August 30, 2007

Up a tree with a chain saw in hand...

Just recently Preacher's Wife and I decided it was time to have the trees in the back yard trimmed. Here in San Antonio these huge oak trees can overshadow ones yard very quickly, and NO Sun means NO grass.

When the crew first arrived I thought it was the ground crew because the men were in their early 50's, and one man had to be in his late 50's. Nope, they were the tree climbers I quickly learned. When the men began to swing from limbs 40 feet above ground I decided this was another job around the house that I refuse to do beside cleaning carpet. I was intrigued as I watched them with the rope belt around their waist swinging from limb to limb with nothing but a chain saw in hand. I was quite proud of the guy who was in his late 50's. Somehow I saw him representing my age bracket. Finally I ask his boss on the ground exactly how old the man representing my team was. I was shocked when he told me he was 73, that's right 7-3. I couldn't stand to watch any longer.

As I went back in the house I found comfort from the Scripture where God says, "..and lo I am with you always even to the end of the age."

August 24, 2007

A New Addiction...

I have never been much for video games but now that I have been introduced to Nintendo Wii (pronounced 'we') things have changed. Wii sounds like 'we', which emphasizes that the console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just simply Wii.
Nintendo defended its choice of "Wii" over "Revolution" and responded to critics of the name by stating: "wii live with it, wii sleep with it, wii eat with it, wii can't get along without it."
Well, Preacher's Wife and I now own one. So instead of sitting around in the evening counting each others vericose veins we actually enjoy having bowling night without leaving our living room. One can play tennis, baseball, billards, golf or even boxing. I think I saw where you can even fish with it. Did I say fishing? I will have to check that out. Look! I got to run Wii is calling.

August 22, 2007

How time flies...

Wow! It has been a whole week since I have made an entry. I suppose there is no sin involved here but some people get real picky when there are no new entries. If one is prone to guilt, he or she could think it is a sin.

Many people grew up in a home or church where their sins were regularly pointed out. I agree we should always try to do the right thing, but we do fall short from time to time. Better to do our best and concentrate on showing God’s love than to get hung up on judging others. By the way, no one has really been unkind to me for not blogging.

Anyway, I came across this YouTube video I thought was funny. I love it when Christians have a sense of humor - I think laughter is one of God’s greatest gifts. Too bad non-Christians generally have an impression of Christianity as being a humorless, judgmental religion.

I sure hope this is not your idea of Jesus or Christianity. Turn up your volume and click on red link "It's time for me to tell you what you have done wrong since I last saw you."

August 14, 2007

Titus, you are THE MAN!!!

My daughter in Denver just e-mailed me some photos of our oldest grandson Titus. He is beginning early preparing for High School, College and eventually the NFL draft. According to her he is not thinking much now about grade school, high school or even college. JUST THE NFL. He will do well academically if for no other reason than he is the grandson of Preacher's Wife who is a brain. Humbly speaking, I know this first hand, because... well you know. If you don't believe me ask her. She is truthful as well.
Titus you are the MAN!!!! I am pulling for you.

August 9, 2007

I know you are sick....

Look! - I know you are sick of hearing about the carpet saga, but today is the day that it all ends, for a while anyway. Stanley Carpet Cleaners called and are on their way over. I don't fully understand how that my hatred of cleaning carpets turned into the possibility of me experiencing bodily harm. Well come to think of it, maybe I do. It was me who suggested that I had rather take a beating with a bat than clean the carpets. You would think after 39 years of living with this woman I would know better than to say something like that. I am convinced that she is just patiently waiting for the insurance settlement that will arrive shortly after my demise. In fact Sunday at church my minister friend used me as an example of raising me, his good friend from the dead when I die. She pulled him aside after the service to warn him against even trying such a thing. So there you have it.

August 7, 2007

Praise the Lord

I just got a call from Preacher's Wife. I can hardly believe it. She called to inform me that she called Stanley Carpet Cleaners and they are coming on Thursday to clean the carpets. To all of you who prayed or rubbed a rabbits foot or whatever. THANKS. I can go home tomorrow.

An update for the concerned

To all who may be concerned about my physical well-being: Soon after Preacher's Wife threatened me with the bat I left town for a few days on business. I am still away. It is not that she is a dangerous woman. If you know her, or keep up with my blog you know I love her dearly. She is a very loving person. She just wants her carpets cleaned. I can understand that. I just know I am not going to be the one to clean them. And I am talking this way because I am still out of town on business. Sweetheart, if you are reading this please call Stanley Carpet Cleaners before their summer sale is over.

August 2, 2007

Shampoo the what?

Preacher's Wife is again accusing me of selective hearing. She said last week that it was time again to shampoo the carpet. I said nothing then and I've done nothing since because what I heard was, it's time again to have the carpet shampooed. I just expected her to call someone and schedule an appointment. Come to find out she wants me to shampoo the carpet. Maybe some people enjoy shampooing carpet, but I am not one of them. I've always hated it and I still hate it. I told her I had rather her take a baseball bat to me. She smiled her little smile and said, "that it would be possible and even probable if I didn't have the carpet shampooed in a week. The week is almost up and I am still planning on taking the bat.