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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:23 pm

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Plane flights... Back in the 60s coming into Orlando on National Airlines, we had to put all of our watches shoes and glasses into plastic bags and had to bend over and hold our knees; I understood it was to be a "hot landing" due to flap problems. We landed with fire trucks following us, but the pilots managed to control the plane and get it stopped. Stairways were rolled up to the plane and we exited with our little bags, scrambling to put on shoes, and put on busses and taken to the terminal. I remember a lot of prayers, but no screams.

Then in the 80s I was on a United Flight that had to land at a small airport, for whatever reason I don't know, and we were bussed into Tallahassee.

I have been on flights that bumped their way across Oklahoma. And on fights I was sure might fall from the sky due to age. Try taking Dominican airlines sometime .... All in all, the Lord has seen fit for my flights to land relatively safely over the years.


Dub, since I had been contracted to do design engineering work on the FLorida Disney World project in the late 1960's, I flew into Orlando's old airport (Roy field? or McCoy Field?) many times. If I recall, my grandfather's barn was almost as big as the terminal building.

You implied that Dominican Airlines was a bad one. I have never flown on Dominican Air, but Caribe Air likely would have been just as bad. Allow me to explain...

In the late 1970's, Carol and I took a small Caribe Air commuter flight from San Juan to either St Croix or St Johns - I don't remember which one. Turns out the locals used that flight to haul their live chickens to open-air street markets on the outer islands.

The plane held about 10-12 passengers, but only a half dozen were there for the flight. After all were seated, crates filled with live chickens were dragged into the aisles for the short trip.

The plane shook and vibrated, it was noisy, under-the-wing prop engines were about ready to fall off, bolts holding the seats to the floor were loose, dust and feathers were flying all over, chickens were squawking, and the plane bounced 3-4 times on the dirt runway before coming to a stop. Then, all the chickens had to be unloaded before we could get out of our seats and exit the plane.

I think a first class ticket meant you arrived in one piece, and didn't need your flotation device. :lol: We took a boat back to San Juan.

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Postby Allison » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:46 pm

A lot of people don't realize that Missouri actually has quite a few earthquakes. We've got the New Madrid fault in southern MO, and back in the early 1800s, there was a whole series of quakes, and the strongest one rerouted the Missouri River! I remember when I was in Kindergarten, there was this guy predicting another big one. Never happened. But the New Madrid is "over due" to let loose again. We have earthquake drills in school as well as tornado and, obviously, fire drills.
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Postby ready2go » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:10 pm

I have noticed something very strange that happened since Carol was called Home to be with her Savior in early March.

Her favorite flower that bloomed in the early spring was the daffodil. We had many of them in our back yard that she enjoyed each year. Also, wrens always resided in the back yard wren house when they returned in the spring. Carol loved to hear their song through her open bedroom window.

This year, NOT ONE daffodil emerged from the ground to grow and bloom. It was as if they had never been there.

For the first time in over twenty years the wrens failed to make their appearance. They are several weeks overdue. Where did they go...and why?

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Postby Joanney » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:02 am

I just realized that I never did share with all of you about the Single Mom's Retreat that I went on last weekend. It was wonderful and the friend and I that went are going to try to promote it better next year and get a group to go from our church. They pampered us: car care ministry gave free oil changes, safety checks and repairs, everyone got five "Diva Dollars" to buy five items (new and gently used clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry) from the Diva Boutique. The food was wonderful and the speakers even better. But the part that I want to share is how God spoke to me that weekend. It is both exciting and scary (a leap of faith) at the same time.

The theme of the retreat was "Dare to Dream." We all get caught up in the daily responsibilities of life that many of us forget to take time to dream and to work towards that dream. My dream has always been to work with young children, to be a teacher. After encouraging us to dream, the speaker told us that God has a dream for each of our lives, and to be open to that dream. Immediately, the word "orphanage" came to my mind. I wondered what it meant and thought about the fact that one of our pastors adopted two of his girls from an orphanage in the Ukraine. But there was something that just felt wrong about that. Then I saw myself surrounded by black children. So I start thinking Haiti? Africa? I am leaning towards Haiti, but I have not felt a strong "no" on either like I did with the Ukraine.

Our church is sending two short term missions teams to Haiti in the fall. I am going to go to the meeting for one of them after church tomorrow. As I was sharing this with two friends from church, one of them said that as I told them, she saw me working with a missionary couple from our church who work at an orphanage and school in Haiti, even before I mentioned that country. While I somewhat know the wife of another couple at church that spent many years as missionaries in Haiti (and will be leading the team for which I am going to the meeting) I have never met the couple that she referred to as they have not been back in the states since we moved to MN (as far as I know.)

I cannot legally move the boys outside of Minnesota without their dad's approval and would not want to go without them until they graduate. That gives me three years to prepare. I figure during that time I will take short term mission trips to get a better idea of where God wants me, figure out through which missions organization I will be working, do Bible College if that organization requires it (I think most do), raise support and probably try to learn the language.

And that is the exciting God encounter that I had on the Single Mom's Retreat last weekend.
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:38 am

It is raining, windy, and cold this Sunday morning. Severe storms are likely this afternoon. It's not a nice summer day unless you are a duck.

With umbrella in hand, I'll go to church this morning because I wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to worship the One who loves me and set me free from the chains that once held me captive.

After church I must drive about 45 miles to attend a graduation celebration and large outdoor meal for the son of my niece. The rain will likely continue into the afternoon before the storms arrive. A lot of people have been invited - about 150 of all ages. Some might not show up, but many will.

Their house should hold about 50 people, but certainly not 150. No back yard tent has been ordered. The porch roof would maybe cover 10-15 of them.

I wonder what the cake will be like served on a paper plate - with the cake floating in rain water? I'll find out in a few hours.

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Postby Allison » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:36 pm

Verna wrote:Praying for your brother, Edy. Hope you don't share the familial problem!

Mariane and Dub--hope you'll be safe from the storms. --all of us, as a matter of fact.

Good to hear from you Carol. I miss you.

Don, I haven't tried the recipe yet, but it sounds so good.

I think Allison has set out to be on EC every time this quarter! Congratulations again, Girl!

IHOP has their red velvet pancakes on the menu again! I'm a happy camper today!


Hehe Thanks! No way near every time this quarter, but I've done it three weeks in a row, and I don't think I've ever done that before. The only problem is now I feel I have to get something in every week, in some strange attempt to keep the streak going. lol
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Postby dub » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:19 am

Steamy day in the swamp, periodic rain, enough that I am putting off needed yard work. Just made some lemonade justifying that the production of the drink was more important than picking up a few limbs. Hope y'all are enjoying Monday. God Bless Y'all.
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Postby ready2go » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:54 pm

Have any of you ever watched "Chopped" on the Food TV channel?

How about the Food TV channel's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" ?

I enjoy both of them.

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Postby ready2go » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:42 pm

ready2go wrote:Have any of you ever watched "Chopped" on the Food TV channel?

How about the Food TV channel's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" ?

Don



Apparently not.

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Postby Joanney » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:11 pm

ready2go wrote:Have any of you ever watched "Chopped" on the Food TV channel?

How about the Food TV channel's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" ?

I enjoy both of them.

Don


Don, I almost answered that we don't have TV reception at all, let alone cable, but that is no longer true. When we moved it was cheaper to pay for basic cable and internet than I had been paying for just internet, so now we have cable. But we have had it on only a handful of times and I don't know if we have the Food Channel or not. All I have watched since getting cable is "Hawaii Five-O," "Leave it to Beaver," "KWRP in Cincinnati" and the like. Not having had TV for 6 years or cable for 10, I don't usually even think to watch it when I find time.
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Postby Edy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:38 pm

No cable here, either. However, Howard does like to watch the PBS channel 2-3 Norwegian cook that's on just before the BBC news at 5:00 p.m. Me? I just copy yummy-sounding recipes off facebook posts...not that ever use them! :lol:
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Postby ready2go » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:46 am

Edy, is that the Norwegian TV show titled, "101 Ways To Boil Lutefisk"? :shock:

:lol:

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Postby Verna » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:35 am

Nope, Don don't watch it.

So happy to see sunshine here today!
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Postby BeachGrandma » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:04 am

Me neither, Don.

We didn't have spring here and I missed it. This almost 90 degree humid weather makes me have to stay inside and that gets old after while.

Don, that's really strange about the daffodils and the birds. I'll be anxious to hear how this turns out

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Postby Edy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:08 am

My Memorial Day poppies are still in the bud stage. I think our cold late Spring is to blame for delayed flowering, and the birds probably found a warmer place to shelter. Rochester (Mayo Clinic) has birds that winter there, in southern Minnesota. I think the river that flows through town is kept from freezing by some hot spring - but don't quote me on the hot spring, because my memory is foggy. But, I do know geese winter there, because when my brother lived in Rochester, his little two year old boy warned us about stepping in the "geese poop!"
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