Hola!! This old girl has been on my mind for the last few weeks, so I thought I’d stop in and give a quick update on the good life that has been mine the last few months. Summer just flew past me and this time next week I’ll be on my way to Nepal!! What?
Oh, yeah, I’m going to Kathmandu! Next week!! More on that in a bit. . .
** So, I haven’t been on here since May, largely because of this years boat restoration project, a 36 foot Marine Trader. Work/play on it most weekends, recover during the week, rinse and repeat.
Jeff (no, we’re not back together) has spent more than his fair share of hours down in the engine room, cleaning 30 years worth of diesel funk out of the bilge while I’ve cleaned and sanded and pretty much just done whatever he tells me to do. We’ve caulked and de-oiled like maniacs and even gotten into a bit of fiberglass work. While Random was a project, this boat is more like overhauling a UPS truck on the water . We have some more deck issues to work on and then hopefully we’ll be ready to tackle the forward berth which went through a shotty remodel in its’ previous life.
The big revelation of the summer is that if I ever need a fall back job, I could always manage a West Marine.. .
** This last weekend my girl friends went on our annual complete reality break.
“Shit Show Season 3” returned on Saturday after 4 days in Key West and it is safe to say that we’re still reeling from the disappointment that we have to wait over 350 more days until we get to do it again! Everyone should be so lucky as to have these friends and this kind of trip to look forward to!
** And, Nepal. Yeah, my job kicks ass! I am leading 13 other volunteers from the affiliate on Everest Build 2. We’ll be in Kathmandu a few days before it starts to sight see, including a freaking flight around Mt. Everest. How cool is that???? Seriously, sometimes I can’t believe this is my life! And I’ll get to stop in London on the way over AND the way back and smooch on my babies!!!!!
I would promise a recap on here, but since I never got around to the Argentina one, please don’t hold your breathe, we’ll see how it goes though. I suspect I’ll get some pics up on Facebook along the way so if you’re interested just look there.
Just say a prayer I remember to take my anti-malaria pills and that all the shots I got last week work! Oh, and that a plane doesn’t crash in the Himalayas. I’m thinking that would suck. . .
** Throughout the summer God has continued to totally rock my world. From blessings to trials and everything in between, He has shown up time and time again and no matter what unfolds next, it is on that foundation that I know that my future will be built.
The verse of the summer for me has been 2 Tim 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”. Sound mind, keeping it between the ditches, with power and plenty of love around me. It’s been good. I’m not where I’m going, but thank God I’m not where I was!
Oh, and many thanks to those of you who have asked what in the world was going on with the blog. Maybe it was just for a season, maybe I’ll be back on it regularly. . . who knows, but keep checking back or subscribe for any updates!
Love you guys and I’ve missed you!