Sunday, September 27, 2015
Moving, Cabins and Apartments September 27, 2015
For some reason, today I felt that I was supposed to make cheese bread to take to church. I wasn't sure why, but I started making the cheese bread. Unfortunately, my math function in my brain shut off and I accidentally made six times the recipe. Before you think I am really crazy, I frequently make four times the recipe. The problem was, I did not have enough eggs to make that large a batch. Our Assistants live downstairs, but they were already in church. I went ahead and raided their refrigerator and left a note saying I had borrowed 5 eggs and it was a long story. This is the picture of the note they left on our refrigerator later.
We have so enjoyed living with the Assistants. I will always be grateful to Elder Flake and Elder McArthur for helping us in our adjustment to the office. Their wonderful, goofy interactions made me laugh and reduced the stress.
And now we have Elder Pond and Elder Gosar with their funny notes! I am so grateful for the opportunity we have of spending a little time with some of the Lord's choice sons.
There will always be a special place in my heart for these young men.
This is the view from the loft into the great room. Up in the right-hand corner you can see the door to one of the two bedrooms on that level.
This is the game room downstairs. I think it will be a place for a pool table etc.
This is the kitchen, obviously. We didn't build the cabinets, but the tiling was a family success story and Jana did paint one of the pieces in an accent color.
The past six weeks have been hard. We have the privilege of having more missionaries come in than leave, but that does put a little stress on me. I have had to get 7 apartments ready (finding them, getting leases and furnishing them). One of our sweet sister companionships ended up without a bed for a night. I laughed when we went to deliver the beds and they had built a tent in which to sleep. I am still short one apartment, but hope to get one set up for later in the week. I have cleared out a lot of our furniture from storage.
I know I could not do this assignment without the help of the Lord. One of the locations where we want to put missionaries is in Greensboro, Georgia. I had looked for weeks for a place with no luck. The Branch President was also working on it and his options fell through. I turned to the Lord and asked for his help. I found a delightful home with a sweet spirit. The Branch President is thrilled. I know the Lord helped us after our prayers and all that we could do.
We got to go to Mara and Leo's home for dinner this week. Mara makes some wonderful dishes. I hope to spend some time with her to learn to make them, then have Kaina teach me some things. I already learned cheese bread from Daniela!