Friday, August 29, 2008

Rain, Rain,come this way!

Thank You, Fay!

We got almost 5 inches from Tropical Storm Fay. The plants are much more happy!

Here are "before" pictures:

Here are the "after" pictures:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Beardectomy - Mustache Too?

How Far Do I Go?

I've decided to shave my beard. I've located a barber shop that still does straight-razor shaves. I've got a couple of friends lined up and they are going to video tape the operation. But I haven't decided how far I will go.

Should I leave the mustache or shave it all?

Leave me comments as to your opinion and why I should or should not shave the mustache too.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Weekend Fun

Downstairs Bathroom

I've had a bit of a mold problem in the downstairs bathroom. I had a mold inspector come out and said that it was just a little bit of mold and was under the limit for a full mold remediation project. He said that this was a home owner project. So I asked brother-in-law Drew to help and he and Millie came down last week. I took a day of "vacation" and he, John, and I attacked it. Mainly it was Drew and John. It was even less of an issue than what it appeared to be. We replaced less than two square feet of sheet rock. We had some awesome games of dominoes too.

Bosnia Video

I have digitized all of the video (3.25 hours) I took in Bosnia. I also made shot lists of all the different shots. Now, I need to make time to edit it to something worth watching. I'm struggling as to how to tell the story. But I guess that's why I'm taking the three-day workshop next month in digital storytelling.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Back from Bosnia

We got back from Bosnia a little over a week ago. We flew in on Tuesday (8/5) just in time to greet evening rush-hour traffic. The next morning I was at work. There has been much going on at work in my absence and now that I'm back I have much to do.

Trip Results

We had an awesome time there. We saw many sights and learned a lot of Bosnia history. The Childrens' Festival was a huge success. The kids had a great time and the Novi Most center had a great response. The kids had never seen such toys, games, and the bounce house. I'm sure it's being talked about for weeks.

Video Man

I took my video camera and got some good shots. I'm trying to sift through over three hours of video now to show how to make it interesting.

The Spiritual Journey

This was an amazing spiritual trip for me. I'm calling this year my "boot camp" year because it has been such an intense spiritual walk. Well, this trip was the 20-mile hike with full pack! It was very tough - and I'm so glad I did it.

Thank you so much to all of you who supported me on this trip. I had a lot of financial support but, more importantly, I had a lot of prayer support. I needed the prayers and they were felt.

Thank you!