Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Breaking radio silence

Looking at my blog postings, I went radio silent sometime in May, right after my sister passed away.  Time flies when you're busy.  Work has been keeping me busy.  My family has been keeping me busy.  Life has been keeping me busy.  I'm glad the kids are back in school. 

Speaking of children, my oldest son received his mission call and will enter the Missionary Training Center (MTC) on November 28, 2012.  He will be going to Minnesota on his mission.  Funny thing...  He wanted two things.  First, go Stateside. [check]  Second, go someplace cold.  [double check]   My wife said the average temperature in Minnesota during the winter is 6 degrees F.  Six degrees.  Thinking about that kind of cold numbs my brain.  He dislikes the cold so he's excited about going there.  I've been getting up with him at 5AM and going through Preach My Gospel.  I haven't been perfect for the 5AM thing, but we're going to do that from here on out.  He has a lot to learn and he's nowhere close to being prepared from knowing the missionary discussions and the scriptures that he needs to know.  We might have to buckle down and do some two a days.  If he gets 2 weeks in the MTC, then that will be a blip before he's out teaching people.  Then again, he'll be hitting Minnesota mid-December, so staying warm will be the top priority on his brain at that time.

Need to run.  Hopefully it won't be another six months before my next blog posting.