Monday, April 20, 2015
ELMER MADE A MiSTAKE
It's like credit cards. Many of us have credit cards. I know Anna and I have one. We usually pay cash, but sometimes we order seed, herbs, etc. through the mail and we need to pay for them. It's getting that a lot of business done through the mail do not take checks anymore. So we have a credit card. One must also use control when using a credit card. It would be very easy to get out of control in buying with one of those. When we get a bill, we pay in all immediately. We do not pay in payments. Payments plus interest can really add up. If we know we won't be able to pay the total bill for something when the bill comes - we don't buy it. Then there is no problem paying the bill.
I have the turning over the soil done with the plow. On our new land, it is a lot smaller than we had with the previous house and doesn't take as long to do. Also went over to John's and helped him do his as he's still short some farming equipment - this being their first year with the farm and all.
While plowing, I made a BIG mistake. I thought as long as I had the plow out and horse on might as well plow for Anna's vegetable and herb garden. Must not have had my hearing aides on when she told me where she wanted it.
I plowed the spot behind our back door. Anna came running out and asked me what I was doing. Told her I was plowing for her garden. On the side, she said On the side. When I stopped and looked - I'd made a mess. Guess I wasn't thinking because I plowed in front of the back door. Right in front of the back door. Now when you walk out it is in to a mud hole.
Anna showed me where she wanted the garden. Which is on one side of the house a little way behind the greenhouse. I plowed that and Anna stood there watching me to make sure I did it where she wanted.
Now Anna usually doesn't stay angry long, but every time she walked in that area of the house and saw where I plowed she would say Elmer, How could you do that? I was almost to the point of calling in the lawn man to see if he could put some grass in where I plowed, when Anna noted we always said we were going to put a walk way out the back door some day. Now was the time to do it.
So we put a walk way back there. Still there is a big spot where I plowed. Anna says we could put grass seed back there and get the grass back again. So that's what we are going to do for the rest of it.
Our rule is we don't go to bed angry. Well, by bedtime Anna had cooled down and felt better knowing that the walk way was being put in. As I said, we now have a nice walk way out our back door instead of just grass. I have the grass seed to put on when the weather gets better.
Trust God's Wisdom,
JEAN WILL BE ON TOMORROW