Monday, August 17, 2015
ELMER ANSWERS QUESTIONS
Are we allowed to use electric for lighting, refrigeration, etc. ? No. We have gas for our refrigerator. Most of our food items that have to be frozen go over to David and Jean's as they have electric and a freezer business in one of their barns.
In our refrigerator freezer, we keep what foods we need for a week or so. The rest is over at David and Jean's. When we need our food from David and Jean's, we can go over and get it out of our freezer drawers over there. Most of the time, we call them first to make sure it is convenient for them. We don't go on the Lord's Day unless it is an emergency.
Our hot water heater is also run on gas. The stove in our kitchen is a wood burning stove. We also have a wood burning furnace or heater. Also, we have a gas furnance to heat the house. We don't use the gas furnance unless it gets real cold. Anna and I usually use the wood burning furnace or heater when it gets cooler. But sometimes, I don't care what they say, the wood furnace or heater doesn't heat the place enough. So we use the gas.
Sometimes if Anna is using the wood burning stove and we have the wood furnace on it heats the house. But in the deep winter, in the evening, Anna is done with stove, that heater won't heat enough, so we turn the gas furnace on.
As far as lighting the house. Some of our lamps are battery operated, some are on propane and we have some on gas. The standing lamps in our house are propane. We had a few gas lights put in when we had the house built, Most of the lamps we carry room to room are battery operated.
Again, as I have said before, this is our Old Order Amish group. Some Old Order Amish do not allow gas.
Someone asked how do young folks obtain drivers license without parents knowing it? Or do they just buy a car and drive it without a license?
New York State has become stricter on getting license plates for a car. So the young folks usually buy a car from someone that has plates on it. Of course they don't think about if they are stopped or in an accident.
In this state your parents have to sign for your license until you are 18. Yes, many young folks drive cars without a license.
Now you have to have proof of insurance when you go to get the license plates. Some young folks get insurance, which is against our beliefs, get the plates and take the insurance off the car. You also have to show your drivers license when you go to get plates so whoever gets the plates must have a drivers license. It is getting harder to do now days because if you don't have insurance on the car, New York State can revoke your plates and drivers license. Still some people get away with it. Of course, if you don't have a license, they can't revoke something you don't have.
There are still young folks that figure out how to do it. They don't realize how dangerous it is or think it won't happen to them.
Trust God's Wisdom,