It appears that the computer problem might not be the video card at all, but the monitor connection instead. We’ll see.
The 5 Hartmans went to lunch at Casa Ole after the morning service. Rach and Beth were craving green sauce.
We left the church about 8:55 tonight, had just pulled in the driveway about 9:20 or so, when I realized I had left my bag (I carry all the church stuff in a rolling computer case) in the kitchen at church….and it had all the offering from today. We’re a small church, but the offering was still around $2300. So…Steve turned around and went back down there to get it.
We had a dinner after church tonight. We had a fair turnout tonight of about 60 people. That’s compared to 41 this morning, which lately has been a little above average. We run around 35 on Sunday mornings.
We had a great time at the dinner. Lots of laughing. Then after most had gone home, me, Steve, Beth, Brandon, Rachael, Glenn, Linda, Kathryn, Dorothy and Andy stayed. The young people played pool a while, while us old folks sat in the kitchen and drank coffee. Brandon also brought his golf clubs He and Glenn both love golf, and Brandon bought a new driver. So they had to try it out. Glenn suggested they put a few balls threw the windows of the crack house across the street.
We laughed so hard I’m hoarse. My solo did not go too well tonight because I was losing my voice.
We are not one of the real modern churches that has a “praise team.” But for the revival, Dave (our youth/music minister) wanted Beth and I to be the praise team. And you know, every singer that has backup singers has a name for the group, right? Ray Charles had the Raylettes. Well…..since Dave’s last name is Stone, we are “Dave and the Stoners.” Yeah….in a Baptist Church. It has gotten roars of laughter so far. And a few rolled eyes.
Ethan, it reminds me of Brandon saying you looked stoned in your Air Force picture, and calling you Stoner Ethan.
Ok….now Steve says I have to point out that we are Biblical “stoners”. You know…they stoned people in the Bible. We’ll have a bag of rocks to throw at people who are falling asleep in the service.
I have to take Midnight into the vet in the morning to have her spayed. Then I’ll probably go to the doctor. It’s time to get all my prescriptions refilled, and I have to go in to see him at least once a year to get the refills.
Monday and Tuesday nights, the service is at 7:00. And somewhere in there before Wednesday, I have to make a bouquet for a girl Beth works with. She’s getting married.
Here’s a few pics. First, Rachael is giving Linda a back rub. Linda fell asleep.
Here’s Kathryn, Beth and Andy. Beth was wearing Andy’s tie. Doesn’t really go with the outfit.
And this is Kathryn and Beth cracking up after zinging Glenn one more time. That went on a lot tonight. Rachael got him a couple of times, and then Brandon did. We only zing people if we love them. You’ve probably heard that before. Mark got zinged a good number of times, too. It’s to be expected around our church.
And Brandon and Steve. Brandon is holding his new driver. He said it is a designated driver.
The revival has been really good so far. Will tell much more later. Still having computer problems, so I’m using Steve’s laptop, and I hate this thing. Pictures to follow. Soooooo tired. Less than 2 hours of sleep last night.