My life and conversations are full of “Glenn”. That little fellow is keeping me busy. The column may be a bit short this week. It seems somewhere in my puppy play, I have strained a wrist. I can’t even begin to think how, but it is extremely uncomfortable. He is one smart little fellow. He has already learned to sit. He is a bit picky about obeying come, but he is working well on the leash. I haven’t had any clothing ripped in the last few days, so life is looking better. I was beginning to fear for my jeans wardrobe. I may be able to darn the cuff of my pretty pink western shirt. So hopefully we are learning to channel our aggression! I wish the real Glen were here to enjoy this little monster. Glen would have given him a nickname. Right now I call him the” ragin’ Cajun”.The Lusty, Burkhart and the Mann families went to Fort Worth to compete in the stock show there. Bralei and Hutton did well with their sheep placing fourth and fifth. I believe Landon and Jordan were somewhere in the 10th or 11th spot. I believe Gunner and Ty will be showing early in the week.Marilyn, if you’re reading this I am overdue to have my hair cut. I am shaggy, like one or two of my students. I hope everyone enjoyed the rain even if it did cause a power outage. I have yet to have anyone tell me why such a large area lost power. It makes you appreciate the difficulty pioneers faced when trying to teach their children by lantern and candlelight. We laughed Sunday when we discussed the issue. We all remember how light a room becomes in the movies when a candle is lit. In reality, the glow is a tiny little area close to the candle, certainly not an entire room. I have to say I did enjoy the softness of the light and the silence in the house. I didn’t enjoy the cold. It proved to be a big talking point for the kids the next day.George Hill is enjoying his new “old truck”. It’s a true workhorse, but like most old vehicles, it’s going to cost him to keep it running. Still, isn’t that what most of us are doing these days? Floyd was talking about how wonderful it would be to have one of those new fancy machines to get his work done, but it’s a dream not likely to become reality any time soon. In the meantime he’ll keep his equipment mended and moving. Such is the life of the small farmer/rancher. I’m thankful I have a mechanic for a son. I also have annex-mechanic son-in-law.Lara and Ed are working on their new house. Apparently Emily has tagged the new house for the Starr bridesmaids. Lara and Kay went material shopping. Before you know it the house will be complete and all decked out in its new finery. I’m sure Ed and Lara will be overjoyed. I still love their little cabin.We have lots of sick on the prayer list. We also have some 16 families with loved ones in the services. Each one is special and leaves a family and loved ones praying at home. Please let us help them in that effort.May God bless our country, our leaders, our election process, and our troops. If you want to contribute to the missionary funds for Vivian Duncan McCall or Leah Henson Jeffries you can get addresses from the First Baptist Church in town. Doris Korenek recently had surgery. Weldon Faught is doing better after his latest round of treatments, and Kenneth Powell is facing his own cancer battle supported by our own Velita and his family. Thank God for family and friends. Have a blessed week everyone, and pray for our wonderful America.