Monday, June 26, 2006

My head is stuck and I'm sad (but for another reason)

I can hardly believe that the Woody boys are leaving in two days : ( ! To think that only yesterday I was sitting in church and talking with them and playing ultimate frisbe and Halo with them (for indeed Halo was just yesterday, although most of you were proabably asleep) and now, I may not see them again for a really long time!

Whether it was staying up all night playing video games, sleeping for a couple hours on the floor, standing up all morning in church as an usher, playing ultimate, Adam slamming into my back for no apparnent reason producing and audible crack from inside my body (at least I heard it) or perhaps eating something I'm alergic to I do not know, however, I woke up this morning in a rather great deal on pain and unable to trun my head even a slight bit to the right, a condition in which I have remained for most of the day. I think it is a bit better though, and I'm certain that it should be gone by tomorow....

-striderguy

Sunday, June 18, 2006

PG3

It appears that Emma is doing rather well (as most of you have probably seen). She has been able to sit up and walk slowly, in fact, when I saw her on Saturday, it seemed that her parents biggest concern was to keep her from doing to much. : ) They say that her liver was completely ruptured on one side, and that if she is not very careful during the healing process, it could rerupture, so caution is definately due. However, It's still very great to see her doing as well as she is, much better than we expected. She was even able to come to church this morning! So thanks to everybody for your prayers, and please continue to pray that the healing continues to go well.

I had a really fun time at Chris's belated Brithday Party! We played wiffleball, and I scored, which is unusual for me to do. After that, we watched remember the Titians, which I think is now one of my favorite movies, which is also unusual, since I usualy don't like sports movies, but hey, perhaps I'm turning over a new leaf, which would probably not be such a bad thing....

Church went very well this morning, and it was cool because I had actualy been thinking about some of the songs that they they did the night before.

We just made a remarkable discovery: that there actualy is a jonre (I know, that's spelled wrong) of video games that my Dad likes; Racing Games!

And that is all I have the energy to say right now.

-Striderguy

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Flinging Mice

It seems that Emma is doing better now and I believe she will be able to come home sometime soon, although I'm not exactly sure when. She will still have to be very careful for months though, and wont even be able to get out of bed for several weeks.

It's been nice wheather out, and my Dads had some contractors over to overhaul our entire heating system, so, on the days that I hanen't been working, I have gotten some good hunting in. And I have been on quite a little killing streak lately! I got two woodchucks and a couple few squirels just in about a three day period. Maybe it was four, but at any rate, it's something of a personal record for me to get that many ground hogs that fast. There's still at least one left to get in the spot I've been going though, so maybe I'll get another.

At Mullbery today, when I wasn't stacking the endless pile of fire wood, I pulled up all these huge weeds that were growing along the bank and down near the creek. Not many custumers came today, which was disapointing, because I don't get to practice my sales pitch, or even talk to anyone really. Tia was there (yes Tai, you were there today, if you didn't know... isn't this news!) and Derick stopped in for a moment.

We have been doing a lot of work up at the Polcinzkias (sorry if I didn't get that right). And that's been rather fun. Last evening, Mr. Michaeljohn was there, and we killed a whole bunch of mice, and Mr. Polcinzkia threatened to throw them at Mr. Michaeljohn, who didn't appreciate it very much. ; )

I don't know if I'll be going soaring tomorrow, what with the Efthimues schedual and all, but at anyrate, I should see you all at the carwash. I may be rather out of it though, considering that it's rather late, and I may not fall asleep for some time yet, do to that wonderful iced raspberry mocha espresso I drank in mansfield. My goodness that thing was good....

- Striderguy

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Update on Emma

Emma seems to be doing somewhat better, although her liver it is severly damaged (on a scale of 1 - 5, five being worst, it was given a 4). I believe that she was life flighted to Rochester where she will probably undergo surgery. Today she was sitting up and playing a game with her Mom though, so she does seem to be doing a bit better.

Please continue to pray for her and her family.

-Striderguy

Monday, June 12, 2006

Urgent Prayer Request for Emma

If you don't know already, I would like you all to pray for my little cousin Emma who was just was just seriously injured in an accident with their van. Although they don't know the details, it is apperant that she has serious abdominal trauma, and internal bleeding. If you would also pray for the rest of the Efthimiue family, that God would comfort them in this trial.

-Striderguy

Saturday, June 10, 2006

First Flight!

I had a rather full day, which is unusual for me. Started off by going to the Efthimues for Worship Practice. I then ate lunch at their house and proceeded up to up to Harris Hill to the soaring club. It was a rather cloudy, and very windy day, but never the less, I was able to take my first flight with Ryan! And it was one of the coolest things ever! There were really fast winds coming across the ridges and we only had to be towed 500 ft before we let go. And it was awsome! The wind made it like a rollercoaster and whenever we made a really sharp turn, the G's (which I didn't think gliders could produce for some reason) made my head feel like it was going to explode! But it was lots of fun! After that, we went out for pizza with the Jurors and I had a good talk with Chris and all of them.

That's all I have time to say, so see you tomorrow.

-Striderguy

Friday, June 09, 2006

I feel like... I would like to be somewhere else doing something that matters.

- Matt Teason

We've seen a lot of bears lately, so many that we can't go on walks anymore without taking guns.

I'm going up to Harris Hill after Worship Rehersal tomorrow, and I should be able to go soaring for my first time.

And I feel rather strange right now... half depressed, half agressive, and haunted by an interesting sense of meaninglesness. Its also half likely that I'll feel completely different in the morning.... So good night.

-Striderguy

Monday, June 05, 2006

Shelob



We planted the garden this evening as we came back to the house my Mom saw this hideous brown spider under the lame on the side of our house. Naturaly, I couldn't resist the opporotunity. So hear it is.

I worked over at my Grandpa Prutsmans house today. Mowed the lawn and helped him do some wood working. See you tomorrow (I think) Tia.

-Striderguy

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Pop Goes the Woodchuck

Got another woodchuck today. From my bedroom widnow this time. And it was another headshot. I didn't take any pictures this time (is that chearing I hear?).

That was fun at the Darrenkamps, eh. We took the Jurors to the PA Grand Canyon, and we drove like 60 mph down all these dirt roads all the way there, and we were in front, so you should have seen what the Jurors car looked like a afterwards!

Can't wait to have some of you guys over this Sunday!


-Striderguy