Friday’s Fave Five #40

It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

1. New baby Newborns are so sweet!  Last week I was finally able to meet Tommy, newborn son of my friends in ministry, Duncan and Meg.

2. Successful luncheon Foundation Baptist College held a friendship Luncheon last Saturday. My husband is president of the college but promotion and event planning are not among his natural skills. God has arranged things these past few months so that our oldest daughter was hired as administrative assistant at the college, and planned the luncheon as her first project. It was a lot of hard work, but was a great success. Best of all, I am watching the pressure of working two jobs with no assistance lift from my husband’s shoulders as Laura takes on more responsibilities.

3. Week at the cabin Sunday afternoon my husband and I left for a week of rest at a friend’s modern cabin near Torrington, AB. He has been able to rest, sleep, relax, and enjoy down time. Each day we have driven on different rural roads looking for broken down farm and homestead buildings, which I love to photograph. Good thing he has been so willing to drive or I would still be wandering around rural south-central Alberta trying to find my way back to the cabin. It’s been a lovely week!

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4. 911 Last week I made my first ever 911 call. I stopped by our local tax office to show a newly arrived document to our tax prparer. As I was parking I caught a glimpse of someone with a red jacket or shirt going into the office. One minute later I walked into the office, but no one was in sight. I called out a few times, but no one answered. Then I noticed that the cash register was standing open. I called out again, but still no answer. Hmmm. Something does not seem right. So I went back to my car and called 911. The RCMP came and discovered the owner and a computer repair man in a back room where they could not hear people at the front of the office. The cash register? It had been broken for a while and won’t close properly. (You can tell I live in a small town!) I thought maybe I had overreacted, but the normally reserved owner thanked me profusely for caring and gave me a big hug. Whew! Glad all was well!

5. Gluten-free success Travelling can be ‘iffy’ for those who have to eat gluten-free. Though we are preparing breakfast and supper at the cabin, we have eaten lunches out this week. Edo Japan in Olds, The Red Ox in Innisfail, and Country Cousins in Torrington all successfully accommodated my gluten-free requirements and provided good meals which did not make me sick.


5 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five #40

  1. That is so wonderful that Laura can use her gifts and skills and your husband can be relieved from some responsibilities. Glad you’ve had a week of R&R and some good lunches out.


  2. Link did not work but I clicked on the header to read FFF. You have beautiful pictures of the old buildings, and it’s wonderful to get away for awhile! We are going away soon for our 30th anniversary. How are you doing??!! –Ann


  3. P.S. – One Sunday I came home from church early due to not feeling well – and looked out the kitchen window to see two young boys unloading things from our neighbor’s garage, into the back of a truck. I called my neighbor at their church even though they were in the service, and she immediately called 911. Turned out the boys were her husband’s grandsons, who had permission, and her husband was ushering and did not know about my phone call. But they were very glad for the vigilance and did not mind at all!! So I know how you feel. It never hurts to call if you’re not sure.


  4. Love the pics of the old country buildings. Glad you were able to have a little restful escape. Great that your luncheon worked out so well. A nice feeling of accomplishment for all the hard work. Good for you for calling 911. It was the right thing to do in the situation. You never know.


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