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Ah the joy of being a part of a community

Although I have never butted heads with an HOA I am learning how to deal with them now. Since I went ahead and put in my swing set I have to submit an after the fact "Architectural Change Review" form. *sigh* I am not overly worried, but the builder - who owns over 50% of the lots in my sub-division and has the approval authority - is not known for being a nice guy. The swing set looks pretty nice. I almost finished it last night but a thunderstorm chased my inside before I could complete the "child's horse" and get the anchors in place. One thing that I was pretty pleased with was I had the excuse to purchase my own power tools. Man, I am 39 and just getting my first power tools! What kind of man am I! ;-) I have two more projects to float by the HOA. The first one is for a patio. Nothing extravagent. About 350 square feet (at most). And the other is to put in some submerged drainage pipes to allow the water from my gutters to be sent away from the house. I live on the top of a hill and all, but in a few areas I am seeing some drainage issues so... Well, that's about it for me today. Pretty busy at work, plus trying to get my internal sleep clock reset. Take care. Verse for today: Psalm 16 esv Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips. The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Amen

3 comments:

rw said...

hey samurai dude!! i saw you post on dj's blog before... aka pyroxgambit.blogspot.com nice blog!! its nice to see that there are many christians blogging!!

Def Jeff said...

That's my girlfriend. To be honest... you make a better point then me on bible translations. excuse my ignorance to TWO sides of an argue...

samurai said...

Well welcome RW. Thank you for the encouragement to blog. I have several Christian friends who I have links to their blogs. Feel free to click and look around. :)

Jeff - NP man. Ignorance is really a matter of perspective - and mostly it takes time to learn about things. For my part, there are many, many things I am ignorant about. And I am reminded of many of them everyday as my children ask me questions. :) To let you know - I do not find your position as 'ignorant'. You are just citing your preferences. All I want to do is encourage you to investigate what you believe so you may know why you believe it. As Christians we are belittled and put down as those who are closed minded. Until you take the time to investigate and really get a grip on why Christianity is real and something that is firm - there will always be those that are better debators than you (and me). But I find debate and statistics easily manipulated. Know what you know, and why you know it. :)