Saturday, September 06, 2008

Saturday morning pick-u-ups [002]

A "Bad Day" cartoon link ************* Click if you care!

Good News / Bad News (update on the Carrot couple):
(WARNING: read no further if you don't like bad taste $$$$ jokes)
Ms. Carrot:I have some good news and some bad news.
Mr. Carrot:What's the good news?
Ms. Carrot:The good news is I found a picture that's worth $500,000.
Mr. Carrot:Wow! That's wonderful! What's the bad news?
Ms. Carrot:The bad news is that the picture is of you and your secretary!

Ha Ha! Sister, Lois, wishes she had not washed her golfing shirt with the tire tracks running up the back. I knocked Lois down and ran over her with the electric golf cart, on a bridge no less. (Her picture or the shirt before laundered might have been worth those big bucks too!)

Tag: More Saturday morning pick-u-ups

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Have you had your car read lately? #005 -- My friend's retirement car

What kind and model do you think this car is?
Remember, my retirement car is a '98 Mustang GT Convertible

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First, I will read this car. It is owned by a man and is his retirement car. He didn't have to buy it for himself like I did, his company bought it for him!

In fact, his car brand name is the name of his company.

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This looks better, we can see my friend. Still doesn't really show what brand it is. We can see a '450 SL" plainly on the right hand side of the trunk lid.

My friend is a happy fellow, we can see that from his car. But one look at him affirms this. I didn't have Adi that day, he would have like to have taken Adi for a nice 'top down' ride.

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You probably are way ahead of me and have enlarged the picture above before these, but here it is shown that the car is a 450 SL SnapOn. There are just a few SnapOn cars in existence.
I got a watch from my company. Well I did get two watches, one from San Jacinto College and another from Elgin Watch company where I was working before being drafted into the U.S. Army.
This Friday feature for JIM'S LITTLE BLOG helps me tackle the blogging problem of writer's blahs. So my advice is "when you don't feel like writing anything, post a picture." That's what is happening here.**
** This is not an original idea. Reading cars came from a sermon I heard last Sunday, brought by Dr. Roger Yancey, Director of Missions, Tryon Evergreen Baptist Association, of which our church, First Baptist Church of Conroe Texas, is associated. I believe my count of 118 was pretty close (link for you to check yourself).
I saw a few cowboy churches and quite a few Hispanic churches. All are within a 35 mile radius of our home.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Just checking on you!
(click to see how)

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- Mary Lou's Car

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Information added after first posting:

The driver, a friend of Mary Lou, was not injured. The passenger in the other car was taken to the ER via ambulance but her injuries did not seem severe.

The car was totaled with cost to repair estimated at $14,500. The insurance payment was about $15,700 less $500 deductible. The car was a 2004 Lincoln LS with about 65,000 miles on it. It always had the best of care and maintenance.


The rules are simple:
On Tuesdays you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED.
Your photo can contain lots of RED or a little bit of RED

AND (please)
post your link here with MaryT

I will might post a NEW Ruby Tuesday each some Tuesdays.

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

When the Storm Comes

"thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress"
Psalm 4:1 KJV

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Our storm this week is Hurricane Gustave. We were in Baton Rouge for the LSU/Appalachian State Football game Saturday (8-30-08). We are LSU fans, Mrs. Jim is a [Geaux (LSU)] Tiger. GEAUX TIGERS!

We won 41 to 13. I wish LSU had run the score up but they are an honorable team and they don't do that. Instead they let practically the whole team play when they get comfortably ahead.

We had very good south end zone tickets, on the fifth row.
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Mike The Tiger is the LSU Mascot. He is rather young and here is liking his nap. I like my naps too! And I don't even have a $1 Million home to nap in.
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After a very nice Cajun meal and a nice goodbye to Mrs. Jim's Baton Rouge widow cousin, we joined the New Orleans evacuation team. It turned out that I-10 West out of Baton Rouge was not crowded at all, the N.O. people wanted to go north, not west.

Before Lake Charles, Louisiana, we departed and took the lesser-traveled back roads. This morning we found out it was taking twelve (12) hours to travel from Lake Charles on to Houston. Our travel time was a total of seven hours with about one hours worth of stops for gas and a snack at McDonald's.
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My plate: half of Mrs. Jim's shrimp poboy (link) and half of my fried catfish dinner. Missing? Yes, Brew Baker's does not have hush puppies. And today they were out of oysters already. But it was still all good. Mrs. Jim's cousin took half her catfish home in a doggy box for another day's eating.

Yes, God was good to us on this trip. We escaped the storm, avoided most of the horrible evacuation traffic, and saw us home safely in the middle of the night.

I believe this whole trip was enriched by realizing how good our God is, even during the storms. Just like the Disciples in the storm on Lake Galilee, Jesus had provided. Each had a basket of leftover fishes and loaves there with them in the boat (
Matthew 14:20) But when they called Jesus, he even stopped the storm for them. (Jesus Walks on the Water)

We are enlarged by the storms when we can realize how good God is to us, even when the storms of life seem insurmountable.

"Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:7-8 KJV (
entire Psalm 4 link)

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