and at other times, like tonight, she sleeps in the middle so she has her room to stretch. Sadly she has been sleeping with her eyes wide open.

For now the bike on the wall keeps her company.