Gwen's Den

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Just thought I would let you know that while not blogging we have not been idle,
it seemed like a good time for Brian [hubby] to make some changes for me.

Above you see the bare essentials before the additions.
Here Brian gets started on the job.
Above he is still on the job, but getting closer to finishing
Above the finished product installed,not bad for a back yard chippie [Carpenter]
P.S.You didn't think I would let you go without a joke.
The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a honk if you love Jesus bumper sticker.
I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put in on my bumper.
I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is and I didn't notice that the light had changed.
It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticedI found that LOTS of people love Jesus.
Why, while I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and when he leaned out of his window and screamed, "for the love of God, GO! GO!" What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus.
Everyone started honking! I just leaned out of my window and started waving and smiling at all these loving peopleI even honked my horn a few times to share in the love.
There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach...I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air.
When I asked my teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant, he said that it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.
Well, I've never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign back.
My grandson burst out laughing why even he was enjoying this religious experience,a couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.
I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed,so I waved to all my sisters and brothers grinning, and drove on through the intersection.
I noticed I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared, so I slowed the car down, leaned out of the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.
Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!


  • Gwen, you are good! At least your jokes are. Welcome back!
    It looks like you now have a good organizer on your computer table too. Where are you hiding your keyboard? Where is all the other junk that lays around?

    By Blogger Jim, at July 24, 2007 2:47 pm  

  • Hey Gwen, your computer corner looks wonderful. Nothing wrong with back-yard chippies !! I have one of those ... my hubby is a printer, but a handy man at so many other things. We often say, jokingly, when he has completed another great project ... "not bad for a printer !!".
    Hope you are well.
    Take care, Meow

    By Blogger Meow (aka Connie), at July 24, 2007 3:43 pm  

  • What a terrific addition to your computer area, Gwen. Well done!

    By Blogger Val, at July 24, 2007 6:55 pm  

  • What a good idea. We've talked about something like that but talk is all we've done.

    I'd seen that story before but it's just as funny the second time around.

    By Blogger Granny, at July 25, 2007 4:18 am  

  • Hi Mate, your Chippie did a good job with your desk.
    I dont know about all those images but Im still wondering about the bottle of brandy,lol hahaha

    By Blogger Jeanette, at July 25, 2007 10:29 pm  

  • Hi Gwen ~~ Well done to your husband. Your computer area looks great. Will it stay that tidy? Mine doesn't.
    That is one of my favourite jokes.
    Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoy some of my posts. Take care,Gwen, Love, Merle.

    By Blogger Merle, at July 25, 2007 11:20 pm  

  • I'm shaking my head laughing.

    I gotta get me one of those stickers

    By Blogger Pamela, at July 26, 2007 3:13 pm  

  • ps. the chippie did a grand job

    By Blogger Pamela, at July 26, 2007 3:14 pm  

  • Hi Gwen,
    I haven't been by in a while and wanted to stay high. Aren't handy husbands the best!! Mine is kept busy working on our office project too. Yours turned out really well!

    By Blogger Susie, at August 01, 2007 1:29 am  

  • Good evening Gwen ~ WOW, I just love what your chippie has done to your computer desk.
    It's awesome and looks so good. Gotta love a Man that's good with his hands.
    Hope all is well...
    take care, Kali

    By Blogger Kali, at August 03, 2007 10:54 pm  

  • What a clever man! I best not show the wife this blog or she will have me putting up shleves again!

    By Blogger Martin Stickland, at August 03, 2007 11:43 pm  

  • Hi Gwen,

    It's always nice to personalize our work area and make it more comfortible.

    My husband just added a shelf just above my desk. The only problem was when he emptied all the little nick nacks that I had on his computer credensa(work area) right on top of my new shelf, sigh.


    By Blogger Janice, at August 04, 2007 7:54 am  

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