Friday, July 27, 2007
Today was supposed to be a workday for me, but the job site was not prepared and I had to re-schedule the installation. Long time, no write...I feel as if I should re-cap the previous month, but just don't feel like it. I have been all over Central Texas and Galveston during the past few weeks and enjoyed every moment of the travel and work.
My title is deceiving because some of you may think I still think it is February or maybe I just haven't flipped my calendar, but that's not the case. For Valentine's Day, Kari gave me tickets to a New York Yankees' game in August. They will be playing the Detroit Tigers on Sat. August 18th, and I am getting very excited. During the move, I missed placed the tickets. You know when you lie in bed and you think about the many overwhelming things in life: bills, work, children, etc., and you just can't sleep? Well, my thoughts were on the misplaced Yankees' tickets. I'd lie in bed and try to re-play the entire move and somehow every time I saw the tickets going into my laptop bag, but they were no where to be found. It so happens Kari and I finally brokedown and searched the house: A. Because August 18th is getting near, B. They needed to be found and C. I probably was annoying Kari by asking periodically, "Where did we pack those tickets at?" They were in a box of mail and paperwork in the closet and thankfully, now I only lie in bed awake and dread the Fall Semester. I am looking forward to my Valentine's Day present in New York as Kari and I travel with our friends Warren and Nicole.
News update: All is well in the Hellums household. Kari and I had a few days not on the road this week. We will be heading to Milano this weekend to see her family and celebrate Kari's 21st birthday. On Monday, I will be going back to camp and Kari is heading north to Kaleo Lodge to see her sister, brother in law, and nephew.
God Bless to all.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
It has been a busy first half of the summer. The Astros are 12 games back, but what's new, they are a second half season team anyway. The rain won't seem to stop, but if you consider the lack of rain we have had the past few years, I am enjoying the rainy weather. My attempt at Spanish Two did not go well. I ususally spent four hours devoted to homework nightly and all for a pending D, so I dropped the course. I have not lost hope yet for graduation because I have learned that I can take a placement test and hopeful get out of Spanish Two. All to say, I did learn a lot and know much of the material hopefully allowing me to do well on the placement test. Camp is going great. Worship in a tent is amazing, each week has taught me something new, weather it is about myself and my relationship with God or just relationships with others, camp is a mighty blessing.
Recent happenings: I got to hang out with JMob some last week, we ate some Chipotle and hung out at Waterloo. Kari and I went to YEC with Stan and Windy in Dallas and we worked with the FX Bands. The four selected bands were amazing this year. They were all humble students who knew why they were their, to worship God. After I was done working stage with Stan, Windy and Kari, we stayed to watch Kutless. We had dinner with Stan and Windy and than went to worship with Shane and Shane. After YEC, we went to Little Elm to visit Aunt Martha and Uncle Doyle. We had a great time and got to see Evan Almighty and enjoy a great dinner. That evening we played games and went to church the next morning, it was a wonderful time with our aunt and uncle. Our nephew came to visit and after one night and a day by ourselves with Daniel; James, Ashley, Ruth and Shelbi all came to visit. We went and saw Ratatouille and than hung out the rest of the rainy Tuesday. Tuesday evening, Kari cooked dinner and than Ruth and Kari made a hotdog and fries cake. The summer is about half over and I have to say that it has been one of the most amazing summers, so far. I hope that each of you have a blessed fourth and stay safe. God Bless.