04.18.14 Good Friday is Here!

10259994_10151973443605946_2265143770221909712_n“Good Friday is here. Mary is crying her eyes out, The disciples have hidden. The sky is blackened and the earth quakes while officers gamble over his garments. And the dreams and hopes of many are dashed against the rocks.

But it is only Friday. SUNDAY’S COMING!”  — Dr. Randy Davis

Bro. Randy (our home church pastor) began this Facebook post noting that this is not new but I felt it stated what10262092_654413707941372_7162460908465024290_n was happening on the day of Jesus’ death very simply and beautifully.  These days in the history of Christianity are days Christians think deeply about what Jesus’ death did for us.  We should think deeply about this every single day but too often we don’t think about it enough during the year, and let the world and our daily lives take precedence over this amazing display of sacrificial love when God sent his only son to earth to die to take on our sins. I have no deep theological thoughts to share but have a simple love of Jesus Christ and what he did for me to let the significance of today go unnoticed before I start babbling about what’s going on in our lives in Texas!

On to my babble!!

Roy and I went to the shooting range when we were much younger and both enjoyed it.  I was actually a pretty good shooter and liked posing like Charlie’s Angels!   There are some targets set up on the ranch for the hunters to practice their shooting.  Now that the hunters have stopped coming Roy and I took our gun out and practiced.  Well at least Roy did, he’s very good.  I however stunk and am not allowed to hold a gun again…..  Having had carpel tunnel surgery on both hands reduced the strength in my hands/fingers.  It was so hard for me to pull the trigger back that when I did and it shot I freaked out.  I tried it twice and was so in shock I didn’t think of where I was pointing it until I saw the horrified look on Roy’s face. Yes I was pointing it everywhere include at him……  So that’s why I’m not allowed to hold one again and I must say I now have no desire to, since it was no longer easy.  I’ll use one if I have to defend myself but only then.  Here’s pictures of us shooting.  The expression on my face in one of the pictures was me freaking out.

shooting4 shooting3 shooting shoot 2This is the view out our front window.  I love it!  The owners of the ranch left for Europe this morning so we’re in charge of the animals and plants on our own now!

front window view



Here’s hoping everyone had a blessed Good Friday! Please remember what Jesus did this day so many years ago, for you and for me.

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

03.21.13 Spring has sprung, house for sale OR RENT, He is Risen!!

555136_169970859819963_1514941800_nWe are having such beautiful springtime weather and I’ve been enjoying sitting in my rocker outside under our RV’s awning reading in the evenings and weekends.  Even though we are parked in our driveway, the view is beautiful and very peaceful.  All of our azalea bushes are blooming in varying shades of pink and white.   I sometimes imagine what it will feel like when we’re at different RV locations, sitting out under the awning in our rockers.  I picture looking out over a body of water, or sitting in a forest and wonder how azaleasit will compare with our little driveway spot!  When we’re finally on the road, wherever Roy and I are together will be our home.

I didn’t realize how many books I owned until I started selling them.  A few years ago I thought I downsized my book collection but it seems to have multiplied while on the bookshelves and when transferred to boxes, one box became two and then three and then four.  Of course we cannot take all those with us so I sold them and am now increasing my Kindle library of books.  What a space saver and it fits in my purse and for many more reasons I love it!  Even my Bible is on my Kindle, in three translations!  Gotta love technology in cases like this.

I went to Sam’s Club after work today(Friday) and bought lots of fresh fruit.  Madisyn and I are feasting out on nectarines and plums. She’s never had them before and is loving their wonderful flavors.  Best way to describe her eating them is that she actually gobbled them! She’s spending the night tonight so all’s well in Grannie and Paw Paw’s world!!

We just had a visit from our nephew Greg and his precious daughter Sally.  They haven’t seen Dora before and Sally was quite curious about the little house where Rosie and Roy are living.  With the computer he dropped off for Roy to work on, Roy officially has a full week of computers to keep him busy and out of trouble.  There are computers all over this place!

Roy’s made great progress on clearing out the computer room.  Madisyn and I chipped in some help and it’s now completely empty!  His computer sale is set for April 6th.  Some of the things he’ll be selling are: 10 computers with monitors and keyboards, hard drives, CD drives, some Linksys wireless products, document scanners, a printer, some ink cartridges, computer fans, lots of little computer parts, cables, dozens of computer programs, PrintMaster software and lots more including desks, bookshelf and salt water fishing rods/reels.  My own personal computer is for sale with two 19″ monitors and super dupper UPS, keyboard and lots of great programs, video card and more!  It’s a Roy Chauvin built computer which only has the best!  At that point we’ll be 100 percent finished clearing out the entire house and selling everything we’re going to sell!  FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since the house’s computer room has been disassembled and Roy is 2013-03-18_17-18-29_695still repairing computers he seems to have expanded his allotted computer space in Dora.  In the middle of Dora’s kitchen floor is a folding table with computer “stuff” all over it.  Here’s a picture of him repairing someone’s computer in the middle of the kitchen.  What a weird life we now live!

The housing market in our area is about as down as it gets.  There are so many houses for sale and so very few buyers.  Of those few buyers only a few of them have the down payment and good credit to make it happen.  Of course we pick now to try to sell our house!  It’s believed that the market should be better in a year or two or three, just not now.  Having realized this and gotten some good advice from realtors we’ve decided to rent our house for the next year or two or three.  When and if the housing market gets better we’ll try again to sell the house and hopefully then not lose money on the sale.  Now, we just to find some really good renters! Otherwise we’ll have to start a blog about how to live in an RV in your driveway for FOREVER!

As always we sang some beautiful songs in church this morning.  And as always, they were about God, go figure yes in a church we do sing about God.  If you haven’t been lately you should try it!  Even though said jokingly, I’m quite serious about that. This Sunday was Palm Sunday which in the Christian faith is the observance of the day Christ rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.  The people, recognizing his significance, placed palm leaves in the streets ahead of him. This coming Friday is our day of observance of when Christ as killed on the cross to save Christians from our sins.  Those who have accepted Christ as their Savior and Lord have had our sins washed away by the very act of Christ dying in agony and pain.  He chose to do that for us and we, mostly me, are so unworthy of that.  My absolute favorite part of Easter is Resurrection Sunday when those at Calvary realized that “He is Risen”.   Jesus’ death, without his resurrection, would have meant nothing.  Yet, because of the Resurrection, it means everything!

This is not the time of year where you need to be inside on your computer, so now that you know what the Chauvin’s have been up to, get outside, enjoy the sunshine and beauty of God’s world! Have a blessed Easter and ya’ll come back now ya’ hear!