February 05, 2005
Too busy. Hah.
Beth and I have been up to a little more than normal recently. Summarized, our lives the last few weeks have been, constructive, exciting, mechanical, and even a bit hilarious at times.
For starters, the biggest happenin was the wood floor on our platform at church. We expanded what we previously had by about 300%. So nice. We put in a Bruce Nail Down System from Home Depot. After a bit of training from a flooring expert?...professional floorer?...floorman?...okay, so I'm not sure what you call him, but anyway, after the instruction from a guy who knows floors, I was off. I floored probably about 50% of it. It was actually pretty fun. We used air tools, and got the whole job from start to finish done in a bagillion hours...okay maybe not that long, but it seems that way when most of the work is done from 5pm on. Beth did a ton. She painted the entire front of the auditorium...one bystander said of her work, "I can't tell where you started or where you finished." Great job, Bethy! Beth also fixed dinner for the work crews 4 nights. Perfect. The whole stage is great. New floors, an updated look, and even new stage chairs for the orchestra and choir. the acoustics in the room tripled, and the aesthetics definitely improved.
The 4runner didn't start the other day. It kinda just made a click noise. Click. click. Click. Click. Wouldn't start. So, I promptly went to Auto Zone, bought the part and took it home. Toyota did not design the access to the starter with me and my big hands in mind. I had a section of a little more than 2" to torque my wrench...not always the most prone to unscrewing a bolt. Anyhow, it took a little time, but its fixed now, and the 4runner is back in bidness.
We just had the Portland Studios Company in our house this Monday. They were on their way to the CBA convention in Nashville, and stopped in to spend the night with us on the way. We laughed and worked pretty hard. They were burning DVD presentations all night long, and we enjoyed the time together. They were planning to pitch a few books to some potential publishers. Nice stuff.
I've been working on a CD invitation for the Pettit revival coming up in March. I uploaded it as an MP3 here. Check it out...give me your thoughts. We are hoping to use those as a introduction for the week.
That's about it. Praise the Lord for His grace and provision.