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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Day Of Preparation

With the House Dedication and House Warming Party next weekend, I spent today doing things getting ready for it. Since Jo Anne was having problems with her computer and we were not able to do our normal Saturday morning talk over web cam, I got my friend Seth to come over and help with some cleaning around the house. Seth helped me move some boxes of books out of my office and put them in my storage / guest room. I worked on cleaning things in my bedroom and vacuuming both rooms.

Seth and I took a load of trash and recyclables to the dump. After the dump we headed over to my sister Mary's house to pickup some recyclables there. When I got there, my sister asked me if I could take her to a furniture store to get a washer and dryer. She also told me my nephew's son was born on was born on my birthday. I am a granduncle again. It is nice to see my family growing. He arrived a little late but maybe he was waiting for the right time to come into the world. After talking a little we headed out to take care of the washer and dryer. Mary will get her washer and dryer on Monday. It will help her a lot since she will not have to go to the laundromat or come over to my house to do her wash. Best it will save me on my power bill.

After Mary got things setup with her washer and dryer, I took Seth and my sister home. As soon as I dropped my sister off at your house, my mom called and said she was off from work. I picked mom up and we went shopping to get things for the House Warming Party and our Super Bowl Party. We still have a few things we need to get for the House Warming Party but we need to wait to get them. I am excited about the dedication and party. I still have a lot of things that I want to have done before my guest come over. I am sure that I will get things to a point I will be happy with. One thing I would like to have done even-through I am not planning to have people in the garage, is to have the light replaced but the light has not been in stock at Lowe's and I have not been able to find it online.

While I was at the store, I ran into a friend from college. We talked for a little while to catch up. The last time I saw him lost his job. He told me he is working at Subway now but his wife has left him. Now he is a single dad with the kids. My heart goes out to him. He is just one of my friends that seem to be going through hard times right now. I wish, I could do more then just pray for him and my other friends. I do my best to offer positive encouragement to them. I know because of the hard times I have been through just the encouragement from friends goes a long way in help through hard times. Sometimes, the person going through the hard times needs to take some steps in order to make it out of the hard times. I have kept thinking of ways, I can help out my friend or direct him in a direction that will help him since I talked with him this afternoon.

Life has seemed to be very busy lately. I have been trying to look for ways to share my blessing with my friends and family as I have been receiving them. I guess in preparation for the House Dedication, God has been preparing my heart to bless others.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Remembering The Challenger Disaster

On January 28, 1986, I was excited that the space shuttle was going up on my birthday. That excitement turned quickly to saddest when the Challenger exploded 1 minute and 12 seconds after take off. I wanted to take some time to remember the lives lost that day today.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Messed Up Sleep And Working On The House

If you guys noticed I have not posted in two weeks and not much since the beginning of the year. I have been having problems with my sleep lately. I normally have a couple days where my sleep is messed up now and then but this time my sleep seemed to stay messed up. After almost a month, I finally managed to be sleeping right and feeling rested after my sleep.

I hope, I continue to sleep good as I have the past few days. I have my house dedication and house warming party scheduled for the Seventh of February. My pastor will be doing the dedication and that I will have the house warming. I am excited to share the blessing of the new house with my friends. The past couple weeks I had plans to work on things around the house but with my sleep not being right I was not able to get it done. I got some of the work done this afternoon. I replaced the weather stripping on the front door. So far it seems to be cutting down the drift from the door. I am hoping that this will help cut down on the heating of the house. I also got the last of the curtain panels up in the living room.

My friend and mentor, Keith, is waiting for the light we picked to come back in stock. He will replace the light in the back of the garage with a LED light. The old light has not worked since I brought the house but it did work when I was looking at the house before I bought it.The new light is looks like it with be real bright, which will be great for the back of the garage. I hope in the spring, when the weather gets warmer to start organizing the garage better then it is now. I have shelves I need to put up and go through the boxes of stuff the I put in there when I was moving into the house.

I have started a compost pile in the back yard. I have been thinking of getting a compost bin in help the compost form faster. I plan to use the compost when I start working on the yard. The house has can with some nice landscaping. I will need to do a lot of cleaning and repairing of the flower beds. I want the yard to look good and be a great place where my mom, Jo Anne and I to enjoy our time outdoors.

Mom and I are going to head out tonight to had dinner for my birthday which is coming up this coming week. We plan to go to a chinese buffet and maybe look around in some of the store in South Asheville, North Carolina. I hope to get some good ideas for the house.

The house comes with I a lot of work but it is good to know I have the control about the things that get done around the house. I do not need to wait for someone else to hire someone to do work around the house. I can get someone to do it or I can do the work myself. All the work I do in an investment on my own house not someone else's house. I looking forward to seeing the improvements I have planned for the house come together.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Off To Bad Start For The Blog

I have gotten off to a bad start with posting on the blog this year. I have gotten busy with work and taking care of things around the house. Then I end up sleeping a lot when I am off of work and do not have something to do for the house or mom. I think my body is still recouping from being sick.

One of my goals for this year is to post at least three post a week. I missed the first week. I had a little scare when I could not find the USB cable for my camera. I did find it late last night. Too late to set the Food Journey post I was going to post this morning. I will post it next Thursday now. I have a couple other ideas for blog post which I guess I will need to work on this weekend.

Work at the warehouse has been slow but it is normal for this time of year to be slow. Some of the temps have been let go. The thing that has me worried is that there been no word on the pay raise for this year. The past couple years the announcement had been made before Christmas. One of my coworkers told me that This is not the latest they did the pay raise. I hope to hear something on it soon. Work soon start really picking up in March.

I have only sold three book so far this year but I have not listed any new book since before Christmas. I have done my book count for my taxes later in the year. Saturday, I will have my friend Seth to come over and help me organize somethings for my book store better. I am looking for a good year in sales this year.

I am planning a house warming party for the house. I have been pushing it back and back. I have it set for February 7th now. I will be inviting my pastor to do a house dedication, the realtor, who helped me find the house, and a couple friends so they all can see the house. I just need to get the invites out and call and talk with the pastor about the date.

I hope my plan to improve on my blog goes well this year. I hope you guys enjoy my post. Jo Anne and I are sure we will have some good news later this year for you. Thanks for reading and leaving the comments. I try to answer all them but I have miss one or two. Jo Anne and I enjoy hearing from our followers.