Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Company coming ...

We got company coming today for a week. Cindy has been getting the house ready, buying snacks and surprises - I'm afraid she is going to spoil that boy!

Another great day ahead - don't waste it!

Monday, July 30, 2012

A 60 degree morning

Greetings - a nice cool morning to start off the work week - it feels great!

Neidon comes tomorrow to spend a week with us - Cindy will meet Rach somewhere between here and Columbus for the 'hand-off' - woohoo!

I hope you had a great weekend - school has started here already so everything seems like we're in fall mood even though it's out a bit. The county fair starts next weekend too. Don't leave yet summer.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Church today

A bit tired - we went to the drive-in last night with some friends and got home late - and we only went to the first show - we must be getting old - don't answer that!

A busy but good week ahead - two quotes due tomorrow and a huge presentation due Wednesday in Nashville we have to put together too - the days are just packed.

Enjoy church - love you all!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cloudy Saturday

This picture reminds me that we can be doing the same thing and experiencing different levels of enjoyment - a good life lesson.

Overcast this morning - looks like rain. Sounds nice ...

Signed up a $180K remodel yesterday - their builder walked and someone has to clean up his mess. How can people treat others so bad?

Cindy started off my day with this profound fact "... a partly sunny forecast is cloudier than a partly cloudy forecast." She is so wise.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Rain last night - but not much

A bit of rain last night - enough to wet the bottom of the rain gauge. More forecast for today.

Wow, where in the world did this day go? Mostly wrap-up work today plus a quick trip to Monterey to check out a house. The weekend sounds nice.

This little guy is coming down next week for a visit - fun times ahead!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Kairiea - my artist
Good morning - every time Kairiea comes here she likes to do chalk drawings on the drive and the lower rear patio slab. She just attended art camp too in Ohio - so what will she do when she grows up?

Lots of paperwork today, lunch with my BNI group - more cold calls - another great day.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Prince Lincoln

Greetings - another hot day ahead - that's why it's nice to have a job where you work inside. College is paying off ...

A church picnic this evening in readiness for Wednesday classes to begin - the local schools begin full time today - is it that time of the year already?!

A great and productive day yesterday - more good stuff ahead.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

I have a future with the King! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tumbling into Tuesday

Greetings - we enjoyed the Cookeville Band last night - the Monday concert series has been fun this summer.

A couple of client meetings today and some paperwork - a typical day.

I pray your day goes great - love you all!

I Tim 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

I Tim 6:16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Another hot one ahead

   Good morning - only about 70 now, but humid and a high of close to 100 expected today. A few more hot days and then rain in the forecast for the end of the week. This would be a good day to run through the sprinklers!
    Mostly paperwork today and then Concert in the Park tonight - should be another fun one! Have a great week - we're off and running!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Another fine Sunday

     We went to the new county fair that was being held north of us past Algood and enjoyed some demo derby and some car racing - oh yes, lawn mower demo derby too - woohoo!
     Our own fair is a few weeks out yet so we needed some filler. This fair was fun but hot and the show started a LOT later than they claimed.
     Off to church in a bit - looking forward to our own church again after being gone a week.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday - looks like rain

   Good morning - internet was out this morning - I heard Charter was down nation-wide for awhile.
   Anyway, need to mow, work on SS less on and chill out - hey, it IS Saturday!
   P.S. Cindy is back safe and sound - already bossing me around - it's back to normal here.

Friday, July 20, 2012

FFFFFriday ...

Another fine morning - 1" of rain last night and two huge thunderstorms rolled through. One around 10:30 last night and one around 5 am this morning. Add that to the 2" we got a few days ago and you're talking a  lot of rain. Thank you Lord!!

A great day ahead - paperwork, clean up my office and get ready for another exciting week. Cindy returns today to talk about the new little boy that's coming. Woohoo!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Another fine day

 2" of rain yesterday - the grass looks greener all the time!

We stopped by Churchill Downs on the way home from Indiana. I'm thinking of quitting my job and turning jockey - what do you think?

Presenting a LEED award to client in Murfreesboro on Thursday - first LEED Assisted Living Center in Tennessee!
Have a great day - thinking of my new granddaughter and grandson!

Bid day

Two bids due today - I'm driving one over to Mt. Juliet in a few minutes and another one is due at noon - we can upload that one to their web site.

Thundering outside and about 70 degrees - pray for rain!

Maybe I can clean my desk up this afternoon and get ready for the next round - life is good!

Cindy is in Ohio for a few days - awaiting Audrey's sonogram.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mowed lawn!

 We got the lawn mowed last night and some rain rolled in later. Perfect timing!

A 40% chance of rain today and rain projected the rest of the week too.

Cindy is off to Ohio this morning and back Friday. She wants to be in Ohio for Audrey's sonogram - we're both guessing a boy - I bet we'll enjoy whichever we get!

Better go - lots to do today - love you all!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Back - safe and sound

 We had a great time in Indiana - we saw Cindy's folks, her brother and his wife; had a great HS Class reunion and a great time at church and lunch with Doug and Jayne Ann Wilson. We even drove by our old home in Orchard Park - wow, the neighborhood looked run down - so sad.

Anyway, back and ready to roll - you all have a wonderful week - we've had rain - our lawn is tall!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friday - for me at least

 Last work day for me and off to Indiana early tomorrow. First stop, Lafayette and a day with Cindy's folks. Saturday afternoon/evening our HS reunion and Sunday we'll have Church in Indianapolis with friends and then hurry back for Monday work.

Some rain yesterday and more last night - not a lot but we'll take what we get. More expected today and tomorrow. Bring it on.

No photos for a few days so enjoy these two pretty gals. They make me smile!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


 Well, not much rain, but it was sprinkling this morning and the rear deck is wet. We'll take whatever we can get. Didn't get much yesterday either, only a small shower.

TONS of paperwork today - trying to get ahead as I'm out this Friday and I have 2 HUGE bids due next Wednesday. I just keep telling myself .. don't stress, don't stress ...

Well, if you need some bubble experts, I know where to go and who to ask!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday isn't Terrible

 Good morning - Cindy and I went to the concert in the park last night and enjoyed the Cookeville Band play a number of pieces - a nice crowd was out to watch. We sat with some church friends.

Just a spot of rain last night - a high chance yet today - hope it comes!

Here's even better hope for your day ...

Psalm 103:12 "as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us."

Monday, July 09, 2012

Rain last night!

 A light rain last night and cooler today - several 'cooler' days with rain projected.

This is Reed's family enjoying a fountain here in Cookeville - getting some relief from the heat.

Anna warmed up to it pretty good!

A new week - what's in store for us?

We've a 40 year HS reunion this coming weekend. Not sure when we were back in Carmel. Should be fun.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Quiet on the home front

Cindy with Kleeman Kids
Mostly back to normal here - awfully quiet! Mowed the lawn, cleaned up the house and got back into our old routine.

Seventh day of record heat projected today - 4 to 5 days of rain and cooler weather projected - I'll believe it when I see it.

(I miss my babies already)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

First Friday

Well, a day off tomorrow - woohoo! Last Friday I was in the office until about 8 pm, so I will try to get out early today.

Grand-kids everywhere and the house seems full - lots of fun!

An easy paperwork day today, nothing big - kids are still asleep so thought I'd catch up with you all real quick. I hope you are doing great in spite of certain government decisions. I keep reminding myself God is in control!!