Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I wonder...how many Americans lock themselves out of their homes each year?

Maybe Brett can find a stat on that for me. Today as I waited for the phone guy to show (never did), I was also awaiting a couple of friends to come by for a visit. I recently helped a friend from ACU get a teaching position at the school where I teach. She came by to discuss the ends and outs of the school. She wanted a tour of our new house as soon as she came in. Early in the tour, we stepped outside to look at the backyard. The event caused us to be locked out of the house. We had no phones and no driving capabilities. Fortunately, Michael lives 1/2 mile away and has many roommates, one of which works sporadic hours. We make the trek and we think we're in luck! There is a car belonging to a girlfriend of the household in the driveway! She's probably cooking some dinner and can help us! Nope. She's not there. Luckily, the house has recently shifted and they can no longer lock their back door. We felt a whole lot better as we entered air conditioning and gained access to email. I emailed Michael and told him of our situation. The sweet guy left work early to let us in and Laura made it to her next appointment on time. Whew! I am sure this has happened to nearly everyone. I've been locked out of a house on more than one occasion. Does this happen to you, or am I alone in this? One lesson Iearned: Be specific in your prayers. I prayed that God would unlock the door before I tried to open the front door of my house. Turns out that he opened the back door to Michael's house. I should have been more specific...it sure would have made Michael's life easier.

What luck! The return of Olberman and the NHL!

Seeing how I still have the BIG SHOW book written by Keith and Dan, this is exciting to me! I know I don't have to tell you how excited I am about the return of hockey. My concern is that Mike Modano will don another uniform. That would be very hard. I know that with school starting and hockey on its way back, that I might lose some time with Michael. I've already promised him that this will not cause any strain on our marriage. I may need your support.

Should Kenny have been arrested for this??

Don't you think all of this is about people blowing things out of proportion and trying to get attention and money? I mean, come on! Did that guy REALLY have to go to the hospital? I highly doubt it. Kenny arrested?!? I would understand paying for the broken camera, but everything else is crazy.
Do you blame Kenny?
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Monday, July 18, 2005

Mowing Yards

Mowing yards put my brothers and me through years and years of Christian education. Today, I got a little taste of what my dad and brothers went through every summer. I finally got the mower started...Dad had to walk me through the steps! I mowed and mowed our LARGE front yard. Thankfully it is a cooler July day and most of the yard is covered in shade. Still, I didn't finish the entire job. Thanks, family, for your years of sacrifice.

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Here we go!

In order to comment on my family's blog, I must have an account too. So here it is.