Inspiration for my Blog Posts

I’ve been asked where I find the time to write my blog posts. Time isn’t really the issue for me. I don’t spend more than about a half hour each day writing my blog. It’s relaxing to me and at the same time gives me a feeling of accomplishment. It’s something that I enjoy and look forward to doing each day.

I get up a little early each morning and spend some time at my computer before I have to go to work. “Work” – now there’s something I dread. There’s a good reason they call it “work”. Blogging is not work. Blogging takes me away from work.

I used to try to convince people that it’s work. Like when my wife, Leslie, is dusting and vacuuming – I wanted her to think that blogging is work – otherwise, I would have to help around the house.

Now, I’m more mature, and understand how things work, so I blog in the morning and I help Leslie around the house when she needs it.

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
– Jack London

Country drop down box

I found some html code and decided to put it here just to see what it would look like. See, the code I put in my blog made this cool country drop-down box.

Is that cool, or what? You can select your country from the drop-down box.

Of course, once you’ve done that, nothing else happens. I just thought it would be cool to have a drop-down box on my site.

New Pantry Door Rack

pantry-door-rackWe were getting a little cluttered in our pantry and needed to do something about it. This had been on my honey-do list for long enough.

On Saturday, I made the 10 mile trek to Home Depot to purchase a couple door racks to install. After arriving back at the homestead and preparing to get ‘er done, I found that the included hardware didn’t include the proper fasteners for hollow doors.

That left me with two options – either run back into town for hollow door anchors, or install solid core doors.

Since we needed some other things at Shopko, anyway, we stopped by Lowes for the hollow door anchors.

We had already arranged to meet some friends for dinner Saturday evening, so I had to put off the installation until Sunday afternoon.

I can do most of the fix-it jobs around the house, but what takes a professional 10 minutes will usually take me 2 hours, bloodied knuckles, and some silently muttered language that I’m not very proud of.

This task was no different. In fact, my daughter, Ashley, felt sorry for me and gave me her assistance.

Well, you can see the results in the photo above. Not bad, for me. Functional – that was my purpose.

Happy Anniversary to Leslie and Me

On July 2nd, Leslie and I celebrated 24 years of marriage.

It all began here in Toppenish at the Assembly of God church in 1983. This young 22 year old man (barely) and a cute little 19 year old teenage girl made a lifetime commitment to stay with one another through better or worse. There has been lots of both and we’re still together. That’s more than I can say about the church we were married in.

We celebrated the event at Rusillo’s Italian restaurant in Yakima.

Welcome to the Real World

Alyssa graduating from NNUIn early May, we trekked to the Boise, ID area (Nampa to be exact) to attend my oldest Daughter’s graduation. She has been a nursing student at Northwest Nazarene University for the past 4 years. It has been a great experience for her. She has grown mentally, socially, and spiritually.

She has elected to remain in Nampa and has rented a house with four other girls who are friends of hers from the University. This past Monday, she began working as a registered nurse in the ortho-neuro department at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise.

We are extremely proud of Alyssa and her accomplishments. She has grown into a very fine and beautiful young woman. I’m sure that God has great things in store for her in years to come.