October 6, 2013

Today was a good productive day for all of us, and it was also filled with some new challenges. The challenges were things like trying to figure out how to balance the day, and still get the girls their afternoon naps; how to be available for all the materials that were coming in for the remodeling work, courtesy of Home Depot; and, the new one being how to get the pool cleaned. Apparently the pool has not been cared for as well as I would have liked, and now the water was all green. I ended up putting in four gallons of the pool shock, and I hope it does the trick. I'll know tomorrow - if needed I'll put in more. Not sure where I'll get the time to really clean it, but I'll do what I can.

Anyway, because the laptop is giving me some challenges today, I'm going to be making this a relatively short post, yet attempt to get in all the information.

We got up early and everybody was ready to go by 08:30. Linda took the girls down to the breakfast that is being offered here, at the hotel, and both of them thought it was really fun. While they were doing that I took my shower and got dressed and then got Jason going. The folks from Home Depot were delivering all the materials for the remodel and Linda wanted (needed?) to be there, and the girls wanted to see the house, so she took them with her. Jason and I left just a little while after they did and went to get some breakfast (we missed the free stuff down stairs). Jason and I also had some errands to take care of so we worked out a route that would allow us to do it most efficiently, but first we went to eat. While eating Linda called and asked us to come by the house to see the materials coming in. There was a bunch, and now it is all in the front room, and the work is scheduled to begin in a couple of days.

It took us a couple of hours to get all our errands out of the way, and then we came back to the hotel. Jason wanted to get his shower and dressing change completed, and then get some rest. While he was resting is when I was working on the pool. I was happy to see that the water was flowing nicely, but I also realize that I still need to take the filter apart and see how it is doing. Again, that will probably be done tomorrow.

Linda's day care is still operating, so now she not only has all the materials for the work to be done, in the house, she also has a bunch of kids there. They came back to the house, from school, and were all excited to see all the new stuff, and even more excited to see all the furniture and other things moved around, to allow for the work to be accomplished. Several of them recognized me and were happy to see me and asking me a bunch of questions, and then also wanting to interact with me, just like they did all those months ago. It was a nice welcome home, so-to-speak,  for me.

I eventually headed back to the hotel and we decided to take Linda and the girls out to dinner, to one of my favorite places - New Oceanic. We walked in and Judy, one of the owners, recognized us immediately and came over to give us all big hugs, and even new how to prepare our food without having to say much. While we were eating we got a second welcome... Roger and Arlynn Grimm came in and they sat down and had dinner with us. Apparently they're having some work done on their place, too.

With dinner done we headed back to the hotel where Grandma gave the girls their bath and Grandpa worked on the blog. Tomorrow is going to be another nice day, and I even checked the weather, the entire week is supposed to be good weather. This is going to be a very nice visit. Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.


  1. Glad things are going well!
    Praying in Seattle as always!
    Isaiah 41:10, 13 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (13) For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
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  2. Continuing to pray!
    Philippians 3:9-11 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.


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