The storm was devastating yesterday! Some of Miles students were missing from school as they had to do damage control and repair to their properties. The rain came with such fury that it almost completely eroded their flowerbeds... and it washed all that topsoil down to, and across, the road - right into the basement of a parent of another student - flooding it entirely! I've had another accounting of the flooding and a terrific local lightening story - just waiting for permission to share with you!
Some thoughts for your day, for all of you, but specially for my friend Becky, who's at a point in her life where she's getting to see God working in her life day by day right now. I'm soooo excited to see what door He's opening up for you - because you trusted Him enough to give control over to Him. Looking forward to seeing you today, my friend.
The next hour, the next moment, is as much beyond our grasp and as much in God's care, as that a hundred years away. Care for the next minute is just as foolish as care for the morrow, or a day in the next thousand years - in neither can we do anything, in both God is doing everything. - George Macdonald.
Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
WILD DELPHINIUM - right? ;)
I have to put in this little snippet my Mother in Law said when they left here... not looking forward to the long drive home, she said "I wish I could just wiggle my nose, and be home"... I dunno, I thought that was SO cute. Reminds me of when we were little and watched Bewitched, or I Dream of Genie - do you remember these shows?
I was forwarded a very good message from my friend Marie. It does not say where it originated. I thought it was a great one to share with you:
Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.
This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain.
It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break in your house, odds are the burglar or rapist won't stick around.... After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.
And, remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there..... This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
Be sure to share this message with your friends!
WINDMILL - OSOYOOS, BC
This windmill has been around for a long, long time. I can remember my Grandmother buying bread which had been ground and baked in it. Today, it's an ice cream parlour and part of an amusement park called Rattlesnake Canyon. It's got all sorts of fun things to do - mini golf, rides, water bumper boats (I know theres a name for 'em) and other rides. The owner spoke to us briefly before we went in to try one of the 48 flavors... and he said there's still all the workable fixins' inside the top of the mill which the bakery etc... and it could one day function as such, but probably never will. :( Too bad, it was good bread.
Today in History:
1809 - Swedish Constitution and Flag Day (National Day)
1844 - YMCA founded in London
1889 - Great Fire in Seattle
1909 - Alaska Yukon and Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
1925 - Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp
1932 - US Federal gas tax enacted
1933 - 1st drive-in theatre opens in Camden NJ
1933 - US Employment Service created
1934 - Securities & Exchange Commission established
1936 - Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro NJ
1942 - 1st nylon parachute jump Hartford Ct Adeline Gray
1946 - Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
1977 - Supreme Court tossed out automatic death penalty laws
2012 - transit of Venus (between Earth and Sun) occurs
BARB'S HANDY TIP #275
Watch Your Weather!
This is a very cool site which allows you to feed in a location and it will allow you to check and monitor your weather - from webcams even! It works with Google Maps!