Saturday, September 3, 2011

Life continues . . .

Just a brief post this evening - I hope.

We sold our Dodge van. We had it for a little more than 5 and 1/2 years. It served us well, but with our new(er) van, the other was simply extraneous. I used it more as a truck than a van; once I sold it, I took some of the money and had a hitch put on the Ford van (a long story).

We have been given sweet corn a couple of times this summer. I don't know exactly how much we have had (not as much as in previous years, but we are thankful for what we have gotten as dry summer has affected most gardens and crops); I think we froze about 50 lbs. Laura, Grant and John, did the first batch; Carol, Joel and Laura did the second batch a couple of weeks later.

We are making headway on our church building project. In the last post, we had just finished the concrete (August 16th I think). We have pulled the forms and back-filled the pad; the exterior walls are up and today we had about a dozen people set the trusses and put on the roof sheeting. We were a couple of pieces short and had to stop a little early, but with the heat at 95, I didn't hear anyone complaining that we were going home when we did.

I'm not very good at getting pictures of the work in progress or of the people who are doing it; I often get pictures of what we have accomplished at the end of the day. Today was not different, but I am very thankful from all the help from all the men who were there today - John, Josh, Jeremiah Houston, Allan & Caleb Stilley, Lowell Mest, Darin Kennelly, Donnie Wright (has been there almost every day that I have been), Larry Hayes, Ken Massey, Joel Deatrick - I hope I didn't miss anyone . . .

We also had Bro. Steve Wynn, a missionary to Brazil with us a week ago; he helped for several days while staying in our prophet's chamber. I missed getting any pictures of him too.

But, here is what has happened since the 16th of August.

Where the window is in the existing building we will take it out and knock out the block and make it a hallway between the old building and the new addition.

Thank the LORD for His provision and safety!