Monday, April 28, 2014

Storm warnings

Greetings - a crazy weather day today - tornado and storm warnings most of the day and another big one rolling in right now.
Here are all of my grand-babies - I sure love each one to pieces!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Indiana bound

Good morning - we're off to Indiana this afternoon for a long weekend - we're going to enjoy a 90th birthday and spoil some grand-kids - both should be fun!

I've a lot more to push out the door before I leave - I just hope I can wrap it up quick - I'm in a get-out-of-town mood.

Be prepared for more recent photos next week - love you all!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Good morning - hate to think what my desk looks like today - at least with smart phones you can mostly keep up with email but the other stuff is all awaitin' on me.

I gotta hit Crossville today too - hmmm - now where will that fit? Oh well, life goes on.

Today and tomorrow at work and then off to Indiana to spoil those babies - woohoo!

Well, better get going - work's a calling - love you all!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Franklin today

 Good morning - off to Nashville (actually Franklin) in a few minutes.

Wish we were touring historic Franklin instead of a church seminar - but somehow work goes on. Cindy and I visited here a few years ago and saw several mansions and civil war sites - very interesting.

Have a blessed day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Nashville bound this morning

 Greetings - off to Nashville in a few minutes - here are my babies in their Easter glory! Aren't they beautiful!!

A quick week - Nashville today and tomorrow-  Office Wednesday and Thursday - and off Friday as we're Indiana bound. I could get used to this.

I hope your Easter went well - I couldn't find my white shoes or white belt but otherwise a grand day.

Have a blessed week!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter! He is risen indeed!

Happy Easter! What better time to be thankful of the hope we have in Christ and to remember those who have gone before us that we can share heaven with!
These are relatives on my mom's side. My grandma (Parker) is in the middle front holding the little girl in front of her. I love old family photographs.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A perfect Saturday

Good afternoon - had an Easter egg hunt at church this morning and then had grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone - a fun time! Shopping and errands afterward and home now to wind down - a perfect Saturday.

I hope your day is going great - can you believe it - Easter is tomorrow - spring is (finally) in the air.

Mark 16:6
And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Another week has flown by

Good morning - now where in the world has this week flown? Next week will be even shorter as I've a convention in Nashville Monday and Tuesday and we're in Indiana starting Friday for a long weekend to celebrate Amos' 90th birthday.

Better go - a long day ahead - wrapping up work and covering work as I'm gone most of next week - hang on, here we go ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A great day ahead

Good morning - a beautiful day ahead in the upper Cumberlands of Tennessee. Warm weather is a comin' back!
Well, early voting has begun - a couple of weeks of this until the main Republican primary election - sure would be interested to see how Cindy's vote is going! A lot of other good folks out there too we're rooting for.
Well, another fine day ahead - enjoy!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's freezing out - brrrr ...

A good chilly morning to you - we had a good time at the 'meet the candidate' forum last night. Now the voting begins!
I've a convention next week and no helper to assist with laying out carpet and set up my table - oh well, life goes on.
Crossville this morning and paperwork this afternoon - life is good!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's snowing!

Good morning - well, we've gone from 80 degrees Sunday to 30's today and snow - at least I won't have to mow tonight!
A great day yesterday - catching up after being gone from work since last Wednesday - the catch up continues today.
A meet the candidates event tonight - Cindy is getting geared up to politik!
Have a great day - early voting starts here TOMORROW!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stormy weather

  Good morning - we've a storm going on right now - almost 80 yesterday, mid 60's out now and chance of snow tomorrow evening!
   A crazy but good week ahead. Lots to do but all manageable - that makes the difference. Hang in there-  we're off and running!

EPHESIANS 3:17b-19:
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Windy windy Sunday

Good afternoon - what a great day at church!

A lady in our Sunday school gave a great illustration of adoption today. When her grandfather was a child, his folks died and the other siblings all got taken in except for him. He had a burned and disfigured hand - he was not going to be a good worker so no none wanted him. He was left on his folks gravestone to die but someone passing the cemetery heard his cry and took him in and raised him. Years later the grand-daughter, in our SS class, found the census records and the other siblings had 'servant' beside their names, but besides her grandpa's name it said 'adopted'.
That is what God has done for us - we've been adopted into his family - what a blessing we've been given - so pass on the good news this week to people that need a father too.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I'm back

Good morning - I got home around 11:30 last night - a long day as we were up a t 5 am and working at the conference by 5:45 am - yawn.

Off to breakfast in a bit and back to mow - the yard is TALL. I'm going to crash a bit today too!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

70 degrees!

Good morning - off to Nashville in a bit - cool this morning but we're supposed to hit the 70's the next few days. Time to hit the pool - pull out the old speedo - throw it away and get a decent swimsuit.

Have a great day - I'll be back late, late Friday.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

It's my Friday!

    Good morning - off to Pall Mall this morning & paperwork this afternoon - Nashville the rest of the week.
    We're about a week away from early voting - we getting curious as to how Cindy will do - a sample ballot came out in the paper & it was odd to see Cindy's name printed there - all that's left is the waiting!
    Gotta go - off to Pall Mall - enjoy your Wednesday as I enjoy my Friday!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Tuesday is my Wednesday

Good morning - as I've only got a 3 day work week, today is my week mid-point already. Hey, I could get used to this!
A rainy day yesterday and I think it pushes out today as we begin to warm up - another great day.
Wow - did you watch the UConn-Kentucky game yesterday? - some pretty amazing teams at that skill level - we were pulling for KY but it wasn't meant to be - still fun to watch.
Well, I have an 8 am conference call - I better get at it - love you all!

Monday, April 07, 2014

A clean slate

Greetings - a new week, a clean slate - we're off!
We're getting new computers starting today at the office - let's see how much havoc that causes. I'm looking forward to dual monitors - I've had that at home for years - we're catching up with the times!
We had a cool but pleasant weekend - looking ahead, it'll be a bit cooler at the beginning of the week and then warming up as we go on - I love spring!
Have a good day!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

It's a Super Sunday

Good morning! We had a great time at church and we're looking forward to an afternoon that is NOT campaigning. We're going to watch tv, nap and do nothing - woohoo!

A great week ahead - lots of good stuff going on and a Nashville Convention Thursday and Friday - this will be a short work week.

Well - gotta go, nothing is calling - ha!

Saturday, April 05, 2014


Good morning - ready for breakfast in a  few minutes and a day of politicking - the last day of door knocking? We'll see - only about a week left until early voting.
It's going to be a bit cooler today, but at least no rain. The grass growing has already begun though - no holding back now.
The office gets all new computers next week - with 40 some office employees that will be crazy. Mine is over 5 years old and locks up every day so I'm ready! I guess it is time to retire Windows XP.

Well, better go - have a great Saturday - love you all!

Friday, April 04, 2014

April showers

Greetings - yawn - I'd rather not wake up to thunder storms again - we're actually under a tornado watch this morning - man, what a storm we've had ... and are still having. I'm glad we mowed last night as the grass was already pretty tall.
Contrary to this photo, it isn't casual Friday. We don't have that at my office - the beads might not work.
Well, rain or snow to work I go - you all have a great day!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

What a storm!

Good morning - wow, we had a thunder storm last night that felt like all of the lightning was in our back yard. Sure hard to sleep though that!
Had a great talk with my 'great' aunt Martha last night - isn't family great!
No news today - just more paperwork - looks like lawn mowing start tonight - my neighbor has already mowed about 4 times - oh well ...
Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Stuck in the middle with you

Good morning - we're at the middle of the week once more - another quick week - and yes, it's already April.
We enjoyed hearing the Republican judicial candidates speaking last night in the court house - we've got some great folks seeking those positions - this is the first Republican primary ever with judicial candidates - woohoo!
Well, hang in there - enjoy this day, it ain't comin' back again.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Woohoo - warm weather

Good morning! Warm weather ahead! We are already in the mid-50's and 70 degrees this afternoon. We're so ready.
We spent last night knocking on doors again - Cindy is meeting a lot of folks and early voting starts in just a couple of weeks. This has been an interesting and eye-opening experience.
Well - meetings this morning and off to Rockwood this afternoon - a couple of jobs are kicking off and we're reviewing the site beforehand. God is so good ...