Busy Weekend

Posted by on 29 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: my life.

Saturday morning, Emily and I got up early and headed for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis to visit our niece Anara as she continues to recover from her recent surgery.
We were able to visit for about three hours. When we arrived, Emily’s mom was alone with Anara, and taking great care of her, stroking her hair and gently talking to her. Soon later Anara’s parents and sister violet arrived. Emily’s brother Jonathan arrived shortly before we needed to leave to head back home. It was a good visit, and Anara is doing well and continuing to make great progress.

Saturday night at church featured my dad’s (pastor’s) message intro as a rendition of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood theme song, complete with a jacket-to-sweater change and street shoe-to-house shoe changeover. It was a perfect introduction, as the text we looked at was the parable of the Good Samaritan, which Jesus told as a response to the question, ‘Who is my neighbor.’ It was a neighborly song, and I think it connected well and made its point.

Sunday afternoon we spent with friends, eating, chatting and playing croquet. A good game of competitive backyard croquet is always fun!

Emily and I spent our spare time this weekend working on ‘Diehl Town Council’ yard signs. I priced commercially printed signs, and they were going to cost $30 each for 10 signs. We ended up purchasing material for 6 signs for a total of about $42. Being a cheapskate, I was happy with this money-saving device. Of course, each sign takes about 2 hours of work to complete…We currently have three signs completed. Tonight I hope to get two more completed, if not the third. At this point, the process is taking more time, as my hand tends to cramp up after about 15 minutes of coloring, at which time I take about 30 minutes off before I can return for another 15 minutes. It makes it go considerably more slow at this pace (Friday night, we worked for about two hours straight with no breaks)

3 Responses to “Busy Weekend”

  1. on 29 Oct 2007 at 1:25 pm 1.Penny said …

    Tip: You don’t really think about it, but the faster you try to write, color, etc., the tighter you grip your writing utensil. Slow down, perhaps your hand won’t cramp as fast.

    And, good luck!

  2. on 30 Oct 2007 at 4:28 pm 2.Tara Lilly said …

    Where in the world did you shop for signs??? In ’04 I had a city-wide race and needed lots-I ordered from a professional printer and got about 100 signs for less than $200~!

  3. on 30 Oct 2007 at 5:43 pm 3.joe said …

    Yeah, screen-printed 18″x24″ coroplast sign, with stakes, should be under $5 a sign for the quantity you want. And, if you want 200, like Tara, they should be around $1.50 per piece.

    Whoever quoted you that price is priced really, really high, or is working in pressure sensitive vinyl, which is labor intensive.

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