The Worst New Years Ever

As I was driving home from church last night, in the rain, a memory came back about one New Years night. I don’t have to many memories of New Years nights. For a few years I think I would just hang out with Rob at his house, mainly for the BBQ, but now I just go by to get a to go plate, THANKS ROB!

So back to the worst New Years Ever.
I had been working at the airport as a SkyCap, the guys that do curbside checkin and help with wheelchairs, and during the “winter” another airline besides Continental and Southwest would fly in. They flew in from either Minneapolis or Minnesota, it had Minn in the name. It was called Sun Country Airlines.
Well, on this particular night it was delayed because of snow storms. As the night went on, it kept getting delayed and delayed until finally it came in at about 11:30 PM New Years Eve.
Remember I said I helped with wheelchairs? For some reason, this flight was always filled with elderly people so they would always request for lots of wheelchairs. I think the most was thirteen. There was little walking space through the jet bridge because of all the wheelchairs!
I don’t remember for what reason, but on this particular night the airplane did not come up to the jet bridge so the passengers had to walk down off of the airplane on some stairs then walk in through a rear entrance that took them to the baggage claim. People on wheelchairs had to go a different route.
So, I wheeled off a few passengers and at the strike of midnight I was pushing this little old lady through the dark, cold, rainy night behind the airport struggling to open a security door.
She told me Happy New Year and handed me some candy, but in my head I was cursing Rob for getting me this job!
On other days I was grateful though.

On The Last

Well wouldn’t you know it. I missed the deadline for the last day of the photoblog every day in October by about twenty minutes though. It was worth it though. Had a jolly ol’ time with the gang at Wallbangers then at the Races. Kung Fu Panda was there. Not the real deal though. She was in San Benito. That would have been a good picture but I didn’t get it.

So since I missed the time I won’t post a picture. It was hard doing this. I thought I would become a better photographer because of this but that didn’t work!

What will be the next gimmick blog thang huh?

Until next time.

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!!

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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