Tuesday, October 13, 2009

For MelanieJoy

This post is for MelanieJoy......just cuz she asked for it.
Last night as we talked by IM-- and I filled her in on all the glorious details of my life(pour her).....like how I got my computer back from the shop...... dare I say---from STAPLES.....and how they PROMISED to retrieve all my documents, music and pictures............and how when I got it back all they had saved was one picture file and my desktop...and how I quickly took it back in...and how I turned all red in the face when the manager came over and told me she knew how upset I was because she has a lot of documents on her computer--- but she backed them up....*!*!...did I mention that just a minute before I told the technician that he did not save my music because I don't listen to Alanis Morrisset (sp) (a sample on my computer when I bought it) I listen to Christian Music.....and how that was the only thing that kept me from crawling across the counter straight for the managers sweet little neck.....(sheepish grin here).....instead-- how I told her....."Well GOOD for you!"......I know not very Christ like(hanging head in shame).....it could have been much worse had not the Holy Spirit put a reign on my mouth. Whew!
You made it to the end of that rampage?

I think you could have had another career as a school teacher. ;)

After all that...... I told Melanie that fall is here and that I did not even feel like pulling out my camera.......and she told me I should anyway.
So being the obedient person that I am......here is what I took today. ;)

This is the route I take when I go to Mountain Top Experience.....to be further known as MTE.
We are now on Hemp Hill Road.
The corn in the field below was about 10 feet tall until about three weeks ago.....it has now been cut and winter grass planted.
We now begin the journey up, up, up the mountain. Melanie....here are your fall leaves.
The road is getting a little more curvy......no, not there yet.
We have now crossed the little bridge over the creek and we are still continuing our climb...we are now at about 3000 ft. You can see that the trees are really changing here. We have had so much rain that the season is going to be very short.
And there you see one of our signs letting you know that you are on the right path...the name of the road? His Way
Sorry about the "haze" on this picture.....but sometimes it is that way
in these smokey mountains.
We are now standing on the porch of The House Of Joy. This is our view.....if you blow the picture up you can get a better idea of the foliage change going on.
We have our board meeting this Saturday and we are expecting several days of rain before that.....so Keith and Holly have been busy trying to clear out all the trees that have been taken down to give us the view above.
They have both been working very hard. Keith above on his "toy"-- and
Holly below on her baby.
I can't imagine anything more beautiful than this.... but can't wait to get a picture of it covered in snow.....so maybe I can imagine something more beautiful. :)
And now here she is........The House of Joy!
She is beautiful....and 95% finished. Just a few touches here and there and we will be able to welcome those in need of some physical rest and those who want to move deeper in their relationship with God.
Wanna come for a visit?
Yes, that is a cross in the window below......this ministry will be run for the glory of the One who died on a cross so long ago.
And now I am done!


TammieFay said...

Oh Sharon....you may have posted this for Melanie, but it did my heart so much good too! How I long to get back in those mountains...especially in the fall. It looks so beautiful...and the view from the cabin....OH. MY. GOODNESS! The earth IS the Lord's and the fullness thereof! Thanks my sweet friend! Let us know how the board meeting goes. Praying for you and Keith!

SunnySusan said...

What a gorgeous place you live in. God is good. I would love to come and visit....you never know....love ya

Melanie said...

I am so sorry about your computer! I think that the manager at Staples probably backs up her computer because she has seen people lose lots of things like you did. I know I would have been angry too!!

Your pictures are beautiful! I'm so glad you decided to get your camera out.

luvmy4sons said...

Its it okay if I am laughing? I love your REAL and transparent heart! And I am so sorry about your computer. And I am so grateful Melanie got you to take pictures anyway! And can you feel the hug coming through your computer such as it is? Love ya!

Amy said...

I'm sorry you lost everything on your computer! I'll be sure to get my hard drive out and copy my pictures over TODAY!!

I like your fall pictures. We'll (the kids and I) will have to get up to see MTE sometime sooon!


MelanieJoy said...

Well, I'm glad you took a little friendly advice =) I loved the pictures and the journey up the mountain! I do wish I could sit on the front porch with ya! Love ya Girl....hang in there!!

Denise said...

So very beautiful sis.

Anonymous said...

Two words...
Carbonite. (Well one word)
It is an on line backup and very reasonable. It will save all of your file automatically every day instantly. You live in a very beautiful place.

Halfmoon Girl said...

How frustrating about your computer! Love, love your pics- it is gorgeous there!!!

Oh Sew Good said...

I was sure I commented on this but looking back I don't see it. What's up with that? I hope you didn't think I was ignoring you. The scenery is breath-taking and beautiful.