Pete n Holly's World

Pete n Holly's World
Thank you Karl! Click the above picture to see his work!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Week of 2/14-20/2010

This past week was interesting. We began the week by celebrating our 1st "Valentines Day" together. Holly started the day fighting the recent cold going around but started to feel better as the day progressed. We, (being a team), prepared a delicious meal of Fillet Mignon, large onion rings, and a huge salad. Yum, Yum, Oink, Oink.
Everyday we face what you are facing, a declining economy with no jobs available. Pete works in construction and normally is working on 10+ projects at the same time. Each project is in different stages so he keeps busy. Right now he has one project with limited funds and two more on the horizon, but won't start for a few months. On Tuesday, Pete received a call from Leon, a friend in North Dakota, who has been wanting to add-on to his home. North Dakota is experiencing a shortage of skilled carpenters as the local oil business is doing VERY well and hiring anyone with a pulse. So Leon has asked Pete to come to ND in June to work for a few months on his home. Pete accepted the offer and now he & Holly have many decisions to make regarding their homes here in CA. Please pray for our guidance and discernment for these decisions.
Holly is considering volunteer work for a clinic in Escondido and interviews today. Pete's current work load will allow her to volunteer a couple days per week. She also completed two more drawings which we will display next week.
Holly made a roasted chicken the other day and after 1-1/2 hours in the oven, it wasn't done yet. So we waited another 30 minutes. After 30 more minutes it still wasn't done, so she turn the oven on to see if that would help. It did, and we dined 60 minutes later. Yum again.
No photos this week. We did get a light dusting of snow on Friday, but it has been cold, ~36, since then with steady rain and fog.
Thanks for checking in........

Monday, February 15, 2010

Holly's recent artwork





Holly is gearing up for a spring art show where she will get some "professional?" critque's of her work. Pete remains biased and encourages her to "KEEP DRAWING" so that he can retire early.





Snow Pigs in Paradise...

We've gotten a few small snow falls this month. Being good citizens we proceed to have fun...







On 1-21 Pete came down sick with the dreaded 3 week cold. Holly, anxious to use her new wifey skills, proceeded to stuff his ears with cloves of garlic and force feed him "hot honey & lemon" to sooth his soar throat. Yes, Garlic in the ears. If anything it gave Pete some time alone and he couldn't listen to Holly's further remedies.


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Here is Holly's demonstration of "Snow Angel Construction"

We continue to cope with daily life. The job market here is non-existant, as in most area's, but we have faith that the Lord will continue to provide for our daily needs.
Holly cooks the most wonderful meals with what we have on hand, and married life is good. Just the other day Holly wondered why we didn't get married sooner, Pete flicked her on the forehead and said, "Duh"!!