Saturday, January 30, 2010


Well here it is the end of the month and my beautiful wife sort of made me feel a bit guilty for not blogging lately. She is probably right I don't blog often enough but you have to remember that I'm retired,Old and forgetful. So because I am retired I don't have a schedule and because I'm old I don't always remember that I should blog. Oh well you get the idea eh??
Well lets see? The weather here has not been to bad lately but it has been a bit cold. We have very little snow right now but they say that we are due for some more. sigh. If it snows now I am ready for it. Got my tractor with the chains and the plow just setting inside of the garage door ready and waiting.

Today I am going to take the carpet in our bedroom up and put laminate flooring down. Well it will probably take me a while to do that so it won't be done in a day. More like a week or more. Wendy and I moved everything out of the bedroom yesterday and took the bed frame apart so I can cut it down. It is a bit to high now that we are getting older. ha ha. So that will be what will keep me busy for a while.

Wendy and I have been working at our Church a bit lately. She has been fixing up and organizing the Library in the church and I have been doing odd little repairs around the church like putting hinges on a cabinet door, wiping down all the pews and putting furniture polish on them. They really look good and probably haven't been done in a while. I took the light fixture covers down in the library and cleaned them all up. It's a cute little church and I am enjoying doing some of the little things around there. Next week on Saturday morning we are planning a Men's breakfast. The Pastor and I are going to do the cooking. It will be our first Mens meeting so not sure how many men will come. I'm hoping 10 to 15 guys will show up.
Well on Thursday evening Barry and I played at the Picture Butte Senior Center from 7:15 until 8:30pm. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it and it was a lot of fun for us.

Today I am going to meet Tanya, Tom and Wendy and we are going to look at a house that they are thinking of buying. I'm excited for them. Well that about it for today. Hope you all have a great week. My brother in law in France, Derrick says that they have lots of snow over there and they haven't had snow like this for years. Sorry Derrick. I have a brother in law in North Carolina Bryan who just had a back operation and is healing well I hope.
Well it is almost coffee time and I wouldn't want to keep the guys waiting eh?? We only try to solve half the worlds problem in the morning and then in the afternoon we solve the other half. ha ha. Have a great day and God Bless you all.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Jan.14, 2010

We here I am again. Wendy just went to work and I have to do something to keep my mind busy. I haven't been feeling the greatest lately and don't really know why. Just feel over tired, no ambition and if I do go out and walk or something I am done in right away. Must be getting old I guess. Oh well I'll probably live until I die.
Today Wendy and I walked down to the church which is only a half a block away, There are 2 houses between us and the church so it ain't far. Wendy is trying to set up a Library with the books that are there. We were only there for about 2 hours and then we came home and had lunch. Then I read my bible and answered a few e-mails and watched TV with all the news about Haiti. My heart sure goes out to those people. With the pictures you see on TV there is not many if any houses standing. I just pray that aid will arrive as soon as possible and that God will give the people peace and courage to survive this great disaster.It sure makes you feel helpless.
Well looking on the bright side of things. Yesterday and Today I had the privilege of delivering Meals on Wheels to 2 people here in Picture. It only took me about 15 minutes. Both of the people are not able to get around much and they both have walkers. I am happy that we have this service for people that live here in Picture Butte.
I received an e-mail from my friend Bruce who preached at the Hope Mission on Tuesday evening and there were 10 or 12 guys that raised their hand to receive God in their lives. Good job Bruce. Keep up the good work. Pastor Peter and I have been talking about starting up a Men's group and I hope that we can get that going soon. We are having a Pot Luck Lunch on Sunday at our church right after service. I am looking forward to getting to know some of the people better.
Our weather has changed and we are having some real mild weather for a change. I got my new snow blade for my garden tractor on Tuesday and it took me almost all day Wednesday to get it put on. It works much easier than I thought it would and I really like it. Now all I have to do is wait for it to snow again. Come on snow I'm ready for you. haha.
Well it is almost 8 pm. and Wendy won't be home until 7:30 tomorrow morning. Have a great day and may God Bless you all.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Monday Jan. 4, 2010

Happy New Year everyone. So where did 2009 go and how quickly it went past. They say time flies when you are having fun. We must have had fun right? Well here it is 2010 and I never thought that I would be around to see it. Like my friend Bill says (If I had known that I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself).
We have had a lot of fun this past year and met a lot of nice people. I really enjoyed building our sun room and thanks God for giving me good health so I could complete it. We have had our up's and down's but there were more up's than down for sure. Some of our downs could be called up's if we look at them properly. Are you confused yet ??? I am. sigh.
Last year my son in law Bob's grandpa passed away and it brought him home here in July and then Kristy flew home for a few weeks so though it was sad for Bob we did get to see him and Kristy because of it, so out of something bad came something good. Then one of our best friends, Dagmar Tjart in Edmonton passed away. We went to Edmonton for her memorial service and while we were there we got to meet many old friends that we hadn't seen in a long time who came to the service. So again out of something sad something good came because of it. A lot of people will surely miss her and her pleasant smile. I pray daily for her husband Dave as he continues life with out her.
Our daughter Mandy and her husband Jorge and their little son Josiah moved back in with us in early summer. That gave us a bit of time to spend with them until Jorge got a job as a Pastor in Yumbel Chile. They are expecting a new little one in April.
We got a new addition to ur family 3 months ago when our little grand daughter Sophia came. What a blessing and a cutie she is to the Lister family and ours.
We started going to the E-Free Church right here in Picture Butte and are really enjoying it. We have met and become friends with so many nice people. I have been playing on the worship team for the past couple of months and that is a lot of fun.
I have been playing harmonica with my friend Barry Kreick. I really enjoy playing with him. He calls us The Runaway Rascals. This has kept me pretty busy and like I said I am really enjoying it.
We had a great summer and a few great BBQ's with all of us getting together. We have made some real good improvements in our flower garden with Jorge's help. I have enjoyed mowing our lawns with my new garden tractor with the 42 inch mower. Wendy bought me a 48" snow blade and tire chains for it and they should be in next week. Then I will be able to move some of this silly snow away eh? We got to go camping,fishing and took a trip to Halifax Nova Scotia and stayed with our good friends Bob and Lynne Dorland who we haven't seen in about 5 years. We had a great time with them for 3 weeks. What a wonderful couple they are and it was so good to spend time with them.
Well I pray that God will Bless you all this new year (2010) and may it be a wonderful year for you all.