I want to be a better neighbor after I noticed a lot of door slamming in the townhouse building where I live. It disturbed me because I like it quiet so I can be quiet and hope as a result I am a better neighbor. The two story building has 8 units connected and I am between two. I am fortunate to live next to a quiet family. The other side not so quiet.

Houses and Fall colors
Fall colors

Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt.

18 Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

In my experience parties are few and far between. They’re expected since families live here I expected to see a birthday party. I can deal with a small party since they only last a few hours. Normally the noise gets quiet after guests get busy watching children in the bouncy castle. It’s no big deal if the party is quiet by 9PM. I am a morning person so I want to have quiet at 10PM. The quiet was recently shattered by a busy neighbor remodeling!

In fact two weeks of construction has frazzled my nerves! The project started with hammering, tapping and sawing in the afternoon. The problem was it went on into the night. Late in the night! I allowed it, so I thought to myself, and had to go ask for quiet if I wanted change. I knocked on the door asked my neighbor to please be quiet however, that didn’t seem to help.

Surprised I woke up to pounding and thought what time is it? My clock read 12:30AM! No way! Why are they working after midnight? I knocked on the wall, it’s so thin I bet they heard me. I went to sleep again.

Finally relief came at 3AM after two weeks! The last nail was hammered and I am able to sleep. Townhouse life is not for everyone.

Do you have a creative way of dealing with neighbors?

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“Get More Followers By Breaking the Rules 7 Tips for Effective Writing”
“How to Write Like a Pro And Stop Sounding Stupid”
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“The Discipline of Blogging and Every Writer’s Dream”

Words from the Bible

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“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.


1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

Today’s passage is from the New King James Version. Ω 



Home Phone


Yes,  I am keeping the landline and wonder did you replace it with a cell phone? My home phone aka landline is a necessary expense however, I didn’t believe this last year. In fact, I thought about disconnecting it to save money since I already have a cell. Then I took the wait and see approach. It’s a good idea to sleep on any big decision. Honestly, it’s not that big of a decision but it is a change for my family. So I waited 24 hours to see if I’d change my mind and I had a great idea.

Seek wisdom

I asked my wife how did she feel about the idea and we made our minds up. It was agreed we want to keep the home phone. I wanted to ask our son to find out what he had to say about it. He has great advice and said “It’s not going to break the bank”. I am keeping the home phone to stay in touch with family. Since they already have our phone number they can call if they want to.

How about you, is your cell the primary phone?

My VM cell is 4G and no contact is my favorite.

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I liked the miracle morning article by Jenn! “Meditate” in silence, ok. Good point get out of bed first to be sure I’m awake and avoid drifting to sleep again. Thank you Jenn!


I was lost but now I am found

Lost and found

Recently family came to visit and misplaced the keys to the rental car so a search was on. the keys are not in the hotel room so it was decided to venture into the casino to find the lost keys. Valet didn’t have the keys, security lost and found didn’t find it. Unfortunately the search was going nowhere. Back to the room and the keys were inside the suit case.

The activity reminds me of the night at the movies when I lost my wallet.
Yes, it was full of cash so I was in panic mode. More about that in a bit, my wife and I went to the movies but I don’t recall the feature film showing. I only recall it was not popular this night since the theater was not the least bit crowded. We sat in the middle. The cleaning crew appeared immediately after the show. So we exit to find our way out. A few minutes later I noticed I didn’t have my wallet in the pocket of my shorts and panic hit me! I ran fast to the theater to find the seat and my wallet on the floor under the seat. Funny it wasn’t stuck to the floor by the spilled soda. I was amazed that I found it and felt immediate relief!
This to me was a blessing and a learning experience, I check and double check to the point it’s ocd now. I don’t really understand obsessing but I bet my checking is close to ocd.

Fast forward a few years ok a decade in the time machine and I am at the airport. I was sleepy as I walked to the check point to empty my pockets and I put my cell phone in a bin. Apparently I didn’t pick it up but instead caught a plane to fly to FLA. That’s right after a week I returned home to search for my cell phone. I didn’t know where it could be so I tried the McCarran airport website. Surprise the lost and found is online so I submitted a report on Friday. Saturday morning the home phone rings to my surprise it’s an officer at McCarran and they found my cell. I drive to get it. Yes, it’s amazing to find it again and I am thankful that an honest person turned it in. Good news gives me hope.

Did you ever find something after searching for it?

Happy trails.