Thursday, January 16, 2020

Uh . . . no.

So I was in Greenwich, CT earlier this week for our Circuit Pastors' Conference. This was in my hotel room - $6 for a bottle of water! Uh . . . no.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Zoo Lights

While in Detroit, my father-in-law took us to the zoo to see their holiday light display. Fortunately, it wasn't too cold. We enjoyed all the lights and displays. I only have one picture of them so far, of one of the foxes . . . but it will give you an idea of how cool it was.  :-)

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Don't Drive Drunk

I was in Detroit all this week visiting my in-laws. My son went to my house on New Year's Day to make sure there were no packages or things sitting out. There weren't. But something was missing - my mailbox! So my sons calls me . . . Did you do something with your mailbox? . . . Uh, no. Why? . . . 'Cause it isn't there!

My son found some chrome pieces and pieces of the mailbox on the sidewalk, some tire marks in the grass, and some mud tracks in the street. So he followed the dirt trail a couple of streets over and found the mailbox . . .

We're guessing that someone had a few too many on New Year's Eve and not only ran it over, but dragged it for a while. Our mail carrier said that there was another mailbox missing on another street. Same driver? Who knows.

Here's what it looked like up close. Oof-da!

So my job today was to dig out the old sheered-off post and install a new mailbox. It wasn't too bad a job. It was pretty warm here today, so the ground wasn't frozen and it was good weather to work outside. Not exactly what I wanted to do the day back from a mini-vacation, but what can you do? But I did a nice job, if I do say so myself!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Christmas Pictures

We had a good Christmas at the Peasant house. Church services were good, as was the special music. A relaxing afternoon opening presents. My wife and older daughter made a great dinner. Missed having Dad around, but got a little nap after the presents in his honor. :-)  A couple of pictures . . .

Family Picture

What do you get the Pastor who has everything??

A yard of Twix! How awesome is that!

Friday, December 20, 2019


So my birthday was this week. To celebrate we went to Nationals Park, where they had a big holiday event called "Enchant." It had a light maze, skating rink, and Christmas market. It was a fun outing, though the food court was disappointing. Since we went on Tuesday night, some of the special food booths were not open. :-( But we still had a good time, even though it was cold and rainy. Some pictures (though they do not do the light justice) . . .

A view from the entrance, walking down to field level.

On the skating trail. I didn't skate too well this night. :-(

Looking up at the large tree in the center of the light maze.
(See first picture for some additional perspective how tall it was!)

Part of the light maze was to find all of Santa's reindeer. This is one of them. You can see Ma Peasant peeking from under the head, and daughter Peasant as the silhouette in front. They were quite large, as you can see!

Just another cool light picture, and to give you more perspective on the scale of it all!

Looking down at the field from the concourse level, where the Christmas market was.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Day

We had a nice day. Good to have the family together. Missed having my Dad around this year. We toasted him at dinner. And I didn't overstuff myself - that's good! Yet I enjoyed our feast and ate lots. And while it's hard to get a selfie of everyone, I tried . . .

We also watched the dog show again this year, and guess who won! A bulldog named Thor! I was rooting for him among the finalists. Just look at that face - perfect. Couldn't care less if he won or not. He's confident. He's sure of himself. Perfect bulldog attitude. :-)

Hope you all had a great day too!