Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Keeping The Animals In

The Greens have some wild animals to keep in their back yard. This section of fence was constructed around Hurricane Ike. We got more than 5 inches over night. Made digging easy.
Here is Jazz one of the wild animals. See that climbing ability. Hope the fence holds them in.

What a face! Some of lunch is still there but still a face to love. Another tough wild thing to keep in. The fence is reinforced for the likes of these two.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Great Growing Season

With Gustav going through we have had lots of rain in the past few weeks. Everything is green and growing. Our ornament sweet potato vine has run and run. We finally had the opportunity to mow our grass. From the picture below you can see a fine growth of summer crab grass and all the associated seed heads.
On a postive note, we saw the girls two times today because they now live so much closer... Great for grandparents.

The Shack by William Young

Over the past month Paul and I listened to this book on tape and are now relistening. We found it to be one of the most compeling books we've read in the past few years and were greatly encouraged and comforted by its message of God's love for us. We highly recommend it and would love to hear your comments once you're done. Although you can read it, the audio version is unabridged and wonderful to hear. Let us know your thoughts.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Six Days Till Closing

Alex and Miriam moved today. What great fun! I got to go with Miriam to her favorite electric stove store in Springfield's old downtown area. I was so moved I took this picture with my cell phone camera. We had no trouble loading the items with all the homeless men looking for something to do. The stove fit the area in the new house and all parts seemed to work.

Monday, September 1, 2008

What A Day - 12 Days Till Closing

564 Woodland Street - What is special about this.... My little babies will soon be living here. Looks nice from this angle. But wait- It really is a bit of a wreck. We have our work cut out for ourselves....
The inside was not well cared for... Here shows the work of the painter as wall paper is stripped and preped for painting. The house has had some water damage also. So neat to think of the twins running around here????

The master bedroom still has a pile of wall paper... We have 5 days to pull it together.... or else.

Staff Social

What a wonderful evening for a get together. The Redeemer staff gathered to share the fun and to support one another. Great food was had at the Bakers and swimming and after glow was down the street at the Heilmans.
Come on Mr. Beckman tell us the story of ... Those dark bottles are full of root beer.

Poor Mrs. Wong had to sit with the older crowd. Come to think of it... There is no young crowd anymore with all the fulltime teachers in their 30's, 40's and beyond.
What a great collect of talents and personalities. Great staff equals great ministry.