Many thanks to those who pray for Drew, and even more thanks to the One who answers prayer. Drew went for a check up today, and he's gained 9 ounces in the past week! So things are definitely going in the right direction now. That little 5 lb. 8 oz. magnet has such a strong pull that two weeks from now I'll be posting a blog entry from his parents' house, the dust having settled from graduation on May 5th.
This past Saturday our neighbor Brian and I spent the better part of the day loading and unloading free rocks (two truckloads full) from a construction site (with the construction company's blessings, of course) and rebuilding parts of the drainage ditch that runs between our properties. It was a ton of work (at least a ton, literally!), but the ditch looks much better now! We're eager for the next heavy rainfall to see how the water runs through it! Below are several pictures of my truck and the ditch with the new rocks in place.
one of the truckloads of rocks...
the drainage ditch towards our house...
the drainage ditch towards Brian's house...
Brian and I joked about how we seem to be prisoners to the ditch, and like prisoners, we seem to be working on a rock pile. Brian's a young dentist, and I'm a not-so-young French teacher. So did we spent our weekend relaxing from work? This all reminded me of something in my files that compares and contrasts prison and work.
Prison vs Work
In prison, you spend a majority of time in an 8x10 cell.
At work you spend most of your time in an 8x10 cubicle.
In prison you get three meals a day.
At work you get a break for one meal, and you have to pay for that one.
In prison you get time off for good behavior.
At work you get rewarded for good behavior with more work.
In prison you can watch TV and play games.
At work you get fired for watching TV and playing games.
At work you must carry a security card to unlock and open all the doors yourself.
In prison a guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.
In prison you get your own toilet.
At work you have to share.
In prison they let your family and friends come and visit.
At work you're not even supposed to speak to your family and friends.
In prison all expenses are paid by taxpayers with no work required.
At work you get to pay all the expenses to go to work, and they deduct taxes from your salary, partially to help pay for prisoners.
In prison there are sadistic wardens.
At work you have managers.
At work you can go to your own home at the end of the day where you're free to do what you want.
In prison you stay put, with others making almost all your decisions for you.
At work if you decide you change jobs, you give your two weeks notice and then move on.
In prison *they* tell *you* when you can finally leave.
This is Rob again...
I'll still opt for work, thanks!
"'Give us this day our daily bread' is asking Him to provide for our need, not our greed." - Dr. Stephen Jones
Should Superman wear a Jack Bauer shirt? (talk about all in a "day's" work!)
Enough frivolity ... back to work!!!
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