Sunday, May 07, 2006

Frequently Infrequent

I told ya that I wouldn't post with any kind of regularity and I'm proud to say that I'm living up to that promise. Well a lot's gone on, so let's catch up :D

I play softball with my church team and at practice 2 weeks ago, I decided to be cute and slide into second. Which is not normally a big deal unless you are wearing shorts and the soil on the base paths happens to be roughly the same consistency as damp sand. So that peeled a good chunk of skin off my left calf and the resultant abrasion got very sore and infected. Well 3 days later I ended up at Urgent Care where the doctor prescribed Cephalexin (the generic version of Keflex). Ohhh this a wonderful little drug that certainly helped with the infection but left me with symptoms akin to a nasty bout of hay fever and nice little rash on my right arm. Thank God that I just took the last dose. This whole incident has taught me a couple of things; 1. Wear long pants to softball. 2. At my size there's really no need to slide, if the fielder's still holding onto the ball after the collision then I should be out. 3. If the doctor says Keflex, beg for amoxicillin, penicillin, anything but Keflex.

I know I talk a lot about my wife but I gotta give her props again. We bought a new grill this weekend and while I know my way around computers and software I'm a bit of wimp when it comes to nuts and bolts type stuff. Well we had made plans to grill for some friends on Sunday and since the old grill was effectively dead we needed a new one. So on Saturday we found one we liked at Wally World but they said it would take 3 days to assemble. The sales guys says it's simple enough and takes 30-45 mins. Shasta says "you can do it babe" so we take the grill home and I get to work. Well my brother Martin had stopped by and he helped with some of the harder parts but we made really good progress. It was getting dark and I was getting frustrated (small screw, extra small screw, who could tell????!!!) and Muffin says ya know what, you're almost done so finish it tomorrow. After a bit of grumbling I went in and watched the race. So we got home from church and after about 20 mins I had the thing finished and working with NO EXPLOSIONS!!!! But it really is amazing how much confidence she has in me, even when I don't. I truly thank God everyday for giving me the perfect partner and helpmate. Ohh and she caught me when I fell off the roof today too. That's another posting though :D

House - Ted Dekker/Frank Peretti.
In the CD/MP3 Player:
Mat Kearney - Nothing Left to Lose
Family Force 5 - Business Up Front, Party In The Back