Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Robert got off work earlier so we're hanging out now before dinner. Yes, we are all in his living room, doing stuff on our respective Macs.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We're having our weekly meeting here in the library. I have my new Skypeing headset on in case someone calls while we're here. Jo should be calling later today so we can hook up.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
The beef is boiling. I don't think it's a salty as I wanted. Ah, well. At least the pease pudding is working out. I had some muslin left over from a craft project I did years ago (go ahead, ask me why I'm still dragging that around after moving 6 times in the last 2 years!) so I cut a square of that to use as an impromptu pudding bag. Of course, I could only find green dried peas so it won't look right. It should taste OK, though.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Speaking of lists of things to do, should go work on mine. Have calls to make.
On our anniversary trip in 2003.
Self-portrait in the car's window at the Harris' in Bellingham.
On the road to Texas in 2004.
On the road to South Carolina in 2006.
A picture from our first married Christmas, on the way down to see the Rostens in CA.
Shots from the honeymoon.
After our first big accident together, Thanksgiving Day in Tacoma, WA.
We've now heard from the insurance company (USAA): it's totalled. We don't have a figure yet. Gotta get replacement transportation sometime this week.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Some of today's tasks have included (and will include):
☞ printing a return label for some shoes that we bought but are returning
☞ buying material to make headphone covers for Rob
☞ researching Indian clothing patterns and shopping places
☞ adding a library to this blog so folks can see all the books that I have in my library (in the sidebar)
☞ finishing a load of laundry
☞ catching up on Survivor: Fiji and, if there's a new episode, Grey's Anatomy
☞ having a fun lunch
We're at the library in Redmond today, rather than the one that's just a few minutes from our place. Change of pace.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Our major task this morning was to work on our wills. Can't leave the country without doing so, not responsibly. We've got a fair handle on it. We just need to make some lists of the particulars (guitars, special personal items and the like) so people don't need to figure that out without us.
Tonight, Rob doesn't have a Vigilants band practice so we'll both be going to Cross of Christ's Lenten Wednesday night events. That includes supper, a service and an art experience with Cross of Christ's artist-in-residence.
We're also working on a new presentation for the church we're going to in a week and a half. It includes a rationale for missions in general along with our usual presentation materials.
And we're working from the library this afternoon, as you can see.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
They said that we can keep the car until ours is fixed or $900, whatever comes first. That means that either our's gets fixed and we have no car problems or else we have no car problems for about 30 days. Then, we start lookin' for solutions. We have ideas. Basically, this appears to be merely a road bump at this point. Thank God ... and keep praying.
So, the story of Rob's accident is a long one, complicated by dead cellphones, chilly temps and shock. And today I'm too wiped to tell it. And I wasn't really there so I probably wouldn't tell it right. Long story short: there were many accidents last night in our area (60 in Everett alone) and Rob was in one of them. He walked away with just a broken nail and a gouge on his hand. He thinks the 2 are related but he doesn't remember for sure.
➀ That God's will would be done with our car. Does He want us to not have our car at this point? Does He want it to be fixable and back to us soon? We don't know but He does.
➁ That everyone would be totally healthy (emotionally, physically, etc.), both in Rob's car and in the other car that was involved in the accident. The other car had a guy and his 2 teenage daughters in it.
➂ That we would have safe driving on our travels to churches. We are so close to actually moving to Namibia for full-time ministry!
➃ A big "Thanks be to God!" for Rob's walking away from this one.
The big hero of the night? Our friend Eric lives near the scene of the accident and drove all over to find Rob and provide him with the warmth of a car while dealing with accident things. He also let Rob hang out at his place while waiting for the tow.
What has 2 thumbs and rocks? This guy:
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