Our Lady of Emmitsburg Helps Us

Feast of the Annunciation

Monday March 26, 2007

Our time is up when it comes to selling our house in "hometown" without having to pay capital gains taxes on the sale. If we were to sell the house after July 31, 2007 we would owe 15 percent to taxes. We scheduled a visit with a CPA to discuss our options so we can make a good decision. Our appointment was scheduled for 9:30 this morning.

S.C.C., Greg and myself attended mass this morning at St. Mary’s for The Feast of The Annunciation. During this mass I prayed that I can make the right decision about our house in "hometown". Mass ended and I glanced at my watch and the time was 8:33:13.

We drove Greg back to the house and S.C.C. and I drove to Gettysburg to meet with Robert Bohner CPA to discuss our options with the house in "hometown". We arrived at the CPA office and the odometer was 33.

During this meeting we learned exactly what our options are so that we can make the best decision as what to do with our house in "hometown". I have placed this matter in the Hands of Our Lady. The house was listed for sale with Sherri A but it did not sell and the contract has expired. S.C.C. and I have a lot to pray about.

After the CPA meeting we drove home and I dropped S.C.C. off. I then picked up Greg to drop him off at Mount Saint Mary’s on my way to "hometown" to go metal detecting for Civil War relics with my old friend Joe Troy.

Greg and I stopped at St. Peter’s Books so I could get a coffee for the road. While I was there I discussed the need to get 2000 more CD sleeves for Fr. Al Pehrsson’s CD testimony about Emmitsburg because another benefactor came forward to finance another 2000 copies. Greg and I then got in the car and left and it was at that instant I felt the peace run through me. I glanced at my watch and the time was 11:13:59.

I dropped Greg off at the Mount and I drove to "hometown". While I was driving I had strong feeling of peace hit me as I thought about the fact that at some point today I would be dropping off the latest pack of papers for Fr. ___. As this thought crashed through my mind I looked up and the CD flashed 33.

I arrived in "hometown" and drove straight to my house to check on things. When I arrived the odometer was 1.3. I talked to the tenant and he confirmed that they would be moving out around April 1st or thereabout because their new house would be ready. I then rode to my friend Joe Troy’s house to go metal detecting with him. This is the first time I have been metal detecting in a long time and it felt good to be going. We started and I looked at my watch and the time was 2:13.

We hunted some woods and fields near Joe’s new house and I did find one Civil War period button. After a couple of hours of hunting I felt a little tired and sat down under a tree to take a break. It was at this instant I realized this was the perfect time to pray my daily rosary. I started the rosary and glanced at my watch and the time was 4:13. I prayed the Sorrowful mysteries and glanced at my watch as I completed it and the time was 4:33.

A little later Joe came walking up and we finished metal detecting about a half hour later. I then left and drove to "Parish Church"  to drop off the papers. I placed them on the table and walked in the main part of the church and glanced at my watch and the time was 5:33.

I said a few prayers and left to go home. I decided to go to Micro Center in Fairfax and get the CD sleeves for Fr. Al’s testimony so I would not have to do it later. While I was driving I thought about how much time and work goes into keeping a record of these events that happen to me because of the apparitions of Our Lady here in Emmitsburg and the work that goes into writing these papers. As this moment of fatigue struck me I was suddenly filled with peace and strength as I realized what an honor it is to be able to witness and record these events. I glanced down and the odometer was 3.3.

A little later my cell phone rang and it was Sherry Masser and during this phone conversation we decided not to have a LMC meeting in April because of Easter. As we hung up I noticed the odometer was 1.3 and simultaneously the CD flashed 33.

I arrived in Fairfax and purchased the 2000 CD sleeves for the new shipment of Fr. Al’s testimony. I then drove back to Emmitsburg. I was only one block from St. Joseph’s when I was forced to take a detour because of road work. Because of this detour I arrived back at St. Joseph’s and the odometer was 13.

In addition to that the car in front of me had the license plate of 133, the trip meter portion of the odometer was 1.3 and just as the car came to a complete stop the CD flashed 33. I said a few prayers and just as I left the CD flashed 13. Despite how this happens to me this particular time was stunning to me. I then drove home and just as the car came to a complete stop I glanced at my watch and the time was 9:13:33.

R_____ C___

April 6, 2007

10:33 Pm