Bible Verse Of The Day

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Musings: Storm Rolling In

Clear night sky with bright stars. Clouds slowly roll in. The wind starts to blow. Lighting can be seen dancing in the distance sky. The wind blows harder. A low rumble of thunder is heard as the lighting increasing. With a big bang, a lightening stick nearby lights up the sky. Rain starts to pour down from the sky. Lighting, thunder and wind fill the sky. The dog runs and hides under the covers of the bed, shaking with fear until the storm passes.

Written by Dan the Mountain Man

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Windy Cold Night!

It has been a very windy cold night. I was glad to be inside a nice warm warehouse at work. I almost froze going out to my car on my dinner break. It was right at freezing and the wind made it feel even colder. Before our first break at work, part of a tree along the walkway to the parking lot from the warehouse blew down.

Fortunately, no ones' car was hit when the tree fell, although it did come close to one of my coworkers' car. It looks like about half the tree fell when the wind snapped the tree. I hope this is the last bit of winter weather until next winter. It has been a long winter. We had a lot of snow. I am ready to go hiking and swimming when the weather gets warm enough. I am looking for the nice warm weekend they are calling for here in Western North Carolina this Easter Weekend.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Changing A Child's Life!

Since my high school days, I have sponsored children through Compassion International. I currently sponsor a boy in the Philippines named Rene Boy. I thank God that a have a way to change the life of a child in some many ways. Here is a video about how sponsoring a child change change a child's life in a big way.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

An Adventure In Looking For A House

I headed out this morning to look at a house that was added the MLS this week. The house is in a nice part of the county but on the opposite side of town that I want to live. I figured I look at the house since it had most of the features we are looking for in a house. The house is near a lake which is nice to walk around with Jo Anne when she gets here.

I was surprised to see a car in the driveway when I got to the house. The realtor and I thought the house would be empty. I drove around the neighborhood to check it out a little more while I waiting for the realtor to arrive. I saw they where doing some work around the lake. When the realtor arrive she went to the door and a woman came out and said she knew nothing of the showing and she had a contract on the house. The realtor came back to our cars and told me to follow her. We drove down the road a little to a closed business where she called the listing agent. After she talk with the listing realtor she told me want was going on with the house. The people in the house were renting the house while they were waiting for the loan to be approved to buy the house. They could not get a loan so they can't buy the house. The people who own the house inherited and want to sell the house. So they relisted the house when they found out the people now renting the house could not get a loan. The listing realtor did not tell the listing service the special instructions about scheduling a showing for the house.

With happening I am glad that the realtor who is helping me find a house had me get pre-approved. I know that I qualify for a loan up to a to a certain amount. I do not have to worry about get turned down for a loan after I find a house I love and want to try to get. If I was a seller I would not rent out the house to people making an offer on the house unless they were pre-approved for a loan. Even then I am not sure I would rent the house out until the closing.

With this happening with this house, I am not sure I want to move forward with this house. I am worried there maybe more problems with the renter that are there now. They could cause damage to the house or cause trouble after I get the house. I already have an offer no another house and I could wait for other houses in the location I want.