Archive for March, 2008

Grubs+Peeping Tom+Police all before 8AM

Posted in Life with tags , , , , on March 27, 2008 by Luke Farrugia

Well my morning has Had a totally legendary start… let me start at the beginning…

5:30: Awake

5:35-6:00: stretch/exercise

6:00-6:45 do the SPL/message check/internet thing

6:45-7:10 Breakfast

7:15: Grab Bible and go for walk… my road is currently a dead end and the last few hundred meters of it, is vacant grassy land which is where I went, I even thought to take a rug with me to sit on… I spread my orange blanket and parked with my Bible… 20 minutes later a police car arrived, I stood up and wandered over to them.

“G’day Guys”

“Hi, is this your property sir?”

“No, actually it’s not”

“Where do you live” 

“See that white roof over there on the hill, thats my house”

“ok, what were you upto here today”

I pointed at my open Bible on the ground and stated “Bible study”

He seemed satisfied with my reply and seemed to turn into a pretty good bloke “There have been some complaints about a peeping tom in this particular street and someone has called the police and identified me as the culprit, acting suspiciously with an orange blanket, laying in the field” I actually saw on his notepad, orange blanket, long plait, black shirt.

alltogether he seemed pretty dismissive after chatting to me for a minute, then he asked “Would you happen to have some ID on you?” 

“No, by thats my house and if you hold on a sec I will pack up and get it for you”

“Not a problem, we will give you a lift if you like”

“That would be great, thanks”

They bought me home, complimented me for the nice house, had a bit of a laugh about me being labeled a peeping tom, took my details, admired the view, declined a coffee and left.

at this point Mum asked exctly where I was, when I walked around the back of the house to show her where I was, we saw a mark on the wall…


After which we saw what left the mark… Grubus Giganticus…


So yeah. my Day is off to a good start… whats next? a kilt wearing whale knocking on my door asking for a cup of sugar?



I Serve a Great God

Posted in Adventist, Life, Tech with tags , , , on March 8, 2008 by Luke Farrugia

Ok, I know not all you out there are of a Christian mind and i respect that but for those of you who are…

Here is something awesome that happened today… today was the regional day at Church where (in our case) the 3 churches in our “Region” all come to one church and the conference president for SE QLD comes and says “Hi” (basically they take the church service/sermon and in the arvo, show a presentation of what happened over the last year in our division plus statistics/numbers et al.)

Our musical team includes an organ, a piano and a guitar (with an occasional sax) while the worship leader leads with a keyboard but today just before worship began, the KB amp went dark, died, karked it, croaked, whatever you want to call it is fine with me, the end-game was we have no KB and that is NOT GOOD, being a church there are many wise people about, from the upstairs sound room, I saw 2 people go and kneel over the amp and begin to pray, I couldn’t think of anything so I joined them with a silent prayer from where I was seated at the sound desk…

I then went about my business, basically ignoring that part of the situation, suddenly I felt impressed to go down and see if there was anything I missed… I ran down the stairs, had a look, and it was still obvious that something in there was toasted, so the next logical link in the chain of thought is to hook the keyboard straight upto the church soundsystem, however, the plugs I had access to were not the same type as what was required for the Keyboard

I then had an impression so strong it was almost as if someone had literally told me, “The Conference guy has one” now I know it sounds odd, but much earlier he had mentioned this handy adaptor he had for his laptop should we need it, (we didn’t) so i ran through the pews to this guy and asked him for that adapter he was reffering to earlier, he looked more than a little confused as he gave it to me and as you have likely guessed it was the exact adapter I needed, 2 clicks and the worship service was better than ever.

Later I Discovered that those two wonderful ladies who prayed, did not pray for it to be fixed, They prayed for God to Send someone to fix it, it was a simple fix but i take no credit for thinking of it, that was the Greatest Technician of all.

Hope that bought you some light.