John's comments from life.

Pot lights and trim

Sunday, June 29, 2008 0 Comments

I spent most of today working on my condo - installing three 4" pot lights in the valence over the counter in my kitchen. Last week I took these 3 cupboards down, and needed something in it's place so it looked right (like it was meant to be.) It is normally a challenge to run wiring in an already existing structure, and today was no different. But with the Lord's help I managed with good success (unless you are counting the time it took.) However, I didn't get the electric done for the furnace / fireplace / heat pump, as I was hoping.

Once I had that up and working, I put most of the trim back on in the master bedroom. Next is to hang the window treatments, then vacuum. Oh, need to empty the closets and paint in there, too. And hang / hook up some lights in the closets as well.

Also today, I had the opportunity to fix some drywall in one of my neighbor's apartment. She (and elderly widow) slipped and pulled on the curtain, which in turn pulled the curtain rod out of the wall. So it's a privilege to have the tools and ability to fix it for her, which will take about 5 min out of my next 3 days. And this is good, as I'm sure the word will get around that I can fix things. And am willing to do so, as it gives good in-roads with the neighbors. is brand new

Friday, June 27, 2008 0 Comments

After many long hours, we finally launched our new website at Jim did most of the work, but I was able to help out a little. It’s a place for bible study, articles (like biblical meaning of numbers), and even the 11 hour DVD series that you can watch as an on line evangelism course.
So, head on over and check it out!

coeur d alene ironman

Monday, June 23, 2008 0 Comments

Well, I got up early to catch the start of the coeur d alene ironman race today - the first time in the 3 years I’ve been here. Sure was interesting. I was amazed at how loudly they play their music, however.
At 6:20 AM the ‘pros’ start, and they get 40 min in the water before the rest of the athletes join in. Basically on their second lap the rest join in behind them. If you don’t know the stats, 2060 people line up to swim 2.4 miles, ride 112, and run 26.2. Before when people asked me if I competed, I said the course wasn’t long enough. But now, however, I think a better answer might be “I don’t swim.” You would be amazed at how many times people ask me that, I guess because of my bike-riding. I’ve never done more than 80 miles. Let alone the swim and run.
Once they started on their bikes, I thought that was a good idea, so I want for a ride in Cataldo again. Only did 33 miles, however. Came home, took a nap, and watched the rest on TV to finish out the my exercise program for the day.

Finished SEO linking

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 0 Comments

Just a quick / brief update. Today I finished updating the new website by creating all the SEO links in the site. While it’s not hard work, it is necessary, and a little tedious. We hope to launch next week, but one can never foresee all the problems that could arise. That’s just our goal at this point.

Car d'Lane / Legers / Higgins Point

Sunday, June 15, 2008 0 Comments

Well, Friday was Car d’Lane Cruise, which I didn’t go. Instead I stayed home and got my books up to date, which was a good thing as I needed to catch up. Saturday, instead of the Show and Shine, I started working at my condo (finishing sanding the master bedroom) but left that to hook up Tom’s outdoor lighting. Basically just ran another circuit out to an outdoor plug. And Sunday was so nice, I had to get out and go for a ride this afternoon. So I went down to Higgins Point again, this time, in 56:57. Sure has been nice last couple of days - which I’m very thankful!

SEO and Hayden Lake

Friday, June 13, 2008 0 Comments

Been working on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for GoodSeed - see attached worksheet. While this doesn’t look like too much, it does represent a lot of time and research!

Also, after work, I took my first ride around Hayden lake. 1hr, 50min, 36seconds from stop sign to stop sign. 35 miles overall (2:20). Great ride, but tough.

what were the 10 plagues noted in the bible

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 0 Comments

Here are the 10 plagues noted in the Bible, as taken from Exodus:

  1. the Nile was turned to blood
  2. Frogs
  3. Gnats
  4. Flies
  5. Death of the Cattle
  6. Festering Boils
  7. Hail - damaging all the crops
  8. Locusts
  9. Darkness, so thick it could be felt
  10. Death of the Firstborn son.

For more information, and explanations of the reason for this, check out a place to read full books online - a Bible overview called The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus. Download and read the PDF free of charge!

Grand Coulee Dam Pics

Sunday, June 08, 2008 0 Comments

I took my folks to see the Grand Coulee Dam in Grand Coulee, Washington. I’ve been to this before, but never had the chance to take the dam tour. So I have some dam pictures from there to share with you all. Also, are photos of the world’s largest waterfall - but it’s now dry. In it’s prime, it was 3.5 miles wide, and 400 feet high. (Niagra is only a mile wide, and 165 feet high, if I have my figures correct.)
The dam tour was great, 40 minutes long, on the hour. I just don’t know if they are open all week long. But definitely worth the trip if you are in the area.

Dinosaur National Park

Sunday, June 01, 2008 0 Comments

The first day of driving back from Colorado, stopping in Dinosaur National Park.

Matthew's graduation

Saturday, May 31, 2008 0 Comments

Today was Matthew’s graduation, and here’s some shots from that!

Photos - August, 1990

Wednesday, August 01, 1990 0 Comments

Baptism at Long Pond, Ledyard, CT - North Stonington Bible Church

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