We might have a car to buy in California. Please pray that we can get all this arranged in the short window of time we have.
Several people have asked me how I’m doing. The best answer I can give is this:
I want to curl up in bed with the covers over my head and not crawl out until we head to California in May.
Sable is totalled. We’re getting about $900 for her when all is said and done and that will have to be a down payment on a used car — we can’t afford a new one on just Jon’s salary. Jon’s shoulder is better though still a little sore. We’re supposed to go and clean the rest of our personal items out of her today so they can tow her away tomorrow. I haven’t decided whether or not I want to go with Jon to do that — I loved Sable and it will just reinforce that we are now carless even more.
So… could y’all lift up some prayers that the used car can materialize?
I know this sounds utterly weird coming from me (who criticizes Bush every chance she gets) but I’ve seen some things that are completely over the top recently and I’m getting sick of it. I have been critical of Bush from Day 1 but I’ve backed up my criticism and praised him for things I think he did right. (Those entries do exist. Really. They do.) Here are some rules I think all bloggers should follow in discussing politics, regardless of where they stand on issues.
1.) Do not apply labels of “God’s chosen party” and “Satan’s party” to the U.S. political system. No party has a monopoly on the truth and no party is all good or all evil.
2.) Do not claim that Jesus was a Democrat or Republican. This goes along with #1. No party has a monopoly on Christianity and likewise Jesus. Jesus is not a Republican or Democrat — He is the Son of God and God does not discriminate between the two parties.
3.) Do not refer to members of either party as “the embodiment of evil”, “the Great Satan” or anything like that because it just stirs up more divisions. No person is that evil nor their ideas insidious enough that they should be called “the embodiment of evil” unless they have done one or more of the following:
a.) taken over a sovereign nation and created a dictatorship
b.) killed off all of their political enemies in the attempt to do a.
c.) caused the genocide of a minority of the population or of the opposing ethnicity after committing a and b.
d.) rigged an election and taken over the government in a bloody coup attempt involving a,b, and c.
4.) Name the news source from which you have taken the evidence to back up your claim and said news source shall be judged on the basis of its leanings. Let’s face it: the Drudge Report is garbage, FoxNews is hardly fair and balanced, and AirAmerica is leftist in response to the other two. Let’s try to find impartial news sources, mkay?
5.) Agree to respectfully disagree with those who do not share your views. I am not going to call you a “fascist pig” if you disagree with my somewhat Democrat leanings , so please refrain from touting how evil left-leaning people are, OK?
6.) Do not morph the name of the hated political candidate into a string of profanities. I think we’re all out of high school and don’t need to engage in such behavior as it is sophomoric and really does not help your case or argument.
If we could get bloggers to follow these rules, perhaps politicians would follow suit.
“We have a special visitor today,” he said in a booming voice as he reached a young family in the back of the church.
–A Can of Peas by Traci DePree
1. Grab the nearest book,
2. open it to page 23,
3. find the 5th sentence,
4. post its text along with these instructions,
5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the threads.
When I submitted the afghan to Afghans for Afghans, they put my name in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Elann.Com and I was one of three people chosen to receive one. *does the happy Jen dance*
Now all you crafty people head on over to the Afghans for Afghans site and see what you can do about helping them help people in Central Asia!
Jon lost control on a gravel road last night and the car ended up in a ditch on its side. Because it’s a Volvo (and those suckers are built like tanks), Jon walked away with only some minor scrapes and bruises. Sable (our Volvo) on the other hand, is possibly totalled. Her windshield is cracked, the rear windshield shattered, the frame is bent a bit, and the right mirror is gone. We are praying really hard that she can be salvaged but people (in an effort to make us feel better that has royally backfired) have told us that she’s probably totalled and to get a new car.
We are kind of attached to Sable, so keep us in prayer that we can get through the insurance mess. We thankfully have temporary wheels as a parishioner had an extra car. (Reason # 34564 that I love Minnesota: people actually *HELP* others out instead of saying “that’s nice” and going to play frisbee golf instead of helping.)