It has been a long time since I last updated this blog. I thought it would be appropriate to let you know that it's not because I do not desire to blog, but because I have been unbelievably busy over the past several weeks. Let me give you a quick snap shot at what I mean:
Tuesday Evening, Aug. 31 - Loaded up the U-Haul (after the 'professional' moving company failed to show up for the second day!), with help from several friends in Pulaski, VA. Left our house around 9:30 PM and drove to Matthews, NC to stay one night with my family.
Wednesday, Sept. 1 - Drove the U-Haul 700 miles, pulling my car behind on a dolly, having a tire blow out on the dolly, and finally arriving in Fort Myers, FL around 11:15 PM.
Thursday-Friday, Sept. 2-3 - Drove around with my chairman of deacons looking for a house all over Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
Saturday, Sept. 4 - With the help of new friends we unloaded the U-Haul and put everything in storage.
Sunday, Sept. 5 - I had the great honor of preaching at my new church, Cypress Lake Baptist Church.
Monday, Sept. 6 - Went to the airport to fly to NC to see/pick-up my family. We had a great day visiting my grandmother and my mom's side of the family. However, my 5 year old daughter fell off a foot stool on the front porch at my grandmother's house and broke both bones in her arm just above her wrist.
Tuesday, Sept. 7 - A nice, relaxing day! That evening Abigail and I went to one of my closest friend's house for a cookout.
Wednesday, Sept. 8 - We had a great time in Pageland, SC visiting my father's side of the family.
Thursday, Sept. 9 - Had family time with Shannon's side of the family, and again with my mom's side of our family.
Friday, Sept. 10 - Loaded up the van and drove to Rocky Mount, NC where we spent the weekend seeing several friends.
Sunday, Sept. 12 - I had the opportunity to preach for my good friend Justin Nale at Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, NC. Afterwards we had a cookout on the church grounds with many of the local pastors and their families. These men are dear friends of mine. It was a great blessing. Then we left, and began driving south to FL.
Monday, Sept. 13 - Drove the final 450 miles to Fort Myers. EXHAUSTED!
From that point until today we have been busy looking at houses, setting up my office, trying to settle in, and getting to know the people of Cypress Lake. When (If?) I get caught up, I will blog again. Thanks for your faithfulness in reading my blog.