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.

  • briansbabe94

    Congratulations on starting your blog! As far as weird church members go I suppose you’ve seen about everything. That’s the price of fame?!? Also, congrats on the new washer. We’ve had ours for 12 years and it was used when we got it. I suppose we have a few more to go now since after he reads this I won’t be able to justify a new one! 🙂

  • cotaroba

    What a profound post. Really, it had me enthralled. I couldn’t stop reading it. I’ve always been curious about the "behind the scenes" of a big ministry like yours. I suppose it isn’t the glam and glitter that I imagine it is <grin>. I suppose you’re in it because of people, and people are just plain weird. I’m happy about your new washer and dryer. It was easier to imagine the weirdo outside your house than it was you with a 40 year-old washing machine. I still wear the exact same shoes on Sunday that I bought 11 years ago… They still look brand new. Anyhow, welcome to Xanga… I’ve been trying to encourage The Colonel’s Wife to post more often, but she doesn’t know what to say. Well, it’s late down under… I’m going to try to stay up for first service, but I may not make it. First service starts a midnight my time.