Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Credo House Tour

Did a brief phone-video house tour before heading north for Thanksgiving... unfortunately, due to the limitations of battery and memory, in my redo of the main floor, the living room got cut off... maybe after Christmas has come and gone we'll loop thru the living room again.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Language is such a gift!

Ran across this blog post, Gate A-4, entirely serendipitously. Happy reading! (& remember Hebrews 13:2.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How NC DOT keeps people from getting mad at them for bad pictures

Within a month of our moving to NC (not New Cumberland... it took me years to recognize that abbreviation as New Cumberland, and now I have to retrain myself), three of my friends also moved out of Central PA. One headed south to her grands in Texas, the second and third each headed to the Pacific Northwest. It's been good for me to see how the process (and it is a process!) is going for them.  It also reminds me of things I need to do. 

The new Texan recently blogged about her mug-shot-like new driver's license, and I realized I hadn't changed mine yet.  I'd actually been delaying it because according to the official website, regardless of if you were moving to the state or if you were a new driver, you had to take the written test and possibly even take a driving test pending the examiner deeming it necessary.  And THAT was not high-priority for me.  (The website overstated.  Real people let an out-of-state license suffice.)

But although they took a photo, they didn't send me home with it on an immediately-ready shiny plastic card.  Instead I got a North Carolina 20-day Temporary Driving Certificate.  If I got stopped, I would have to show my PA license as well as this half-sheet of printer paper with all my stats.

The real card will come by mail next week.

Which is one thing for a library card (they do that to verify your address), but on a driver's license it means that the infamous driver's license photo goes unseen until there's a week between you and the clerk at the DMV.  There's no doublecheck on the photo.  There's no retakes.  And the clerk gets no repercussion.  The mail carrier might, though.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


"Lord, help me live in the balance of coming before the throne boldly as a loved son, 
but then dropping to my knees in the presence of your majesty."

(from a corporate confession of sin, 11/16/2014
by a member of our congregation)

God asks us questions not because he does not know the answers but because he wants us to know the answers.

One learns salvation their entire life -- there are no adults of God.

Bread from Heaven sermon, 11/9/2014

States I've visited

Create Your Own Visited States Map

Thursday, November 13, 2014

got recalls?

Totally useful: Recalls Lookup. Just enter your VIN and it tells you if there are open recalls on your car. Thanks to Messiah College for passing along the website!

Friday, November 7, 2014

No one wants that wagon wheel chandelier

No one wants that wagon wheel chandelier.

Lowe's doesn't carry it any longer.
Even the furniture consignment shop gave me specific directions to goodwill.

In all honesty, they would have taken it for consignment if it was in perfect condition. But it was hung so low that even I walked into it, and I never have to duck for ANYthing. It was inevitable that something break on it, and indeed it had a single cracked globe.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Mixed marriage

Our mixed marriage on a night like tonight:
Big Frog: You broke his NOSE that one time!
me: We TOTALLY broke his nose that one time!

Or, simultaneously:
me: Go go go!

Go Ravens!

We have two guaranteed NFL head-to-heads/yr, & often another in the playoffs.  Also we have a Big 10 head-to-head (most?) years, & one in cousins' league FF.  So far we've never had all 3 in the same weekend,  but I suppose it's possible.

Good thing the Sunday School on conflict resolution started today.  :-)