Thursday, January 31, 2013

Baby it is super cold outside

Okay, so it's only 30, but hey - it feels colder! High of 40 and then closer to 20 tonight and another chance of snow this afternoon. Weird weather - thanks Al Gore!
I'm meeting with a new prospect this morning, a lunch meeting with 45 business folks today - I'm 1/3 of the way as the group president and counting down already - ha! And a major bid due this afternoon - we've already bid around $50 million of work this year.
Gotta go - love those kids!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What a storm!

Did you all experience that storm last night? It hit us hard and it is still raining pretty hard right now. We are currently under a tornado watch and still have a wind advisory with a high of 63 today and a low tonight in the 30's.

Had to be up and out and early yesterday so hopefully this photo makes up for a lack of one yesterday. Enjoy!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Overcast Monday

Overcast but warmer today - a great day of paperwork and catch up ahead and the last Tech Basketball game for a couple of weeks tonight. Must be a road trip ahead.

A great day of church yesterday - a wonderful sermon, great fellowship and last night church family night - bowling and about 80 showed up - lots of fun!! (Even if Cindy beat me)

A bit of rain projected but you know how that goes. Probably sunny and warm - ha! Enjoy!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunny Sunday

A sunny day outside - supposed to last all day - with a slight chance of rain tonight.

High 20's out - hey, it's warming up again!

Church in a few minutes - another week has begun.

Colossians 3:17 (NAS):
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturdays are Swell

Good afternoon - we went downtown early to meet Diane Black (our congresswoman) and stood in line about 90 minutes to talk with her for 5 to 6 minutes. It was still great and we saw a lot of folks we knew.
We had 'brunch' and ran a few errands on the way home - now home to work on lessons for church and then Tech ball games start at 5:30 - hey, Saturdays are supposed to be relaxing!

Friday, January 25, 2013


Here is the view of the floor from our seats at the Tech basketball games. ESPN-U was there last night so it's possible we were on camera at some point. Nice seat. huh?
Freezing outside and rain - great combination - hopefully roads are warm enough to be safe - love you all - have a wonderful Friday.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beautiful sunset

Thankful for Thursday

Good morning! A bit chilly, high 20's, but warming up a bit today and then a projection of snow/sleet/rain tonight - we'll see. Sometimes these tend to 'just barely' miss us.

You may not be aware, but our senior minister recently left us and we are searching for someone that meets our needs. Please pray for us as we begin that search process.

No big news - another work day and hey - TECH basketball tonight - woohoo!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Another 18 degree morning ...

It's sure hard to get out of bed when it's dark and cold outside - my body is moving mighty slow.

We got our bid out yesterday - over $9,000,000 toward a Navy Air Station Dining Hall facility in Meridian, Mississippi. Hopefully it doesn't take forever to find out about it.

Inside again today and paperwork - church tonight - wow, it's Wednesday already!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

At office

Got to office super-early, sorry no picture today. 18 degrees out this morning with high of 28 projected. Bundle up!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Another work week

Back to work - a good but quick weekend. A bid due Wednesday early so the next few days will be pretty crazy. A Tech Basketball game tonight too. Hold on - we're off and running again.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Eagle watch 2013

Had a great Eagle Watch yesterday in northern Tennessee. We saw 10 to 12 eagles of various ages/sizes and enjoyed the lake and the camaraderie of other folks on the boat.

Hope your weekend has gone well - we're off and running on a new week already!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sunny and dry

Warmer weather today - even though we are starting out in the 20's. The snow missed us completely yesterday, but just 30 miles to the east they got hit most of the way to Knoxville.

Paperwork this morning and Crossville this afternoon. Already looking forward to a weekend - this was a long but productive week.

Eagle watch tomorrow - if no pictures, it means we had to get off early. Have a blessed weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Expecting snow any time

Drippy and freezing outside .. they're projecting snow to roll in today and actually accumulate. Schools are out today but they have snow days built up anyway.

I had to look at a roof on a factory yesterday and almost froze - I'm inside today no exceptions!

I could snuggle with these two gals - mighty cute looking! Stay warm - love you all!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cold weather is back

It's below freezing and we had a night of rain - fortunately we've been so warm, they don't expect too much ice except at bridges and overpasses. They've been starting school a couple of hours late - just to be safe.

Well, Cindy did a phenomenal job last night but still lost - it was very close, especially considering she was the 'unknown newcomer' to town. I was proud of here - what a great speech. I sense presidential material.

Well, I'm off - stay warm!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Asher's dedication at church

Good morning this freezing and rainy morning - not a good mix! Fortunately I'm inside most of the day, but lots more rain ahead.

Well, Cindy is up for vote tonight as the Putnam County Republican Party Vice-Chairperson - pray for God's will. I think she'd do a good job, but I'm slightly prejudiced.

No big news - I'm off - be safe!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dreaming of St. Augustine and warm weather

Good morning - we went from a high yesterday in the 60's to below freezing this morning. And I was just getting into this global warming thing too!
Mostly paperwork today and getting ready for another action packed week. Lots of cold and possibly sleet and snow this week - drive careful and be safe - love you all!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Alone again ... naturally

Well, the kids left yesterday after lunch headed back to Columbus. We had fun with Reed, Audrey and the kids - they are sure growing! (The kids that is)

It was incredibly quiet this morning as we had no one sleeping in our room and no one wanting us to get them up so they could play.

Church in a few minutes with several church meetings this afternoon - a LONG day ahead. Love you all.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Enjoying company

Still enjoying having part of the family in town. Another rainy day ahead. Crossville this morning and the office all afternoon. Later gaters!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

We have company

Good morning- another rainy day ahead outside, but Sunny inside as kids and grandkids are here!
Have a blessed day- posting this reminds me as usual to mention a prayer for you right now.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

'Feel like dancing' Wednesday

A rainy day ahead - overcast and dark out and might wet.

Some Adams kids coming down to visit tonight for a couple of days - Grandma is all smiles.

Got another major quote done last night and another one to upload today that is due in two weeks. We no longer send out plans & specs to subcontractors and vendors - we now upload to a web site and send them a private invite and password so they can go to this site if interested and download what they need. Technology is amazing.

Well, hang on - we're off and running.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

More photos of Fort Clinch

 Another good day ahead. Warmer weather but rain rolling in over the next day or two.

A couple more pictures for you to enjoy - can you picture the 'loose cannon' in one of the photos?

Reed and his family are coming down Wednesday after work for a couple of days - we're looking forward to that visit.

Better go - maybe today.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Unhappy face Monday

Good morning mateys - ahoy from the Adams ship of the upper Cumberlands. Well, maybe not a ship but I've a long way to row this week.

One, if not two, evening meetings are ahead; three bid deadlines I'm aware of; and several proposals to kick out the door. Hey, I could be without a job - God is good!

This is my Immanuel week - God with us. I need His presence this week and am practicing it like crazy. I think several of you have things going on as well, so buckle up and hang on - we're off.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Fort Clinch, Amelia Island

 Good morning! We've got church in a bit so I'm pumping coffee into my body in an attempt to get rolling! I'm getting close. I'm also listening to Earl Scruggs singing the 'Old Fashioned Way' which is giving me a kick as well.

No big news - we're supposed to warm up this week - I'm ready for warmer weather. Of course our warmer may not be your warmer - depending upon where you live.

Better go - still have to get shoes on and grab a coat - of yes, one more cup of coffee!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Saturday (I'm smiling)

Good late morning to you all - our company left around 5am this morning to head back to Joplin, Missouri. He preaches tomorrow so a LONG drive back.

Wow - a LONG short week - so thankful for Saturday. We had a Ministry team in to help the leaders in our church to become more Godly leaders and we were with them from 5pm to about 10pm or 11pm every night this week - making it even LONGER. I'm still mentally drained.

Anyway - a fun relaxing day ahead - TECH basketball later this afternoon too - woohoo!

Friday, January 04, 2013


Sorry no blogs- we have had company so will try to post again tomorrow- until then, trust God and have a blessed day.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Hiho, hiho, it's back to work I go ...

Well, I may not have the energy of the folks in this photo, but it's off to work this morning.

I hope your New Year has started well. I'm already get emails from clients so I guess I'm back!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

One last day

 Well, back to work tomorrow. 2012 flew by and 2013 has begun. Are you ready?

As we start the year, I'm posting a few photos from our week in Florida on Amelia Island.

Have a great day - I love you all!