2016

There are some accomplishments I expect over the 1,500 day journey, that are not on my list. They will be documented on this page. For example, if I earn an IT certification that is not on my list, it’s still worth noting, so it will go on this page. Similarly, there are some things I will do, which are not necessarily “accomplishments” but I want to document for one reason or other.

  1. January 1, 2016: Drove about 300 miles to see Wendy and take her Christmas presents
  2. January 2, 2016: Drove about 300 miles back home
  3. January 2 & 3, 2016: Played electric guitar for main worship at Restoration (Adrienne led)
  4. January 6, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide worship at Restoration (Melanie led)
  5. January 6, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  6. January 9 & 10, 2016: Played electric guitar for main worship at Restoration (Justin led)
  7. January 12, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  8. January 13, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide worship at Restoration (Melanie led)
  9. January 13, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  10. January 15, 2016: Closed on the house…it’s ours now
  11. January 16 & 17, 2016: Played bass for main worship at Restoration (Justin led)
  12. January 17, 2016: Matt here for a visit en route to Kansas and later, Wisconsin
  13. January 18, 2016: Went to the Denver Aquarium with the whole family
  14. January 20, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  15. January 22, 2016: Fountain Creek Watershed District meeting; now serving as Vice Chair
  16. January 26, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  17. January 27, 2016: PPACG CAC meeting
  18. January 27, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  19. January 30, 2016: Fountain City Council retreat
  20. January 30 & 31, 2016: Played electric guitar for main worship at Restoration (Justin led)
  21. January 31, 2016: Restoration Church annual business meeting
  22. February 6 & 7, 2016: Played bass for main worship at Restoration (Justin led)
  23. February 9, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  24. February 10, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  25. February 11, 2016: Drove 220 miles to Colby, KS for the first leg of the college visit
  26. February 12, 2016: Drove 220 miles to McPherson, KS for Miriam’s college visit
  27. February 12, 2016: Participated in Miriam’s college visit at McPherson College…very good
  28. February 12, 2016: Drove 440-odd miles back home after the college visit
  29. February 13 & 14, 2016: Played bass for main worship at Restoration (Scott led)
  30. February 14, 2016: Date night with Annette (PF Changs dinner, How to be Single movie)
  31. February 17, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide (Melanie led) and was also a mentor
  32. February 20 & 21, 2016: Played electric guitar for main worship at Restoration (Justin led)
  33. February 20, 2016: Met with a candidate for worship pastor (Andrew A.)
  34. February 21, 2016: Completed class PAS1023 – Spiritual Formation (97.8% A)
  35. February 23, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  36. February 24, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  37. February 26, 2016: Fountain Creek Watershed District Board meeting
  38. February 27, 2016: Bought a Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Mirage
  39. February 29, 2016: Attended screening of “The Great Divide” at County Commissioners’ Office
  40. March 2, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide (Melanie led) and was also a mentor
  41. March 5 & 6, 2016: Played electric guitar for main worship at Restoration (Justin led)
  42. March 8, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  43. March 9, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  44. March 16, 2016: Played guitar for Miriam as we did Amazing Grace to the tune of Sweet Child of Mine for the Collide Talent Night. Then did a “guitar battle” with Tyler Gardiner
  45. March 19 & 20, 2016: Played bass for Restoration main worship (Justin led)
  46. March 20, 2016: Collide monthly mentor meeting
  47. March 20, 2016: Date night with Annette, Mona Lisa and a movie at home (“Room”)
  48. March 26, 2016: Drove to/from Syracuse, KS (400 miles) to get Miriam back here
  49. March 30 & 31, 2016: Attended inaugural WaterNow Alliance Water Summit in Tempe, AZ
  50. April 2 & 3, 2016: Played electric guitar for main worship at Restoration (Justin led)
  51. April 6, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  52. April 10, 2016: Played acoustic guitar for Village 7 Pres. (Mark Tedder led)
  53. April 10, 2016: Completed class BIB1013 – Introduction to the Old Testament (97% A)
  54. April 12, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  55. April 13, 2016: Played electric guitar at Collide (Melanie led) and was a mentor
  56. April 17, 2016: Attended Collide mentor meeting / bonding at David’s house
  57. April 19, 2016: Council budget worksession
  58. April 20, 2016: Left for Thule Air Base to do some Security+ boot camps
  59. May 6, 2016: Left Thule Air Base for Baltimore, MD
  60. May 7, 2016: Left Baltimore for Singapore, via Chicago and Hong Kong
  61. May 12, 2016: Left Singapore for Diego Garcia
  62. May 24, 2016: Left Diego Garcia for Singapore
  63. May 25, 2016: Left Singapore for Colorado Springs, via Hong Kong and Chicago
  64. May 26, 2016: Arrived in Colorado Springs, not a moment too soon
  65. May 29, 2016: Completed class PAS2013 – Practice of Christian Ministry (98% A)
  66. May 29, 2016: Left for Orlando, FL on family vacation, 2 days in Universal and 4 days in various Disney parks
  67. June 5, 2016: Returned from Orlando
  68. June 6, 2016: Drove 400 miles to/from Syracuse, KS to exchange Miriam
  69. June 18 & 19, 2016: Played electric guitar for Restoration main worship (Andrew led)
  70. June 24, 2016: Fountain Creek Watershed District Board meeting
  71. June 26, 2016: Played electric guitar for Village 7 Pres. (Mark Tedder led)
  72. June 28, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  73. July 9 & 10, 2016: Played electric guitar for Restoration main worship (Scott led)
  74. July 10, 2016: Applied for a position with Peak Vista as Director of Safety, Emergency Management
  75. July 11, 2016: Coffee with Paul to discuss my role in a possible new ministry
  76. July 12, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  77. July 16, 2016: Watched “Sisters” with Annette
  78. July 17, 2016: Completed class BIB2013 – Biblical Interpretation (94% A)
  79. July 17, 2016: Asked by Paul to help with worship team scheduling UFN
  80. July 18, 2016: Watched “Eddie the Eagle” with Annette
  81. July 22, 2016: Submitted my new ministry proposal to Paul
  82. July 23 & 24, 2016: Played electric guitar for Restoration main worship (Scott led)
  83. July 24, 2016: Date night with Annette, dinner at Outback and then watched “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”
  84. July 25, 2016: Applied to be Interim Worship Leader/Pastor at Restoration
  85. July 26, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  86. July 27, 2017: Represented Fountain at the PPACG CAC meeting
  87. July 28, 2016: Got an email that I had been accepted to Lincoln Brewster’s Worship Collective conference that runs from Oct 5 – 7. It’s $1700 plus transportation to/from Lake Tahoe. GoFundMe campaign setup.
  88. July 29, 2016: Represented Fountain at the Fountain Creek Watershed District Board meeting, held in Manitou Springs
  89. July 30 & 31, 2016: Played electric guitar w/ Collide band for Main worship at Restoration (Melanie led)
  90. August 1, 2016: Took Nicole S. to the CSPD impound yard to redeem her vehicle
  91. August 1, 2016: Met w/ Pastor Dave and Scott M. to discuss Restoration Church worship situation
  92. August 3, 2016: Played electric for Collide band at Fall Kickoff (Melanie led)
  93. August 6 & 7, 2016: Played acoustic and led Main Worship (Annette, Laura M, Deb Baum sang)
  94. August 7, 2016: Drove 440 miles to/from Colby, KS to bring Miriam back home
  95. August 8, 2016: Met w/ Pastor Paul regarding the Worship Academy plan
  96. August 9, 2016: Dan C. presented my virtualization plan for ESD 2.7x to the govt
  97. August 9, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  98. August 10, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  99. August 13 & 14, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship (Scott led)
  100. August 14, 2016: Collide mentor meeting
  101. August 15, 2016: Got an email from Peak Vista, they already filled the Emergency Director position
  102. August 17, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  103. August 18, 2016: Did worship team rehearsal at Restoration
  104. August 20 & 21, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Pete led)
  105. August 22, 2016: Birthday dinner for Annette with kids
  106. August 23, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  107. August 24, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide (Melanie led) and was a mentor
  108. August 25, 2016: Held worship team time at Restoration
  109. August 26, 2016: Represented Fountain at the Fountain Creek Watershed District board meeting in Pueblo County Courthouse
  110. August 26, 2016: Went to the Nazarene Bible College Movie Night. Watched “Woodlawn”. Met Tony and Sarah Goia and also Dr. Russom.
  111. August 27 & 28, 2016: Played bass for Main Worship at Restoration (Scott led)
  112. August 29, 2016: Met with Dave and Paul regarding worship arts; set a weekly meeting
  113. August 31, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide (Melanie led) and was a mentor
  114. September 1, 2016: Did worship team rehearsal at Restoration
  115. September 3 & 4, 2016: Played acoustic guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Pete led)
  116. September 6, 2016: Council work session on RV parking in public ROW, possible raising taxes and de-TABORing
  117. September 7, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  118. September 8, 2016: Held worship team time at Restoration
  119. September 10 & 11, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Scott led)
  120. September 11, 2016: Completed REQ2000 (Ministry Progress Review) with an “A”
  121. September 11, 2016: Completed CEM2133 (Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries) with a final grade of “A” (100%)
  122. September 12, 2016: Met with Paul regarding worship team, last weekend, upcoming plans
  123. September 13, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  124. September 14, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide (Melanie led) and was a mentor
  125. September 15, 2016: Did worship team rehearsal at Restoration
  126. September 16, 2016: Represented Fountain at the Fountain Creek Watershed District board meeting.
  127. September 17 & 18, 2016: Played acoustic guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Pete led)
  128. September 18, 2016: Collide mentor training meeting at David and Allie’s house
  129. September 21, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide (Melanie led) and was a mentor
  130. September 22, 2016: Held worship team time at Restoration
  131. September 24, 2015: Given the title “Worship Coordinator” to clarify for the congregation and team
  132. September 24 & 25, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Scott led)
  133. September 25, 2016: Participated in a worship team meeting called by Dave to clarify some issues
  134. September 26, 2016: Met with pastors to discuss previous weekend’s worship, upcoming plans
  135. September 27, 2016: Fountain city council meeting
  136. September 28, 2016: Was a mentor at Collide
  137. September 29, 2016: Ditched rehearsal and a council budget worksession to enjoy Cate’s fall choir concert
  138. October 1 & 2, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Pete led)
  139. October 3, 2016: Met with the pastors to discuss worship related issues
  140. October 5 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide worship (Melanie) and was a mentor
  141. October 6, 2016: Cancelled Team Time and enjoyed Cate’s band concert
  142. October 8 & 9, 2016: Played bass guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Scott led)
  143. October 10, 2016: Met with the pastors to discuss worship
  144. October 13, 2016: Did worship team rehearsal at Restoration
  145. October 15 & 16, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Pete led)
  146. October 16, 2016: Collide mentor meeting / book club
  147. October 17, 2016: Met with the pastors to discuss worship
  148. October 18, 2016: Budget work session for Fountain city council
  149. October 19, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide worship (Melanie) and was a mentor
  150. October 20, 2016: Did a Team Time for worship team at Restoration
  151. October 22 & 23, 2016: Played electric guitar for main worship at Restoration (Scott led)
  152. October 24, 2016: Represented the CAMMO contract at a Factory Compat Test TIM in Littleton, CO at the GPS-III factory.
  153. October 25, 2016: Fountain city council meeting
  154. October 26, 2016: Was a mentor for Collide
  155. October 27, 2016: Did worship team rehearsal for main worship at Restoration
  156. October 29 & 30, 2016: Played electric guitar at Main Worship at Restoration (Pete led)
  157. October 31, 2016: Hung out with the Pettigrews for part of their Halloween gathering
  158. November 1, 2016: Fountain city council meeting
  159. November 2, 2016: Played electric guitar for Collide worship (Melanie) and was a mentor
  160. November 3, 2016: Did a Team Time for worship team at Restoration
  161. November 5 & 6, 2016: Played bass for Main Worship at Restoration (Scott led)
  162. November 6, 2016: Completed OTR2013 (Global Evangelism) with an “A” (99.6%)
  163. November 7, 2016: Met with the pastors about worship issues
  164. November 12 & 13, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Pete led)
  165. November 15, 2016: Fountain city council meeting
  166. November 19 & 20, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Scott led)
  167. November 22, 2016: Started a “holding pattern” position on Schriever on the new CAMMO contract
  168. November 26 & 27, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Scott led)
  169. November 28, 2016: Met with Pastor Paul to discuss worship and do some mentoring
  170. November 28, 2016: Met with Renee Green, Paul, Dave, Kari (Chamber of Commerce), Joanna to discuss the proper use of the sanctuary for outside events
  171. December 3, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Pete led)
  172. December 6, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  173. December 18, 2016: Completed PAS1013 (Intro to Christian Service) with a final grade of “A” (95%)
  174. December 19, 2016: Drove 450 miles to/from Syracuse, KS to exchange Miriam for Christmas
  175. December 20, 2016: Fountain City Council meeting
  176. December 24, 2016: Sang with “choir” during the 3rd Christmas Eve service
  177. December 26, 2016: Drove 450 miles to/from Syracuse, KS to exchange Miriam from Christmas
  178. December 28, 2016: Dinner meeting with Scott and Pete to develop vision for 2017
  179. December 31, 2016: Played electric guitar for Main Worship at Restoration (Scott led)