vendredi, août 28, 2009

Jon McCrary, a good friend and a godly man died last night. Jon and his wife Donna were visiting our pastor and his wife. At one point in their conversation Jon closed his eyes and died. CPR and AED were all used, but to no avail, the LORD had called him home.

I found out when my daughter called to tell us. She was crying terribly and it was hard for her to get it out. She has known "Mr. Jon" all her life. We are all in shock. Morgan came over and she
and Lisa cried. MK came over also. He and I walked and prayed for Jon's family.

Jon leaves behind a wife, eight children, two of which are grown and married and one grandson. We both served a deacons together at Bethel Presbyterian Church (PCA) and he has served since served Bethel as an Elder. Jon will be missed by all who know him. He was godly Christian man. This world needs many more men like Jon.
This is a recent picture of Jon and his family. Please pray for them. He leaves a terrible void that only Christ can fill.

We can ask why, but the answer from the Lord was given to Job. It is the same today as then.

With Great Sadness,

jeudi, août 20, 2009


Yesterday, I woke at 6 AM and got the boys up so that they could get ready for school. Lisa has them well trained, so they don’t need supervision and I just stay out of the way. After they headed off to school and Lisa left for work, I went on my two mile walk in the neighbourhood. When I finished my walk I got cleaned up and went to St. Michael’s Church for worship service.
After worship I went to visit my grandparents. Pawpaw is 89 and he is becoming frailer everyday. His wife Esther (my step-grandmother) is nearly blind but still made and served me a cup of coffee just as she has always done. We visited for an hour when my parents showed up to visit also. They were in town for a doctor visit.
After my visit I returned home took a nap, so I could start the hoot shift. I got up a little bit before three, so that I could pick the boys up at school.
Coram Deo,

mardi, août 18, 2009

The boy's started back to school this morning. I got up with Lisa and the boys, but I stayed out of the way and only gave moral support. Lisa got them off to school and went to run a couple of errands before work.

After they left, I started a load of laundry, and went for a brisk two mile walk (with lunges thrown in). When I got back to the house I started the iRobot vacuum and worked on the garbage disposal, got it working and worked on the dishes. My next goal is (ughh) is pay bills. I hate paying bills. Then I have a few more "honey do" items to tackle.


samedi, août 15, 2009

Just got home after spending a week in Philadelphia. Half of the refinery's rescue team went to Philly for our annual 40 hour rescue training. It was a lot of hard work, but very challenging and enjoyable. We practiced high angle rope rescue, confined space rescue and swift water rescue. The water rescue portion was a new challenge for our team, and it was great training.

We stayed a Embassy Suites near the airport and practiced at the fire ground nearby. The water rescue was done on the Delaware River about 40 or 50 miles north of Philly. There had been a lot of rain the night before so we got to practice with the river running high and very fast.

Embassy Suites is our favourite place to stay when training out of town. They have a great breakfast (complementary) and free drinks during happy hour every evening. In philly that have Yuengling Beer which is a very good brew. Its far better than Bud our Miller products.

Pictures will be coming when I get time to up load them.

Coram Deo,

samedi, août 08, 2009

I've been very busy since my last post. Working lots of overtime and when I did have time off, much of that time was spent with helping my wife deal with my father-in-law who was in the hospital for a week and a half.

We have several turnarounds between now and thanksgiving, so I will likely be working lots of overtime between now and then. I will also be going to Philadelphia soon for rescue ttraining.