Here are the welcome messages from
June 2010

6/17/10 June 17, 2010
June 17, 2010

I've been crazy busy.  I visited my oldest son in Missouri for two weeks.  He bought me a plane ticket for Christmas.  It had been a couple of years since I'd seen him so it was nice being able to catch up on things.

He bought a house last year.  It was a repo so he has had to tear out a lot of things.  The cool thing is there is a small apartment with a kitchen in the basement where he can stay while the upper part is being re-done.  I stayed in a bedroom upstairs.  He put a TV in there for me and a small refrigerator. 

My plan was to relax my brain and not think about all the things that had been weighing me down.  It didn't really surprise me that a problem cropped up that I had to work on while out there.  One of my Kay's Heavenly Web Design customers was having problems with his email.  Naturally, it was the customer that most heavily relied on his email to work.

For a week I was trying to solve the problem from Missouri.  I finally figured out what to do, but had to go to their office as soon as I got home to reset their email programs. So much for turning my brain off.

I saw my first firefly the last night I was there!  I was so excited!

Like I told you before, I'm on my high school reunion committee.  I've compiled a list of the graduates that I've found on classmates.com, facebook, etc. so the people I'm in contact with can start doing some searching for lost people.  Well, not lost, but people that we haven't been able to find.  It was a huge amount of work to combine the different lists into one master list.  I still have more work to do.  It would be nice if all the people who would want to be there can be contacted.

I wasn't popular in high school and it is weird to have fellow grads looking to me for information.  Most of them didn't even know I existed.  Isn't it funny how things change?  When I was in high school I didn't feel "worthy" of attention.  I had very low self-esteem.

God had to work awfully hard on me to get me to realize that I was just as "worthy" as anyone else.  He made each and every one of us.  He didn't make any mistakes.  We are each valuable to Him.  It is up to us whether or not we become of value to the world.  If we seek His direction and use the gifts He has given us then we become very valuable.

This morning I was pondering what happens when people die.  I don't mean whether they go to heaven or not, I mean their legacy;  what is left behind in the world.

Some people will live on in deed.  The things they did during their life affected others, either in a good way or a bad way.  They changed other people's lives.  Often those changes affect generation after generation.

Some people will just disappear and nobody will notice they are gone.

Have you ever thought about what people will say about you after you are gone?
Another thing that took a huge amount of time was the ginormous yard sale we had here for my husband's parents.  They were selling all the things they no longer needed and the things that wouldn't fit in their new apartment.

Like I told you before they moved close to us last December.  Our garage and part of the barn and part of the back yard were stuffed with their things.  The yard sale was huge!  Some of the neighbors told me they were putting things out, too, so I advertised it as a moving sale and block sale.  Only one neighbor actually put her stuff out.

It took us all day on Thursday to pull out and set up everything.  My poor back was yelling bad things at me.  Then my computer took a dump and I had to reformat my hard drive.  Fortunately almost everything was backed up.  I'm still working on putting programs back on and customizing things.  It is taking forever.

When the yard sale was over on Sunday a lot of the smaller things were gone but most of the appliances and furniture were still left.  We packed it all up and got most of it shoved back into the garage.  Some is in our small shed in the back yard.  We will be having another yard sale in July.  Sad face
My husband has decided to retire so we have been busy going to meetings, planning his big retirement party, going to other retirement parties, etc.

We are preparing for his party which will be in our back yard.  I've been working my fanny off.  (That reminds me of a joke about Three Ministers.)  I'm finally finishing up painting our western towns in the back yard.  I'll have to take updated pictures when it is complete.  We still have a few more finishing touches.

His party is in a week, so we are running out of time.
The main thing that has kept me from updating this is the legal battle I am in.  I can't share anything with you yet, but appreciate your prayers.

As you have noticed it has become harder for me to update this.  Please have patience with me as I move through this hard time in my life.  I will be back in September... with bells on.  Well, maybe not with bells on.  The bells are up in the attic with the Christmas decorations.  See you in September!!
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