Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Last Week's of Vacation

It's the first nice day that we have really had this week down here. It was raining when I woke up this morning just as it has the past couple of day's. However, by the early afternoon the sun was beganing to show through and now it is almost completely sunny.

It's been a rather long and boring second to last week of Summer vacation, mostly because of the rain probably. I have managed to do some stuff outside though despite it.

I did make a lot of souls (jewlery) up at the barn yesterday. http://www.soul.tm/

Anything exiteing happened with all of you?


-Drew

Friday, August 25, 2006

Late August

The last few weeks of summer are upon us. I can't really say I'm looking forward to starting school again. But looking at where I was at this time last year, I've been reminded of Gods goodness in my life and in my whole family for that matter.

It's been a fairly typical week down hear (or up if your going by elevation). Not a lot going on, which is good for this time of year. I finished a very good book: Love in the Driest Season which is not as puffy as it sounds, on the contrarey really, it was quite stomach churning. It's the true story about an Amercan Couple in 1996-2000 trying to Adopt a little girl form Zimmbabwie, which is no easy feet.

My Dad went down to Hazelton this morning to help out some freinds who had been stranded there over night when there car broke down on the way back from vacation. Everything went fine, although I think it was a little crowded in the truck....

The Garden is doing well, another sign of the season. And I have been swimming a lot, which is not a normal sign of the season.

And we are beganing to have an electrical storm here. It's funny, I was just talking with Mr. St'. Angelo, and he said it was comming through up there and he had to get off. Now it (I assume it's the same front) is here. So I had better hurry up and post this before something happens! : )

Hope you all have a great week!

And feel free to leave any comments, snubbs, insults or downright ninja challanges in the comment box! ; )

-striderguy

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ag Progress Days

It was a really long week, and it's actually not over yet, since it's Thursday, and weeks don't end until Saturday and.... Well at any rate, I spent to days in State College PA with my Dad and Brother at Ag Progress Day's which is pretty much the biggest farm show in PA. Now we were selling stoves and aside from a few breaks to eat, I think it would be safe to say I talked to somebody about buying a stove about every five minutes! It must be the high gas prices. I don't know if anybody I talked to will decide to actualy buy, but I think I must have talked to a hundred of them!

My Dad brought us home the last night so that we could be back for Caregroup tonight. He went back down this morning but should be back late tonight.

All for now.

-Striderguy

Monday, August 14, 2006

In State College

I'm in our hotel room in State College now. We just finished setting up at the Ag Progress Days and are going out to get some food now. It's the first day and I'm slready sore. And my Dad and I have both come to the conclusion that we are sick of heavy-duty trailer straps.


.......Ok, we are back now. So, Penn State is a really big school. Interstingly, my Dad just told me that it is at the exact center of the State, but according to a guy who owned a restoraunt he used to go to here when he was in College, it's actualy "the center of the Universe" ; )

It's going to be a rather big day tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to put some of the sales training I got down in Lancaster last week to good use. Form a guy named German, who was from Austria, but that's a long story.

On the way back form there, my Dad let me drive the Pickup pulling the trailer. Now driving with a trailer on a highway isn't that bad on a highway. But then we went through Williamsport. My Dad was going to switch with me, but he decided that since there was only one real turn, it would be ok it for me to drive. It turned out there was construction and we ended up having to go through what seemed like about ten (it was probably about 5) intersections and and some on and off ramps and other crazy stuff, and I had never really gone through an intersection before, and now I had the trailer! However, I didn't destroy anything, so it turned out being really cool... although I was rather tired afterwords.

-striderguy

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Youth Camp Analyst

I said the Pink Team would win. - The Pink Team won. - I am naming myself the unofficial YC analyst. ; )

After Church I went to the Efthimues with Mattea and stayed there for the afternoon. After lunch Daniel spotted a wood chuck and we went out after it. I fired two shots but missed. Then we played paintball - and I had much more success than with the woodchuck. We dragged a bunch of barrels out into a remote field (I'm still sore) hid behind them and commenced to shoot at eachother. We played one round without much action. Then we played single shot, and things really started to happen; Daniel yelled go, we popped up from our barrels. I fired one shot; I saw Daniel lean over his barrel, then slide down the back of it, then lay there in the grass moaning, I had hit him in the ribs. We exchanged fire for a few minutes, in which time, although I didn't mention it, Daniel came within a couple inches of hitting my head... the sound of a paintball wizzing past your ear is not really a comforting one, then, I saw him kneel down to reload. I shot, he fell behind the barrel and started moaning again, it it had hit him on top of he head. A few minutes later, after exchanging a few dozen more rounds of fire Daniel stood up to shoot Abrahm returned fire; Daniel truned and ran, he fell, he shot himself in the leg. He decided to take a break. Interestingly, none of the paintballs broke, so according to the rules he wasn't out. Now it was down to Abrham and I; Abrahm got me. We were in a stand off for about ten minutes, then I leaned over the barrel and smack, be hit me in the hand. Arguably the most painfull place to get hit. After that, not much happend, exept for Abrham shooting me twice in the backside at point blank range, on two different occasions, when he was supposed to be on time out. We were all quite sore when we returned to the house.

We were there for the campfire party/testimonial time and it was very moving. But you all know that. ; )

-Striderguy

Saturday, August 05, 2006

So?

So did any of you die/get killed?



Hope it was a great time!


-Striderguy