Friday, March 31, 2006

I Can See Clearly Now

The rain is not gone, I can see GTY, but I cannot get there. Old Red has once again decided not to go. The people at P will again (I'm sure) be unable to duplicate the problem. I Think Red is just wanting to have fun with me. The last time this happened P had the car for a long time and it would never duplicate. I have had it back for several months without a problem. I thought I had it figured out: bad fuel.

For now I sit by the side of the road waiting for AAA to come.

Friday, March 24, 2006

John Daley's Wish Came True

John finally got his wish, every day after lunch John wants to go get ice cream. At today's lunch John ordered a huge serving.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ooo Lunch

We dropped Nana at LAX then went to find some lunch. Kerry read that there was a Chick-fil-a in Torrance. We made the drive and circled the mall (2 tanks of gas) and found it. Best chicken sandwich from a fast food place. Be sure to get it with extra pickles.

This is the closest one to our house. I hope they come closer.

Good Bye Till June Nana

Nana came to visit. We all had a wonderful time. She will return in June with Pop.

The boys will miss her till then.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Award for Best Camera Man Goes to ...

John Daley. We had a significant staff event today at GTY. We had a gracious family come in and allow us to honor them, by having one of their own share how she came to know Jesus. John recorded the event for them. It was a wnderful time, and I know that she was glad for her family to her the Gospel of Christ again.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Someone's in the Kitchen

After church we went to Dinah's for fried chicken. Campbell sat with grandpa while we were waiting. You know you live in LA when you don't think that 20 miles is too far to drive for lunch.

Cooper was happy that they have a new side dish - macaroni and cheese.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Everything is Better

After all the computers got closer to normal, I went to LAX to get Kerry's mom. The 405 was more than its usual packing lot -- there was a huge crash, and the backup was 30min. We decided to go through downtown via the 105, but that was even worse. They were filming a movie, doing road work, and other downtown related ugliness.

Once we got Mary everything was fine. Smooth sailing back up the 405. And Apple Pan makes everything better -- best burgers in LA proper (Pie 'N Burger in Pasadena is also quite good). Since we were a party of five, we had to split into two groups if we ever wanted to eat -- the have one U-shapped counter, and it's first-come first-served.

If you have never been there, it is worth the schlep. We go as often as we can, but I hate driving on the West-side; they are all crazy.

Bad Day

You know it's a bad day when the server farm is 110F! The inside of the file drawers were 96F.

After the HVAC came back online, everything restored without any problems. The hardest part is trying to field all the questions - while trying to get everything back online.

Ted did a great job. Note the fans trying to get the room under control.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Salvation Mountain

What better thing to do after church, thqn go for a visit to Salvation Mountain. This huge man-made mountain is made of hay bales, adobe, and more than 10,000 gallons of paint. It is the work of one man - and one picture cannot convey the site. I hope to get some additional pix posted to the family site soon.

Come Let Us Worship

We went to church at Grace Baptist Church. About 60 people gathered together to worship. A special speaker was there - a former missionary to Africa. After church we had lunch at Sizzler.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

Jay's dad showed Campbell how to shoot a BB gun. Campbell got it by the third try. He loved hearing the clink on the cans. On his second day Campbell made 11 out of 13 shots, this from a kid who does not play video games.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Mini Vacation to El Centro

We needed some time away so we decided to go to El Centro to visit Jay's parents. The traffic on the way down was horrid - but we did have a fun lunch at Chic-fil-a. The picture is of the boys in there new favorite suits.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Where Do 3000 Men Go?

ShepConf Decided that all the men on campus were too many for the existing men's rooms, so they converted the women's to men's for this week only. Before they did the lines were everywhere for every Men's room on campus.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Where do you feed 3500 men?

The parking lot at GCC was filled with 3500 men eating lunch. The ShepConf took over the whole church. While there was plenty of food, there could have been more seating and tables. Too bad the boy with the loaves and fishes didn't stop by with some chairs.

It is a great encouraging time.