Monday, July 27, 2009

What's going on

Some news from P-burgh

Paul Martin, the groundskeeper, fell off a ladder and broke his pelvis and 2 ribs. He will be on worker's comp for a while. Please be in prayer for him for a quick recovery. He is moving next Monday to a new apartment, so Scott will be helping with that process. He was newly married in March, so this is quite a bit of stress on the couple. Please be in prayer for them.

Today we went to the DMV which here is called PennDOT(department of transportation) in downtown Pittsburgh. Parking is not easy in downtown Pittsburgh. The nearest parking garage wanted $11 per hour! We found a parking meter around the corner. We put in enough quarters for an hour, and then Scott had to go back and refill it while we waited to get our Pennsylvania licenses. Unfortunately, after over an hour and a half, Scott's number was called, and we discovered that we didn't have the proper documents we needed to get our licenses, so we will have to return tomorrow! Hopefully it will be a quicker process then.

Pittsburgh is a very diverse city. For example, on one side of Penn Avenue is a strip mall with an organic grocery store and a pet store that sells designer dogs. We went to Petland last week, and were asked if we wanted to hold a terridoodle( a mix between a terrier and a poodle). It was so cute, only 8 weeks old. Scott asked the clerk how much the dog was and he said $1500. We jtried not to look too alarmed!:) The price tag on the cage said $75. Then in fine print it read, per month! On the other side of Penn Avenue is a Giant Eagle grocery store with a security guard at the door, a Family Dollar store, and a liquor store where it is common to see drunk men begging for money. One block can be very different from the next. This is the case all over the city.

Today we saw a high speed chase of which we counted 13 police cars. Since we moved here, we've heard about numerous murders and gang activity, but this tends to be in the rougher neighborhoods.

Scott has applied for some part time computer science positions. Please be in prayer about his job search. The woman I am hoping to babysit for wasn't in church yesterday. She may be on vacation. Please continue to be in prayer about that. We would like for me to babysit for a Christian family that has the same views on spanking that we do.

We went to church at Providence RPC again yesterday. We are continuing to meet many nice people and are enjoying our fellowship with them. Abbey will be attending a 1 day VBS program on missions in Sudan for the children on Saturday morning. Then Carol and Joan will be arriving in the afternoon for a weekend stay.

We had a seminary student named Andrew Wallace come over for dinner on Friday evening. He's originally from Kansas and is Dr. Jerry O'Neill's second cousin. He's only been at the seminary for a quarter. Scott helped him with setting up networks in the new counseling center.
We hope to have many more people over eventually. The seminary no longer has a meal plan, so seminary bachelors are on their own for food. I think feeling sorry for them will help motivate us to invite them over!

Well, that's some of what's been going on here. Please keep us posted with everything in Fulton. Love you!

The Doherty's
Scott, Andrea, and Abigail

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