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A Gifted Talent Given


Let the talent of the talent shine

Brightly as gifted it was given, absolute

Astounding, the beauty of the gifted talent

How bright the talent?…matters not

Resting it aside for still of time, wasted

For it is not the one to give the talent light

But true to the giving, it is His light shining

Once the talent is motioned thru space of time

Wonder not the beauty to the eye

Savor in His gift, the talent given to shine


Small Update

This was taken not long after my last post. I took more later but they didn’t turn out.
I have more to share…

Moving

We are actually into day two of moving. TheWife and I took boxes over yesterday. If I don’t forget, I’ll post a pic from there.

Looking Good

It may not seem as if things aren’t going anywhere…fear not!…things are still moving along. It’s going to be a challenge for me to keep up with two blogs, but I really have a lot of confidence that once I get settled in on both blogs and manage my time, it will all come together.


Don’t forget about my other blog, Reggie’s Thinking where my poetry has found a new home. I’m still doing a lot of tweaking over there…I think I’m going to change the background, again.


Gotta go.

It’s Priceless

I’m not sure where to begin…I’ve started this thing four times already. 


The drive…the friends…the aches and pains…or the need for more sleep.


Well, Reg and I got the majority of the truck loaded Saturday night. There were just the last minute items that seemed to take forever to finish on Sunday.


Sunday morning we all head off to church. New Life Worship Center.  It had been…oh gosh…I believe at least five years since we were all there together.  


It was as if we had never left.


There were some people in the church who knew we were coming that morning and we figured the word had gotten out, but to our surprise, the ones who knew must have kept it to themselves. The look on the faces as we walked in were priceless…really priceless. As we began to find a place to sit, we were greeted with handshakes and hugs. 


As I sat in the pew, listening to the singing, memories began to flood my mind with the moments I had enjoyed when we attended…the worship, the fellowship…that too is priceless.


 It still has that at home feel to it. It was really nice to catch up with what’s going on in the lives of those you haven’t seen in years. They were having their Christmas program and a dinner afterward.


The girls had a ball playing with the other kids. I couldn’t believe how those kids I remember had all grown up. Sure I’ve seen pictures on Facebook, but it’s not the same as up close and personal. Unforgettable moments.

After we had finished saying our goodbyes and all, it was time to head back to the apartment to finish packing the loose ends. Darcel went back out to get her last minute visits in. 

By now, it’s later than we had planned to leave, but we are ready for Clarice and Reg to leave Dayton to begin a new life in Virginia Beach. We made good time while the kids were asleep, but once they began to wake, we lost all of that time. That was to be expected, but still very tiring.

I was supposed to return to work on Tuesday, but due to the later time of arrival, we had to put off unloading the truck until…Tuesday…so I had called off work. I knew I had put my fellow workers in a bind, but I really had no choice because the truck had to be returned on Wednesday. 

Again, it was Reg and I who unloaded the truck. I was beat tired…as was Reg, but we kept on going. While we were unloading the truck, I had stopped to check a load of clothes in the dryer…it’s second time around and the clothes were still damp. I knew something wasn’t right so I had to take the time to see what the problem was. 

The lint trap was clogged beyond the filter. I wanted to take the cover off to remove the excess lint, but it had tamper resistant screws which I had no tool for. So I get a hanger and a flashlight to remove the lint…piece by piece. I wanted to use the vac, but the attachment was too big to fit into the opening. I had some tubing in my room and I cut a section and fit it into the wand attachment and taped it so I could suction what I could. It was a very slow process but it worked…all the while, Reg is still unloading what he can without me. 

I get it to the point where the dryer is working much better, but I know I will need to go deeper into the cleaning process of the vent hose. A project for later.

I honestly don’t know how we managed to stay on our feet through it all. 

The truck was returned late Tuesday night. 

I returned to work on Wednesday dog tired. I was literally exhausted while working but I pushed through. I get home from work and after awhile, I realize I HAVE to lay down. I woke up around 7:30 or so and went back to sleep. I wake again, it’s almost 10:00, so I decide to just go to bed for the night. 

I didn’t start feeling rested until yesterday. 

Now I turn your attention to what it’s like with Clarice and Reg here. Surprisingly, the atmosphere is upbeat.  Again, it’s as if we haven’t skipped a beat. Clarice and Reg are getting to know the kids and vise versa. Clarice is MaMaw to the girls and Reg is uncle R. Samuel while were in Dayton had issues with Clarice at first, but that changed towards the end. Clarice told me that Nakiah said MaMaw was gone for a long time. Nakiah was 3 years old when they last saw each other.

What I like about all of this?…even though Clarice and I are not the couple we once were, we are all still family and this household feels that…again…priceless.

Once Charles and Darcel get their own place, it will be different without the kids. I’m so used to them being here all the time…but they will be near.

Is this just what the doctor ordered? I’m not sure, but I do know… 

Having everyone here is…you guessed it…priceless.    


It’s Sunday

The truck is loaded (hopefully) and we should be making the trek back to VA.


But before that happens we have a few stops that might take place….no promises. 


It’s going to be a long ride back and the truck needs to be unloaded because my time will be running out…I have to be back to work on Tuesday.


I would love to have time to unwind from this trip…we’ll see.

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Where Am I?

I’m still in VA writing this post as I have scheduled my last due to uncertainty about internet once I landed.


Yeah I know…if I only had a laptop…..shaaaaduuuup….but you’re right. 


Today should be loading the truck day. This shouldn’t take long…it’s the cold that will be the most trouble. 


I should have time for visits.

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You’re Kidding Me, Right?

I know it’s too early, but I’m sitting here about ready to call it a night and you know how they do the weather bytes…well we’ve got snow on the way. A twelve hour trip is turning into an even longer one.


I was hoping that we would at least have a stretch of dry pavement. It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. 


At least I know ahead of time and not going to be blindsided. 


Gotta go now, I have a phone call to make.  

There Was A Time

It snowed today but not nearly as much as some other areas. I like snow and all, but I do have my limits. No, we didn’t get this much.

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This is a bit much for me. . There was a time when this much snow used to be fun, but I wasn’t driving in it. 


I was too busy playing in it without my gloves on.


But that was soooo much fun. The carefree days of snow. 


Walking to school when the snow was up to our knees. Mom would make sure we were bundled up pretty good. Thinking back, I did have gloves to where to school, I didn’t play in them. Now I remember why I didn’t where the gloves to play in…they always got soaked. That didn’t make for a good combination.


OK….enough of the gloves already.


I was wondering today what it’s going to be like (snow) when we get to Dayton.  


I’ll have a chance to see some old friends and do some catching up. That’ll be nice.


I plan to make the most out of this trip, but for now… 


I’m about out of gas….






Stranger Things Have Happened

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There’s a move that is about to happen. I knew of this move for some time now. 


The move is happening in less than two weeks. 


I had posted back on the 17th of August about my separation from my wife. 


I knew she wanted to be close to the grandkids and she had made plans to make the move whenever possible. Well, it’s happening in a little over a week. 

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So the wife and my son are moving to Virginia Beach. 


The strange part is that the original plan was for the wife and son to get there own place. Now all of that has changed. Now, Charles and Darcel will be getting there own place and the wife and son will be moving in with me. 


This is where it get’s interesting. Ever since we knew the move was on we had been talking and getting things rolling. But we didn’t know until 2 days ago that they would be moving in with me.


I’m ok with the move, it’s just gonna be kinda weird, neither one of us has brought up reconciliation and this is a three bedroom. I think that was the one thing that was mentioned….by me.

Yes, I am wondering if this is the time for talk. Is it something I can avoid if I so choose. Being in close quarters it’s bound to happen…don’t you think?


Stranger things have happened.


My Heart is telling me this can be fixed.


Do I believe in my own Heart?


Stranger things have happened….

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