A new yard

So, I enjoy yard work. I know Im in the minority. Maybe I get it from my Grandfather, or my mom (his daughter). Anyways, one sucky thing about buying a new house is the yard they “give” you. They do the bare minimum and leave the rest up to you. The soil is pretty much clay, and sort of rocky. I’ve asked around and done some research and what Im doing is basically laying top soil over the entire yard. Then I will seed, fertilize, and lay straw over it for protection from the wind. Then, we’ll see what happens. The seed should take off in the top soil as opposed to just spreading the seed on top of the clay.

Yesterday I had 25 tons of top soil delivered. I’d love to know what my neighbors think. After looking at this picture, it really doesnt do the pile of dirt justice. I’ve already covered most of my front yard, and will probably hire someone who drives a bobcat to come and move the rest to my back yard. I didnt realize how tiring this would be and absolutely kills my back. Its rewarding though. Nothing ever comes easy.

Hopefully I can put some photos up in a month or two with some grass growing. We’ll see.

Another reason I love Craigslist

So, if you know me, you know I really like Craigslist. Its just fun. I love selling and occasionally buying things. The last thing I bought was back in October, I bought my Fender Rhodes off of Craigslist. Recently, I’ve been wanting a Flip Mino Video HD. I love the size of it as well as how easy it is to use. The cheapest I have found these for online is like 200 dollars. I cant swing that right now. I was roaming through Craigslist the other night and found someone selling their Flip HD for $100. I thought it was too good to be true. Sure enough it was a guy who had two of them and just wanted to get some cash for one of them. Well, I had to at least ask him if he’d come down on his already super low price. Um, so I bought it from him today for $80. Needless to say Im super excited. I cant wait to use this thing. Should be a lot of fun.

Any deals you’ve gotten on Craigslist?

Sunday in Review

So, this weekend Megan and I made the trip down to NC (where Megan’s family lives). We had a great time hanging out with her family. Today we left early from her house and headed down to Greenville, SC. I wanted to check out Newspring Greenville. I know a lot of friends that go there. It was kind of crazy to think that a couple years ago I used to go to the Bi-Lo that Newspring bought, gutted, and turned into a state of the art facility. They really did a great job with the building.

It was cool to visit Newspring Greenville. I love checking out different churches that “get it” and do a great job at reaching people. So, here are my thoughts. And I realize that they dont mean much, but its just a way to explain my experience at Newspring. First off, the rain was absolutely coming down. So we get out of our car and hear comes a really nice lady with a huge umbrella for us. Great first impression. Walking into the building was great. Just a great atmosphere. Nice, big atrium. Couches, TV’s, coffee, information. Then they opened up the doors to the auditorium and we flooded in. We got seated on the second row from the front. Pretty cool. Once the five minute countdown started the music got turned up. I like this. It tells people inside and outside the auditorium that the countdown has begun. Band comes out at the end of the countdown. They open up the service with “A Thing Called Love”. Dude, it rocked. Whoever that dude was that was singing was great. He nailed the very high notes (falsetto) in that song. Very, very impressive. The band absolutely rocked. What I loved was that the sound was very clear and very loud, but it wasnt over bearing. I thought it was nicely mixed. My one negative concerning the music, and I understand Im not a music scholar by any means…but the worship leader was not what I would have expected at Newspring. His stage presence was pretty awful. Just looked really uncomfortable and out of place. Im in no way questioning the dudes heart or anything, just stating what I observed. Anyways, the music was great. Then a huge…no really, a huge screen came down to satellite Perry’s message. Perry was incredible today. Such a great ending message for their marriage series. The service ended with Perry asking all the married couples to come forward, give the ladies a rose, and renew their vows. Pretty cool stuff. Overall, it was a great experience and I feel that Newspring Greenville will be used by the Lord to reach thousands for Christ.

Now Im sitting in my parents living room, with a fire going, and its funny to say this but we are snowed in here in Greenville, SC. Hmm…