Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Little Wrenchin'

Verse of the Day: I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all [is] vanity and vexation of spirit. Ecclesiastes 1:14

A couple weeks ago some of us men from church met to attempt an engine swap in a missionary's 1980's Dodge van. The V-6 had broken a connecting rod cap and was totally junk, so a brother donated an identical engine that was sitting in his garage. We had a lot of fun, and it was good fellowship.

Bro. Andy and David work on the replacement engine.

Backing the old engine up and out with the skid loader.

There she be!

The "new" engine on the engine stand.
It turned out to be a lemon itself, so we held a committee and decided not to throw any more time or money into the old vehicle. Poor ole' Betsy! But we got some more experience and learned some neat things, like, don't work over a bucket of used oil... you will be fishing out wrenches and sockets. I see why they call it elbow grease!


Verse of the Day: Psalms 147:17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

I woke this morning in my cozy little trailer and went to freshen up and get ready for the day.

The old-fashioned way. A pan full of snow...

... gets you this much water.

Scrub 'em up!

I left the well pump with a couple heat lamps. We'll see how it goes... check back later.

It thawed out, no problem, thank God!

God bless, and stay w-w-war-r-rm-m-!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Year In Review

Verse of the Day: Psalm 65:11  "Thou crownest the year with thy goodness;"

Here is an - Extremely! - condensed pictoral history of 2010. Truly the Lord is good, even when we can't see His plan. Let us all cling to God and His Word through the next year.
Never let go of the Lord,
Never lose hold of His Word.
Never stop praying - Never stop saying His Name:
Never let Go!
                      Abigail Miller, Never Let Go, chorus

The Farm, where I lived and worked for a year and 4 months.

My trip to Zambia, Africa, is chronicled at ... which seems to be broken right now.. I'll have to check in with the webmaster!

Maple Syrup time!

Can't you ever stay clean?!


I love farming.
Unfortunately it is not easy to make into a profitable profession. We ended up selling the herd of dairy cows and focusing on crop farming. Without the need for extra help, it was time for me to move on.

I got a job at Harris, RF Communications division, as an assembly operator. Only a temp position, but I got some electrical experience and made pretty decent wages.

Stonework on my family's new house. My younger brother Trevor helped me.

My new church. It has been such a blessing!

The Geneseo Airshow

Flying over rolling Western New York.

The Genesee river, Letchworth State Park, and Mt. Morris Dam

My new home near Medina. I co-rent this place with my friend Dan. We enjoy living in the Amish community and being close to church and many friends.

Our Church took a trip to Vermont. We enjoyed preaching, fellowship, and work.

Shooting clay pigeons.

Some of the things I build circuit boards for. I now work at Trek, inc. in Medina.