Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 680

Day two of our MiFi saga.  After taking the new unit back to the store and getting it fixed, it quit working again after just a few hours of use.  Frustrated, we took it back to the store and demanded our money back.  Believe it or not, Verizon was going to charge us a restocking fee...not!  We were able to get the manager to wave the fee, but I still wrote corporate about a bad policy.  Other than that, we had a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 679

What a beautiful day we have had!  The high was 79 with gentle breezes.  We upgraded our MiFi today and the new was defective.  So, we are back on the old one and will take the new one back tomorrow and trade it for another one., what fun!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 678

A day spent mostly relaxing.  After visiting a lady in the hospital, and dinner, we witnessed this awesome sky!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 677

Today was largely a day to take care of business.  I sold a few things on eBay and we had to mail them.  However, it was not all work and no play -- we enjoyed Fun & Fellowship at the church building.  That is always fun!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 676

We had another good day of worship and fellowship.  This afternoon the Pratts came over with their three cute little boys.  Mark repaired the tile on our kitchen floor.  We had a really nice time with their family.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 675

Our hitchhiker is getting braver.  She's letting me get closer.  We took the Kildays with us to visit Neda today, and wish her a happy birthday.  She will be 93 tomorrow!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 674

Una had a really wonderful time with the grandkids today, while I stayed at home making pencils and other stuff.  When she got home we went to the grand finale of our church's VBS.  Another good day in the Lord!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 673

Una spent the day with the grandkids and I spent the day around the park getting acquainted with neighbors.  All-in-all, a good day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Days 670 -- 672

Yosemite Day Trip Slideshow
We had a really great day at Yosemite Monday.  We got home too late for me to blog.  Then on Tuesday I went to the wood-turning class, and Una and I got busy.  So, once again, I didn't get a chance to blog.  Today we went to Fresno and spent the day with the grandkids.  I am finally getting a chance to blog.  Enjoy the slideshow!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 669

We had a great worship, study, and fellowship.  Then we met up with our daughter, Shannon, and her husband, Stephen, to celebrate Father's Day.  Spent the remainder of the day at home, Wii bowling and a movie, The Sons of Katie Elder.  A really good day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 668

Turned pens and pencils today, completing two sets.  I then listed them on eBay.  Una and I spent the rest of the day relaxing.  We did go out to eat at Red Lobster.  Saw a sight I haven't seen before.  An older man was sitting in a booth by himself, eating his meal, with an 8x10 framed photograph of his wife.  We all grieve in different ways.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 667

I broke out the lathe today and made a pen.  It felt good, so I'm going to make a matching pencil tomorrow.  This afternoon I went to a movie (Super 8) with a group from the church.  After a day watching the grandkids, Una joined the group and I at Chili's for dinner.  Following dinner we had a nice visit with the Kildays.  It has been a very good day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 666

What can I say?  The number of this day is still just a number.  We had a good day, primarily relaxing around the rig.  I did climb on top to trim the tree that was blocking our satellite, and Una spent a great deal of time tweaking her presentation for Sunday's class, but it was still a pretty easy day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 665

We spent the day in Fresno babysitting the grandkids.  So, I guess you could say we truly had a grand day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 664

I went to a wood-turning class today and started a bowl.  It was great fun.  We relaxed the rest of the day.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 663

We had a really good day today.  This is a picture of our group at fun and fellowship.  They are a great bunch!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 662

Our Sundays are so rich!  What a wonderful day of worship and fellowship.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 661

We took a drive to Millerton Lake and had a visit with our kids and their friends.  It was a nice drive and the visit was great.  I'm just really happy that Una is feeling better.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 660

Our day has been good, since Una seems to have had just a twenty-four hour bug.  However, we didn't get to go camping.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 659

We had a regular day and it was good.  One of the standouts was a visit with Neda Childers.  This wonderful lady will be 93 this month.  She is so charming and very sharp, and very appreciative of a visit.  For those who have not experienced the blessing of visiting the elderly, let me say that you are missing a real treat.  These folks have so much to offer and the feeling you get from having lifted them is an invaluable reward.  These people spend a great deal of their time alone.  They need human interaction, and when they receive it they just light up.  One day, Lord willing, we will all be where they are.  Just maybe there will be someone who will take a little time out of their lives to share with us, and won't that be wonderful?  Think about it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 658

Our Ashley got an award at school today and then we took her home.  She is sick.  The rest of our day was good, with our witnessing to a neighbor who said he would like to go to church with us.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 657

Our grandson, Ethan, received an award at school today.  The rest of the day was spent mostly just relaxing.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 656

Another good day.  We attended the Senior breakfast, where I delivered a little humor.  The rest of the day we worked on our peace presentation.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 655

Another wonderful Sunday filled with good Bible study and fellowship.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 654

We went to David and Lisa's wedding today, after our monthly breakfast with the Bennetts.  Following the wedding we met up with our friends, Ethan and Eve, with their precious little daughter, Annabelle.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 653

Still completing business from yesterday.  And, I was still struggling with some stomach problems.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 652

We got a mail shipment today.  It opened up a lot of business to take care of.  We will still be working on it tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 651

I spent most of the day in bed, sick.  However, this evening we were able to make it to church.  It was good.