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Monday, April 26, 2010

Around the House

  I am sorry about the long delay since my last post.  Things have been going on extremely fast we have had a trip to Grafton where my dad preached Sunday, a quiz tournament on Saturday, and on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of last week and this week I have been taking a hunter education course.  Yea, I know I am taking it a little bit late in life but at least I am doing it.  We will have a lot to talk about this week.  I don't believe I will have any pictures in this post, so if that is what you were looking for you can go on to the next website you were planning on looking at.

  This Saturday we had an extremely competitive quiz tournament.  Jared and I were on different teams this tournament which really made things interesting.  Ashton and London from Bismarck joined teams.  It turned out to be Bismark's best team versus Minot split up.  Jared's team beat my team the first game, then his team lost to Bismarck.  In the loser's bracket my team beat Jared's team and then it was time for another Minot versus Bismark face-off.  My team won the first game and then lost the second game in a heart breaker on question 19. Jared and I were both on the all-tournament team. Jared took first with around 115 ppq and I took third with around 62 ppq.  Jared and I knew our material pretty good.  Pretty soon it will be time for us to really dig deep into our charting.  We are pursuing the first place trophy at finals so we will have the opportunity to go to nationals and hopefully have a lot of success. 

  This weekend, pretty much as soon as the tournament was over, headed east to go to Grafton.  It was a quick trip and helped my geography of North Dakota if nothing else.   We got down there Saturday night, my dad preached Sunday morning, and then we headed back on Monday.  I guess you may not call it all that quick of a trip, but it was definitely packed.  My dad preached about how we need to have an attitude of change in our life.  We cannot have the attitude of leave me alone, but we should have the attitude of God change whatever needs to be changed in my life.  We spent the evening with Charlie Pearson and his family, which pastor the church there in Grafton.  On the way home we managed to spend around two hours in a small little town of Devils Lake.  If you told that to someone in North Dakota they would really want to know what we did in order to spend that much time there.  It really wasn't all that bad, I was catching up on some studying I had to do for the Hunter Education Course, needless to say it flew by pretty fast.

  I don't think we really need to talk that much about my Hunter Education Course that I am taking.  It is a little bit more work than I was expecting, but I think that, that is partly due to the fact that I am spending three hours three nights a week listening to someone try to bore you as much as possible.  If someone called it fun, I would wonder what was wrong with them.  The first thing I would do for them would set them up with a psychiatrist.  I would have the doctor figure out what was wrong with the persons brain, then I would do anything possible to help them (almost).  After that I would pray that God would do a miracle in their life.  I think that there would probably be no other way for them to get better. 

  On Friday our home school groups got together and we toured the Scandinavian Heritage Park (or something like that).  It was actually half interesting.  The coolest part of the tour was when we went to this place that was a U.  It had seating all the way around the U.  When you stood in the middle of the U you could talk directly at the closed part of the U and your voice would magnify when it came back at you.  The acoustics were amazing.  It was very cool. 

 Thanks for suffering through all of this jumble.  I hope you found it half interesting and not very time consuming.  I also hope that you have a great week.

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