Sunday, May 11, 2008

It's About Time

Ya I know I haven't been doing so well at posting here. I don't think my life is exciting enough to post everyday, but I will see if I can do it a more often. This past week has been quite busy. At work we have repaired three chimneys this week. Here are some pictures of one we did yesterday. We don't normally rent a boom like this to work on chimneys, but the driveway is on a real slant so we did this time.

My boss John and I are up there somewhere.

Here I am being a professional bucket holder. I had to go through many hours of train for this, so please don't try this at home.

Ladies and gentlemen may I introduce my boss, Mr. John Austin Hurley. The best boss in the world. (No he is not biting the bar.)

Later on in the day I became a red neck.

Other then work my evenings have been busy as well. Monday evening all my siblings and nieces minus, Philip and Joia came over. We all wanted to catch up on what had been going on in each others lives. My oldest brother Tim and his wife Stephanie and their three daughters will be Lord willing moving to Mexico as missionaries in September and they had just taken a short trip down there to Mexico to do some house hunting. They had some pictures to share with us and some stories to tell. My brother Mark and his wife Rebekah had been in Florida for a short time as well they didn't have any pictures for us to see. (I am still waiting to see some.) Then I had also come back from Mozambique and I showed my pictures and told stories. We all had a good evening. I love getting to see my family again when I return home. Philip, Joia and Keenan I am still planning to get down there to see you sometime. Not sure when yet.

Tuesday evening several friends came over for supper that wanted to hear about my trip. A couple of the guys were the ones that I was originally going to be going with to Mozambique but it just didn't work out for them. They are planning to go to Mozambique at the end of June for three weeks. I would love to be able to go with them but I want to be able to go for a longer time but I can't at that time so I will have to wait. They wanted to know what to expect when they get there so I was able to fill them in a little. I am excite to see what God teaches them while they are there.

Thursday after work I replaced a window in the youth drop in center here in Norwich. Several months ago some of the kids were playing pool and they had a ball jump off the table and it broke the window. I was looking into replacing it before I left to go to Mozambique but I ran out of time. I ordered the piece of glass and picked it up with my bosses truck. It was a big piece 77" by 38" and it was a quarter inch thick. I just hoped I could transport it with out braking it. Thankfully all went well and I got it installed with the help of Jay who is staff at the youth center.

Friday I left work early because I went to Tornoto to a rehearsal with the Jubilance singers. They are a group of singers and instrumentalists who put on concerts in the Metro Toronto area and also go on tour for one month in the summer. This summer they are going to Hungary and Ukrainefor three weeks in August. They have asked me to come with them, so I went to one of the rehearsals to see what I could expect. I was a little intimidated, in that most of them read music well and I don't and they were just starting to work on several new pieces of music and they would just sing through them once and then move on to the next. I can't learn a new song by singing it only once. I am sure they will go over them more at up coming rehearsals, but still. It is about a two hour drive each way to go to the rehearsals and they really need basses so they have asked me to come. I really don't know if this is what I am supposed to do so I am seeking the Lord's direction here again.

Saturday evening I played some soccer with a few friends. I am not sure what it was this week but I just didn't have much energy. I had a good time anyways and I woke up a bit sore this morning, but as they say no pain no gain. That pretty well recaps my week.


Anonymous said...

It's good to hear from you again! We were starting to think that we hear from you more often when you're on the other side of the world! JK. It's nice to hear how you're doing:)
Mark and Rebekah

Joia said...

Yes, updates are good! I have to say, I think it's pretty funny that you know your boss's middle name. =)

Got your plane ticket to come visit yet?

Anonymous said...

Wow Andrew, I've posted on your blog again! I think that means it's time for another update!