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So last thursday evening I get a call from my friend Becca. She has hooked me up with an artists’ representative who needs illustrators. The rep’s name is Gwen. The next morning I am scheduled to do two first-grade readers. Then by the end of the day on friday I have another illustration due as soon as possible.
Also we enjoyed the big celebration of my pastor’s ordination friday night. Now we are getting all the benefits of a fully operational OP church. Our Pastor, John Schortmann is a stellar man, and everyone is so proud of him and all the work he has done to make it through Seminary. He had always been a good pastor, but because he was not done with seminary, he was not ordained. No ordination, means no giving of sacrements (Communion or Baptism).
Saturday I spent preparing for my first evening away from the baby. We hired two girls from our church to watch the boys while we went to see Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s
Our friend Anna was in the cast, and we enjoyed watching her performance and also the wild and crazy antics of the musical. It really took me back to third grade when our class sang the theme song in an assembly. After the show, and a long drive to Milton, Florida and back to drop off the babysitters, we enjoyed fresh Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee at our house with friends until 2 am.
Sunday(today), was a bit more restful, but now I am back at the ole drawing board to illustrate. Wish me luck.
EBay has been a source of many great things in my home. I have purchased Robeez for the kids, t-shirts for Jonathan, posters, jewelry, rare books, and I am currently bidding on tickets to a Sufjan Stevens concert for my friend Decima.
Today I just finished my first two sales on eBay. I listed four items, and sold two. The items brought in more money than I expected. So I am definitely going to do it again.
Here are some other things that have been sold on eBay:
A man from Arizona somehow managed to sell an air guitar off eBay for $5.50.
In September 2004, the owner of MagicGoat.com sold the contents of his trash can to a middle school language arts teacher, who had her students write essays about the trash.
A Coventry University student got £1.20 for a single cornflake.
In May 2005, a Volkswagen Golf that had previously been registered to Cardinal Josef Ratzinger (who had been elected Pope Benedict XVI) was sold on eBay’s German site for €188,938.88. The winning bid was made by the GoldenPalace.com online casino, known for their outrageous eBay purchases.
In 2001, John Freyer catalogued and sold nearly everything that he owned, from his kitchen cutlery to his personal hygiene products, his Star Wars sheets and finally even the domain name Allmylifeforsale.com itself. He then visited many of the places where his items had been sold.
This is a day for Miles. See Daddy leave for work on his Stella.
Miles will get his own little Radio Flyer scooter out and ride it all around the house.
He even has an improvised helmet, his yellow bucket.
Hey, Patrick, can I be in the i-HEART scooter fanclub?
Miles also does a nice impression of Stevie Wonder.
2001 – The September 11 attacks destroy the World Trade Center in New York City, part of The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and crash a passenger airliner in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In total, almost 3,000 are killed.
1975 – My brother Aaron Theophilus Moberly was born.
1970 – The Ford Pinto is introduced.
1918 – Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox won last World Series until 2004, starting the “Curse of the Bambino.”
1847 – Stephen Foster‘s most well-known song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1792 – Hope Diamond is stolen along with other crown jewels when six men broke into the house used to store the jewels.
I am hoping to get my opportunity to ride the Stella soon. Jonathan looks very cool riding it around in his Brooks Brothers suit. Maybe a little too cool. He said 2 girls came to check out his scooter when he was at Blockbuster video.