Friday, September 29, 2006
We officially have heat and air conditioning! The guys who installed it have been here since Tuesday, and have been a joy. One, Joe is the “down to business” one, and then there is Darryl, the funny one. Lots of jokes and riddles, such as…If it takes four men, four days to dig four holes, how long does it take one man to dig half a hole? (Keep reading for the answer) The Pastor/Electrician the heating company recommended moved the stove outlet and started two more outlets in the kitchen yesterday. He is due back today to finish. His work van has a picture of a lightbulb that says “Jesus is the light of the world” on the side - you probably wouldn’t find that in Boise or California We found a take out only restaurant called CookOut that has scripture verses on all their bags and cups, we just think that is cool. Chick-fil-A plays nothing but Christian music in their restaurants, and that’s cool too. The founder also requires that all the restaurants be closed on Sunday to give his employees a chance to worship. The way we found the heating/cooling company was the Jesus fish on their ad in the Yellow pages, and one time when I was on hold the message says something about “putting God first in everything they do”, we definitely came the right part of the country.
We almost skipped church last night, and decided to go anyway, and of course the teaching was exactly what we needed - God is good. Moving on to the boyz, since all we have is the new car, they are home bound (not allowed in the car) so a trip to the vet/groomer is out of the question, so we found a mobile-vet and she is coming on Tuesday. She will test for heartworm and trim both of their nails. Got the wallpaper border down in the kitchen and hallway, and will prime and paint, want to get the Guest room in order too, Mom and Alan are coming in November. We want to get a weight bench for Mike and an elliptical machine for me, and then we will know what size bed we can get. Found a sporting goods store that has great prices, and plan to go today after the electrician is done. The blinds I ordered from Wallpaper Warehouse are due today, so Mike’s got the screwdriver all charged up, it’ll be nice to have blinds. The house is really coming along, starting to feel more and more like home, and we still love North Carolina!!!! Oh Yeah almost forgot the answer to the riddle…You can’t dig half a hole! -P
We had a pretty big storm roll through last night, penny-sized hail and buckets of rain. Click on the picture ... you can see the hail falling.
Here are the verses on the CookOut stuff:
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7