Monday, October 31, 2016
TODAY IS ELMER'S AND MICHAEL'S BIRTHDAY
Michael will be 18. He is moving into his one room apartment sometime this coming week. Asked if we would still be friends and be able to come to our house after he moved. I said as long as he went the way of the Lord, he was welcome in our home anytime. He said Jean and David told him the same thing.
He is young and trying the ways of the world. Jean and David, as we are, are concerned of the way he will go when he moves out. I told Jean and David that they had taught Michael well, when he was in their home. They had taught him the way of the Lord. Michael is in the Lord's hands.
Michael is only moving a few miles from home. He is closer to our house than his parents. He is not even moving out of town. For now, all the repair work that he does will be in the same barn he has been using at Jean and David's, so they will see each other every day. Anna told her that she bets he shows up for meals, often too. Nothing like Mom's home cooking.
We have some good news from Hannah and Moses, they are not moving. They have found a store that they are very interested in. It is a new one, but the people want to sell it. I guess maybe health entered into it. Anyway Moses and seller are down to hitting the right price agreeable to them both. Moses and Hannah, when she could, have been working down there and getting to know the business. It isn't very far from our houses, so they could drive the buggy there and back every day. Once they buy it, some of their children are going to be working there, too.
That good news brought tears to Anna's eyes. She didn't want to see her twin sister and family moving away. We even told them that if they needed a hand in the store, we would be glad to help them out, too.
John and Dot are in their house on the other side of us. When all the raining started, I told Anna, I have to check their basement. She couldn't figure why. So I went over and knocked on the door. When Dot answered, I told her I had to see her basement. She looked at me kind of funny, but let me in and got John. I explained to him what happened the first bad rain storm we had when out house was built. Somehow we forgot to put in correct drainage and our basement flooded. Just wanted to make sure we did it right on their house.
John laughed. We checked the basement and walked around the outside. The drainage is fine. No water in the basement. Now he calls me the Basement Man or the the Basement Checker. Just told him I would rather be safe than sorry.
Well, I guess I better go and see if Anna needs any help with anything for mine and Michael's Birthday. I am 53 years old today. Time seems to fly by fast.
Trust God's Wisdom,
Sorry I was late about getting this on. I had it set for the wrong time to come on. But here it is.