Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 20 - 25

September 20, Monday. We went to Home Depot and Menards to purchase items for the trailer.  We got a couple strands of rope lights, one for the patio and one for inside. Ella worked in the evening which is something she rarely does on Mondays.
September 21, Tuesday. About 3” of rain.  We had the ‘greats’ for a couple hours in the afternoon. They played with bubbles on the patio under the awning.  Charlotte wanted to play miniature golf.  Since it was raining, we didn’t think that was a very good idea.  Instead we went to Dairy Queen.  Rori wasn’t feeling very peppy and didn’t want to eat all of her ice cream.

September 22, Wednesday. Baby sat with the girls and Rori is not feeling well at all.  I took Charlotte
to school at 8:55 for a late start.  From there I went on into church for our Men’s Bible Study.  I missed most of it since it started at 8:30.  But better late than never.  After the meeting, I helped set up the fellowship hall for the UP Kids (our after school program).

September 23, Thursday Rain and cold. About 1” of rain in the rain gauge.

September 24, Friday What a nice day!  Plenty of sunshine and nearly no wind.  What a relief from yesterday.  Ella stayed home this morning while I went to breakfast with the gang from church.  After
breakfast, a bunch of us helped one of our members move from her bedroom-apartment
to another one across town.  I couldn’t believe all the stuff she had in a single bedroom.  She keeps things in plastic tubs and stacked so it is neat even if it is crowded.  The new apartment has two bedrooms, kitchen and living/dining room.  She’ll be sharing it with her mother or mother-in-law (I’m not sure which).
It was about 12:30 by the time we got the last load to the new apartment. We had filled a Suburban twice, a minivan once, and the bigger items in my pickup. I told you there was a lot of stuff!
This coming Sunday we will be doing a theme Sunday.  This time it is all built around football.  The sermon will be using sports metaphors and the congregation is encouraged to wear shirts or sweats
with logos of their favorite teams.  I’m on the worship committee that helped plan this event.  So, after helping with the move, I went to church and started decorating the sanctuary.  Previously, we had made pennants with the names and symbols of the decuples on them.  I turned them around so that
the blank side was out and hung them around the walls.  I used white duct tape to mark yardage lines
on the aisles and placed some other football stuff around.
It was around 2 p.m. when I got home.  I worked on a couple small projects.  The handles for the three holding tanks on the trailer required me to get down on the ground and reach underneath to reach
them.  I had fixed two of them earlier with extensions to come out to the edge.  I didn’t do the third one before because I had to cut the existing rod and add a coupling with a longer piece of threaded rod. Until I got my Dremel tool, I didn’t have a convenient way to cut it.  So now all three handles are easily reached. 
Our neighbor, Rick, invited us over to see his new 5th  Wheel.  It is a Sandpiper and very nice inside.  While we were visiting, his wife, Sue, came home.  She had been shopping and / or garage saleing. We visited with them until about 9 when we came home and went to bed to watch TV.
September 25, Saturday.  Cold and rainy again.  High supposed to be in the low 50’s today.  We had a town hall meeting this morning at 10:00.  The first part of the meeting was giving answers to the questions asked at last month’s meeting.  There were only two people signed up to speak and Ella was one of them.  She thanked the board and staff for the good work they were doing, mentioned areas that
needed work and then suggested that a list of projects be sent to members with a request for people volunteer to help with areas where they had the skills; i.e. carpenter, electrician, plumber, etc. The second person got up to speak and asked if Ella had been looking at his notes because he wanted to make almost the same recommendations.  After the meeting, we went for a drive and ended up at Panera Bread for lunch.  We  both had soup in bread bowls.  I had chicken tortilla while Ella had clam chowder. They were both very good and the bread was excellent.  Our assessment was that they were a little pricey, but very good.

Monday, September 20, 2010

September 19 & 20th

Sunday was unusual for us.  Ella worked in the morning so we did not go to Sunday School and church. (we did go to the Saturday evening praise service).  But it has been so long since we missed a Sunday at church that it felt wrong all day.  Forgetting the sabath, I worked around the trailer.  I purchased some plexiglass and crafted a stormdoor over our screendoor.  Now when we have sunshine on a chilly day, I can open the outside door and let the sun in. 
That was the plan anyway.  Yesterday was overcast and rainy.  This morning we are blanketed in heavy fog.  Speaking of rain.  They announced on the news the other night that this has been the 5th rainiest year on record.  Now considering that we have 3 more months till the end of the year, we may move up in the rankings.  This on top of last winter being a record breaker for snow.  I'd like break a record for the most 'great days' all in a row!