Tuesday, February 16, 2016
JEAN'S WINTER POST !!
I am giving this post on Sunday morning. Usually we got to meeting on Sunday, but Bishop Joseph decided to cancel it today. He felt this wasn't the weather for seniors and parents with little ones to come - it is just too cold. It is -9 right now.
After chores, Michael, Edward and Thomas have been out plowing driveways and cleaning sidewalks. Reminded whoever went to a home that has a green house to clean the snow off of it, especially Anna's since they aren't home. I know Elmer and Anna's sons are taking care of their farm, but some men don't think of things like cleaning off the greenhouses.
One of the widow ladies that stores food at our place called to make sure we were home. She was going to come and get some, but we told her we would deliver as she is up in age. Thomas had stopped at our house to warm up after his plowing. As she lives by him and Ruth, he took her meat with him. When he delivered he also cleared her driveway and sidewalk. The lady wanted to pay him, but Thomas refused. She has been added to their list.
They have a list of people who can not clear their own driveways and sidewalks. When they go around to their paying customers, they do the people that need help, too. Like Thomas said, he couldn't charge an elderly lady there all by herself. It just wouldn't be right.
They divide who does where, when so they aren't all going at the same time and same places. Yesterday, all three of them went out about 3 or 4 times plowing as the snow was coming down. This is in addition to their daily chores and jobs. They got permission from Bishop Joseph to plow today as it is the Lord's Day. We are not to do unnecessary work on the Lord's Day. Bishop Joseph said this is necessary work, but they are not to receive payment on the Lord's Day.
David has told Susan, Katie and myself to stay inside. They will do our chores. So yesterday, we baked cookies, and pies for desert. The men really enjoyed the smells when they came into the kitchen.
Today Ruth, Thomas, Michael and Edward want to go skiing today. Now that the snow is finally here. They are using the hill behind a friend of ours house. Katie, Susan and David Jr. wanted to go, too, but we decided they should wait until Monday, after school as it should be warmer then.
As there is no meeting today, David had a reading and prayers this morning. Thomas and Ruth did the same at their house. We can have time with the Lord in the meeting building or in our homes. The Lord is everywhere.
Even though there is snow and it is cold, it is pretty outside with the sun shinning down. The birds are coming to our bird feeder, which the men are keeping filled up for us.
Be With God,