Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thanks

First of all, thanks for all the encouragement all ya'll have sent to me. Sometimes, just knowing you're not the only one who has problems helps tremendously. Sorry I haven't "blogged" in a while, but we've really been stretched pretty thin....Praise God. It appears that August will be a pretty good month. We've booked a good wedding party event for the DJing. Looking forward to that. Our "shady" friend has bought a local establishment and wants the band to play on rotation AND wants us to DJ regularly. That will be a good steady thing. Ya'll can check out our new little My Space website....just click on the link below.



Now, for the good part. Our neighbors.....come to find out, it was a dog barking device, not a camera. Didn't know until everything came to blows and we confronted them about why in the world they would do such a childish thing. They claimed Patsy's barking was driving them crazy...especially when they tried to have a party at the pond. After about 2 hours of hashing this back and forth, I finally just said "you know what kids, do what you have to do. We've been here 20-something years. You knew we had dogs when you looked at the house. If it was an issue, then you never should have bought the house. Do what you have to do, but we're not going anywhere, and we're not changing a thing". Then they said, "Ms. Vickie, maybe we over-reacted". Apologized, and all seems to be well. Praise God. That simple. I'm beginning to think this "growing old" thing might have an advantage after all ;)

I was contacted by a gentleman who is filing a lawsuit against the agency I used to work at, and he wanted me to join in. After hours spent in prayer and discussion with Jackie, I don't think this is what God wants me to do. Just looking over all the evidence I collected the years I was there brought back so much pain. I hadn't looked at all this "stuff" since I left almost a year ago to the day. The documents I had collected were all internal financially related, and really not relevant to his case anyway. I did give him some names to contact and ethic agencies to get in touch with and "wished him luck". He said he was on blood pressure medicine now, and it had only been a couple of months dealing with this situation. Imagine what kinda shape I was in after dealing with 'em for years!! And I truly appreciate the peace God has given me after I finally threw in the towel. I have to admit, tho, after allowing God to be my vindicator, it will be satisfying to see all the negative press take place....and who knows, maybe this man will actually expose all the wrong doings and make a difference. He has the money to carry this thing out. Anyway, that "season" is over for me. Praise God.

Well, hope all ya'll have been good. Supposed to be 100 degrees here today....oh brother. Let me scoot.

Love all ya'll

4 comments:

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

The first thing that came to my mine as I read your post today was, "Vic is surely growing in grace!" It was great to read that things are "happenin'" for you with the jobs, etc., that the neighbor thing is worked out. But best of all, that you could work through the issue about the law suit, find God's peace in it, and walk away. Yes, wisdom does come with getting a little older and also in growing closer with the Lord. Somehow, we just recognize His voice and that's that!

Wish I could be there to hear you guys do your thing with the music!!!!!

Cora

Debra said...

Hello-it's my first visit to your blog. Boy do I LOVE your farm and home. I'm drooling! I'm going to put you on my blogroll. I'll be back!
Debra

Sherry's Cabin said...

Hey Vic,
I'm glad to hear of the work coming in. I'm also glad to hear the neighbors have calmed down... I was thinking of coming over to bark at them myself! Isn't it a good feeling when we hear from God and walk in peace with Him? I wish I could listen more and think for myself less. That's where I always get in trouble!
Many Hugs,
Sherry

Nancy M. said...

I'm glad things are working out for you! I love music!