Aug 072013
 

bucketAs I prepare this morning for two of the craziest jobs in my short career as an HVAC tech, I can sure think of some things I would like to get done.

Spend a season or two in Ireland, preferably close to a bar that sells nothing but Guinness and whiskey.

Go to China for a lengthy tour of the whole country.

Build the biggest remote control enthusiast hobby store in the world, and retire from it, preferably close to that same bar in Ireland.

Yours?

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  38 Responses to “Participation Required: Bucket List!”

  1. Go to Ireland with Michael.

  2. I came close 30 years ago but hurt myself training. My dream has been to complete a marathon. I’m jogging three miles now but a lot of things would have to come together for this to happen.

  3. well, since its required…..

    1. To see all my grandkids saved and walking with the Lord. Same with great-grandkids, if there are any around.

    2. To be able to handle horses like Buck Brannaman.

    3. To live on a working ranch, and have the energy to work it. Spend a season in the summer range. I know of a great little place in Western Wyoming where the local watering hole is the hub of social activity for the area. And they have a Guinness sign in the window.

    4. To stay in contact with good friends that I have walked through life with. And to one day worship God as I celebrate their life and home coming, or have them do the same for me.

  4. Bucket List:

    I’d like to see my kids graduate, get married, have kids of their own and enjoy them for as long as I can.

    Other than that, there’s not much I really feel the need to do before I croak, other than provide for them and be there for them.

    I’ve done most of the stuff I’ve wanted to do (already), though if I go terminal, I wouldn’t mind jumping out of an airplane without a parachute and going out with my boots on. That would be a fun and thrilling way to go out of this phase of the Journey.

  5. Visit Russia.

  6. Matter that I lived.

  7. BD,

    That’s Reuben that wants to go to Ireland….too wet for me.

  8. I filled most of my bucket list before I was thirty.
    If Elvis hadn’t died before I could meet him, I would have nailed it. :-)
    Now, I just want to die without debt and live long enough and well enough that Trey is equipped to fill his own bucket.

  9. My bucket list is to help people and example Christ, as best I can, until I die.

    My retirement plans are to purchase reading glasses (and maybe a couple back up pairs so my old fart-ness doesn’t destroy them) and possess a library card. The less I spend on myself, the more I save for my children.

    My dying wish is that accompanying my cremated ashes is a simple sign that says “he loved Jesus”. No funeral, for I am more alive than I have ever been. No casket, because you cannot bury my soul. No reception to honor the deceased. If I have impacted your life, honor Christ Who both gave me life and worked through me.

    I have went through several renditions as I have aged. I may even alter the above as time progresses, but currently, that is my list.

  10. Michael,

    I wondered who that was … all this time I vacillated as to who… Reuben will do as long as Ireland is involved and all the island charms.

  11. I’m with Michael: Finish whatever equipping I am supposed to do for my kids.

    Also a few relatives and friends I would like to get to with the gospel.

    I think most of the sightseeing and travel and the rest I can do in the next life.

    Also, did you ever feel like there are some ministry activities within you that have never been birthed, and you are wondering when and whether they will happen? Got a few of those.

  12. “Get a Doctorate”. Would not mind getting a doctorate in genetics. DNA just absolutely fascinates me.

  13. 1. Hike the AT.
    2. Visit England and Scotland.
    3. Build a natural out structure built of cordwood and mortar. (planning this one now.)
    4. Start an etsy shop with the wife to make extra money. (planning this one now)
    5. Write a fiction novel. (working on this one)

  14. Well, I hope that on your way to Ireland, you all will come visit me in England.

  15. I’d love to take all my children, their spouses, and the grandchildren back to the Philippines and let the grandkids see where their parents grew up and meet some of the people we worked amongst.

    That’s probably not going to happen, so a nice holiday with all of us together, and staying in a place big enough to accommodate all of us, just about anywhere, would be a real treat.

  16. Nonnie, I would like to spend about a month in the British Museum

    You could bring me food and water so I survived…. :)

  17. Also, did you ever feel like there are some ministry activities within you that have never been birthed, and you are wondering when and whether they will happen?
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  18. 30 “guests” online? Who are you people??

    Get in here and get insulted like the rest of us. :-)

  19. Just walking around this city is like being in a museum! We love having visitors.

  20. Nonnie,
    Whenever you post pictures, it brings to mind Inspector Lewis. I believe it was filmed there.
    I would love to go there someday.

  21. Nonnie, back in summer of 1984, in high school, I spent a week homestay in Bexhill on the Sea, as well as a couple of days in London.

    I’m probably overdue for a return visit. :)

  22. Yes, Derek, Lewis and Inspt. Morse filmed here. I’ve seen them filming a lot around the city. You and wifey are welcomed anytime.

  23. One on things on my list is to buy a Tablet tomorrow…

    iPad or Samsung 10.1?…

    Decisions, decisions…

  24. Nonnie, it would be epic to visit you and Mr. Nonnie. I want to attend a filming of Top Gear for sure. And meet “The Doctor”!

  25. Scott, I would personally advise away from the iPad, as I have an iPad and a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Note blows the doors off the iPad, and it is a smaller phone. I can only imagine how cool the pad is…

  26. Reuben, thanks. That’s the way I’ve been leaning.

  27. Well, I’ve sold both and owned both, as well as the Kindle and the Playbook etc.
    Always make friends with company reps. :-)
    I would go Apple in a heartbeat.
    The changes since iPad 1 have been substantial and I really have had customer issues with Android fragmentation.
    You’ll be ok either way but the stability and resale value of the iPad makes it preferable to me.

  28. I want to do ministry in Africa. I want to see Victoria Falls and the Lake of the Woods. I want to drive in the south of France at leisure. I want to follow the Lord so closely that His direction is no question in my mind. Something tells me that the “I wants” must be submitted….

  29. Unfortunately, avoid the Windows tablets like the plague.
    I love the Nokia Windows phones, but Microsoft managed to destroy a great concept when they put out the tablet.

  30. Thanks, Michael. I’ve been using Samsung smart phones for the past three to four years. I like the Android platform quite a bit.

  31. Michael, we have to disagree on this one. I am an apple head to be sure, but I just got an iPad mini for work, and I am horrifically underwhelmed… my phone is faster and less glitchy than this brand new hunk.

  32. I want to go on the Canadian Zephyr train tour of the Canadian rockies. I want to see that magnificent stone and hardwood hotel in Banff Springs, built long before the world moved on and craftsmanship was king.

  33. Reuben,

    I have a mini…and I love it.
    My favorite tool.
    That’s odd that you would have glitches…

  34. Love my iPad. Had it for a year before I finally got rid of my B’berry and got an iPhone. I can’t say enough good things about both. They communicate w/each other and I barely use my lap top. I print from both on an air printer and couldn’t be happier.

  35. never really thought about it before, but here is what I can come up with off the top of my head…..

    I want to meet all my Facepants friends in real life. I would bring Reuben a good bottle of scotch.
    Ride in the TARDIS
    Live in Great Britain. I don’t really care what part. I have made friends in all parts and that is fine with me.
    Go to a con, in costume. Maybe as the 10th Doctor.
    Write the entire bible by hand.
    Have a baby elephant.

    Um…. Yeah, I am just a big nerd.

  36. Ok, gotta copy Reuben on the Top Gear thing. But I want to drive with the Stig.

  37. My bucket is empty and I like it like that. I have lived a full life and there is nothing else here that I will miss.

    The dead know nothing (NKJV Ecclesiastes nine: five): “For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.”

    And; all things are new (NKJV Revelation twenty one: five): “Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

    Therefore; hearing Jesus call my name is all that matters. The only regret I will have, if any, is what I was as a human.

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