Well, I see a blank canvas. Shall I paint on it? I shall!
Mrs. Appalachian Irishman is “enjoying” working again. My, former, “favorite sister-in-law” and she had been working at the same school, for years. They had car pooled, by each driving 2.5 days weekly, on average. My ex-“favorite sister-in-law” has decided to enjoy a new cold virus, by, possibly temporary, retirement. Well, at least she’s cooking dinner for Mrs. Appalachian Irishman, who doesn’t concern herself with the need to cook, after a work-a-day. Will an every-other-weekend fill up of our car be next?
On 8/17/2020, Monday, we finalized the firing of our former, Texas, mortgage company, and we replaced it with our local bank mortgage, as a lower-interest-rate refinance. Let’s just get this house paid off, dear! We’re working on it. It won’t be too much longer now.
Last week, 8/17-21/2020, I did the same job by working at home, on Monday and Tuesday. I then did the same job by driving to and from the office, on Wednesday thru Friday. This week, 8/24-28/2020, I work at home, on Monday thru Wednesday and work at the office, on Thursday and Friday. On Monday, 8/31/2020, however, I am, supposedly, to endure my last work at office day. From 9/1/2020 until the “cows come home,” I go live in my work-at-home-fulltime routine. Well, I’ll see. The bureaucratic insanity of my “govrmint” employer has no limits, especially in the context of this new cold virus. I am still, however, a working man. (I hope you enjoy the song.)
Yesterday, Saturday, 8/22/2020, was entertaining! I did my chores, which included a new-cold-virus-compliant haircut! Mrs. Appalachian Irishman did her chores. Our, or her, car got an oil change, at 12:16 PM. Our, or my, new ‘ol truck got an oil change, at the same location, at 12:44 PM. She beat me by 28 minutes! Neither one of us had conversed beforehand, regarding the oil changes. We each had happened to figure it out, after we had started our separate, usual, errands and chores. Don’t worry! I beat Mrs. Appalachian Irishman! I checked out at the Tractor Supply, for Molly doggies, at 1:03 PM. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman checked out at CVS, at 1:05 PM. I beat her by two minutes! By the way, the Tractor Supply provided free masks. The oil change location was a free American and mask free zone! I garnered a free mask, which they offered, at Tractor Supply. As I entered, I stated, loudly, “mask off; mask on!” As I left, I stated, loudly, “mask on; mask off! I am now a free man, in a once free nation!” The sheep around me did not comment. I STOOD and still STAND! By the way, you’d better start learning Mandarin. I am. I will not get into the poly-tic (many ticks) conversation with you now. That will wait until a future article! I have far more everlasting thoughts now!
From 1994 to 1999, as you know, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I did mission work in Russia. We got to know a fine man. He and I are still friends and brothers in Christ. (Oh, we are “Farcebook” friends also.) Via “Farcebook,” recently, he informed me of Warren Christian Apologetics Center. I am glad to know that Dr. Thomas B. Warren’s heritage is continued! Decades ago, in my early study of apologetics, Dr. Thomas B. Warren’s debates, and victories, against atheists were formative. Dr. and brother in Christ Warren has been Home a while now. His legacy continues. I recommend you to the website.
Brother Warren, I will enjoy letting you know that your ground-breaking work assisted me greatly, in the conversion to Christ of several atheists, in Russia. I helped other atheists move closer to theism. I hope someone followed the ground that I broke, to convert them to Christ. We will enjoy a fine theological conversation, once I join you at Home, my brother!