Well, itâ€™s about time I updated a few family items; Nichelle can add her 2Â¢ later.
- Isaacâ€™s last day of school (second grade) was yesterday. He cried because it was over. He does much better in elementary school than I did.
- Work at Kronos has been great, and a wonderful opportunity to daily improve my Java skills. One colleague pointed out that our team seems to have â€œthe right amount of fun.â€
- My fatherâ€™s health has actually improved (this was not expected)! He was able to walk into and out of church a couple of weeks ago, and the congregation appauded when he came in. This is a big difference from how he was doing at Christmas.
- Nichelleâ€™s pregnancy is halfway through, and she finally has another ultrasound scheduled for June 16, which should be the gender-determining one. (If this child is a boy, Iâ€™ll post a link to the e-bay auction soon.) If itâ€™s a girl, we still need to pick a middle name. Iâ€™ll probably create an online submission form for suggestions. (Kherna Yoyo continues to insist the middle name should be Kherna.)
- We are still working on our move to Nashua. The cosmetics on our current house are nearly done. I have a minor plumbing problem to correct, but the greenboard for the new bathroom ceiling is up. Nichelle is (as usual) doing her masterful job of spackling, patching, and painting. We do not yet have a house picked out in Nashua or Hudson, but we find reasonable listings every day. We continue to pray for Godâ€™s guidance in this.
- The Mexico missions trip is back on after a one-year absence. I am going alone (sniff), but am looking forward to continuing to help with the church and childrenâ€™s home in ConstituciÃ³n, as well as reimmersing myself in the culture. (I will be keeping The Missions Trip Site updated starting in a week or two, and will be porting the BLOG software to it, so I can do live updates from the trip. I read an excellent biography on Benito Juarez, the orphan-who-became-president. His story rivals that of Lincoln in some ways. Iâ€™d like to re-read the book before we leave, and take some notes.