Monday, July 23, 2007

Look what I found!

In other news: Who else is really jazzed about the New Executive Order that had to be made due to the state of emergency in the U.S., which wisely gives the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to take all our stuff if we do, or may do in the future, anything that undermines the Iraq War?

I know I'm certainly excited about it.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Still busy

Hello everyone,

We remain quite busy at our new house, making it our own. Cutting down trees and bushes (no bustles in my hedgerows), digging out stumps, getting down and dirty.

Besides that, I've been trying to concentrate more on my upcoming black belt test (September). My body is very tired of the high rep work (pushups, situps tricep dips, etc.), and I'll be glad when this is done.

I've been reading John Fairly's Humble Attempt in Defense of Reformation Principles; Particularly on the Head of the Civil Magistrate, but it's going slow, as I seem to have less and less time for reading nowadays.

Here's a pic of all the kids in our old kitchen, just a little before we moved:

Well, it looks like the folder on my computer that had the last pics we took at the old house, including the pics of our friends helping us move, is empty. So, now I'm sad that my pictures are lost.

I'm done posting now.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

What's been going on...

Ok, friends (and foes who read what I write for bad reasons), here's an update on what's been going on.

We moved. After living in the city for my whole life, I finally made it to the suburbs. Not too shabby for a guy with a wife and seven kids, on one meager salary! The sights and sounds are certainly a pleasant change. No more loud booming pounding music, with lyrics in another language, blasting from the cars on the street straight into my living room. Now I can hear birds. The cardinals and the gold finches that frequent my new back yard (which is about 5 or 6 times the size of my old back yard), are colorful, pleasant, and very much welcome to share my land. The past owners went a tad bit landscaping-crazy, kind of a "gardens gone wild" thing. So, there's a lot of work to be done. Oh, the wonders and amazement of the chainsaw! I'll tell you what though... it's fun and rewarding to work my land. I thank and praise God for giving us the opportunity to better our earthly estate like this.

I've been busy, and I'm very tired lately. And I haven't had much time to be online (not to mention the fact that my internet service provider took their good old time getting me hooked up at the new place), but we're doing well, and things have been good.

In other news: I got word that my grandmother was in the hospital, but by the time I got in to visit here, she was gone. No, not dead. Just transferred to long term nursing care. Poor grandma. Alzheimer's is a terrible thing... it's like losing your loved one before you lose your loved one. Know what I mean?

Sunday, July 01, 2007

An Encouragement from Our Lord

"Be not afraid, only believe." --Mark 5:36.