Friday, January 27, 2006

Fun, fun, fun......

Hey kids, guess what! I'm taking the SAT tomorrow..... Prayers would be good and are appreciated!

Monday, January 16, 2006

One long weekend with way too much excitement.....

Ahh, yes I'm back in the blogging community after more than a months absence. I'm sure it would have been longer but the events of my three-day weekend were too "good" not to be shared.
Where to start.... I guess LOST is to blame for some of this.... As previously stated, Joanna got me a wee bit addicted to LOST over Christmas break so we decided to have a LOST watching night on Sunday after youth group. All went well until Joanna backs into a curb just outside of Grace Church parking lot and promptly becomes the proud recipient of her first flat tire. Long story short, we had plenty of car jacks to go around but nothing to get her lug nuts off with...darn lug nuts, bigger than on our cars..... So naturally, we put The Killers in Nikki stereo, crank the volume, and waited in the cold to be rescued. And we were, almost simultaneously by both Jo's John and my bro, Jonathan. I took pictures, good to have documentation.. Check the Flickr *Coming Soon*

.....Well, I thought it was a wee bit exciting.... and we learned so much about changing tires and making sure Joanna has all the right equipment and we even discovered a cup holder that she didn't know she had!

Anyhow, After 7 hours of watching LOST at Jo's and then getting up to go to piano, I was quite ready to call it a weekend by the time I was pulling into my driveway at about 12:45 this afternoon. Unfortunately, the old scary psychotic man who's been staking out our house had other plans in mind. Now, let me preface this by saying that my young sister Joanna had on four other occasions, while walking the dog, seen a strange car parked across from our field and an even stranger man quickly snapping pictures of the property before being spotted and then promptly driving away. Anyways, back to the present day story....As previously stated, we had just pulled into the driveway and were checking the mail, when I saw this same guy, different car, performing his usual mysterious business. As soon as he saw us, of course, he threw the car in reverse and took off down a side street. Being a wee bit sleep deprived and feeling a little too heroic after watching a great bad-guy-capture-scene in LOST, I got the bright idea to follow this psycho dude to where ever he may lead us. And he did lead us, in a loop, practically right where we had started. O well, so he knew he was being followed, at least we had the license plate number and car description. I planned to let it go and head back home. Unfortunately, just as I was deciding to "let him go" the man pulls over on the side of the road to let us pass and then pulls out behind us. This made me a little nervous, so I decided not to go home, just see what this guy had in mind. So I headed for Chapel Hill, planning to go to my Dad's office. Bad news was this man turned after us on to Jones Ferry, not a mile from our house. If he truly had wanted to go this way to town from where he was sitting at our house he would have taken the straight shot down Jones Ferry and not the four mile round-about loop that had brought us back to square one. I was a little uneasy, to say the least, at this point so put some Shane and Shane in the CD player and took off down the road while trying to call my Dad. Dad's response? "Come straight to my office, don't go home. I'll follow you guys home to check things out and then you guys need to find something to do away from the house for the rest of the afternoon." What an adventure! Anyways, everything seemed alright, but that's just for now.....I'll keep you guys up to date on anymore happenings around here.....

Really, really hope that I'll be able to sleep tonight.

I'll see you kids later and don't forget to lock your doors.....