13 July 2011

A Broken Record

This picture sums up what we did this week:

That's right. We played, learned, grew and loved. Alexander is continuing to learn and try to speak new words. Isabel continues to caterpillar along the ground (bum up, stretch out, bum up, stretch out). But nothing spectacular happened.

Oh! I forgot! We got a futon on Sunday to go into the office. So when we are watching movies or tv episodes on the computer (we don't have cable), we can now watch them in comfort and style. It's a normal, black-covered futon. I plan to get some of those cylindrical pillows (bolster pillows, I think they are called) for the sides, and I would like to crochet a huge blanket for snuggling. Those are my grand plans for the futon.

This morning Isabel got her 6 month shots. She was brave and cried for about 30 seconds, then she was fine. Currently, she is jumping in her jolly jumper and giggling. Isabel weighs a whopping 20 lbs, 0.5 oz and is 28" long. When Alexander was 6 months old, he weighed 20 lbs, 14 oz and was 26.5" long. So Isabel is taller, but not quite as heavy as Alexander was at this age. Funny, I thought it would have been the other way around. Anyhoo.

I don't want to sound like a broken record (though I know I do, so I apologize), but we need more prayer in regards to Jeffery's work. This is supposed to be the busy season, where there are tons and tons of appointments, and lots of sales, so we can save up for the slow period in the winter. But it's like it's the slow season right now! There aren't a whole lot of appointments (Jeff is not booked out months in advance, as he should be), and not a whole lot of sales either.


I assume that the sales would be better if the leads were better. Jeff has been given appointments that shouldn't have been appointments in the first place. Like renters (Jeff needs to see the owners), and people who have water leaking from their pipes, and people who need foundation work, and people who say that their sump pump is broken because it's constantly running. WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!! If your sump pump is constantly running, it means that it IS working! grrr. I know that it's not always about the leads, but it seems to be the case right now.


Sorry about that. I just had to put that out there in cyber space; get it off my chest. So yeah. Prayer would be really appreciated right now. Thanks in advance.

Jeff just told me that he is hearing the squirrel moving about in the basement. It would be so great if the squirrel would move into the trap. But this is a sneaky squirrel. Stubborn too. Oh well.

See y'all next week!



  1. Praying for you guys! Hoping that things start to pick up ASAP!

  2. Prayers for the job situation.

    I think everyone in this country needs financial blessings at this time.


    Thanks to everyone's prayers, it looks like we're going to have enough for the next two weeks! God is great and faithful! :)


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