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does anyone else…

see something wrong with the fact that we are going to experience 50-100% increases in heating costs and BP experiences a 34% increase in quarterly profits?

BP PLC, one of the world’s largest oil companies, reported a 34 percent rise in quarterly profit Tuesday as record energy prices more than outweighed hurricane damage to its rigs and refineries.

BP said net profit for the three months ended Sept. 30 rose to $6.53 billion, up from $4.87 billion in the third quarter of 2004. Revenue jumped to $97.73 billion from $66.73 billion.

“The recent hurricanes in the U.S. have impacted our results. However, underlying performance is strong, amplified by high but volatile prices of oil, gas and products,” said Chief Executive Lord Browne. (Source: Jane Wardell, Associated Press)

Hm.

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quiz

10 years ago I was:
14 years old
a sophomore in high school
throwing discus, playing the cello
just making some new friends

5 years ago I was:
19 years old
starting my junior year at DePaul University
interviewing for my first PR internship
dating someone I thought I would marry
setting my husband up to go on dates with my friends

1 year ago I was:
just starting a new job in Milwaukee
wondering what God had planned for us up here
still unpacking
happily married to Frank


Yesterday I was:
still happily married to Frank
hanging out with my new supervisor
showing people pictures of our new hole
missing Frank, who was in Central Wisconsin/Mosinee for work

5 snacks I enjoy:
Chocolate
ice cream
popcorn
hot chocolate
apples


5 songs I know all the words to:
I don’t know a lot of words to songs.

5 things I would do with 100 million dollars:
Give a good chunk back to God’s church
pay off our mortgage and any mortgages people in our family have
get better pants/clothes
buy Frank an airplane
take our families on vacation

5 places I would run away to:
the spa
Estes Park, CO
Lost Lake
my parents’
the lake

5 Things I will NEVER wear:
capris
pleated pants
tapered leg pants
leg warmers
stirrup pants (well, I will never wear those AGAIN)

5 favorite TV shows:
Design on a Dime
Designed to Sell
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Seinfeld
Everybody Loves Raymond

5 bad habits:
minor road rage
interuppting
perfectionist
comparing myself to others
need to be in control

5 biggest joys:
God’s grace
my little family of me and Frank
Frank when he is getting his back scratched
a clean apartment
good friends


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Our foundation. Hoorah!

Me and our foundation.

Frank and our foundataion.

Yay!

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framily

in keeping with what other celebrity couples are doing – we decided we would like to be called framily.

thank you for supporting us through this transition.

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the hole.

This is our hole and this is Frank standing next to it. Hi Frank.
Our hole is very special because it is our hole. Hi hole.
Frank is actually standing on the garage. Or on the spot that is the future home of our garage. Where we will park our cars.

This is another picture of the hole. As you can see, we love our hole the way that only we can love it. Shut up. You love it too.

Here is another inspiring shot of our hole. As you can see, other people put homes in their holes. Good for them.

The gravel in the foreground will be our driveway. Which Frank will shovel in the winter. He will shovel it early in the morning

We love Frank.

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holy hole batman!

Well, I drove down to our lot to see what had been accomplished this week – and there in between giant piles of dirt was a gorgeous, yawning hole. YAY! It was interesting to stand there on the edge of the hole and look down into what will be the basement of our new home. The foundation will be poured next week and I think that’s pretty impressive since we just closed on the house last week.

And that makes me think about the ways that God is going to use us and this new home. Of all the rooms in the home that I think about, there is one that I think about a lot. It is a cozy corner bedroom at the top of the stairs. I imagine that when I walk up the stairs and look over to the right, I’ll see this little bedroom with a tidy bed and soft northern light filtering through the curtains. No – I don’t see a nursery, so don’t even go there, but I hope that this will be a room for friends and travelers and family to call “home” for a little bit.

I can’t wait to see who God will bring to our doorstep!

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holy hole batman!

Well, I drove down to our lot to see what had been accomplished this week – and there in between giant piles of dirt was a gorgeous, yawning hole. YAY! It was interesting to stand there on the edge of the hole and look down into what will be the basement of our new home. The foundation will be poured next week and I think that’s pretty impressive since we just closed on the house last week.

And that makes me think about the ways that God is going to use us and this new home. Of all the rooms in the home that I think about, there is one that I think about a lot. It is a cozy corner bedroom at the top of the stairs. I imagine that when I walk up the stairs and look over to the right, I’ll see this little bedroom with a tidy bed and soft northern light filtering through the curtains. No – I don’t see a nursery, so don’t even go there, but I hope that this will be a room for friends and travelers and family to call “home” for a little bit.

I can’t wait to see who God will bring to our doorstep!

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