|OK, now that the excitement if over about that last thing ;) we can move on to others. Few are just a few BIG highlights from the past few months. ~Dan
has been unemployed for 3 months. 3 months is a LONG time to be without
work, especially for someone who likes to be busy as much as Dan does.
However, in the mean time, he's had time to entertain guests that he
would have barely seen if he was working his normal job. He's done many
projects around the house. He's been around to hang out with the boys.
He's been able to help many friends with projects large and small. He's
had the time to properly research and track down the 'just right' used
car to add to the Man Crew's parking garage. He's had time to workout
with Tyler at Planet Fitness nearly everyday and while that hasn't
translated into weight loss yet like he'd hope, I won't even hazard a
guess at how much he can bench press these days. His arms are HUGE! He's
had time to sleep in from time to time and enjoy not living at
breakneck speed for a while. It's been such a blessing in many ways,
however, the need for money to live is a thing that doesn't go away, so
we've been diligently praying for either his 'regular' job to get ready
to have him back, or for something new to come along. And it has. Friday
Dan was called by the local union office and offered a welding job
(which he loves) for Fed Ex. He starts Monday. The money is good, the
travel shouldn't be too bad once he finds the best way there to avoid
traffic, and they are working long hours at this point which means we
will have to say "We can't afford that" a few times less a month. :)
|Hercules, Hercules, Hercules!|
~We bought a car! With the van having 220,000 miles on it, and Dan and I needing to go in opposite directions for work these days, it was time to add another vehicle to the fleet. Plus, David will be driving soon (Ahhh, don't even want to think about that!) Dan did a great job of researching cars and then putting in the time to go from car lot to car lot, test driving and asking questions until just the right car presented itself. It's a little beauty. 2005 Honda Accord that gets 35mpg. AND it has A/C, something that the van is sorely lacking. Dan has spent hundreds of hours tweaking this and that, adding a pin stripe, carpeting the trunk so his tools won't bang up the trunk box, installing a spoiler to the back (which was a great father son activity for Dan and Patrick) adding extra interior lights and washing it over and over. :) And over. It is nice to not need to schedule every little trip around waiting for the person with the car to get home. Again, it's been a God thing since Dan was off of work while we purchased this car, and we were still able to do it.
~All of that to say that God has been miraculously meeting our needs (and a good portion of our wants) this spring and early summer. And we want to say thank you and share joy with you, our dear friends. Thanks for stopping by.
PS. OIY, the formatting on this one will just NOT cooperate. Please overlook the poor text mess of this one and just enjoy the joy. :)