Showing posts from 2014

Things I won't miss about apartment living

I have lived with, under, over, and next to complete strangers for the past 16 years. Since 1998 I have lived in various forms of dormitories, apartments and condos. Some of those strangers have become good friends. But, for the most part, apartment living stinks. And I am thankful for it. I thankful that it was nice enough to live in... but just annoying enough to push us to want more for our family and our future .       The home we're living in right now is a prayer answered, a mountain moved, a door opened ...and a way where there seemed to be no way.       I wasn't easy. In fact it took us ten years to get here. Yes we made our share of mistakes. We suffered loss when we thought we would win, but we never gave up on faith, on hope and God's promise for our lives.  We learned trust, dedication, determination and perseverance.       I also learned about how detrimental bad debt can be... And how beneficial good debt is. In some ways, debt is very similar

Stranded at Philadelphia's Airport -- kinda

   This is what a huge airport looks like when there's no one in it. I recently missed my connecting flight at Philadelphia International Airport. My Flight from New Haven to Philly was about 15 -20 minutes late arriving in Philly.  long exposure shot looking out at the tarmac     So, when we landed, ... a US Air agent asked everyone that was in danger of missing their connecting flight to see her.  I saw her. She helped some people on a flight to Atlanta. It was leaving 5 minutes before mine. When she got to me, she said she couldn't help me. So, I made my way to the gate as fast as I could.       The only problem: the bus/trolley/ground transportation to the other terminal.  The bus left about 2 minutes after I got on. Then the driver proceeded, ... but stopped at every opportunity, planes, fueling trucks, baggage trucks. Wait.. I think those are my bags actually making it to my plane on time. So I finally got to the terminal, got off the bus and ran.      I'

Waterbury City Hall Visit

   They don't make them like this anymore. Here's a look at some of the craftsmanship inside Waterbury City Hall. It's a building that runs the city... but I'm sure its a building a lot of people have never stepped inside. But it is beautiful. I mean.. it's layers upon layers of work to get the crown molding and other wall work to look like this. Tray ceilings... light fixtures. I can't imagine how much this cost when it was built.

Corn Maze weekend

Here are some of the highlights from our trip to the Green Acres farm and corn maze last month. Ironically, there's no video of the corn maze, ... but we had a great time.

Wide Open Bluegrasss

I guess it's better late than never. Wow -- here's another late post. Wide Open Bluegrass was in early October. So, still a whole month late on this one.  -- More late post to come.

Raleigh Bikefest: Jason Britton

I am really, really backed up on blog posts. It's because I've been really distracted lately. Really distracted. For example. These pictures are from September... late September, but still ...It's already November. Anyway. I got some pretty cool shots of this guy - Jason Britton -- and his crew doing tricks in downtown Raleigh. This dude is sick -- according to Wikipedia he started riding at the age of 2.. and is currently a stunt rider for several Hollywood films.