I am still waiting for the "good" pictures but here are a few ok ones.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
|This is our Pinterest Fail Heart|
However, I am praising the LORD, that my plan for the lights in the gym worked! we did have a couple of issues, but God gave us grace and we figured it out.
One issue: we got all of the lights up and about to hang up my very cool hula hoop chandelier then I realized that I didn't have any place to plug it in...big DUH moment! I had Lee check to see if any light tails were even close and there was one about 2 yards from the chandelier, we got an extension cord and.... Extension cords will NOT plug into a string of lights the lights can be plugged into the cord but not vice verse, :-(
oohkay now what?? Chandelier looks great, if you discount the fact that the lights don't work and the icicle lights look like a bunch of ugly wires hanging from the ceiling. What can plug into a string of lights? ...
|Lee WAY up high!|
Wait a minute-we have Christmas decorations some where in this church-we have to have lights- down to the store room and waaaaay back in the corner under the stairs wedged on the shelf is the box marked lights. Each one I checked was a1/2 lighter, except the last one in the box. It was a 200 light string, incredibly long, so I bunched up the half we didn't need and tied them into 3 bundles and had Lee work them into the chandelier. Success!!
The lights at so pretty! I was so excited I was doing cart wheels and back flips (inside-if I tried real ones it would be disastrous!)
The lights look just as I hoped. I am so thankful for my helper! The gym ceiling is 24 feet up! He just climbed up and down the lift like a monkey in a tree!
The guys got all the tables and chairs (with the help of the little ones too) set up and now I get to do the center pieces. Its getting close! Yay!
|The Lights are up!|
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Yesterdays plan fizzled-my helper couldn't come. :-( so I went with plan b.
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
I was able to get the lights up around the entire gym, I could reach with just the ladder. A surprise blessing: my wonderful Pastor had put hooks all the way around the gym. I thought I was going to have to use command hooks or something. Those hooks saved me a ton of work!
This morning, I plan to run and get some last minute stuff and then my helper will be climbing up the lift- 24 feet in the air! To hang ceiling decorations
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I am on vacation this week! I told my residents that I wouldn't be n much good if I *was* working because my brain is on wedding mode. They have been hearing alot about the wedding already-the bride is one of my resident's grand daughter.
I spent yesterday working at the church and got quite a bit done. Today one of our teen boys is gonna help me with the ceiling decor. Should be an adventure!