Getting Ready To Go Again

Saturday, September 2, 2017

This morning was wonderfully cool with a low of 57.4 degrees at our house. Great way to start the day with a little more incentive to exercise with cool temperatures. We did some walking this morning in the cool – only 3 miles – but did some more later in the day.

Smoked Sausage and cheddar brats doneToday we worked on getting ready to head out again. We will be going to Red Bay tomorrow after church. We hope to get an early number for work Tuesday morning. We need a few things done that Sherman RV couldn’t do for us. We will be heading to Iowa next week for annual meeting so we are trying to get ready for that as well. It was a day of cooking, cleaning, packing, and best of all grilling. We like to grill up a batch of smoked sausage to keep in the freezer and Max did that this afternoon. We really like a little grilled smoked sausage in our omelets. Since the grill was hot we also grilled up some cheddar brats. Oh, so good!

Max’s cousin Wess (Rev. John Wesley Hallman, Jr.) died this afternoon after a battle with liver cancer. We will miss his sweet spirit but know he is at home in heaven and so thankful he is no longer in pain. Since we don’t know arrangements yet, our plans (as always) are subject to change.

Be sure to be praying for services tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship. Stay safe.

Short Road Trip

Wednesday, August 30-Friday September 1, 2017

The weather this afternoon was beautiful with great temperatures for our evening walk. Hurricane Harvey is finally out of here. We had no damage around us although there were some small tornadoes in various areas of our state. However, compared to Texas, we almost feel guilty even mentioning the damage here. We are so thankful that all of our family members that live in Texas seem to be OK. Thank you Lord!

Wednesday and Thursday Anne was in Tuscaloosa checking on her Mom. Mama Ruby hasn’t been doing well but does now seem to be making some improvement. Max stayed in Blount County and completed the cleanup of Aunt Helen’s basement and worked with the plumber to get some other things done around Helen’s.

Today was ROAD TRIP!!! We made a quick road trip over to Cedartown, GA to meet with Randy who is responsible for the facilities at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. We will be leading a project at MHCC this fall and want to visit with Randy and see what he had in mind for our team. Randy is new to this position although he has been at MHCC for a while. He plans for our team to remove the siding on a horse barn, install OSB, and cover it with tin. This should be a fun project for some nice fall days. There is also work in a break room, repairs to a bathroom, floor repairs, and other odds and ins around campus. There are always some many needs at MHCC.


The campgroundWe also drove over to the campground to see what shape it was in. The campground is on the back side of the MHCC property just off the Silver Comet Bike Trail. Wide open pasture spaces. Really nice. They will cut the grass and do a little work before we arrive but doesn’t need much. We enjoyed our visit with Randy and are looking forward to another great project at MHCC. After returning home Max had to cut grass and Anne worked in FRED. Fun Day. And it’s Friday!! Hope you all have a great holiday weekend. Stay safe!