Getting The Jobs Done

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

It was another nice night last night and 59 when we got up this morning. It was cloudy this morning with 50% chance of storms. We never had much rain. Misting part of the time and some short lived light rain. Certainly no storms. We do understand that just a few miles away, in this same county, they received 3 inches of rain.

Mega concrete pourThe construction crew building the new Early Childhood Education building here on campus was very grateful we didn’t get 3 inches of rain. They began pouring the concrete for the foundation and slab for the huge new building at 2:30 this morning and the pump truck finally left about 5:30 this afternoon. There were about 50 trucks of concrete delivered to the site today. It was cool to watch the huge pump truck in operation.

We did devotion this morning using Proverbs 18:21 and Proverbs 15:1-2 as the scriptural basis. Read those in the Message version. It’s a little different. Ends with “fools are leaky faucets, dripping nonsense”. We liked that verbiage. Makes us pay a little closer attention. We challenged everyone to try to go the next seven days speaking only life and encouragement making it a point to speak nothing negative.

After devotion Ruth, Laura and Anne went back to the cottage to continue painting. Max, Chris and Mark headed to the water treatment plant and began replacing the metal roof on the generator building and began building a new pump house. When needed they also returned to assist Lee, Jo, and Mike on the fencing. Bob, Connie and Carol continued painting in the salon. They are pushing to complete that tomorrow because some of the girls are scheduled to be using that area Thursday. We were all busy today and got a lot done. After lunch, Anne and Kathy went to a new location, a house owned by the children’s home located about 2 blocks from campus. It was determined today that someone needs to move into the house this weekend. That means the trim needs painting and some touchup painting on some walls needs to be completed by Thursday afternoon. We made progress today. We will see how things are going tomorrow. If needed we may have to pull some additional painters in on Thursday to complete it all. The house is pretty large with 4 bedrooms. Anyway, it was a productive day. Everyone was safe and we think everyone had fun. Another good day.

Nice walk this afternoonAfter work we went for a walk on the rail trail, opposite direction from yesterday. Much better trail. We really liked it except for the rain that caught us before we got back home. We look forward to taking the bikes out that way.

Update on our cousin Joshua. He had a better day today. The confusion has improved and he ate a little as well. Thanks so much for your prayers, and please continue to pray for this precious young man, his Mom and Dad, Allison and Tim and the entire family. He still has a long way to go. The good news is that there has been no tumor progression and they seem to think this is caused by viral meningitis.

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