Rusty Rambles

Hi, ya’ll!

Wow! Where has the time gone? Do I catch ya’ll up on the past 3 months in this post or do we simply begin anew? How about a condensed version? I am calling it Rusty Rambles because we will be meandering along right through the past 3 months of The Rusty Shingle and our family’s life. The months have simply FLOWN past. Spring has sprung with all it’s rainfall and now Summer is already a week come and gone.

March Rusty Rambles

As you may have noticed, March 22 was my last post. Life got pretty hectic after that! Our Circuit Assembly was held the next Saturday. We were also busy in the month of March with our Memorial Invitation Campaign. As Jehovah’s Witnesses, we take seriously the exhortation at 1 Corinthians 15:58 as to “always having plenty to do in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in connection with the Lord.” 

April Rusty Rambles

Oh, yes, April was busy! Bullet points ahead.

  • April 3 was the Memorial of Jesus Christ’s death.
  • April 4 was an 80’s party in Ada, still not sure that I approve of them making fun of my youth but a good time was had by all.
  • April 7th through 12th, our Circuit Overseer and his wife visited our congregation. They are a lovely couple and we shall surely miss them when they change circuits in September.
  • April 10th, we completed a special order for a client to give to his fiancee. The hearts on the state of Oklahoma show where they live.
  • April 20th was a trip to Oklahoma City to deliver a bee frame wax/rosin tank to my cousin and a refurbished barbershop chair to Jim’s former employer.
  • April 28th, our youngest visited a new Dr, verdict – more surgery.
The Road is Never Too Long Between your Heart and Mine
The Road is Never Too Long Between your Heart and Mine
Setting up the bee frame wax/rosin tank
Setting up the bee frame wax/rosin tank

May Rusty Rambles

So what color would you choose for the month of May? Gray skies, gray days and lots and lots of rain. The rain made this the perfect month to work inside so much was done in the store though very few projects could be completed in the shop due to constant flooding therein.

On May 14th, our youngest had his surgery to plate his fibula. He was told by his doctor that he must be a slug until his next appointment, no basketball, no hiking, very little walking. (11 more days!) Yes, May was a gray month, indeed. 

Stop! Oklahoma has had enough rain.
Stop! Oklahoma has had enough rain.

June Rusty Rambles

Green, green, green is the month of June (especially considering all the rain we received in May). We have been very busy this month working on The Rusty Shingle store, projects and some special events so bring on the bullet points again.

  • We began the month with a new campaign, this time the invitations were for the Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  • We delivered two barn tin art pieces for a family reunion and auction.
  • Jim completed several projects that he had in the pipeline including a chicken coop coffee table and a gas pump light.
  • We spent many hours working on the store.
  • Our convention in Fort Smith was on the 19th-21st. If you haven’t been yet, it is amazing! If you have never been, then may I suggest that you visit www.jw.org to find a convention near you. We spent those three days learning how and why to Imitate Jesus!
  • Jim and I attended a wedding of a dear cousin. We are so very happy for her and her new husband.
  • Jim also made a barn tin art piece for me with our last name on it. We took it to a family reunion of our own as a photo prop. A sweet cousin now has it at her place. I am hoping that he will make me another one! I will tell you more about the reunion in an upcoming post.
  • We interviewed for a new job which we begin on July 1st.
Auction piece for an Italian family reunion
Auction piece for an Italian family reunion
Sconce light made from a diesel pump handle
Sconce light made from a diesel pump handle
Chicken coop table in The Rusty Shingle store
Chicken coop table in The Rusty Shingle store
Still a work in progress, but getting closer to opening day.
Still a work in progress, but getting closer to opening day.
Just before the start of the first day of the Imitate Jesus! Convention
Just before the start of the first day of the Imitate Jesus! Convention

Well, Spring certainly flew by but in looking back, I can say that we accomplished much. Thanks for rambling along with me in this Rusty Ramble. Next post, on to Summer!

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