Monday, June 12, 2006

Nathan's 4th Birthday; The Grand Am is Gone; Jr. High Girls BB Camp

Nathan's 4th Birthday

Our oldest grandson, Nathan Gregory Fish (Benson, for those who want a segundo apellido as well) turned 4 years old today. He had a birthday party with friends from the church at Brownsville on S
aturday. He is a bright young man, and is quite loquacious (when he wants to be). I'd like to share a photo of him:

Eli (his younger brother) is getting bigger and bigger all the time (he turned 2 years old in March). Since I was sharing a picture of Nathan, I wanted you all to see Eli as well. Notice that the young guy has great taste when it comes to fashions. I think he is a fan of the Cubs!

The Grand Am is Gone.

Kim's car has been on the market for several months now. It sold today. Before we had left for the funeral in Illinois, I had gone to get the title out of the safety deposit box. I got a call from Van and Tammy Benson about a buyer (it has been sitting on their car lot since May 21). Though I was in basketball camp (an 18/7 job this week), I got someone to cover my spot for about the first 5 minutes of an afternoon game (Thanks, Sharon!), and ran the title over to the lot. I had to get back quickly. The people were coming back at 3:00 to bring a check. Rose went to pick up the check and deposit it in our bank account, then I ran downtown before the evening meal at the camp, to post-date a check to lift the lien (after the check clears). Thanks be to God!

Jr. High Girls Basketball Camp at OCC.

I used to work at OCC's basketball camps frequently. Since I started my doctoral program at Nebraska, I haven't done too much. I will do 3 camps, however, this summer (Jr. High camps for both boys and girls, and Sr. High camp for the girls). Camp started last night (Sunday). I got home about midnight, to turn around and be back on campus before 7 AM. I have 8 girls on my team, one from South Dakota. She's a pretty good ball handler. In three games so far today, we are 1-2. We have two more games yet tonight, but they are inside. Our first game was inside, then the next 2 were outside. Camp will end Wednesday afternoon, the girls will vacate the dorms, and the Jr. High boys will check in that evening.

I usually count this as faculty service, but found out that I will be getting paid at half the rate other coaches receive. It still counts as faculty service. If I were to go to a camp, and receive an offering for the college, after paying expenses, a portion of the amount would be mine. That's how this will be treated. God is good!

Well, my girls play again in 12 minutes. Blessings to you all!


1 comment:

Andy Rodriguez said...

Are you keeping up with your greek reading?

ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ, τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων, κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ

That, my friend, is good news.