So, I've been super busy with work and school and one other thing. My house is getting repaired! On Monday, Bruce and I got a new A/C unit and now the back walls of our house are getting new siding. Next week is the paint job. Then hopefully we will be finished with major repairs for many years to come. I won't go into how houses can become a pit where all your money dwells. I will just say that I am appreciating finally getting all these things done and not worrying about them anymore. Owning a home is quite an experience, and there truly is nothing like pulling in the garage and knowing that you own it (as long as you pay your mortgage, of course).
There is one thing I've been campaigning to get. A HOT TUB! Apparently, in our current economic state, when people run out of money, they sell their hot tubs. Seriously, there are probably 100 posted on Craigslist in the SWFL area alone. And a lot of them are brand new, maybe 1-2 years old! See, I have a little ongoing problem where I can't relax and I think a hot tub will do the trick. Here's to winning the lottery so I can get a hot tub with mood lighting and an iPod dock! Oooh, I just thought about filming my first rap video in my hot tub (I'll blog on that later).
To close out, just a quick reminder that Thanksgiving is next Thursday. My Thanksgiving starts this Friday with a potluck for our youth group. Unfortunately, in order to attend the youth group potluck, I am missing meeting for drinks with the Graduate Business Association at FGCU followed by Eaglepalooza where there's a mini carnival and Busta Rhymes is going to perform (whoop, whoop). Oh well, everyone has choices and sacrifices, right? Which brings this blog full circle, back to the beginning where I made important repairs on my home instead of frivolously buying a hot tub. The pilgrims also had to make sacrifices to come to America. The indians had to make sacrifices in allowing the pilgrims to come to America and helping them learn how to survive. This Thanksgiving, I want to make sure to remember once again, the sacrifices of those who have gone before me, those who are fighting for my freedom even on a holiday, and, finally, the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made so that I didn't have to.