It’s been several days (oops two weeks) since I last updated the widget on the side about my running. Running training is going well. I continue to run/walk at least 2.6 miles each time out — Monday I actually had 3.5 total miles with 2.6 of them running. Looking forward to getting up to that 4 mile mark and then work on running the entire four miles. At this point I can almost run one mile before giving out. We’ll see how tomorrow goes.
Fall officially arrived last week and this week it really feels like it. As I write it is 48 degrees going down to a low of 39. We have had some cool mornings of late and while running on Tuesday afternoon — it was only 60 degrees with some wind and clouds. I am looking forward to watching the leaves change — the Shenandoah Valley is so beautiful — I am amazed by the beauty of this place every day.
The house is progressing along — almost all the exterior work is complete (brick work) — They will be pouring sidewalks tomorrow 🙂 Next week they start working on at least part of the lawn. Inside about half of the hardwood floor has been laid. Everything is progressing very nicely.
Tonight was one of my teaching nights off. Every once and a while I get one of those. We had 12 students and 5 staff. It appeared everything went well and I could smell that they had chips and salsa in the high school room, which doubles as my office. I challenged our students to come up with a group name and logo — looking forward to what they come up with. We are also planning a service project to one of the missions here in Staunton in November. In addition several of our teens will be working on church projects this Saturday.
This evening our praise team prepared the musical worship for this coming Sunday which is also our annual Missions Celebration. We have two teams and the teams are sounding better each week. James has joined us on bongos and did a great job tonight. The team sounded really good tonight and I am looking forward to Sunday. Be praying for our missions celebration this weekend and our focus on Servant Evangelism.
We now have a new mini-van. The old one was 5 1/2 years old and had 130,000 miles on it. I shared that we had some repairs done on it and this past weekend, we had additional problems — fortunately they didn’t cost us any money. We felt it was time — since we need a vehicle to get around here. It is a 2009 Kia Sedona — we had really good success with the last Sedona. They’ve added several features — I like the keyless entry — this is the first time we’ve had a car with that. It also has stow and go seating for the back row. It came with a complimentary three month subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio. I haven’t decided if will continue on with that, but it is nice to listed to the radio without a lot of DJ chatter. But that’s another story and another post. That about wraps it up. Seize the Day!