October 17, 2007
St. Paul’s Lutheran - parking lot
Yesterday was the first time we had to cancel because we had no place to park. The driveway for this nursing home was so tilted! Dad has made the statement before but when he said ’we’re not going to make it’ this time it seemed pretty hopeless. We watched as several small cars scraped leaving the driveway. Hahahaha. Not to mention around the corner there was NO parking, every spot was taken. It was raining too, not good for moral. :-P We’re sorry we missed the M’s, they didn't find out we canceled until it was too late and showed up!! : (
Sooo we jumped around town shopping and thrift storing until we had to sing at the retirement community. The community fed us a lovely meal. It was fun to all sit at one table.
We have one more place to sing on Thursday and then we’re going straight to Kentucky. We got a call from friends and we’re all gearing up for a few rousing games of volleyball on Saturday! Yes. Yes. Yes.
Our concert on Monday went fine. We had a little visit from our5 ½ legged praying mantis pre concert. I can totally remembered being freak out over praying mantises. Like, avoiding pictures in the science book freaked out. Lol
We said goodbye to the M’s before we left Ohio. Thanks for everything!
Saturday night’s pastor’s house
We have a VERY full day today! But I’ll save what we’re doing for my next post. ; )
We enjoyed the hospitality of the O family over a short amount of time this week.
This blog is coming to you from the Smith family beef and chicken farm : )
(who KNOWS when this will actually be posted...wifi doesn’t look very promising for another week or so..)
Mood: Happy and tired
WOW! Kentucky has been a blast. Let me back up a little. My last post said I would tell what happened on Saturday….
In the morning, Mom, Bonnie, and myself went to Wittles, the bestest fabric store eva! : D We took a trip in O’s borrowed ‘bus’ down on Saturday morning.
Bonnie getting footage for you tube. : D
Speaking of you tube….you can see her vid of our walk down a trail in Westerville, OH here.
So we get back and eat lunch. We shoot over to the school which we’ll be singing at on Monday to play v-ball with the O’s and R’s. Woo hoo!! We had a blast once we found the net and pole which were ‘hidden’ in the gym’s attic. : P Johnny R. my team’s MVP, an all over the court kinda guy was terrific. Go Johnny!
This is a pic of the place during one of our breaks…
The R’s sent us off with the snacks they fed us which we couldn’t finish before we left for our appointment at Pathway Christian Church. The concert was fine and we were graciously invited out to eat with the church to Ryan’s that evening. Yummy!
We parked that night at the B’s house. We had such a nice time with them fellowshipping with not only them but Josh and Kacie and their two young children.
This is some of us and the B’s the next morning.
We left Sunday morning to sing at a nursing home service Johnny R., his family and church put on. We only did a short set of songs and did not bring much sound system in with us. We had to hustle after we finished there to make it over to the Smith farm to sing at their surprise birthday party!
It was sooo windy we could not sing outdoors but had to sing at the opening of the garage. It worked out much better that way even if it wasn’t the prettiest option.
We sang at the one and only Glendale Baptist church that evening! It was cool to sing for their radio show again, something we also did last time we visited. We went to Denny’s after and had really fun time being totally silly. Let it be known I wasn’t involved in the spit balls being launched from straws. No siree.
One of our more silly group pictures….Bonnie and Peter have the most interesting faces. :D
Oh wow…so we went BACK to the B’s house and stayed up really late with them. I decided I’d better get some sleep and not stay up gabbing until midnight since I really felt out of it during a few songs that evening. You know something is wrong when you wonder what would happen if you just fainted right in the middle of a song because we were so tired and zoned out…..lol.
I woke refreshed the next morning (hahahahaha) and took a really quick shower and grabbed a bite to eat before the bus left for the school we were singing at. It was pouring rain when we got done there and basically sent the equipment out a few pieces at a time in the order they were to be loaded so we didn’t get everything soaked. The rain sure was wet. : P
After that we went back to the B’s house. They are so hospitable! We hung out all day enjoying games and fellowship. Denny family from Maine, if you’re reading, the Four on a Couch game went over big. : )
We watched Facing the Giants for the first time that evening with them. It really was much better then I thought it was going to be. : ) It was about so much more then football. It was about giving God your all, doing whatever you’ve been given to do with all your might and leaving the results up to God. It really was a nice reminder to keep focused and inspiring to do make more effort to do the best you can, and not fall into apathy.
After doing a project for the B’s on Tuesday morning we drove down to the S’s farm! Which is where we are now. We spent some time this afternoon working on the now empty chicken barns. It was really kinda cool. The smell in the barns was incredible and very over powering until we got the window tarps open.
Vincent and his new friend. ; ) (He cut her head off and we ate it for lunch. It really tasted just like chicken.)
Here are two pics…one of an accident we passed on the way into Smiths Grove….
And the other…can you tell which one is Nathan? I’ll have the answer next time. J