Sunday, December 28, 2014

Another week off - woohoo!

Good afternoon - we had a great church service this morning, lunch with Galen and Charlotte and now home getting ready to go to Ohio.

I love the holidays - lots of time off and lots of family time.

Have a great week - love you all!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Meanwhile, somewhere in Europe ...

Saturday - breakfast out in a few minutes, a few errands and home again.

These photos are when Rachel visited my folks in Hungary and they made many side trips.

Have a great day!

Friday, December 26, 2014

I like days off ...

Good afternoon - another nice day - errands and a few to-dos around the house.
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas - I pray you have a grand day! Hard to believe another Christmas has come upon us!

The Birth of Jesus

Luke 2  - In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.  (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)  And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,  and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas eve

Good afternoon from a wet and dreary part of Tennessee.

I got off of work at 11:30, came home and got Cindy (who has been painting all week) went to lunch and ran tons of errands.

We're now ready to settle down for a long winter's night.

I pray you all have a blessed Christmas - miss you all!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Originators of the Mod Squad

 Good morning - a bit of rain today and in the 50's - winter has temporarily left us - looks like it is returning next week.

At work today and tomorrow and then off until the 5th - can't wait.

Enjoy these photos of yesteryear!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Another super Saturday

Greetings - about to head out to breakfast - it was supposed to snow this morning but just cold out without the pretty.
Two more days of work left in the year and then gobs of time off.
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Home ... for a few minutes at least

Greetings - home from church and off in a bit to a leader's meeting at church and then Living Nativity again. Ready to go back to work to rest up.

A great week ahead - last full week before Christmas.

Have a blessed week!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wow .. Saturday already ...

Greetings - another busy week - ready for a weekend.

Last night our church presented night 1 of 3 for our living nativity - of course Cindy and I worked an hour each, tonight another hour and of course, Sunday night another hour or so. Lots of fun - the community always loves our presentation.

Closer to high 40's today - a real heat wave - this winter is getting old already!

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Some days you eat the bear ...

Greetings - another fine day - a bit chilly but we packed a lot into it.

Church, lunch with Galen and Charlotte, a quick trip home, open house in the afternoon at the President of Tennessee Tech's home,  a Tennessee Tech basketball game - back home again, time on the elliptical and ready to relax - woohoo!

Two more weeks and then a whole lot of down time - can't wait - but until then hang on!

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Answer to last post - Chicago 1974

Good afternoon - what a great but crazy week we've had.

I think we had something almost every night and I had out of town client meetings almost every day.

Today was comprised of helping the local Republican Party move their headquarters, running by my office plus lots of errands in between.

Missing my girls - had a great Thanksgiving visit with them - they are a lot of fun!

Lots of rain here and getting colder - we're ready for spring!

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014


Greetings - my dad loaned me his slide scanner - so here's one of my first scans.
Good luck!
PS Of course it's my dad!

Monday, December 01, 2014

We're back

Good morning - we got home Saturday evening and had a great Thanksgiving with Rachel and her family. Good to go and good to be home again.
It's December already -  this year has flown with lots of changes - I think that's good - love you all!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I swear!

I swear to bring back some grand-baby photos when I return from Ohio. We're wanting new photos as well!

We're leaving tomorrow after work to Columbus and returning next Saturday.

If we don't talk again, have a blessed Thanksgiving! Thanks be to God for His indescribable gifts!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Whew - glad that's over ...

Good morning - another crazy week - lots of meetings and goings on - ready for some holiday down time.

Off to church in a bit - setting up for living nativity and the Christmas parade - lots going on.

Stay warm and have a great day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We're freezing!!

Brrr ... it's 27 degrees at 6pm and dropping lower tonight - it's just downright cold.

No travels today or tomorrow - just wish we had a fireplace at work - you know where I'd be!

Have a blessed week.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rainy and cold Sunday

Good afternoon - a cold rainy day here - the week ahead doesn't look much better - a high chance of snow tonight and tomorrow morning. I'm supposed to go to Bowling Green tomorrow so hope it is okay.

We enjoyed seeing the Wamplers this past few days - it was sure cold in Georgia though!!

Have a great week.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A bit chilly

Greetings - a bit cooler this morning - in the 30's with not much of a warm up. Yesterday hit 70 to spoil us!

A couple of more work days and then off to Atlanta Thursday after work to see the Wampler's for a couple of days. I haven't seen them for several years.

Hang in there - we'll get through this!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cold weather ahead

Good morning - cold weather is on the day - another chance of snow Sunday or next Monday - this is gonna be a cold one!

Off to Spencer, TN this morning - meetings all afternoon - feels like I'm in a bowl and someone is shaking me around - Lincoln knows the feeling!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Sunday afternoon

Greetings - what a great service we had this morning - we're ready to crash for a bit before leader's meeting and the evening service.

A busy but good week ahead - can you believe we're in November already?! Hold on - the holidays are ahead of us!

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Whew - Saturday .....

Summer dreaming .....
Good morning - a busy week - I've had more calls at work for projects over the past few weeks than the past few months!
On top of that the owners are making a transition - retirement, etc - so work has been a bit frustrating trying to figure out who is on first!
Cindy is keeping busy and we're seeing her photo in the paper a lot - those celebrity politicians!
Have a blessed weekend!!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Where did our evenings go?

Good afternoon - a great day - met a client in Alpine, TN - got home early and mowed before dark - which now starts around 4:30 and the sun sets at 4:45 - yuk!

Off to Wacker tomorrow in Charleston, TN and then a week of paperwork - woohoo - I'm a fun guy!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

First Snow!

Good morning - a cold one this morning with snow on the deck and under a few protected areas. Not ready for this - leaves are still turning and falling.

A busy but good week - between work, commissioner stuff and church it doesn't seem like anything is left in between.

Cold now but we will get to 43 today - brrrr!

Click here for link to Reed's sermons.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Another sunshine filled day

Good afternoon - home from church and between lunch and leader's meeting at church.

Needing a grand-kid to play with - having withdrawal symptoms.

Have a blessed week!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A great day ahead

Good afternoon - we went to a funeral this morning, a bit of shopping and relaxing before we leave to a Commissioner picnic - another chance to politik - ha!

Hope your day is going great - we're just enjoying the sunshine.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Below freezing

Good morning - well, below freezing this morning - not ready for this yet ...

We mowed the grass last Saturday - so, was that the last time? Another freeze would put an end to that.
A big day of paperwork and lunch with 40+ other business owners - it's time to roll!

It's be more fun to spend a day at the park with grandkids - dream on!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chilly Fall evenings

Good morning - evenings have been in the 30's - brrrr - lots of tree leaves turning colors and falling - feels like winter is just around the corner.
A big bid is due today plus tons of paperwork - busy is good, just not too busy.
Have a great day - God is good!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Good afternoon - we had a great church service, lunch and we're home again. Sunshine outside and no rain in the forecast - woohoo!

A busy but good week ahead - hold on, we're off and running!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Great Saturday in Tennessee

Good afternoon - we've had a fun day - went to a farm that some church member's have and probably a hundred folks or so showed up for a pig roast, sorghum making, fiddling', and lots of fun country stuff.
Came home - mowed in high 50 degree weather in sweatshirts, spread grass seed and now ready to relax - whew ...
Hope your Saturday is a good one!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Close to record rain

Good morning - well, about 8" of rain month to date and about 11" is the record - we're way over the average for a normally fairly dry month.
Lots of trees are turning colors and nights are cooler and cooler - a great time of year - except winter is ahead - ugg!
Well, it's Wednesday and the week is about half done - hang on, we can make it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rainy days and rainy nights

Good morning - I actually saw the sun yesterday for awhile. Lots of rain last night and more projected today - what's that big boat our neighbor is building? The wind is still rocking the house!

Cindy had several Commissioner meetings last night and we're off to a Monterey Chamber of Commerce meeting this morning. Politikin' is in her blood ...

Hope you are keeping up with Reed and the family in Oregon - looks like everything is going well so far even if they are on the other side of the world.

Love you all - have a great week.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Rainy week

Good morning - over 5" of rain the past few days plus more coming in today. One of the wettest October's ever.
A good week-  a better weekend - let's enjoy it!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Downhill slide

Good evening - catching up on some things while Cindy is at a County Commissioner meeting.

The kids are close to Oregon and will be at their new home tomorrow. Thanks for prayers.

Ready for a weekend - a very l-o-n-g week.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Driving driving ... more driving ...

Good morning - the Adams gang are a day closer to Oregon - continue to pray for safety.

Another busy yet good day ahead - better get going, lots on my plate ...

Monday, October 06, 2014

It's Monday - get going!

Good morning - wow, we hit freezing this past weekend - slow down fall and come in slower won't you?
Another fine week ahead - Cindy is in full commissioner mode and my work holds steady as always - God is good!
Reed and family start the long drive west today - pray for safety - excited so see what God has in store for them.
Hang on - we're off and running - love you all!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Normal once more ... ?

Greetings - we actually had a breakfast out alone .... shopping, mowed lawn and now some inside tasks ... wow, almost sounds like normal again.
We had a grand time with Kaireia here this past week plus - she is sure growing up!
No big news - just cooler weather, leaves turning and downright chilly nights!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Definitely fall

Good afternoon - cooler weather, leaves turning colors, corn mazes, pick-in' punkins' - fall has arrived!

We're enjoying having Kaireia visit - but the time is flying way too fast.

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Super duper Sunday

Good afternoon - a great day so far - church, brunch with Galen and Charlotte and I'm now working on my devotion for tomorrow at work listening to the rain hitting my window up in my office.

Some major things are going on at work this week -  I've been re-listening to a sermon by Dr. David Jeremiah titled "A Bend in the Road" and am encouraged by the reminder that "Disruptive Moments are often Diving appointments".

The promise of God is the provision of His grace - we are not alone - what a blessing! Have a great week!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sunshine on Saturday

Greetings - mighty quiet around here - Cindy is up in Ohio so I'm getting some paperwork done that I was behind on - listening to music on the turntable and just catching up on stuff - life is good.

I hope you are all having a great day!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Good morning - I'm off to Lebanon in a few minutes and Cindy is off to Ohio already. Lots of driving going on this morning!
A great day ahead - hold on, we're outta here!
Love you all.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In town today

Good morning - I was in Nashville all day yesterday and Lebanon tomorrow morning, but I'm in the office all day today. I wonder how much stuff piled up from yesterday?

Cindy's meeting was interesting Monday - for talking about unity, some of those Commissioner folks sure seem to have an agenda - hopefully the best for the county is in that agenda! Cindy sure looks good up in her seat!

Have a great day - we're still enjoying a spot of cooler weather!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Still cooler

Good morning - we've been enjoying a bit of cooler weather - supposed to warm up a bit this week and cool down next week again - fall is definitely in the air.
Cindy's got her first Commissioner meeting tonight - remember, just say NO.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mowing day

Good morning - well, Cindy has been busy with County Business - that's her at her swearing in on the right. Meetings, calls and paperwork - sounds like a real job! Her first full commissioner meeting is Monday night - you can't watch live, but meetings are recorded and you can see later here CLICK . I'm just glad what I do is not recorded - ouch!
Well, hope to catch up on mowing today - 4+ inches over the past week or two. Have a good one!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Cindy! BIG 6-0 !!

Good morning - stop whining, it's Friday!

Yep, I'm married to some old 60 year old grandma - go figure! And glad for it!

Gotta wrap it up today - getting ready for the weekend - woohoo!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A front rolling in

Good morning - a front is coming in and we're gonna see cooler temperatures and some rain for a few days.

Our hummingbirds are about gone for the summer - fall will be here before we know it.

Today is another grand paperwork today with moments of sheer terror dropped in amidst everything and shaken up - will, not exactly but I had to spice it up a bit!

May God bless you on this Thursday!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

September underway

Good morning - another month further into this year - seems like it's flying by. I hope your year has gone well so far.

Another great day ahead - a Chamber meeting in Baxter and then lots of fun paperwork - mostly design sketches today.

We're attending a fund raiser tonight - 'Rising Above' Ministries - a great cause.

Hang on - we're off and running!!