Friday, January 20, 2017

Fun Friday: Amazing Basketball Player

You thought you were good at basketball? Check out this 11 year old girl!






 What do you care about enough to be this dedicated to it?

Friday, January 13, 2017

"Fun" Friday: Track Cleats

I haven't had much time for my blogs lately and didn't come up with a fun Friday brain teaser. So I am going to post a story I posted yesterday on facebook.


So here's kind of a cool story. I took Kayla to counseling (that's not the cool part) and on the way back to school I decided to stop at Catholic Charities because I'd heard they had cleats in all sizes, and I figured she could use a pair to grow into. Well, there were none in her size so we left. When we got outside she asked if we could go back in and look in the cart of $1 shoes. Well, why not? I saw what looked like running shoes on the top of the cart and turned them over to look for a size, and they were track cleats! A size too big for her, but not for long I'm sure. But the cool part (besides getting track cleats for $1) was that there was a Scripture reference written in them. Habakkuk 3:19 which says, "The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights." I told Kayla that must be God's message to her for track this year.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Repairs

I haven't been on my blog as much as usual. The reason is that we have had several projects going on. A couple of months ago we looked at a waterfront house. We were really interested, but it didn't seem like the right house for us because it was a duplex, and I have a drummer and two trombone players. The location was great though. We also realized we need to get our house paid down more and also make some repairs.

The list of repairs was long, but mostly things like new flooring in the kitchen, new decks on both sides, replacing woodwork that is water damaged and so on. So I decided to use my birthday money (today is actually my birthday, but we bought the tile three weeks ago.) We also sold our wooden swingset and bought boards for one of the decks.

About this time, an adoption caseworker from the state called to say he was coming on January 6. Yikes! That gave us less than three weeks to do the decks and flooring. We jumped right in with the flooring and the first part went pretty well, but cutting the tile to fit around door frames and the little pieces around the edge got crazy.
When we pulled the old linoleum, we wrote our favorite verses on the wooden floor before we laid the tile.






First tile laid.



Replacing water damaged bottom piece.







We also started pulling apart both decks thinking it would just as easy to do both at once. They are both very small. One deck was built under Jessica's direction a few years ago. The other was here when we bought the house. It has steps up both sides, so we left one side so we'd have a way to get into the house. The problem was, it turned out the risers were rotted on those steps. Risers were $200 each so Rick made a pattern and cut the risers himself. We also decided to have just a single set of steps on that side.




So the past couple of weeks we've been laying tile, cutting wood, building steps and so on. Also during this I've been dealing with an injured elbow, so didn't get to do much of the building. So I did a lot of waterproofing boards and painting woodwork. We didn't get everything quite done, but did a good job of hiding it!

I don't have pictures of everything finished, but I do have a few of the inside of  the house in general.
My office that I share with everyone.





I will get some of the finished projects next time and also share the cool part of the adoption home study visit.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Fun Friday: How Many Blocks are There?

I am borrowing this from the page listed on the picture. Don't cheat. How many blocks are there?

ANSWER: 66

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

What's On Your List?

This wasn't supposed to be the Fun Friday post, but since I'm just now finishing it, I'm going to post it on all four blogs as the Fun Friday post, so have some fun with it!



Ever since the movie "Bucket List," people have been making their own lists. I prefer to call them life lists. Some of the popular Life List choices include writing a novel, going on a cruise, learning another language, visiting the Grand Canyon and so on. There is even a website devoted to making your list and following through. It includes thousands of ideas from other members. (You can find that HERE)

Here are some lists that I found online. Not sure who to credit for these.






The end of a year is a good time to reflect on your life. What things have you done from the lists above? What ten things would be on your own Life List? Leave a comment below and we will compile our own list.