My wife and I had been hoping that we would have one more nice snow before we leave Louisville, and lo and behold, last night we got a “Thunder Snow” where a foot of snow fell on the ground. I think it was the first time I had seen snowfall with thunder and lightning. But here’s the deal. My wife and son are in Alabama this weekend for our nephew’s birthday, so I am left here by my lonesome self to figure out what to do.
Project 1: Take the snow from the balcony and build baby Nolan his own snowman for him to see when he gets back.
Project 2: Shovel snow on the walkway so that my neighbors and elderly can get around easier.
Project 3: Build the biggest snowmen on the block to make all the other kids jealous.
Needless to say, I have a lot of work to do! If I could get around, I would take some pictures, but these will have to do for now. Maybe tomorrow. Here’s the view from my couch. Looks like fun!
Project #1 was completed in roughly 1 1/2 hours. From the snow on our balcony, I was able to make this 3 1/2 foot snowman for baby Nolan:
Project #2 was completed in two hours. In all, I shoveled approximately 75 yards of snow and two stairwells. Funny thing was, after I was done, our apartment maintenance guy came around the corner with a suped-up snow blower. Then again, he was slower with the snow blower than I was with the shovel. Oh, and I listened to Darrin Patrick’s message “Gospel-centered Churches” which he gave at Acts 29 Bootcamp last year as well as Daniel Montgomery on Jesus engaging the world (from Matt. 9:36-10:5). Both messages were excellent and encouraged me to live more missionally with my neighbors. Here’s the results from Project 2:
Speaking of living missionally, in case you missed it, Dr. Bill Wagner, who will be nominated for president of the SBC, argues that if you are a Calvinist you will be less missional. To counteract that claim, and in the spirit of the call of the whosoever will, I made sure to call my snowman to repentance. He seemed to like my message:
Project #3 has yet to be completed. I’ve got to do some grown-up things like study and shave, so the abominable snowman will have to be put on hold for now.