Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Clint has been having a hard week

at work. A machine (sleever thermoformer) has been giving them issues and they are not having any success in fixing the problems. In fact, they fixed one problem and got two more for their efforts. Then the first problem recurred giving them three issues to solve. This morning, he tried calling Germany to talk to the manufacturer of the machine only to learn his company has an error in the newly upgraded phone system; it will not allow calls to Germany!! He tried calling on his company cell phone, but they do not have international service activated. Earlier, Clint had called the stateside rep for the company who handles issues like this and he said "Hmm, I dunno how to fix that!"

Clint has had to work a lot of OT the past few months. I don't just love my husband; I like him as a person. He's my best friend on this earth. We've been inseparable since we got to know each other in high school. I have seen how God will give him OT just when we need it to prepare for a need we didn't know was coming. So while it is hard on the whole family, especially Mama, while Daddy is gone, we try to remember that this time of separation also serves a purpose and could be God's way of providing ahead of time.

Amanda got some sad news on Monday. Imp (short for Impressive), one of the horses she first took lessons on, died of an aneurysm over the weekend. Dee's iguana also died since Amanda's previous lesson. Dee followed up the news she knew would make Amanda sad by telling her Cody (Amanda's favorite horse) was saddled up and ready for her.

Thank you to Denise for the outfit for Emily, nursing bras, nursing pads, t-shirt and overalls!

We will be mailing out all of the beginning readers (offered free below) requested so far tomorrow. We still have plenty left.

Romans 13:13-14 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.