Monday, July 21, 2008


On Tuesday, July 15, 2008, I caught the biggest fish of my life! It was a catfish, several feet long, and easily weighed as much as my Emma-dog, Emma-dog (18 pounds). I have two pictures of it, while it was in the water, hard to see how enormous it was.

I know I focused on how angry I was that IG instantly wanted the boat back as soon as he heard the good news (my fish story, not about Jesus, obviously - hee hee), but I didn't really talk about how amazing the fish was, or catching it, so there's a blessing that went unheralded.

The other blessing was the beauty and wonder and COMFORT of air conditioning. This time of year without it in my area is sweltering and well, beyond uncomfortable and HOT! Wouldn't you know it, ours went out on Friday, July 18th when I was cooking dinner and didn't realize that the waning of the microwave, lights and A.C. was the air conditioning unit outside going Kaput!

I wanted to go fishing this Saturday, this time in a rented boat, yes, I admit, mostly to prove that we could have a great time without the IG boat. We went, got toasted, fried, hot, sweaty and heated, smothered in sunscreen and bug spray and did not catch a thing! But we had a great time, Husband and myself putting around the river with our motor and trying to catch another fish! Blessings, again.

When we returned, I called the air conditioning people, fully expecting them not to be able to come until Monday and we were getting ready to measure the window in the bedroom in expectation of purchasing a window unit from Walmart. I left a message with the A.C. fixers. They called back within 20 minutes! saying they could come over within an hour! They did and fixed it for a fairly minimal price. We have A.C. again! WHAT A BLESSING!

So now I have pics from our days of fishing, a farmer's tan, and a newfound love for my A.C. - blessings all over the place!:)


Hopefulsl said...

What a blessing that was to get your AC fixed right away!!!
Glad you guys went fishing again on a different boat, but sad to hear you did not catch anything, over all though you two had a great day....
And that is what matters!!!!
I don't know about you, but i already miss my sister on blogger land....
And i still have a whole week before i will hear from her.(( BUMMER ))
I'm sure she is going to have a great time though!!!
Oh well, gotta run now, take care..
Hugs and Blessings

Raine said...

sooooooooooooooooooo wheres the pics?????

'Tart said...

I miss her too! It's already a long time without her.:)

I thought about putting the pics up, at least of my fish. If I do, I may put it on the good stuff blog. You can't really tell how big it was from the the two quickly snapped pics - but it was a biggun'!:)
:) Tart

Mike Golch said...

I'm glad you got you A/C fixed.

Mike Golch said...

Tart,After much thought I realized that by haveing a bug up my but,that I was hurting my self only by not commenting.This being said I have put my head humbly down a posted my apology for my stupidity. it took you comment to make me relize that. Hugs and Blessing to you for bringing me to my sences.-Humbly yours Mike Golch

Mike Golch said...

Tart.any time you want to come over and rant on my site you are welcomed to just keep it clead, you never know who allows little eyes to be reading the blogs.

I absolutely enjoy the kitty in the hammock.
Hugs and Blessings. Mike golch said that!

'Tart said...

Dear Mike,
Thanks for the invite, I'll have to check and see if I said something 'unclean' on your site, I didn't realize if I had so I apologize in advance of looking at what I already put there!

Thanks for your comment on my kitty! I think she's restful too, and that's one thing on my site that has stayed on it for a long time.

Hugs & blessings, and have a great day!

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