lundi, septembre 25, 2006

Last week was a typical week for me. I worked days until Wednesday. I have been off work since Wednesday evening. Thursday and Friday I did work around the house. We finally got our counter tops installed so I was able to run electricity to the island in the kitchen, and hooked up the sink.

Saturday, I took the little boys to Longville. I spent most of the time up there working with Pop. We were hauling stumps and brush from the field (by tractor) and stacking it all up to burn.

Daddy gave the kids each a ride next to him on the tractor and then they rode on the brush wagon. They did help some, and had a great time riding around on the wagon behind the tractor.

Saturday evening the little boys spent the night at their Taunt Rhonda’s house, so Lisa and I could go to Manning Mania. They had a good band (which was made up of a number of the Mannings and a number of their friends). They had good music going all night, including stint of my favourite Cajun Music. We visited with folks and danced a bit. Lisa and I “both passed a good time” at the Manning’s party.

Sunday morning Lisa and I got up and made the 9 am worship at Bethel Presbyterian Church. That is where we picked up the little boys. We then came home for a bit and next went to the Carrier’s house for their daughter’s birthday party.

Today, I got up with Lisa and help get the boys ready for school. Piddled around the house, at lunch with Lisa at the Dairy Barn (where we saw Izzy and Damone) then I took a nap. The little boys woke me when they got home from school. We did homework. They both read to me and then I came to work.

This is my first night of graveyards. I had a 2.5 hour nap, so I should be ok.

Coram Deo,

dimanche, septembre 17, 2006

This past week most of my evenings were spent at home supervising the little boys as they were doing their homework. My days were mostly spent working on or around the house and garage.

Friday night, isa and I joined our niece, Elisabeth and her fiancée (Woody), and other family and friends at a local Restaurant to celebrate Elisabeth's birthday. We had good food, plenty of wine and lots of fun.

I worked last weekend and so I missed worship services and I'm working today and missing worship services again. I did attend daily mass at Immacuate Conception Catholic Church. I've become a fairly common visitor there.

I haven't read much this week, but I am listening to lectures and books on CD. I am listening to an abridged version of Boccaccio's Decameron and I hope to start a series of lectures from the Teaching Company about Islam, but I have to finish a couple of more lectures on Shakespeare first.

Well, I have to get back to work.

Coram Deo,

dimanche, septembre 10, 2006

I think we will finally, after many long months, complete our kitchen this week. I have one little piece of sheetrock to put on the ceiling. We’ve been waiting on a plumber to run a gas line to the kitchen. I would have run it myself but it is not legal for me to do so.

I did do much of the work myself, which is a somewhat comical story that I will write on in the future.

On another item, I’ve recently rediscovered the The Teaching Company at the Sulphur Library. In the last month I’ve listened to 24 lectures on the United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11 by Salim Yaqub. The lectures were very good and filled in a number of holes in my knowledge. Prof. Yaqub, I think, did try to be fairly objective, did have more of an Arab slant on the subject, which was interesting to hear.

I’ve also listened to 24 lectures on Famous Romans by J. Rufus Fears. These too were very good. Pro. Fears has an animated lecture style that keeps you interested in the subject.

I am now half way through the series by Pro. Peter Saccio titled Shakespeare: The Word and Action. The lectures have been fascinating. I’ve learned a good bit about Shakespeare’s writing that I knew. He too, like the other teachers mentioned above is a solid lecturer. The folks at The Teaching Company are putting out solid stuff. I can not recommend them too highly.

Coram Deo,