The grading here at the house went quite smoothly (pun intended) and is now substantially complete. We had to run the well off my small jobsite generator for a few days, until the new electrical line could be laid and connected. However, our new expanse of space was well worth the effort.
I purchased a dual-sport motorcycle back in February, and obtained my M-1 permit shortly thereafter. It's great for zipping down to town, and I've taken several extended rides with David. I think it's a good skill to have, and besides, it's a lot of fun.
In other news, I took and passed the Law and Trade exams for my Contractor's License on Wednesday. Once the License Board finalizes my application, I need only have a Livescan done and post a bond, and I will be a bona fide California General Contractor.
Despite the dearth of book reviews on the blog, I have been reading (as much as possible, anyway). Mostly G. K. Chesterton (Manalive, The Flying Inn, and The Napoleon of Notting Hill), but also some Peter Kreeft (How To Win The Culture War) and Edward Abbey (Desert Solitaire). My single-sentence book review for the last round of titles would consist of the following advice: beg, borrow, or steal a copy of Chesterton's Manalive and read it the first chance you get; it's a wonderful book and has become my favorite work by the venerable G. K.
Most of you know I will be taking an extended trip out to Georgia to spend some time working with a friend. I'm leaving this weekend, and will be gone for about a month. I'd appreciate your prayer cover for health, wisdom, and safe travel. Blogging will be touch-and-go, but with my trusty notepad and camera and not-so-trusty Vista laptop, I will do what I can to keep you abreast of my adventures.
Be God's and Do the Kingdom!
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