Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Unprofitable Servant? Here I Am!

It's been a while since I've posted to my blog in a regular fashion. Why is that? Most likely because sitting at the computer hurts my back! I have hereditary low back trouble, and sitting at the computer utterly destroys me. However, I have acquired a new chair. I have recently turned 32, and through the generous donations of family birthday gifts I was able to go out and purchase a chair that is suitable for my old-man-condition (i.e. my back trouble). It isn't as perfect as the one in the store seemed, but it's a whole lot better than the others I've had (so far).

My other chairs have been two: a wooden kitchen chair that is wonderful for anything but computer work (apparently), and a light olive colored desk chair on wheels that I picked up for free at a garage sale in Malvern, IA. I expected to pay $0.50 for it, but the guy in the old-storefront-housing-cars-and-various-junk told me to take it for free. Free is free.

Anyway, I've felt as if I should be writing or doing something constructive, so I dug out an old laptop that gets way too hot and have been doing some writing on that. I managed to finish a paper for my parish priest after a number of months - which he is still reading - and I've been working on some lengthy blog stuff (which is still not ready).

In the meantime, so as not to remain an unprofitable servant, I include the following picture as documentation of my continued existence despite my chronometric advancement and senescence.

In other words, I'm still here.


Esther said...

It is good to hear from you again.

Deacon Benjamin Harju said...

Esther, it's good to hear from you. I checked out your blog. Great idea! Post a picture every day and you don't have to write anything :-) Glad to see you're still interested in photography. Send me an email sometime and let me know how you all are doing. My email is on my profile page under my picture.

Deacon Benjamin Harju said...

Esther, I'll tell A.J. I heard from you. He usually asks about you. He's putting his house up for sale.

Dixie said...

The value of a good chair should never be underestimated. Looking forward to reading more from you.

And Happy Belated Birthday...Chronia polla!