“Eeeegads!” or “Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.”

So, stuff’s been a blur lately. Work’s kicked into high gear, as if it wasn’t high enough already. A couple of SAU alums won a national teacher award–the only two from the state of Michigan and two of 100 nation-wide. $25,000 cash prize. A pretty good honor I would say!

Anyway, it’s the job of our office–University Communications–to brag about stuff like that and tell people what a great place Spring Arbor University is. I’m the picture guy in our office, so I did a remote at Parma Elementary School this afternoon and captured one of teachers with the D100. It was pretty fun because it was the first time I got to do a true environmental portrait with the strobes we bought last spring. And it turned out great, so I was happy.

Stuff the unexpectedly comes up like that piles on top of the already-hectic workload in UCOM, so it just makes work that much more stressful.

News with Chase has, obviously, slowed down some. At least on my end. I talked with Andrea on Monday for a bit and will be going over to Ann Arbor tomorrow to hang out. Sounds like Chase will be there another three or four weeks. He’s coming along great it seems, though it STILL is going to be a long road to recovery.

That slips my mind sometimes. The situation has effectively left “crisis mode” so it’s easier to go about my day without thinking about what is going on in Ann Arbor. But the fact remains that Chase is still very much in need of prayer. And so are Shelby and Celeste, my nieces, and the rest of our family for that matter. This has been and continues to be hard on them as they deal with being perpetually watched by sitters, friends and family while Andrea and Grant work with Chase.

It was good to hear from Andrea that she and Grant got to spend some good time with Shelby and Celeste the other day. They need that time together. My nieces might spend Friday night over here in Jackson with me and my parents. I hope that can work out. They’ve never been to my house and it would be fun to have them over.

Stuff will be busy this weekend with SAU’s Homecoming and all. I’ll be doing pictures and stuff and probably hanging out with friends quite a bit.

Stay tuned for mo-blogging. That’s short for mobile blogging. I got a new phone and can send pics and short posts to this site right from the phone. Pretty cool. I think I’ll snap a pic of Chase and Andrea and Grant tomorrow and post it from my car on the ride home. Give mo-blogging a test run.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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