Monday, September 30, 2013

Another chilly morning

We're starting off in the 50's again this morning - fall is definitely here.
A great weekend and another good week ahead - in town and lots of new prospects.
I think we mow tonight - actually over a week between mowings now - summer has clearly left us.
Love you all - have a blessed week!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sundays are swell

A great morning at church today - a music group from Johnson University joined us and wowed us during the service - woohoo - we're talking about some mighty fine singing and playing.
We just got home in time for me to head out to a board meeting and for Cindy to work around the house - we're off and running - a fresh new week ahead!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

ANSWER: 1995

Good morning friends and neighbors - evidently a small animal took down much of Cookeville's power on Thursday. Our email at work was still not going yesterday - ouch.
Enough of that - this is Saturday and I'm free! Have a great weekend - love you all.

Friday, September 27, 2013

I'm back!

I tried to get on yesterday but our cable and internet were down. Evidently about 1/3 of Cookeville was without power yesterday morning from 5 am to 9 pm - did you know how hard it can be to get to work if the traffic lights are out?
The little boy Caleb I've asked you to pray for has gotten a new heart this week! Click here Thank you Lord!
We're still having cool evenings and nice days - leaves are turning - fall has arrived!

Today's question - what year was this photo taken?

Sunday, September 22, 2013


I'm off early Monday morning to Nashville for a few days of classes and back Wednesday afternoon. Have a blessed week - photos when I return.


Good morning - starting off in the mid 40's this morning - it's dog-gone chilly outside. It's almost time to start complaining about cold weather! Ha!
Off to church in a few minutes - looking forward to worshiping with friends - have a blessed day!
Phil 4:11 (NIV) I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rainy night

Good morning friends and neighbors - over two inches of rain last night and much cooler today - only high 60's projected - we'll see.

Cindy taught Neidon a lot of games when he visited this summer - he is a quick learner and enjoyed playing.

Cindy's enjoying the grandkids but quiet here - went to some friends last night and enjoyed an evening firepit with good visiting.

Have a great day!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thankful for Thursday

A fine day ahead - we could use a spot of rain, but otherwise some fine days we've been having.

Cindy left early to head to Ohio for a few days - she's probably in Kentucky already. Spoil those babies for me! Give my princes and princesses lots of kisses!

Love you all - God is good!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Get your nails painted ...

Howdy friends and neighbors - welcome to the Upper Cumberlands of Tennessee on this fine September morning!
Can you tell I'm listening to some Bluegrass as I write this? I'm listening to a knee slapper and it's getting me going on this fine Wednesday morning. (and of course, some coffee helps too)

A fine day ahead -a bit slower - I do have a deadline but only a rough budget, not a real quote - much easier ... and quicker.

Well, work calls - you all have a blessed day - let's see what God has in store for us today!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's only Tuesday?

Wow - it feels more like Thursday - yesterday was a hard day - let's pray this week calms down a bit.
Got the lawn mowed last night - we're stretching it out to a week finally - fall does have its advantages.
I'll be ready for a nap this afternoon - Asher could join me - have a blessed day.

Monday, September 16, 2013

I've been here before ... it's Monday once more ...

Salutations - another fine week ahead. Cindy heads to Ohio later this week and I've got to get ahead as I'm in Nashville 3 days next week for classes. Hang on tight!

We had a great weather weekend - cooler nights and even the days are not so hot. A few trees even turning a bit - hmmm ... so when will mowing stop!?

Gotta go - have a blessed week!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Time to unwind

Good morning from the Upper Cumberlands of Tennessee! Cooler nights are here. We've had the house open in the evenings and even most of yesterday - we're loving it!
Looking forward to worship today - a guest speaker is in - we've heard him before and are looking forward to his message - God is good!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

low 50's

Starting off cool and supposed to get to mid 70's today - a nice weather change.
Wow - a long hard week, a few things to work on this weekend but otherwise an easy weekend. So what are you up to today?
Have a great day!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cooler weekend

Good morning - sorry I missed yesterday - had to be somewhere early for a meeting - back on track today - why is life so busy!!
Mom and Dad visited recently and Cindy went hiking with them at a local state park - notice the water falls behind them? We had a great visit!
No news today - same old - hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go ...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Parker girls

My mom and her sisters - Marcia, Esther and Martha - thanks Kimberly for taking this photo - great!

A good day ahead - God is so good - it doesn't mean that I don't feel overwhelmed at times, but God is as close as you let Him. Count on him to get you through your own circumstances.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hands are full

My hands are full at work - would sure like to trade the paperwork for something else.
Got the lawn mowed last night - it might even hold a week this time - I had to go to Smithville and Nashville yesterday and came back through some rain, but none projected here until end of the week - hey, and cooler weather too.
Have a blessed day - might purty here in Tennessee!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Warm week ahead

We're warming up a bit this week to high 80's every day and lots of humidity. More rain by the end of the week and cooling down a bit. Fall wants to roll in.

Enjoyed church and then went over to Galen and Charlotte's house last night for pizza and visiting - what fun! We're enjoying having Cindy's brother near by.

Well, here we go again ... hang on ...

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Pot-luck Sunday

We're having a pot-luck after church today to honor the minister who has filled in for us this past year as we've searched for a minister. He has been a real blessing - unfortunately, we can't keep him.

Have a great day today - prepare to be blessed!

Saturday, September 07, 2013

I am so blessed

Good morning!

I look at photos of my family and realize just how blessed I am! Thank you God for my family!!

Breakfast in a few minutes and some errands - have a great Saturday!

Friday, September 06, 2013

Sliding into Friday

Sorry no post yesterday - I had to be in Smithville early to oversee a crew coring a slab - it turned out to be 3' thick in spots - yes, you heard correct 36" thick. I needed another problem with that job ...

Audrey and kids are home again -  a long adventure - Ohio to Oregon and back again.

Cooler evenings here and milder days - fall is in the air - it's been a very mild summer for us here.

Gotta go - Have a great Friday!!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Hump day - whatever ...

Greetings - we got the lawn mowed last night - getting tired of this every 4 to 5 day mowing schedule - cooler weather soon so that will slow way down.
A nice short week this week - three day weekends are wonderful.
Lots to do today - the good things about deadlines is that the projects are now behind you!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Hey - it rained last night!

Our rain gauge is full! It must have rained big time last night and we barely heard it - those labor days wear you out - ha!

Back to work so I can rest up - not sure if I'm ready yet. Those long weekends are nice.

 Have a blessed week!

Psalm 108:1 My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Labor day - walk away from the work ...

Greetings - another fine day ahead. We spend part of the day yesterday at Cindy's brothers home enjoying his family.

Today a smattering of this and that - and hopefully more rain!

Have a great labor day and enjoy your family!

Sunday, September 01, 2013


Good morning on a wet and rainy morning with lots of thundering.

We're into September already - wow - cooler weather will be here before you know it - but right now we are actually have hot and humid weather and it really feels like summer now.

We're off to church soon - another great day ahead - take care!