Tuesday, August 21, 2007

On my way

Well, I just finished my college application to Bethel University. The only down side is they don't start looking at them until September 1. And then I have wait until December to hear back from them.

It's been quite the experience in having to grow up and think about the future. It gets scary at times. I have to wonder if everything I'm doing is what the right decision is for me. Like I said in my essay, I have to trust God that he's leading me through the right things. I have to trust that he's giving me the wisdom to know what he wants from me.

I don't remember being so anxious for anything else in my life. Just to find out if I made it, if that's where I'm supposed to be.

But I love the campus. I really feel at home there. It's small, quiet, surrounded by nature and everything is pretty much in one building.

Waiting is definately the hardest part.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

High waters

We received 8 inches of rain last night! It rained all day and all night. The storm was really awesome to watch, but I wish that it wouldn't have flooded everything. I was babysitting late last night and the girls and I were trying to watch High School Musical 2 but the satillite kept cutting out. For a half an hour the girls and I just sat in their living room with all the lights off and just listened and watched. I got home and there was water in our basement. It always comes in by the bath tub and it seeps into the west side of my room about 2-3 feet. So I pulled all of my furnature I have on that side out and pulled my carpet back.

I went out today to see how high the creek by our house is and it's about 20 feet over it's bank. It's about halfway up the hill that leads down to it, and the water was going really fast. I looked down at our neighbors who live in the log house down the driveway from us. Their house is now an island! They get all the run off from the neighboring houses that are on higher ground. I haven't heard how much water they have in their basement but the last few times that it flooded down there, they get about 6 feet in it.

At the bridge north of our house the river is flowing over the road, the same thing happened in Wasioja, which is a town just a mile from my house. A lot of their roads are washed out a bit.

We're supposed to get more rain this week, maybe even some today. I hope that there isn't any serious damage that happens. It hasn't before, but that doesn't mean it can't.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Good Clean Humor

It's been a while. There isn't really a lot that has been going on, but my uncle did send me a pretty good joke. I thought I would share this good clean humor with you all.

The day finally arrives. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper. St. Peter said, "Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering an entrance examination for everyone. The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven." Forrest responds, "It sure is good to be here, St. Peter, sir. But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. I sure hope that the test ain't too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was." St. Peter continued, "Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions.First: What two days of the week begin with the letter T?Second: How many seconds are there in a year? Third: What is God's first name?" Forrest leaves to think the questions over. He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up, and says, "Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers" Forrest replied, "Well, the first one -- which two days in the week begins with the letter T? Shucks, that one is easy. That would be Today and Tomorrow." The Saint's eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, "Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit for that answer. How about the next one?" asked St. Peter. "How many seconds in a year? Now that one is harder," replied Forrest, "but I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve." Astounded, St. Peter said, "Twelve? Twelve? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?" Forrest replied, "Shucks, there's got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd... " "Hold it," interrupts St. Peter. "I see where you are going with this, and I see your point, though that was not quite what I had in mind....but I will have to give you credit for that one, too. Let us go on with the third and final question. Can you tell me God's first name"? "Sure," Forrest replied, "it's Andy." "Andy?" exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St Peter. "Ok, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?" "Shucks, that was the easiest one of all," Forrest replied. "I learnt it from the song, "ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN." St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates, and said: "Run Forrest, run." Give me a sense of humor, Lord.Give me the ability to understand a clean joke,To get some humor out of life,And to pass it on to other folks!!!!!