Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hello? Is anyone out there still?

I have been very up to date on everyone's blog... except my own! I love google reader, but now that I don't have to go to my blog to reach all of the other one's, I feel less compelled to add to it...!

Well, there are some updates on the Jalowiec front here! We are meeting with a graphic design friend who is going to help us get our prayer cards and our letter ready to start out deputation plans. We have three different lists of churches that have been given to us. We are not excited about the leg work involved with regard to cold calling and trying to speak to a pastor. I pray we don't often have a name wrong on our lists! Having worked for a major retail chain for many years that has involved "cold calling" patients to let them know their order is ready will hopefully help! At least I know how to accurately dial a phone. I will definitely be glad for that skill that I learned in the secular world! Ha! Getting a calendar to put meeting dates onto seems a bit presumptuous, but little happens without belief! I think a nice appointment book is a great gift idea for a certain man in my life!

Speaking of... I am so thankful for my husband.

Many men have no clue nor desire to be handy in the least. It may stem from inability or a lack of motivation, I have no idea. What I do know is, Dan is professionally trained as an optician. Not a mechanic or an electrician, not a plumber or a small appliance repair man. BUT... he attempts and succeeds time and time again in these areas! I cannot add up the THOUSANDS of dollars he has saved us in repairs on the vehicles and in the home. And not because he had all of this macho-man gusto and confidence going into it. But because he figured he would "take a look and see". Yesterday, he repaired a gas leak on our van. It turned out to be something straight forward, but I would have driven it to the first repair shop I could find! He has repaired struts, shocks, brakes, clutch parts, windows, wiper motors... the list is endless! Another bonus, he often has one or two of our boys out there with him- training them to be men that will wow their wives one day! Just the other day my bread machine stopped working. I was thinking to toss it out and get another one somehow. No need! Josiah asked if he could "take a look and see"... (I have heard that phrase before!) and with in 20 minutes he returned it working like new. Bagels anyone?! :)

6 comments:

Victoria said...

I'm still here - glad you are!

Wow - prayer cards make it as official as wedding invitations make the proposal official! Congrats! Be sure to post when they're finished.

I often joke that I married my man for his mechanical skills. What a blessing to have such knowledgable husbands - it will add to Dan's asset as a missionary!

Kevin P said...

Dan is a great asset!! Looking forward to him being in Zambia - in fact, instead of using my manly finance degree to fix everything around the mission, I have decided to wait for his 'assistance' so that he can begin the process of collecting gold, silver, and precious stone!

Savannah said...

Now aren't you sweet ;-)
You two are great examples!!
Love you!
Savannah

Aaron and Stephanie Putney said...

3 lists!...I have a copier... and an Idea...
It is an exciting time. We are thrilled to see you are so close to this time. I will leave all the joyous comments about the thrill he gets making phone calls to Barone - frankly, its not a lot o' fun but the meetings, the fellowship, the adventures, the people, the progress, the Lord's moving in your lives and those you are with - that is wonderful!

JulieMom said...

Yes! Get an appointment book! Too bad you can't send some to the pastor's you're contacting too, because they sometimes forget you're coming. Ahem...not that we would know...

But I am excited for this part of your journey! Three lists is definitely a good start, but don't be discouraged if it's not enough. God knows your need and will provide!

Anonymous said...

hey what is this? no write ups of all the kids and a cute Christmas card? i think that needs to be posted soon.....