Monday, March 31, 2014

Ella Margaret 1912

My grandma - about 100 years ago ...

Deja vu

Greetings - was looking over my calendar and it felt like last week's schedule - meetings, bids and paperwork ... At least it's coming in!

Have a good week!

Colossians 4:2 (NIV)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A brand new week

Good morning - a great day at church today - good message and good friends - Sunday afternoons are nice too - find something great to watch on tv and take a nap ...

Cindy's knocking list is on the down hill slope. We covered another 45 or so homes yesterday in 5 to 6 hours or so. Wow - this place is so rural!

I hear a mower going - only 50 out but spring is definitely in the air. Have a great week!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rain, rain and more rain

Good morning - after breakfast and after it stops raining, we're going to ... politick! Woohoo! At least Cindy is meeting lots of folks - some amazing folks in this district.

Well, a great week but I think my desk piles grew this week instead of shrunk - oh well, there's always next week.

Psalm 19:7 (NIV)

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday - my brain is FRI-ed ...

Greetings - a rainy night last night and a bit warmer today - stuff is blooming out everywhere - almost into mowing season. I shouldn't have said that - it'll snow again.
Mostly paperwork today - last night we drove around and Cindy knocked on more doors - we figured about 5 minutes a house average - woohoo, that's long - and exhausting ...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Warmer today

Salutations - almost 40 this morning, a real heat wave.  It appears we have a few warmer days ahead - good politickin' weather.
Hopefully an in-office day - 5 or 6 bids to get out and several designs to sketch up - thank you God for work to do!
I've been putting on summer photos the past few days - two reasons (1) I can dream, can't I? and (2) I've not had recent photos and I'm trying to shame the kids. Probably neither will work.
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

12 degrees this morning

Greetings - it's starting off mighty cold this morning. I drove to Pall Mall yesterday and ran through some hard snow and it snowed hard when I was up there as well. Weird weather!
Paperwork and a few meetings today - bunches of stuff to price up - so why am I sitting here - time to roll!
Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Politicking is hard work

Greetings - I got home from Crossville yesterday and we drove neighborhoods - or should I say long streets with homes far between - this district is just downright rural - and Cindy knocked on a lot of doors. But hey, she's half way there!
I've a bid and paperwork this morning and Pall Mall this afternoon - let's get going, we're burning daylight!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cold weather is back

Good morning - starting off in the teens and a chance of snow later this week - okay now, spring is here so get over it!
Need to get over to Crossville and another bid due today. Another busy week ahead - don't be so busy you miss God's voice.

Psalm 29:11

(NIV) The Lord gives strength to his people;
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chilly Sunday

Good afternoon - a great day at church and lunch with some church friends - back home for some work paperwork to get done and back to church by 4 for meeting.
Cindy knocked on tons of doors yesterday - politickin' is hard work - especially when your district is so wide and most homes are rural.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Warm weather ...

Greetings - a bit warmer today - I can hear mowers starting up - finally!

Our U.S. Congresswoman, Diane Black, came by the office yesterday and we had a few folks meet with her privately - a great meeting!

We've got breakfast out and lots of politickin' today - knocking on doors and kissin' babies - we're off!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Burgess Falls

 Good morning - close to 20 this morning but warming up to high 50's today. We enjoyed Senator Bob Corker speaking last night - interesting insights on Volkswagen and their not allowing the union to come in. Wow - does Corker remember names well - what a gift.

A full day ahead with a Teen Challenge banquet this evening - hopefully not too late.
The days are just packed.

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Another Wednesday ...

Greetings - I got home last night and we spend the evening driving up and down streets with Cindy knocking on doors asking for votes. She even has a few yard signs out now.
Tonight the Chamber of Commerce has U.S. Senator Bob Corker speaking - looking forward to going to that.
Hang on - lots of week left ...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's allergy time again ...

Greetings - we've had lots of rain and it's a bit warmer so the plants and trees think spring is a coming. Of course, my allergies think the same thing - I welcomed Cindy back with a night of coughing and allergy symptoms - she just thought she was going to get rest after being with the kids.

I'm off to Crossville this morning and a couple of other meetings today - we're off and running!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sleet and rain go away, come again another day ...

Good chilly morning to you all - another fine week ahead - Cindy returns and we have a busy work week and a busy post week work coming up. I'll keep you posted.

So hang on, we're off and running!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Zacchaeus ... you come down ...

Good rainy morning - listening to Darin singing Zacchaeus as I listen to one of his sermons as I post this morning. Okay, I'm awake now!
I could feel this front coming through yesterday - my allergies are killing me today - hate to think how I'd feel if I didn't take allergy medicine every day.
I'm looking forward to church today - I love my church family. Looking forward to worshiping with them this morning.

Psalm 95:6
(NIV) Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mighty quiet

Good morning,
A pretty day here in Tennessee. Cindy's in Ohio so it's a bit quiet here - I'm behind on paperwork so this is giving me a chance to catch up some.
Still a bit chilly today, but it's beginning to warm up enough for us to enjoy the outdoors again - it does exist!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Don't give up - one more day

Greetings - what a great week! A couple of new clients, got some bids out, Cindy's signs are in and she has got some contributions to her campaign, we're rolling!

Well, it's Friday - have a blessed day and I hope a great weekend. God is so amazingly good!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Slidin' into Thursday

Greetings on a chilly Thursday morning - mid 20's this morning and over 70 just two days ago - I reckon winter isn't gone yet.
Cindy takes off this morning to Ohio for a few days - pray for safe travels and lots of baby spoiling.
Same old stuff here - paperwork and paperwork - never seems to end - ha!

 Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The mid-point

Greetings - had an early morning Chamber meeting yesterday - mostly folks politicking - I asked one guy how I could tell when he was politickin' and he said when his lips were moving.
I think I've an office day ahead - this leaving to work in the dark again is a real downer - bring on the sun!
Have a blessed day.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Go Cindy!

Get out of that chair and get going

Good morning - daylight coming in a bit slow this morning - this time change is a killer.

A great but fast weekend - time to get rolling again - what's in store for us this week?

Feels like a paperwork week - woohoo - sounds exciting - at my age getting up is a good sign ...

Psalm 71:18 (NIV)

Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Don't be upset - the weekend is not over yet!

Good afternoon - a bit chilly here - mid 50's with a brisk wind - brrrr!
We had a great church service and a good visit with friends - a good start to a new week.

Psalm 28:7-8 (NIV)

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Hey - it's 60 degrees here!

Good afternoon - warm and sunshine here! Let's see ... breakfast out, check ... home show, check ..., shop at Sam's, check .... work on yard, check ... review Sunday School lesson, in progress ... relax, coming up soon ...

Have a great day - I love warm weather!!

Philippians 4:11-13(NIV)

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Friday, March 07, 2014

I love Fridays

Greetings - another fine day ahead. A morning meeting and  late afternoon meeting and lots of paperwork in between.
I'm looking forward to a weekend - they sure come might quick - is that a sign of aging? Oh well ...

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

We're not done yet - keep going ...

Good morning - two more days THEN you can take a breath. We'll get through this!
Lunch with 45 business professionals today, a client meeting in Smithville this afternoon and back to wrap up bid after that. I love busy days ...

Proverbs 17:6 (NIV)

 Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
    and parents are the pride of their children.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Nice to stay in town

Greetings - I enjoyed the Wacker site visit yesterday - but only problem is it's 2 hours away and a 1 hour time change - always exhausting and makes me appreciate being in the office.
We enjoyed the Putnam County Republican party meeting last night - amazing how many folks we recognize or know about - it's exciting to see so many conservatives running this year.
Well - I'm off - have a great day.

Monday, March 03, 2014

It's Monday - and we're off!

Greetings - it rained all night and super chilly this morning - I'm ready for an end to this mess.
I'm in town today - 2 bids due and lots of paperwork. Sounds like work ...
Don't be anxious in anything - remember God is with you. Just like on the road to Emmaus, he was there and the two didn't even know it.

God is so good!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

I'm back!

Greetings - I had a great leadership retreat and I'm back to the real world. You never get much sleep at those things so I was a bit tired in church this morning- maybe an afternoon nap will help!

I'm getting ready to work on Cindy's Facebook page for County Commissioner and I'm listening to an album in the "Pickin' On" series - they take Country, Rock, Contemporary music, etc. and turn it into Bluegrass music - very enjoyable. "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Light My Fire" in bluegrass style are  not quite what you'd expect.

Well,  another chance of snow tonight, but right now it's in the high 60's - the warmest we've seen for awhile - enjoy it while you can!

Have a blessed week.