Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Snapshot for April 19, 2012

Weather in SW Michigan ...
May flowers bring April showers.



Really? ...
My landlines are still only working about 20% of the time. This has been going on for over a month. Twice Frontier has called me and told me it was fixed. Twice I have called them back and told them it wasn't true.

The latest word is that fixing it is going to require a "cable crew" and it could be as long as next week.

Since I have dialup, internet time is limited and frustrating.

Something from the kitchen ...
A notebook on the counter to write down what I'm eating. Yes, it's diet time again.

I am creating...
A remodeled barn. It's been cleaned out and has new windows and doors. It is going to be getting new siding, new roof, and a paint job.

I have a before picture which I'll post with an after picture when it's finished.




I am procrastinating ...
Visiting a building I own in Paw Paw to see what needs to be cleaned out (a lot!) so I can sell it before I move east to Kalamazoo.

Don't know the where or when of the move, but I'm getting prepared.



I am reading...
A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean, a mystery set in 1806.

A pleasant book but it's not keeping me awake. Time for a trip to the library.

I am hearing...
WKZO Radio and construction noises from the barn. The roof shingles were supposed to be delivered two hours ago. Maybe they're lost?

Outdoors ...
It happens about once a decade. Consumer's Power came through the back three acres and thoroughly cleared out the area under the power lines. They're doing the entire neighborhood and this should cut down the number of power outages.



Something new for me ...
One of the nest boxes has newly hatched bluebirds. It's been chilly and/or wet, so I haven't left the box open long enough to take a picture or count them.

Giving thanks for ...
The two young men who stacked a cord of firewood that was suffocating my grass.


5 comments:

Missouristar said...

I would feel lost without my Internet. It keeps me so connected to my loved ones. Hope it's sorted out soon. I can so identify about procrastination. I seem to do a lot of strategizing lately. Sounds as if you are getting things cleaned up and organized, though. Lots of exciting things ahead for you in your new life.

kathy b said...

Good to hear from you M!

Marcia said...

Happy to know all is well. Curious minds were wondering.
faithful reader

Anonymous said...

Great to hear from you. Lovely pics too! papiokc

Anonymous said...

I talked to someone over the weekend who was also dieting and she snaps a pix of every meal/plate/morsel of food she eats. It makes it easier for her to track after the fact. I thought it was a great idea and I may try it myself.