Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All in a Day's Work

On Saturday I convinced my wonderful wife to ride around with me as I called on a few of my customers in west Nashville.  I worked while Audrey studied. I normally don't work on Saturdays but I had  a load of kerosene being dropped off and had to do a little checking to make sure everything was okay. With the promise  to take her to Opry Mills to shop after, Audrey was excited to see me at work.  Of course shopping is my favorite past time. YES!  To make a long story short I had to get a gas reading  to make sure the gallons dropped that morning were accurate because the veedor-root was not working, but it took a little longer than planned.

Here is the great oil man at work!
Photos by: Audrey (through the window in the locked truck)

Notice the Chicago Bears shirt since the Titans are winless this year.
"I just wanted to feel like  a winner" - Jeff Fisher

This is a pretty bad part of Nashville, but it seems I fit in this area well with many of my customers. I feel at home with my gas station customers and now friends that I have met.  It is still a rough area though and I feel sometimes like I need to carry a pistol. I'm not too worried though because there is bullet-proof glass and a loaded gun behind every register.  I always know I have back up around the corner with Metro police too, at least Thursday through Monday.  As I worked getting readings at the store I had no idea Audrey was all worked up in the car, not going through her notes, but rather worst case scenarios of potential robbers.  While I joked with her about it afterward, we heard from Matt that about an hour after we left a lady at Sonic was robbed at gunpoint in her car.  [Note: Sonic is across the street from this gas station.]  [Note to Josh: never bring my amazing wife to any gas stations ever again, or at least don't leave her in the passenger seat for an hour. This is a dangerous job.]
Maybe I can find a cop friend to help me out sometime.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin carving on Friday night with Claire!

My wife twisted my arm tonight to carve pumpkins! She has wanted to do this for 4 weeks now.  I kept telling her we would have to wait because they would rot, but tonight she convinced me with a Texas idea.
So we pulled the pumpkins inside to the counter and created our studio.  We spent some time planning our attack and making a plan. Audrey got to drawing and I started carving.  It came so natural (as natural as pumpkin carving can be). As you see below we have one pumpkin for THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.  Oh how me miss Texas. The  other pumpkin is a little different I guess. My wife does not like scary pumpkins. It's Halloween what does she expect?  Boo!



Salesman to carver in about 2 minutes

The knives were sharp, but don't worry, the PA was in the room!

Front Porch

Lone Star State

Article, Josh -- Photos courtesy of Audrey's iPhone

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SInce the move to Nashville!

Wow, since the move to Nashville Audrey and I have been busy having fun and studying!  I have gotten used to driving to church and Audrey having study notes, going to work out and having notes, going to eat and reviewing in her head, and going to the Grand Ole Opry and studying before the show starts. She even studies in the shower.  I love that she has found something she is truly passionate about and loves PA school.  If you would like to schedule a future appointment her next available appt. is in Jan. 2012 and the cost in $99.99. You keep the penny.

Here are a few pictures of Claire and me around Nashville just living the dream!

Yep that is Little Jimmie Dickens (He is 88 and plays 3 nights a week) He told me the other day that real men choose PAs to treat them!
You guessed it right! Mr. Charlie Daniels
(He sings "The Devil went down to Georgia")


The Grand Ole Opry is a great experience.

The Battle of Franklin - This was one of the bloodiest battles. Over 10,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or went missing.

Beautiful Gardens

McGavock Confederate Cemetery

The Wild Horse Saloon

The Loveless Cafe

Union Station

More Union Station
(Stud Muffin on the left-hottie on the right!)

More Union Station


Alex & Audrey - no clue what they were thinking!

See Nike in the Right Hand!  I am glad Jordan knows Nike!

Finally for tonight we stopped by my boy Alan Jackson's home.  Copy the link below to see his home for sale for $38,000,000! (yes that is the right number of zeros)
No worries, Audrey and I have made an offer.
We are crossing our fingers and I am trying to sell more fuel.

Posted by: Mr. Josh Lively

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Memories from Chicago!!!

So blogging is new to Audrey and me but we are getting better!  Since I have blogged all posts but one I guess I am getting better!
Here are a few memories from our time in Chicago!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Chicago Pizza has nothing on the Livelys!

After getting back from our amazing trip to Chicago we wanted to create a wonderful Chicago-style pizza!

Well it was not Chicago style 100% but it was mouth watering!


ONLY 653 days until Audrey will be a PA-C!

For all that have not see my beautiful wife in here white coat, here she is!
Also if she ever gets tired of being a PA, I think Grey's Anatomy might be calling.

God has been good to Audrey and I and we are truly blessed! Thanks for all the prayers and love over the years!

Josh & Audrey

posted by: Josh

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What is up with the trees in Tennessee?

Moving from Texas we have seen many wonderful things, but still miss things about the Great State.  What we never realized is that some other states actually have 4 seasons.  In Texas you get to experience three seasons: hot, hotter, and freezing. In fact, you could experience all three on any given day!
So,  Audrey and I wanted to share with all of our Texas family the beauty of FALL!  If you do not know what fall is please enjoy the photo below and more to come of  the fall foliage in Tennessee.  This picture was taken outside our house!

P.S. It is supposed to freeze tonight. Maybe I'm confused, but I thought this was October. So much for FALL!


Josh & Audrey
Posted by: Josh

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash!

We also stopped by the Birthday bash for the Grand Ole Opry. The performers we saw included Diamond Rio, Lorrie Morgan, Little Jimmie Dickins (He is still kicking and looking great at 88), and the one and only Delilah! (Do you feel the Love tonight)

Apparently Diamond Rio is making a comeback. They have a new album out that is faith-based (http://diamondrio.com/).
They sang a couple of oldies and a great new song about our God! Soon Audrey and I will have our own CD to download from iTunes. Keep looking for it on iTunes!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Aqua Massage!

Well my parents came into town last week and we had a great time! We showed them around Nashville since the last time they were here they were unloading the u-haul. One place we stopped was Opry Mills mall to get some shopping in. My dad and I were so PUMPED about shopping and walking around another mall! As we walked around we came across the Aqua Massage located in the mall at Opry Mills. We stopped and took a look and a few minutes later Dad was climbng in for his first ever massage!

This was the first massage Dad has ever had. He is not into getting the old rub down!