4.28.2005

Mesaphoto's has been updated!

4.23.2005

I have been working for Kirby-Risk now for two weeks driving 24 footers delivering electrical supplies on the southwest side all the way to Monrovia to Franklin and in between. The work is simple. I arrive at the hub, route my deliveries, assemble a manifest, verify contents for delivery in the truck which is pre-loaded by the third shift, perform a pre-trip inspection on the truck and off I go. Than it's just driving. And driving. I arrive at the stops either to back into a receiving dock or just park somewhere and delivery, get a signature and get back on the road for more driving. I enjoy it. A lot of scenic driving since I venture into the country which makes for a nice get away from the concrete jungle I live in. The money is decent. A the potential for benefits will arise after so many hours of employment which is around 520 hrs. Not bad. That will get me to August or so.
In the mean time I am studying for battery test 473 for the United States Postal Service...oooooh! I applied for them in February and just received notice for the exam date which is May 5th at 1 pm. The money and benefits there are excellent so if I can land this job it will be very good for the Mesa fam.
I have not been able to read much lately. Time to do this is very, very sparse and broken at best.
Our search for christian community is difficult. We have not been to a local gathering since last July or August and we dearly miss it. I don't know what to do. Having our boys is tuff work. We don't want to go somewhere and just drop'em off in the infant room. We want to sit with our children and engage in communal gathering as a family. The boys are just over six months now so they are getting more manageable by the day but it is still tuff. But I am hoping that something will be happening soon. I have thought about checking out First Baptist once again but the trek up there is too much for us. We need to find something here in our local. Mr. Bean if you are reading this could you tell me the name of that local over here on the east side that you once spoke about? I misplaced the website and forgot the name.
Gotto go.....Asher is being a happy meal!

4.17.2005

provoking..........Riley's place.

4.13.2005

It has been quite sometime since I last posted. I find it almost impossible to find time to get on the computer to read and write nowadays. Our boys are growing like canadian thistles and it takes all of my time between working outside, inside the home and with the boys. I have been able to read some of you lately and I just want to say that I miss you all and keep writing!
Joshua Cloud has some provocative things he writes about on his blog and I am sure would be worth talking about. The Mesa's are heading out to Grand Rapids this afternoon and we wont be back till Sunday so feel free to break into our house and raid the refrigerator and clean Bubby's poop-box out! I will be 28 years on this earth tomorrow at 12:13 PM and my beautiful sister Massiel will be wed to Jesus Miguel Flores this Saturday; this will be a Cuban/Mexican merge, wooooooooh!!! Viva los hispanos!! Lotsa festivities going on!!!
The Peace of God be with you all.

Apparantly according to this questionaire this is where my thinking lies within the christian community. I found it difficult and frustrating to answere some questions. I believe some questions did not give enough options to answere them so by default there will be an innacurate calculation. Anyway it is amusing to do this and provides for good discussion. Share your results with me if you will by email through gmail. I am interested in where anyone else is at.

I got the link for this questionaire from Josh Spears. Thanks Josh.

1: Eastern Orthodox (100%)
2: Lutheran (94%)
3: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (88%)
4: Presbyterian/Reformed (85%)
5: Congregational/United Church of Christ (79%)
6: Roman Catholic (73%)
7: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (69%)
8: Church of Christ/Campbellite (67%)
9: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (61%)
10: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (52%)
11: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (39%)
12: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (35%)
13: Seventh-Day Adventist (20%)"