Monday, January 29, 2007

Here's the latest

I have been checking this Blog and there are never any new posts! Someone told me we have to do that ourselves, so we will try this thing.

We
have had a real cold blustery day and riding my bike into the north wind was a bit extreme. Dustin thinks his ride to the high school was colder. Mike (our pastor) is in Haiti this week and I hope he enjoys the relief from winter.

I have men's prayer time in an hour and then at 9 we have an entire staff meeting at the Heartland Inn. I have to give a 5-10 minute speech and it is supposed be very uplifting. It was not really called a staff meeting but a 'Rah Rah' meeting! Can you imagine an accountant trying to be motivational? Any way it should be easier than preaching on Sunday.

Let the renovations begin!! That's right...finally.
So far we have painted the living room and changed the carpet (I know, kinda backwards when you think that we'll be doing some removing of walls and plastering, etc., but the old LR carpet was sooo worn it had to go first). We scraped the stipple off the ceiling in the kitchen/dining room/hallways. (That was an ugly discouraging job!!) Then there was lots of plastering to be done before any painting could happen. Undercoating is now done and it's time to pick colors. Sara wants to paint the kitchen sundried tomato - sounds interesting - what do you think? We'll try to post some pictures as we go along.

I hope this shows up where it is supposed to.

John (Les)

7 comments:

Warren & Liane Thiessen said...

Hey, looks like you've got the hang of it! Be sure to let us know how the speech went.

anita said...

good luck on the big talk!!! And hey, Sundried Tomato is a great colour! My living and dining room in our new house are painted that colour! The good news is...it was already done for us!! :)

Stacey said...

Awesome post Dad! It's cool that we'll be able to check you're blog every once in a while! Not that I couldn't just walk down the street to see you...

Andrea said...

Hey! That is very cool that you have got a blog going!! I think Tate wants to say something...he keeps smacking the keyboard, and making me hit wrong keys!! v oi9okkkkkkkkkkkkkkmkymm mmmmn yvb...There is a message from him...hopefully you can figure out the "code" so you know what he's saying! haha!

The Thiessens said...

Anita ~
Lucky you! I love Sundried Tomato (we have it on our front door)...so, now I'm trying to decide whether to paint the entire kitchen/dining area, or just a feature wall. Wasn't sure if it would be too dark, and how well it will go with the cupboards. What colour are your cupboards?

Andrea ~
Sounds like Tate is giving the thumbs-up. Tell him thanks!

Sheila said...

I think Sundried Tomatoe is a very fitting colour for a kitchen, diningroom. It would look great as a feature wall. I think the North wall in the dining room would look great with that color!

Bruce and Heather said...

How was the "Rah Rah"? I guess I should have been there. Bruce was sick, and I was tired, so I stayed home. I hear there was food...