A very full day

This morning, it occurred to me that we have kept studded tires for the pickup truck in my father’s garage for the last several years. Since we no longer have the truck, we should try to sell those. I talked with Mark, with Dad, and with Les Schwab where we bought the tires. Les Schwab won’t buy the tires back, but they did give me all the specs on them so we can try to sell them ourselves. That was only one of several pieces of business I had to take care of this morning.

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Date night

I got free tickets at work to see a play at the Peninsula Players Theater in Juddville this evening. Mark and I made a date of it. The play was Tally’s Folly and it was rather disappointing from what we’ve seen there before but the date was not spoiled by that fact. We enjoyed what came before the show.

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Land

Mark and I had a date this afternoon after church. We went out to dinner at a sushi place, although neither of us is fond of sushi. We found things on their menu that we could eat. Dinner wasn’t the part of the date either of us was particularly looking forward to. It was the movie after dinner.

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Visiting

My sister, Lauryn, has turned me on to a book called The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge. I was reading this afternoon and one of the authors was talking about his grandfather taking him “visiting” on Sunday afternoons when he was young. My grandmother used to do the same with my sisters and me. I wonder, does anyone else have such fond memories of a bygone pastime?

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Date night!

It seems like every year that I have worked for H&R Block/Block Advisors, there has been a hitch in my hiring at the beginning of the season, and this year is no exception. I tried all week to get things worked out so that I could start my training and things have progressed, but as of yesterday, I still couldn’t get into my training.

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A new family member

Door County businesses have a difficult time getting enough workers to help during the tourist season, so there is a program where university students from other countries can come here and work.  There is also a coalition of churches here called Bridges that recruits Christian families to sort of “adopt” these international students for the summer.  Mark and I did it last year and they asked us to do it again this year.  We accepted. Continue reading

Summer is finally here!

As of today, we have finally entered summer.  You may be thinking I’m off by a few days, but what I mean is that today we finally hit temperatures in the mid-70s.  Looking at the future forecast, it would appear that it will be in the 70s and 80s for the foreseeable future! Continue reading

Changing gears

A couple of days ago, we signed a contract to get a new furnace installed, including new ductwork.  That will happen on May 14th and 15th.  I would have preferred sooner since we are heating the house with our wood stove, but the installers are busy trying to help folks who had their heating systems damaged during this past winter. Continue reading