Wednesday, December 30

10 days away

While our trip really wasn't relaxing, it sure was good. We have been in Tampa Fl. For over a week and we have so enjoyed it. We got to see friends and family and spend time with some of our Awana kids.
We will head back to Greenville NC tomorrow around 5am and get home untimely for dinner. Pray for open roads and safe travels.
I am really excited to get back to my Diacovery peeps though. We have a great year planned and will be announcing a few changes real soon.

I will see you real soon.

Friday, December 18

a little randomness waiting for some snow

Which way are we going?

Honey: Not quit so sweet anymore is it!!!!

"Wait, right there, hold that pose, work it, work it!"

on a serious note, Sheila and I (well mostly Sheila) are finishing up on last minute things before our crazy weekend and monday drive to Fl. Here is a look at our schedule:
Friday morn: Go to dads house to drop off gift and wish them a marry Christmas.
Friday afternoon: Go to moms house to drop off gift and wish her a marry Christmas.
Friday evening: breathe!
Saturday morn: set up church
Saturday afternoon: set up party
Saturday evening: dual birthday party (big)
Saturday night: Crosslink youth lock in
Sunday morn: get lock-in'r up & ready for church
Sunday morn: Children's church party
Sunday noon: tear down
Sunday afternoon: breathe!
Sunday night: Crosslink youth Christmas party
Monday dawn: drive south for 12 hours!
next two weeks: BREATHE!!!

Monday, December 14

I don't hate Christmas

As long as it doesn't show up before Thanksgiving and it ends not later than December 26th!!! Just to prove it, here is a link to some of the best Christmas desktop wallpapers I have see all year.

If you don't know how to change your desktop wallpaper: please call 1-800-WelcomeToEarth for help.

Wednesday, December 9

ain't skeered

So since the demise of our minivan we haven't been able to take our truck off the road to fix the slipping transmission. Well we are going to borrow the church van for a few days and get out truck fixed BEFORE Christmas!

So here goes:
I like the guy that the "over charging transmission repair people" hate. They want over $1200 to rebuild your trany and will tell you that it cannot be done at home. Well I beg to differ! This rebuild will cost me about $300 (including the manuel). The biggest thing about transmissions is that people are scared of them. They really are not that bad. You just have to put all of the parts back where they go :)

We have been driving around in second gear for several months now because of this:
The bottom friction should look like the top one! They were worn out and burnt. But It is nice knowing exactly what the problem is. Next step is cleaning and reassembly and then we get our gas milage back.

So Lord willing we will be back on the road in a few days.