Holiday preparation…do we have propane?

Tonight’s tasks included making sure the propane tanks on the trailer are full…they weren’t – and that the battery is good…it was still in the garage – and that I had the chemicals necessary for the holding tanks – I didn’t.

So now I do.  We aren’t quite ready to go…but we are close!

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A very generous offer


Posted here are four photos that are in the final running to be turned into a painting.

You see my very talented aunt Freda is an oil painter…and a very good one!  She’s offered to do me a painting and I’m very fond of Mount Rundle (top).  It is a unique shaped mountain and was the first one that Phil and I climbed.  (Remember the bleeding feet Phil?)

And of course the wild life around the mountains is always stirring…rugged and fearless!

But I love the Three Sisters (bottom)…

So if you wish to vote you may do so…top, elk, sheep or bottom!

Redeeming the time

We’ve just returned home after 9 days on the road and it was wonderful to lie in our own bed last night.  Truth be told, we landed in the house about 9:30 pm….after driving through what seemed like gale like winds and rain, and of course trying to get our things into the house without everything being wet.  Once we were in the house we weren’t long before the lights were out and we were sleeping well.

Wendy’s plans for Moms and Tots Camp were executed well, and the women left on a very happy note promising to bring their friends next year.  I was very proud of Wendy and all her hard work!

The weekend at Glenmore was very good – and the development of the Spanish Ministry is impressive.  Saturday night we were able to hit Cheesecake with Pete, Sandy, Randy, Faye, Pam, Sandra, Kerry, Cheryl and Bev.  It was another reminder of how much we enjoyed our seven years at Glenmore and how, more broadly, we enjoyed being pastors.

Now our attention turns to getting those things done that need more immediate attention so we can also ready the trailer!  Holidays will give us a chance to visit Phil and Amanda, do some “sitting by the pool” and of course for Wendy…some USA shopping!  As I have said before..time spent in the trailer is redeeming the time!

A few thoughts about us as a family and our interests.