A Crazy Day (and rest of the week too)

I had a crazy day today. I have been trying to take Mondays off, but I haven’t had much success. I need some of you guys to hold me accountable in keeping a sabbath day. Sundays are pretty busy for me, so I really need a day to decompress and focus on God.

So here’s what I did today. I woke up and decided to change the oil in my car. I have taken it to Wal-Mart twice to get it changed and both times the wait was over 2 hours. Since it’s the only “fast-lube” in town, I just decided to do it myself. It took me forever to find my funnels and oil pans and tools, but I finally got it changed. I also spilled about a quart of used oil on my garage floor. It was so much fun! What should have taken me about 15 minutes took me almost 45 minutes.

I then got my tools together for a small side job I’m doing. I’m upgrading the audio and video system for one of the local county government board rooms. I installed a new mixer and added several microphones. I had to solder a bunch of xlr connectors. Not too much fun. Next time I’m going for the solderless connectors. I’ve got to go back and tune the system next and setup the feedback suppression unit. Over a period of about a month, it’s taken about 20 hours, so it will help pay my gigantic propane bill.

I came home late, ate a great fajita, kissed the wife and kids, and ran out the door for an elders meeting at church. After finishing the meeting I headed over to Arby’s where several of the guys meet after praise-band practice. I hung out there for a while and finally came home about 10pm. Checked email, read blogs, and now it’s midnight.

And that’s just today. I’ve got a doctors appointment tomorrow, my mom is having surgery Wednesday, and I’m preaching Sunday. I like being busy, but this week is a little over the top.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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