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“The Plan of the Master Weaver” poem

My wife brought this poem to my attention. It holds special meaning for her since she is a weaver. I feel similarly having watched her utilize her skills in working with a loom. The Plan of the Master Weaver My life is but a weaving Between the Lord and me, I may not choose the colors, He knows what they should be; For He can view the pattern Upon the upper side While I can see it only On this,

Welcome to this world

This week Samantha and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into this world. She’s the most precious and adorable thing I’ve ever seen. You always hear “nothing can prepare you for having a baby”. I have to agree, because I’ve hardly ever had as exciting of a week as this week. Nothing could have prepared me for all the joy, concern and love that was involved with having a baby. This was just the first week, I can’t imagine all

Culinary Delights

When Samantha is cooking, she is usually too busy (or too covered in ingredients) to take photos of the process. So when I’m around, I try to snag a few photos of what’s cookin’. Here’s a sampling: Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Samantha’s desserts are always to die for, and this one was definitely not an exception! Stuffed Pepper Beginnings I’m not big on stuffed peppers, but these turned out to be AMAZING once Samantha finished with them :-).

Outstanding Week

Good work and good play This has been an outstanding week. One of my favorite weeks in a long time. Much of that is due to Samantha. She has been here working and playing alongside me. We’ve been accomplishing a lot and having a grand ol’ time doing it. Warning, there are a LOT of photos in the rest of this post!

A milestone for our solar powered home

2009.09.04 updated with URLs for equipment (see bottom of post) Since we’ve been married, Samantha and I have lived off the grid. We don’t have any utility bills and we haven’t had a single power outage. However, today (September 3rd, 2000) still marks a big day for us in our off the grid living. Because today we connected our new batteries and solar setup to our house. We now have over 30x the electrical storage capacity! Energy during the day

Work is done so it’s party time

For the past week Samantha and I have been working hard in preparation for taking some time off to party. Now party time has arrived :-). We’re in Springfield now, I’m doing some final work from the comfort of our Honda Element and Samantha is getting ready to go hang out with Cheryl and Amy. Tomorrow I’m meeting up with some Drury buddies for lunch and then it is time to celebrate Kevin’s birthday in the evening (we’re going to

Men’s League Basketball 2009

Yesterday was the last night of men’s league basketball this season. The league started in March and we had games almost every Tues/Thurs until now. Overall is was a lot of fun and good exercise. We ended up doing fairly well, losing in the semi-finals to a quality team. I’m not sure yet if that team went on to win it all, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. It was nice to get reacquainted with some more of