Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dirty Jobs

This has been a week for getting some of those yucky jobs done.  Erik and I crawled under the house and changed the water filter and furnace filter.  I cleaned out all of the little strainers on the faucets... (we have 6 sinks in the house!)  I unclogged the kids tub drain... gross!  The chicken coop got a good cleaning before winter sets in.  ( 2 of my 4 chickens are going to the butcher on Saturday.... one isn't laying any more, and one eats it's eggs as soon as they are layed!)  I got the last of the apples canned and dried... they were starting to get soft and some were moldy.  I also burned the pile of sticks and weeds that has been accumulating all summer.  I am thinking that I am looking forward to the big storm that is supposed to hit this weekend, so that I can do some jobs that aren't quite as yucky!!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013


After a hard freeze last night, all my pumpkins are now visible.  We each picked one to carve for Halloween, then gathered the rest to give to family and friends. I am sad and also glad that my garden is pretty much done till next spring.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Power out

Monday was really windy and we didn't have power at our house. By 5pm it was still off so we met Tony on campus and ate dinner at the cafeteria. Then went to the library so Jacob could finish his online homework.  Still no power at home so we played Clue and ate fudge in the manwaring center for FHE. We got home just as it was getting dark.  We lit the kerosene lamp, found flashlights and got our jammies on. Then gathered around the lamp and took turns reading aloud " The lighthouse of Alexandria".  Just after prayer, the power came on as we were getting into bed. It was a great evening!