Bible Retreat

I always love a weekend at the Howes’ farm! We had lovely food, lovely company, and I flew a kite for the first time ever! Also, Alban and I wrote a hit song that you will soon get to sample. A lovely time!bibleretreat.jpggangsta.jpgjamiejen.jpgmountain.jpgfarm.jpg

Job Interviews are Serious Business

Chris: hope so

going to be a pretty technical interview

those always scare me a little

Jason: any questions you don’t understand, just say “That’s classified information”

Chris: lol

Jason: then cross your arms and stare

works every time

Chris: “how do multiple threads communicate using mutexes?” “sorry. that’s classified”


that’ll work

excellent advice

Jason: you could also use the classic “I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you”

Chris: and then follow through

tell them

then kill them


Jason: If you don’t follow through and murder them, they probably won’t hire you

there is nothing inconsistent about that statement

Chris: ‘zactly

can’t show them i’m a liar

Jason: they appreciate follow-through

Chris: and if they don’t, then i don’t want to work for them

Home Leave Activities…

Pumpkin carving, Gettysburg and Antietam tours, Washington Monument State Park, and lots of fall leaves have made for a lovely visit with family during this October home leave!!tree.jpgwashmon3.jpgwashmon2.jpgwashmon1.jpgwashmon.jpgcannon.jpgcaleb21.jpgcaleb1.jpgburnside3.jpgburnside.jpgbridge.jpgstephen.jpgpumpkin2.jpgmeredith2.jpgmeredith.jpgjenjason.jpgjen.jpgjason.jpgjamie2.jpgjamie.jpgstephenjamie2.jpgcaleb3.jpg

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Sophie Minner Fulfills Lifelong Dream

So, Sophie is a mixed animal. She has been discovered to be part cat, squirrel, raccoon, weasel, rabbit, and now mountain goat. The other night she fulfilled her dream to stand on the top of the office door. She always wants to get up high, and this was a beautiful moment for her: she connected with her mountain goat roots.soph2.jpgsoph1.jpg

Mexican Food is Serious Business

Jason says:
i have some big news
dbashley1 says:
you’re going to be a daddy
Jason says:
no, this is much more serious than that
dbashley1 says:
Jason says:
Right next to Best Buy…
Jason says:
Opening in 2 weeks
Jason says:
dbashley1 says:
best buy…
Jason says:
in hagerstown
Jason says:
the best buy they are building next to walmart
dbashley1 says:
there isn’t a best buy
dbashley1 says:
they are building one?
Jason says:
yeah, there is, it’s almost finished
dbashley1 says:
next to walmart?!
Jason says:
okay, I guess you get 2 pieces of good news
dbashley1 says:

HVC Treasurer

I have accepted an offer from the Highland View Church to become the new church treasurer. As you may know, our former treasurer, Darlene Crowley, was killed in an automobile accident just a few weeks ago. Since then, the church has been trying to find a replacement for this critical position. After a lot of conversations with different people and introspection, I have felt called to take up this work. I know that there is a fair amount of work involved in the position, but I’ve been looking for a way to step up my involvement in the church for some time. There will be an obvious transition period in the beginning, but I think it’s going to go well.