29 November 2015

Not Quite Finished

We only got three of the new spark plugs installed yesterday, after doing everything else.

Seems I'd forgotten how early it gets dark, here, and we had to stop at 3 pm because it was getting too dark. With the heavy overcast and sunset at 3:55, we were using entirely too many flashlights and trouble lamps to make crawling under the truck worthwhile.

So, come mid-day when my helper, i.e., Older Daughter, is available, we'll get those last three plugs, and then I'm good for another hundred thousand miles. :)

Y'all have a great day out there, and thanks for stopping by.

28 November 2015

Saturday Mornings Have Become Routine

I've written this narrative before, on many a previous Saturday. Our mornings are usually the same:
up at 06:00, coffee, breakfast, shopping, and back home before lunch.

Today we added a stop at the eye doctor's office, for Wife to pick up her new specs. Then the car wash, to remove at least the surface layer of grime from her new wheels, and start out the coming week with fresh dirt.

Then Blockbuster on the way home, to get a couple of recent releases (because what's available on Netflix right now looks boring).

Pizza coming up for lunch in a half hour. Afterward, tune up my truck.

After that, we'll kick back and enjoy the Christmas decorations we put up, set out, stood up, or hung yesterday. Beyond that? Enjoy what's left of this deliciously long weekend.

That's about as exciting as our Saturdays get, which isn't a bad thing. Thanks for stopping by, friends.

27 November 2015

Quote of the Day

Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

~ Colossians 3:16 MSG

26 November 2015


This is the day when Americans, above all others, should thank God for all the blessings still resting on this nation, and on us. Despite our misgivings about the government, terrorism, and everything else, we are still blessed.

Thank you, Lord, for all the gifts you've bestowed upon this nation. We honor you, Lord, and thank you for our lives.