Thursday, February 15, 2018


We were overjoyed to find out that Mitike and China got placements at the Purdue Polytechnic High School. This is such a big help because they will be on the same schedule as me. It also teaches in a non traditional manner which we are hoping will work well for both of them. The other benefit is that the school is moving to its permanent location just off of East Washington...minutes from our house and Shepherd. Yeah!!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Other Day...

I was walking Ranger at about 5 in the morning. It was a so cold my down coat couldn't keep out the frostiness. As we strolled past the dumpster at the park, I heard a noise and saw a man going through the trash. We live in an interesting neighborhood...but sometimes I forget how blessed we are. I have never, ever had a time in my life that I would try to live off trash. I pray that my eyes can be opened to the needs around me.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Please Pray for Israel!

One of our past students was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. He has a single dad that is doing his best to provide care while still working nights. He has to have chemo once a week for the next eight months. Pray for strength and that the Christian community around him will be a good testimony.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Things Are Happening...Just Slowly!

Hope to update more soon. I'm finishing off the bathroom which involves caulking the trim, painting the walls, sealing all the grout, painting the trip, repainting the bathroom mirror/cabinet, and fixing the scratches made in Matt's beautiful doors.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Why NOT to give your child your phone...

You might open it up and see something like this!

Still Going...

As we predicted there have been multiple problems with just about every pipe in our bathroom.

Today they finished up pipes below the toilet and fixed the joists that they had to cut out. Now our toilet won't fall through the kitchen ceiling....a good thing!

Everything is grouted and the dry wall experts have come in and finished the walls. We had a sink which Matt sent back because it was too big. Unfortunately, they are out of stock of the smaller now we're waiting...

The guys working on the house are neat bunch of guys that live around here and very involved in the neighborhood. We're blessed to be working with them!

Monday, January 15, 2018


 Brookside Hill is a very popular place to go sledding. It's a pretty major hill that has a steep incline. You get a workout just trying to get up it. We were the only ones there this morning...The early bird gets the worm!!
 I definitely enjoyed the tube makes the sharp angle at the bottom less painful :)

There is a definite thrill going down this hill. Here's two different views. (I didn't wipe out...There's just a lot of flying snow!!)