Change

Change is always painful but the upside is that it also brings adventure and opportunity. This week will be a significant in our journey. Our house is up for sale. I will begin working at U of L (assuming I get past the background check). The pain will come in the disruption of my comfortble routines. Reading, exercising, flexible schedules will all be affected. I think it will be good for me. Perhaps I will be reminded of how most people live.

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Memories from my parents living room wall.

Rain out?

A worship service in the park is planned for this morning. It appears we are at risk of cancelling because of rain. Apparently the prayers for ending the drought have trumped the prayers for good weather this morning.

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Hawaii

Cloudy and Cool

It is funny how much my day is defined by the weather. Today is cloudy and cool. A welcome relief from the HHH (hazy, hot & humid). I was able to get in a good run this morning. I had to dodge the yard sale people (Glenmary is having our annual yard sale). Ann is working hard at getting the house presentable for showing. I think she is a little frustrated with my lack of enthusiasm for such but I’m sure I will get motivated.

Kyle’s baseball team lost in their tournament finale last evening. He was able to recover from his foot injury so he could play. He had a bunt hit and and did a good job running the bases and scored a run. I think he and everyone else is gald the season is over. Tyler has the last game for the season this morning. They are playing for their championship also. Have you you ever heard of so many champions?

The for sale signs are up. Melissa got an immediate call last night and left the ballgame to show the house. The people are very interested. We’ll see if anything works out. We have worship in the park tomorrow mornning and a free pass for Sunday evening. Maybe a long bike ride would be in order?

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Wilson Dam – Florence, Alabama

Smell the Rain

I’m siting on our screened porch and the rain is moving in. It makes for a very pleasant morning. It also heightens my reluctance to return to painting. I really appreciate my time in the mornings. I get my best reading done then. A good cup of coffee and the opportunity to reflect and be thankful. I am having a late coffee with Mike today. I will get the painting done. There will be some time needed to get the paper work done to list our house. Melissa is relentless. It definitely “Get ‘R Done”. Another ballgame this eveing. Tomorrow Adam has asked me to go with him to do some random interviews, asking people who they think Jesus is. That should be interesting. He is preparing for the men’s retreat this fall.

If things go as planned I will begin a temporary job at University of Louisville on Monday. I am looking forward to the experience but I have mixed feelings about giving up my routine.

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Painting Day

What can you say when your day is consumed by painting and going to the dentist? How about, no cavities! I’m still not finished with the bedroom painting but I’m taking a break for the evening and going to Ryan’s baseball game. I need more paint so the good news is that I will have to go back to WalMart. I always feel better after I’ve been to WalMart. I still think my idea to build condos on top of Walmart stores would be a success. Just think, Walmart cradle to grave.

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Alaska – Glacier Bay in the morning

Jerod goes Home

We took Jerod and met Tanya and the other kids for lunch in Frankfort. It was a nice visit. Jerod seemed to enjoy his stay with us but was anxious to get back for his swim meet this evening. I got a report on the swim meet this evening and Grayson, Blake and Meredith each got a first place ribbon. I didn’t talk to Jerod but Meredith reported he did well.

Tomorrow I plan to tackle painting the upstairs bedroom. I have a dentist appointment but that will just be a convienent break from painting. we are slowly getting the house ready to put up our for sale sign. Maybe this Saturday for the Glenmary yard sale.

Nice bike ride today. 16 miles @ 13.1 mph. Very good for me. I’m usually around 12.2 or 12.3. Maybe I need a road bike??

Jerod goes Home

We took Jerod and met Tanya and the other kids for lunch in Frankfort. It was a nice visit. Jerod seemed to enjoy his stay with us but was anxious to get back for his swim meet this evening. I got a report on the swim meet this evening and Grayson, Blake and Meredith each got a first place ribbon. I didn’t talk to Jerod but Meredith reported he did well.

Tomorrow I plan to tackle painting the upstairs bedroom. I have a dentist appointment but that will just be a convienent break from painting. we are slowly getting the house ready to put up our for sale sign. Maybe this Saturday for the Glenmary yard sale.

Nice bike ride today. 16 miles @ 13.1 mph. Very good for me. I’m usually around 12.2 or 12.3. Maybe I need a road bike??

Another Blog

I have created this blog to record the “ordinary” day to day events and news of my life. I will continue to post on “my journey’s WEBLOG”. That site will be devoted to sharing thoughts, observations, discoveries and experiences of my spiritual journey. There is a link to this blog on my website home page.