Saturday, March 31, 2007


I will be heading out tomorrow to begin construction on the new home in the Ozarks. Looks like the weather may finally cut us a break.

Moriah's condition has not changed. She still gives us hope. Thank you to all that have visited her and have kept her in your thoughts and prayers.

Have a blessed Easter!!!!

The dedication of the piano is tentatively scheduled for April 22nd. I will let you know the details as I get them.

Have an outstanding week.
God Bless

P.S. The Hawkeyes seem unwilling to grant me an interview for the head coaching position. I'd take less than 1.5 million!! What a bargain they are passing up.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Not a lot new with Mo. She has moved rooms. She is now in room 203 on Bounce Back Court. Sure hope that means something. She has slid out of her bed a couple of times the past couple of weeks so they are looking at installing rails on the bed which could cause some problems. Her bed is low so it's not real dangerous. I wonder if she's not trying to escape! Her congestion is better and we've had her outside a few times with the warm weather. Man oh Man, what a battle.

The start of the house has been pushed back due to weather(rain). Just another lesson that we're really not in control of everything. I will be heading down at the end of this weekend and will spend next week hangin out in the Ozarks.

I have applied for the coaching vacancy at the University of Iowa but as of yet have not been able to garner an interview. At least I'd be fun to watch.

May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.
Psalm 126 v5

May the hope of spring refresh your soul.
God Bless

Friday, March 16, 2007


No major changes with Moriah over the past week or so. She is still fighting some congestion which seems to make her uncomfortable. Her reactions have been slight, but when I enter the room and say Hi, she usually opens her eyes. We continue to hope and pray and have faith in what the Lord has planned for her. It's hard for me to believe that it has been 15 months since this happened. I continue to be touched by all of your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for not giving up on us. Again, where would I be without all of you.

The piano has been delivered to Christ the King. It is as beautiful as Mary. I wish I knew how to play it. This is not something I did. This was done through the contributions of friends and family. Many thanks, it is truly an awesome memorial.

Jawon and I had a great week together. His view of the world continues to amaze me. The dirt pile at the house in the Ozarks was a great source of entertainment for him. The foundation is in and we will begin framing in a week or so(weather permitting) He is now living in St Paul Mn. Sure hope he doesn't turn into a Gopher fan!!!!! He informed me that if you have two candles lit in the bathroom it must really stink. And when I started to laugh at what he said, his reply was "I'm being serious here" Please pray for him and his family as they start a new journey.

I took in another John Prine concert with old friend Rob Hagen on Saturday. It was great! It's truly refreshing to watch a musician that enjoys what he's doin.

"I'm tired of runnin round lookin for answers to questions
that I already know
I could build me a castle with memories, just
to have somewhere to go"
Song Clay Pigeons from John Prine's Grammy award winning album
"Fair and Square"

The new job is ok. It is nice to be relieved of the day to day mental drain and decision making, refereeing, problem solving, damage control etc. It is also weird after almost 30 years of management.

Make me to know your ways,
O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach
for you are the God of my
for you I wait all day long.
Psalm 25 v4-5

God Bless
Keep the Faith
Don't give up the fight

Monday, March 05, 2007


Just thought I'd give every one a short update as it will probably be a week or so before I return to the blog.

Nothing new unfortunately with Mo. Her congestion is better. Jawon and I visited her several times the last few days.

We can always pray if we don't know what else to do. It may seem fruitless but all is heard and the power of prayer should never be under estimated. The silence that is felt is heard by the Lord.
unknown author

Start a new chapter to find what I'm after is changing everyday
The start of a season is enough of a reason to want to get away
Quiet and pensive my thoughts apprehensive the hours drift away
Leaving my homeland flying a lone hand my life begins today

"Fly By Night" Rush

Gunner and I first listened to this song as juniors in high school. We wore out the record.

My last day was today at Menards in Iowa City. I'm not sure how I feel but know that I have done the right thing. I will start up in Cedar Rapids on the 12th. Heading to the lake tomorrow with Jawon. I picked him on Saturday and will have him through Friday when I will take him to Minnesota.

A funny story
Jawon and I attended church on Sunday. He really has never been comfortable there since the accident. He views it as the place where we said goodbye to Mary which in itself is a pretty percept thought for a 4 year old. He was doing well in church reading his books and drawing etc. When it came time for communion I told him we needed to go up front for the blessing and to take my hand and everything would be ok. He went up front fine, received the blessing and then we returned to our seats. He was sad and put his coat on bundled up and wanted to leave. He started crying and pouting and wouldn't talk to me. We left after church and he didn't want to talk to anybody and cried off and on. When we got to the car he started crying more and I told him he needed to tell me what was wrong or I couldn't help him. He said, "that guy up front gave everyone a piece of cookie and juice except for me". He really is somethin else.

Sunday the 11th around 2 or so, there will be a get together at Old Chicago for some guy turnin 50. Have a great week.

God Bless all of you