Tuesday, January 6, 2004

January 6, 2004

5:53 PM Nice little serendipity … As I was taking my bike out of the garage to start my ride, Ron Feley happened to drive by. His wife Jackie goes in to Loyola Hospital tomorrow morning for breast cancer surgery. Ron and I talked for a while and then we prayed together. His faith is strong—As he said in his prayer, “Lord, you’re ‘The Man.'” That’s a perfectly biblical way to put it—Jesus is Our Man in Heaven. See Hebrews 4:14-16. 5:52 PM Don’t forget that Awana starts tomorrow night—January 7. No meal or adult classes until next week—January 14. 5:51 PM Renovation update: We passed the inspection by the Fire Marshall yesterday. There’s a different inspection coming up later this week … The lines on the new gym floor have been painted and they look great. 5:47 PM Speaking of bike riding, I went out this afternoon and did 11 miles. How cold was it? It was so cold that the thermometer on my bike computer (a fancy name for an odometer) stopped working. Once the temp got down to 14 degrees, the thing just went on the fritz. It was as if the thermometer said, “It’s so cold I don’t even want to bother letting you know about it.” The rest of the computer kept on working, and when I took it inside at the end of the ride, the thermometer started working again. I think it was about 10 degrees with a wind chill around zero. I survived okay except that my fingers nearly froze off. John Sredl says I need to get industrial-strength mittens instead of the thick gloves I’ve been wearing. 5:40 PM Thanks to Tim Rogers of Broken Masterpieces and Kevin McCullough for mentioning my weblog. They tend to deal with things like the war in Iraq, the latest news from Washington, and what happened to those WMDs, while I talk about chicken wings, Eli Manning, my latest bike ride, and how the renovation project is going. We all have a part to play, and this is my own little contribution.

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