Fargo-Moorhead Flood Watch: Prayer Works!

One of my employees just came to me and said “I think prayer works!” I think he’s right! We’re still waiting for the flood water to recede. The last thing we need right now is more moisture. We are supposed to get snow today. But … check out the big empty spot on this map!

No snow in Fargo for now!

No snow in Fargo for now!

Graph Expo 2008 Prayer Breakfast

Good news! This morning (not more than a few hours after I posted the last Graph Expo post) I received an e-mail that indicates that the prayer breakfast does indeed appear to be taking shape! I’d be happy to keep anyone updated as to the status of the prayer breakfast as I learn more about the details. If you’d like to be kept in the loop just add a comment to this post or send me a note at Dave@WebsitesForPrinters.com.

Getting Ready for Graph Expo 2008

WebsitesForPrinters.com and Ink Inc. will be exhibiting at Graph Expo in Chicago’s McCormick Place on October 26 – 29. We’ll be at Booths 5446 and 5448. As usual, there’s all kinds of excitement building as we prepare to show the latest and greatest. There is one event I hope happens – a pre-show prayer breakfast! I guess something like this happened at a show in California and it could happen here too. I’m looking forward to it!

I also learned that the hotel we will be staying at is right across the street … literally footsteps away … from the Apple store. How dangerous is that?!?

It’s Time to Build a House!

At long last we are now able to experience some tangible progress on our new house project! Last Friday (August 29, 2008) our builder was able to obtain the building permit. This is big, big news as there were any number of small administrative issues that needed to be cleared up at city hall. It appears the people that sold us the land have some other bills to pay, and even though we own our lot free and clear we still ended up getting slowed down as the details were being sorted out. I am quickly learning that there is much more to building a house than just pounding nails.

Then today I was taking the kids to the park and we decided to make a quick run to the lot … just to peek! And there they were. Four small stakes in the ground designating the corners of our lot! Progress! Honest-to-goodness progress!!! So that is hopefully a sign that the hole will be dug this week and the foundation will be established. Weather permitting (it rained pretty hard tonight) and God willing we’ll be able to make some significant progress this week.

Groundbreaking at the Hultin lot

Groundbreaking at the Hultin lot

The picture included with this post is pretty fun too! My partner Mike Stevens gave us three small shovels for our kids to use for a groundbreaking ceremony and that was exactly what we did! We went out to our lot, had a quick family prayer, and then let the kids dig in. They had a blast!

And then to bring us back to reality, there’s the special assessment notice we just received in the mail. Oh yeah, we have to pay for this fun project too. Time to get back to work and sell more websites!

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