Well here we are. At this point we are 14 days till be leave our house, and 25 days till we fly out to Mazatlan. Where did this spring and summer go? If you see my Brain at all on the side-walk when your walking please pick it up, because I've lost my mind long ago through this whole process. We knew this process would be full of interesting challenges, but that's easy to say when it's February. There's one thing that I want to make very clear and that while this process is exciting, it … [Read more...] about Walking The Plank Of Obedience.
Somewhat comically over the years I have developed a shoe collection that dwarfs Jodi's by an order of magnitude. In all fairness to myself, I had spent several years working as a Pedorthist (Feet, Shoes, Orthotics, Braces, etc), and later as the main buyer for a fairly large company. As a buyer of shoes, you end up being given shoes, a LOT of shoes! I needed to know the difference in fit and function of a new style I would potentially buy, or an upgrade to an existing style. The result is a … [Read more...] about The Shop: Fundraising Through De-Owning
I haven't done an update on our blog for a while now. Between work, family, and trying to make the most of summer it's been busy. We are trying to stay positive with the search for a renter for our home. Just when we think you have found the perfect person to rent our home, something has fallen short. Either the timing is off, or the person just doesn't have the budget to rent a whole house. The hardest part is that we've met some amazing people via email through our blog post that I shared … [Read more...] about God Doesn’t Take You This Far And Then Leave..
Last week was a doozy, tough, grumpy, and teary. I typically like to go with the glass half full approach, but I've decided with the journal entries I'm doing now that I want to be honest where I am in my journey or at least with today. These past weeks have been a series of thing after thing taking longer than I think it should. Take our garage as one example. We've been doing major renovations for 9 years now, and still after all these years I'm amazed how long certain projects take. I … [Read more...] about People Are Worth My Pain
With moving to Mexico this fall for 6 months one of the main things on our ever Growing "TO DO" list is to find someone to rent our home while we are away. This does two Very Important things for us. 1. Helps us pay our Mortgage. Apparently we have to keep paying our bills while we are gone, who knew that you couldn't just say to your lender "Hey- can I hold on my mortgage payments for a while?" IF only... 2. We are going to serve with and along side the Vineyard Church, which means we … [Read more...] about Who Do You Know? We Need Renters For Our Home for 6 Months!
You know I really struggled a few weeks on and off in the first parts of February after we came back from Mazatlan. With the thought of moving our lives to Mexico for 6 whole months this would mean uprooting them from school, the home they've always known, and friends. The hardest part was leaving their aunts, Uncles and their cousins whom they love more than life as they know it. I fell into this trap of feeling that I was a bad parent. I'd waver back and forth day after day, and my mood … [Read more...] about What is Fair?