Jane of all trades

Lover of life. Enjoy coffee and good conversation. Some people say I am funny. Sometimes talk too much. willing to try new things, though this is a new characteristic discovered recently.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


OK, I started this class about 4 weeks ago and what a blast. I have
  1. Learned that there is a right way and a wrong way to wire a GFI outlet
  2. Learned that wiring a three way switch requires you use all your resources available to figure out which line is LINE and which line is LOAD, evidently that does make a difference
  3. There is a right way and a wrong way to put shingles on a roof.
  4. There is a right way and a wrong way to hang a door
  5. There is a right way and a wrong way to put in a replacement window
  6. There is a right way and a wrong way to apply flashing to a chimney and vent pipes in your roof
Are you starting to notice a pattern?
7. There is a right way and a wrong way to prune a tree
8. There is a right way and a wrong way to MOW! ( yes exclamation Point) That one caught me off guard.
9. There is a right way and a wrong way to spray buff a floor
and last but not least......
10. There is a right way and a wrong way to speak to people

Are you shocked by that? I was when I first heard it. I always thought if someone did not like what I said or how I said it for that matter then that as their problem. (WRONG!) What you say and how you say it can have either a good result or a very poor one. I have had to ask God to help me in this area of my life. I have always been one to say whatever I wanted and did not realize the trail of destruction I was leaving behind.
The Bible says our tongue is like a two edged sword out of our mouths comes LIFE and DEATH. Our words can cause people to Rejoice, Cheer, Cry, Hate, Love, Our words cause people to feel, Good and Bad.
So my advice today say something GOOD. Do the right thing and be aware of the wrong thing and Make it a Great Day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

10 things I have learned this year

  1. How to change a ballast in a florescent light
  2. If you set your mind to it and Pray a lot you can do all things with Christ who strengthens us all
  3. You don't have to be afraid of heights (only the sudden stop)
  4. fire ants are prolific (will probably take over the world)
  5. how to wire a three way switch (using a schematic)
  6. how to fix a chain link fence (after the landscaper breaks it)
  7. how to change a meter cartridge in a sink faucet
  8. how to use a 10ft. ladder and a 25 ft. pole to change a light bulb (need photo)
  9. How to build scaffolding
  10. all screws are not created equally, some are galvanized, some are stainless steel , some are blue, and they all have a purpose.
We all have a purpose and when God puts you in a place that seems totally foreign, unlike a screw we can adapt to our surroundings. Try new things and do things you never thought you could. This job has been an adventure. I have listed the top ten things I have learned because if I tried to write them all down it would just take too long and make this blog more boring than it already is.

Monday, September 8, 2008

I also have 2 Grand Daughters

Yes I have 2 Grand Children. Jocylyn 1year old, May 25th and Lillanna 1yr old July 12th.
My Daughter and her significant other have a beautiful little girl, She attended the wedding. In these pics she is dancing for Grandma. Pictures of Lilly on my next blog.