First entry! It should be very profound, an introduction to who I am. I have been meaning to do this for a while, but the technology kind of threw me. Okay, that makes me sound like a moron, which is not a very good introduction.

Today was Labor Day, which everyone knows is the end of summer. Last night, Brian and I went on a motorcycle ride, up to Conception Abbey. I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before. It was dark when we got back and we were cold. We were putting the bike in the garage when Gary, our next door neighbor, came in and told us Philip was up at the A’s and that they had called the sheriff because there was a guy who has attended the church who has mental issues parked out in front of our house spray painting his car–they were all walking and he asked them if this was where the pastor lived. He left just before we arrived, and the sheriff arrived a little later. Nothing happened, but we all ended up at A’s eating leftover lasagna. I’m sure some people would be very surprised to learn some of the things you sometimes putup with in the ministry. This morning we found ared “X” had been painted on the street in front of our driveway. We believe there are angels assigned to our house and our kids and our stuff and ourselves!

I walked 4 miles withVickie this morning, then when I came in, Brian said, “Why didn’t you ask me to walk with you?”He was grinning, knowing that I didn’t ask him because I ask all the time, and he always declines. So I said, “I’ll walk with you!” and went ou t and walked another 4 miles. My thighs are tired tonight. Good!

Then I finalized the purchase of my new washer and dryer which is blue, extremely blue! I’m stepping out! I made a trip to the paint store and picked out some new paint for the walls. I’ve been putting this whole thing off for way too long–the agitator is barely moving in the machine, and I bought the dryer used over 20 years ago from someone who bought it used! Like the children of Israel whose shoes didn’t wear out–have you ever thought how much you would hate wearing the same pair of shoes for forty years.

So now I’ve begun….and getting started is always the hardest thing.