How To Find Water: The Most Valuable Survival Skill
10 hours ago
|Hi and welcome back to our humble homestead! |
I'm afraid my mind is on a less than fun, but necessary, topic today. You see, my neighbors' house burned (note blue tarps on far roof!). And we slept through the pre-dawn commotion and sirens! We didn't realize until we left for work and saw that the street behind us was blocked off with 2 fire trucks, ambulances and police cars!
Now, when we first bought the house, I had intended to re roof with a steel roof and to reside with concrete fire rated siding, but, as happens, I haven't gotten to these upgrades yet.
This deficiency really hit home when Carlene's house burned.
|Well, it's late here in my world and I am just barely starting to prep Avon brochures for tomorrow. |
We've had a full day with Matt at school and myself at work. Then we had the Red and Green Banquet for Boy Scout advancements followed by laundry and bedtime for Matt. Now that I've done a bit of deep cleaning and sorted some receipts to prepare for taxes, I took a break for a bath (we encourage that) and I'm working on my Avon business.
There just never seem to be enough hours in any day and I am behind on everything except my job.
I really really need twice as many waking hours (to fully catch up and get ahead) followed by a full nights sleep where I can wake without an alarm defining when I'm 'rested'!
|I have to say I'm doing pretty well with this, although I did struggle a to tune out country music played in a friend's car on a road trip (love country music!)! |
This morning, as I do books across the hall, I am grateful they are not playing rock music in their office, but I am also having to periodically skip songs as my mp3 player comes to a soothing James Taylor or bouncy Raffi (Baby Beluga) song!
I choose not to delete these songs so I hit 'skip' this month and listen to 'Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord' by Casting Crowns instead..
|Hi! I have to say I am still a bit behind on clipping and sorting my coupns, but still having fun with it. Today I went shopping for work, so I sat up late last night clipping coupons to match up with my sales flyers. |
With a savings of 58.35% I think I did pretty well!
|Hello there! Tonight I am spending the night at work and using this time to continue/ revisit my study of all verses using the word 'wife' in the Bible. This was suggested to me some time ago by Rita from Under the Broom Tree and was she right! Doing a prayerful study of these verses has really helped me to grow toward someday being a godly wife. |
The first time I did this study I underlined all verses in pink in my big study Bible. Now, as I reread each and listen for God's guidance I am underlining in my small Bible.
Tonight I pick up where I left off, my first verse to study being 2 Samuel 11:3.
I've studied all I can absorb (and then some) for tonight. My lesson for tonight is to be a virtuous and prudent wife remembering that this marriage must last.
And so, I travel through my Bible, being gently taught and guided by my Lord and Savior!
Stay in the Word and be blessed!
|As we continually forage for free firewood one of our favorite places is Oakwood Cemetery. This is because our foraging is appreciated. |
As we cruise through the cemetery picking up fallen branches we are saving the volunteers from having to do that before they mow.
And it's such a pretty peaceful cemetery it's a pleasure to drive through.
Finally a bit of snow for our parched ground.
I can not say when the last measurable precipitation was and am concerned for our area.
We are in drought mode every summer even with all the snow we normally get.
This winter we've barely had an inch of snow and no rain to speak of.
If this trend continues,
we will have a long water-rationing summer!
|Sometimes we gather firewood in the cold, so it is so nice to have a double-thick ski mask! |
This cute 'monster' is my helper and is becoming quite proficient at gathering firewood. Once we have loaded up our Jeep, we'll head home to unload and stack it all.
Our theory~ if we gather more firewood than we need each day, eventually we will have one (1) extra year of wood and can breathe!
Happy Warm Evenings to You!!!
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