Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Both sons are now adults and fathers to our wonderful grandchildren. Perhaps, we should dust off the old teddy bear and have meet a new generation of children. To see more favorite toys, visit Carly at Round Robin Photo Challenge.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Of course, we called the power company immediately. The customer service person asked Daddy D several questions and said that repairmen would come to our house as soon as possible. It turns out the as soon as possible was Sunday afternoon. Furthermore, NIPSCO, the power company, was not responsible for the repairs so we needed to call an electrician. We called a conscientious and efficient electrician named Dean, who was here within an hour and quickly made the repairs in sub-zero temperatures. Dean and his men restored the mast leading to the meter, and the NIPSCO men turned on our power
Although this event was inconvenient and this cost us a few dollars, my husband and I feel fortunate that we had heat, a functioning refrigerator, and that were able to use our stove, washer, and dryer during these few days. I guess that December may not be so bleak afterall.
Friday, December 19, 2008
However, there are some other commitments that have kept me from blogging. I am part of an organization, Coats for Kids(and families), that collects new and gently used coats to give to people in need in our community. This year with the help of the local school systems, two churches, and some other agencies, we collected and distributed over 900 coats in November.
In December, the guitarist in our church Praise Team, Bryan Lubeck, organized a benefit concert for Coats for Kids(and families). Additionally, Bryan and his band gave a free concert at our local mall, Westfield Shopping Centre. At the free concert, we sold holiday CDs created by Bryan and purchased by Westfield. All of the proceeds from the holiday CDs went to Coats for Kids(and families).
Besides the coat and concert responsibilities, we have spent some wonderful time with our family in Indianapolis. We spent a festive Thanksgiving with our son, Luke, his wife Frema, and our lovely granddaughter, Kara. The day after Thanksgiving our daughter-in-law, PJ, fed us a delightful meal, and we played with our oldest granddaughter for a few hours. This past Saturday, we traveled to Indianapolis again to visit with the family for Kara's first birthday. Unfortunately, Kara was ill and was not able to fully enjoy her party.
Today is somewhat of a break for Daddy D and me. School was cancelled because of the ice storm that hit our area. This provided me with some extra time to compose a post. I hope that you all have been well in my absence.
Note: I am not in the picture as I was the photographer at the Barack Obama Rally in Highland, Indiana on October 31.