Saturday, March 17, 2007

Plugging along........

Yesterday was a beautiful day. We had a warm breeze, blue skies, lots of sunshine. A perfect day for working in the yard. I was able to enjoy cleaning up my herb garden, and pulling up grass and weeds that thought they could grow there this past winter. Now the herb garden is back to looking nice and neat. The parsley is just lush with new growth, my rosemary is lovely, the lemon mint is thick with fragrant new leaves, the chives are nice and fresh and have little buds here and there, the oregano is coming back, the sage has nice new growth and the peppermint is trying to take over! I pulled up excess of it and tossed it into the field. I hope it doesn't take root! Maybe I should take those and put them on the burn pile...........

We have been at a standstill on working on the house this past week, as the wheel bearings went out on our vehicle, so Ed has had to work on the car instead of the house. Plus we were supposed to make the trip to Roseburg to buy drywall at Lowe's and couldn't with out the vehicle.

But after today the Durango will have new wheel bearings and new rotors. That needed to be done before we could drive across the country anyway. So we are just ahead of the game a bit in that department. : )

In the mean time, I have been having Bible lessons with our little daughters. One is almost 7, the other is 4. So far we have learned about God's "10 rules," mainly the one about honoring your parents, and obeying them. Then we have studied a bit on the fruits of the spirit, namely temperance or self-control. I pray that these become a part of their character.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

A sign perhaps?

Along with our household things we have to sort through and pack up, we have more "accumulations" that are outside we need to deal with.

Things such as a 40 foot bus, a boat, a horse trailer, utility trailer, a 1968 Chevy Pick up that was to be a project vehicle.

I was looking out my kitchen window one day and looking at all of the stuff we have to get rid of, and I whispered to the Lord, send someone to take all this stuff away.

This past week we had some strangers pull into our driveway and ask about the Chevy pick-up. This young man was inquiring for his father. Next day his father came by with them to look for himself. He will be back on the first of the month with cash for the truck! On top of that, they collect scrap metal to sell on the side, and offered to clean up the scrap metal, engine block and transmission for us. So off they went with all of that the next day! Plus the son wants to buy the utility trailer when we are finished using it.
Answer to three prayers. : )

Yesterday a man drove in and asked about the bus. He said he wants to buy the bus!!!!!!!!! He took a look at it yesterday and from what we can understand (he has a speech impediment) he will be back with cash for the bus.

So, I expect any day for other things to be sold and moved out also. Next will be a buyer for our house! Now that will be a miracle for sure, with the housing market in this area right now. But I know our Lord is able to do things that don't make sense to us, but will accomplish His Will for us.

Ed has one knee wall put up in the upstairs and is working on the second. Then he will drywall the entire area, paint and that will be finished.

As soon as the weather permits, we will be finishing the painting outside, adding the railings to the deck, putting in the French doors in the kitchen that opens onto the deck.

When people started stopping in to ask about buying things we need to get rid of, we said it looks like we are doing the right thing and it is the Lord's will for us to move. I am so thankful that the Lord gives us these little signs to help our faith along at times.

Last week the extra clothing from our closets was sold on eBay. Didn't make much money, but the extras are now gone from the house.

Let's see what we can get accomplished this next weekend!