Murphy’s Law: "If something can go wrong, it will." Now, I don’t really believe in this law. It is contrary to my optimistic nature but sometimes I wonder. Especially because of the pattern of major hang-ups right before I leave on big trips or youth events. Today was busy, busy as I tried to wrap up things before I leave town. Much did not get done and is now coming with me to the beach. Oh, well. However, right at 5 pm I get the word from our maintenance crew that one of the vans I was planning to take on our trip did not get a good "brake" review and it isn’t suppose to leave the state. So, a last minute scramble to figure out another mode of transportation as I head out the door. A few calls and rearranging and that problem was solved. I rush home to get ready for the evening and try to get my laptop going to check email. My computer starts acting really funky and making weird noises. I reboot a couple of times and no luck. I feel like I can just hear the worms eating away my hard drive. Steve gets here in the middle of my computer crises and seeing my desperation and realizing that he will be blog-less next week unless the situation is fixed, gets on the phone to his brother-in-law who knows computers. So after dinner, we go to meet up with them and he takes a look at my computer. No apparent virus. Lessons learned: 1) When Windows tells you they have updates for you to install, you should do that. 2) When you get the Norton AntiVirus renewal notice, you should renew it. Don’t keep hitting "renew later" for 5 months. Do it NOW! I have repented. My computer is now fully updated and my subscription is renewed. Tonight was a close call. Thanks, Steve, for saving the day and my sanity. I started to have the tremors and shakes thinking about no computer for a week. Pathetic . . . .
Tomorrow (or I guess today) is jammed with final errands and work before I get ready to leave. Not sure if I’ll have time to post before I head out and not sure if I’ll be able to get to internet while on the trip. But I’ll do my best. Don’t want to miss a prime opportunity to make everyone jealous.
Some things to chew on from my Galatians readings today:
"Doing things for God is the opposite of entering into what God does for you." Gal. 3:11 (the Message)
"In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us your are all equal. That is, we are all in a common realtionship with Jesus Christ." Gal. 3:28
I’m not commenting on these tonight. They just really stuck out to me and spoke to me. I’ll leave it open for you to engage the Scripture as the Spirit guides.
Peace – Melissa