Sunday, June 27, 2010

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig

We are home again and very happy to be home, too! Alas, our trip to New England had to be cancelled because Girl of the House was sick. It seems that acid reflux is her problem and has been a recurring problem for quite awhile. I think it's under control, but we have to watch her diet pretty carefully. Apple cider vinegar before meals also really helps. I'm so glad she is feeling better~she was pretty wretched for quite awhile.

Anyway, we are home from Indiana, and I will show you pictures of that and give you an update (that trip has momentous consequences!) someday, but first I must show you a stop we made on the way to Missouri a few weeks back. Maybe if I show you a landmark first you can guess where we went:















You can't guess, you say? Why, it's the World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, IL! It's on the National Register of Historic Places! There's even a website about this unique water tower.

As thrilling as seeing the World's Largest Catsup Bottle was, that's not what drew us to Collinsville. No, siree. What drew us was this:















Do you see that widget over there ----------> in the sidebar? The one for Issues, Etc.? Well, IE is a Christian radio program originating from Collinsville, IL, that airs for two hours every day, Monday through Friday. You will not find better commentary, theology, discussion, and just plain fun anywhere else. Man of the House and I have been listening for over five years, and this year we stopped for a visit on our way to points west. IE is a three-man operation. Here are two of them:
















Craig is the board operator and the financial brains, and Jeff is the producer, which doesn't require any brains at all.

Here's a picture of the Holy of Holies, the studio. This is where Todd Wilken, the host, interviews guests:

















"The toilet seat is always up at Issues, Etc."!


















The hospitality center:



















The Issues, Etc. Comment Line:


















Proof positive that we were actually there~~Man of the House, Girl of the House, your humble servant, and Todd:

















I'll post about our Indiana trip later. Oh, and I haven't forgotten about the house tour!

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