Wednesday, April 12, 2006


In case some of you are curious what 'home projects' consist of this time of year -- it's swimming pool, pool blasting season, that is! With Dad's slagblasting business we kids get to pitch in and help with all clean up (scooping out all the slag). Over the years this has become a fun family project, causing us to look forward to 'pool season' with anticipation. Last night the normal team-work was intensified by our race with an oncoming storm.

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto man."
Colossians 3:23


Rachel Marie said...

Wow, huge job! Fun family project, though, I'm sure!=) I am the oldest in my family, and have 8 younger siblings, and this past year we did alot of "team work", while working on our house. So, I know what you mean...=)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...why is it in the work photos I see women, and a 4 year old doing all the work. Interesting...just kidding.


The Wissmann Family said...

Daniel --
Thanks for the comment. I shoulda' thought to mention something about that. The guys carried all those heavy buckets clear across the pool and lifted them up to dump in the trailer. I'm not sure if the reason we don't have a good picture of them is because (a) they kept moving too fast or (b) they just aren't as picturesque as we?! I'll have to ask our photographer! [smile] But believe me, they had the harder job!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking at these three pictures for a couple of days now and it just seemed as there was something wrong. Sure enough today I spotted it. I can't believe that I missed it. It really glares out in picture 3 but since that picture cannot be enlarged, for what ever reason (conspiracy maybe), I had to really look to find it.

It reminds me of a time this last spring/winter when I went with my brother on a vacation and planned to surprise our friends but just couldn't find them, maybe they were hiding from us or we just can't read road signs very well, but we kept missing the spot. But I digress.

If you will look closely, Rachel is heartedly scooping slag with a mystery person dressed in white standing beside and on the troubled spot. That spot is still white. All the rest is a dull grey color, which goes well with the stormy weather if you’re into colors, but there is a white spot that was missed. I don’t know if it was the approaching storm that that spot didn’t get removed or…and there lies the mystery…if it was another reason. We may never know.

Seriously, I just wanted to let you know that you are still in our hearts and in our prayers my friends.

The Wissmann Family said...

anonymous --

Details, details! [smile] You are a good detective. The story of the mysterious white spot is this: The blasting pot only holds a limited amount of slag, therefore, on large jobs it is not uncommon to run out. And alas, our supply disapeared! And with only a very small spot left undone, too. But the clean-up crew had arrived, so it was decided to go ahead and get the bulk of the slag hauled out anyway and finish the small spot the next day. And thus it happened and thus the pictures show the missed spot!

And thank you for remembering our family in prayer! God bless you.

Anonymous said...

It was a great relief coming to your blog today and finding out the reason for the mysterious white spot. I now stand; actually sit, in amazement on whoever was running the equipment to be able to leave such a square patch. It is almost perfectly square.

But not to ramble on, the question of why the third photo could not be enlarged has still left us somewhat distressed. Not to the point of anything, just distressed. It just a question like the one in South Caroline when we had toured that old, old, really old house and was wondering what the slab of cement could have been used for and I suggested an ice skating rink and Matthias laughed at me kind of question. In my defense, it was rainy and cool (at least in the low 50s and even the high 40s) and made me think of home and ice and hockey and people skating and ice skating rinks.

May you have a special Easter as you celebrate our Saviors resurrection and may His grace, mercy and love fill you with hope as you walk with Him. Love you all and praying for you.