Friday Shorts

Back when blogs were popular, back when I lived in Honduras, back when I published lots of posts, I used to have a regular Friday post called Friday Fragments which were short items about various topics. I linked to a now extinct blog by a friend who hosted a link for other bloggers to publish their Friday Fragments. Today’s items are just short items I felt like writing about.

Do you want to buy a church? There’s one for sale in Abita Springs. I don’t know the whole story, but I read that the pastor AND the congregation of 80 or so persons have moved, so this building is for sale. Sounds a bit cult-like to me, doesn’t it? The entire congregation is moving. Who does that? This church was originally located in eastern Canada, and the pastor had it shipped in pieces down to Louisiana, then reconstructed on the outskirts of Abita Springs. Anyway, the church and the adjacent day-care center are up for grabs if anyone wants it. I like the idea of making it into a restaurant, as happens every now and then with old churches.

Weather is strange at times isn’t it? Well, the weather around here is REALLY strange this time. Early next week there most likely will be 2 named storms in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. That would be a first. Of course, it’s 2020, so what’s so strange about two hurricanes blasting away at the same time? What area is right in between the cones? Well, none other than New Orleans, Louisiana.

Have you heard of Noom? I’m using this weight loss program to lose weight. It’s a psychology based approach to losing weight. All of the stuff is on the app. I like it. The food diary is easy to use and automatically subtracts calories from your daily allowance. There are behavioral lessons of about 10 minutes each day. Each week there’s a personal coach who interacts with me via the app to guide me. Thus far, I’ve lost 15 lbs. since starting to use the app 60 days ago. Go Noom! Go me!

Did I mention that I have been married before? I found my wedding picture while scanning old photographs from my mother’s collection. I don’t remember marrying my older sister, but the evidence shows it to be true. I don’t remember who was the officiant, perhaps my other sister? My sister remarried as an adult, to a man. I haven’t remarried.

Well, that’s enough short items for today. Enjoy your weekend. Next post may be about the convergence of two hurricanes along the Louisiana coast. I hope not, but who knows. Now I’m on my way to Walmart to stock up on hurricane provisions. At the very least, it’s going to be wet next week.

6 thoughts on “Friday Shorts

    1. I forgot about Jim Jones. Pretty nasty stuff though now that I think about it. It just seemed odd to me. The pastor went through a lot of trouble to ship a building from Canada, then abandoned the entire thing a few years later. Strange. Hopefully not drink-the-koolaid strange.

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  1. In Chicago, a number of ethnic or smaller churches closed when the original congregations moved away or died, and were converted into condos or restaurants for the yuppies moving into the neighborhood. Most of the more fabulous churches built by immigrants, unfortunately, have been left abandoned, a real shame. Have you thought about a restaurant? From what you mentioned before, a big air-conditioner might be the first thing to get, even before a 12-burner stove.

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    1. I have heard of a restaurant or two inhabiting former churches in New Orleans, too. Another idea I like, is for the town to buy it and use it as a town hall. I don’t think they will do it, but it would be nice to have an ecumenical place for weddings and celebrations.

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  2. Congregations move to new churches or amalgamate to save money. I have seen a couple of churches redone into homes that looked good, it takes more imagination than I have but it can work out.
    Keep up the Noom if it’s helping you get to where you want to be.

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