Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Personal Update

Blogging:  My Blogging activity has been slow for the last twelve days.  I don’t have internet capability at home and my time at the office is crammed with other duties that keep me busy.

I will be resuming at a steady pace pretty soon.

House Plans:  Renae and I are still working on house plans.  Just when we thought we had decided on a final floor plan, we noticed some things we didn’t like.  So now, we’re back to the drawing board.  Dang! 

I hope to get this phase done soon.  We’ve got the money to build and can get started immediately… but trying to figure out the floor is a bigger job than I thought it would be.

We have only one chance to get this right, so we want to be careful.

Garden: The deer are doing a number on my fall garden.  I have planted collards 3 times!  It is frustrating to plant a garden (expense, labor) only to see everything eaten overnight! 

I’ve tried a variety of deer scares and nothing works (more than a day or two).  So I finally got around to putting up a fence.  Maybe this will be a deterrent.

My fall garden consists of collards, mustard, turnips, kale, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, radish, and lettuce.  Lot’s of green leafy stuff – cool weather plants.

I’m still collecting fruit trees and will be planting them this fall too.

Fishing:  My efforts at fishing haven’t been as productive this month as I was expecting.  I’m catching fish, but not near as many as I caught this time last year. 

I’m catching a red fish here-and-there, and a few mullet.  It’s been slow.   

Although the temperatures are mild, it’s still warmer than normal for October which (I think) has affected the fall mullet run.

But I’m going to stay at it. 

I love being on the water.

Church Stuff:  I just finished an eleven week sermon series covering a variety of topics.  We gave away more sermon CDs during this sermons than ever before.  That was very surprising to me.
PCC has some gifted teachers who fill-in for me from time-to-time, and I’m looking forward to hearing them soon.

We’re having a FALL PICNIC and CHILI COOKOFF at the end of the month (Wednesday, October 30th) the night before Halloween.  It’s going to be a lot of fun.  Bring a lawn chair, something to drink, and your best chili.  This will a great opportunity to meet new people and deepen friendships.

Personal:  I’m in the healthiest place I’ve been in a very long time.  I mean physically, spiritually, and mentally.  It’s a good thing.

I talked about some of those things in the two-part message entitled:  Simplify.

I had almost forgotten what it was like to have normal friendships and God has put some amazing people in my life.  Safe people. 

Life is good.

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