Thought this published last night but guess it didn’t. Sorry.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Another gorgeous day. Actually got pretty hot when we were working outside. Needed hats and sunscreen today.
Gene presented our devotion today and used “A Parable from Your Pencil Box” from his church’s newsletter and Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 . The team really enjoyed this parable and provoked good discussion. Gene ended by reminding us of the quote on the board in the dinning room last night “When the world shouts just give up, God whispers try again.”
We then reviewed our tasks list, and enjoyed marking off several items that were completed yesterday. Bill also added a few things to our list but we will probably be able to complete them by Thursday afternoon. Today’s goal was to complete the painting. This was our number one priority and with everyone helping we accomplished this today with the exception of some new outside work. We also have almost all the electrical work completed. Unfortunately, there was a new assignment today of the installation of a major electrical cable. The heat pump has not been working as it should and when the repair person arrived today it was determined that new wiring needed to be run to the outside unit. We hope that is completed tomorrow. Sure glad we have some guys with great knowledge of electrical work. Also Bill, our agency contact, is very knowledgeable as well. The stairs were completed today too. The ceiling fans and all but one light fixture were reinstalled. The pressure washing of the outside was begun. The LP tank looks amazing after the pressure washing. Almost looks like it was painted but, nope, just washed it. The picnic table and some additional benches were painted as were the railings for the patio. Wow – lots accomplished/finished today. Maybe that’s why we are so tired tonight.
This week there are a number of state troopers here at camp receiving PTSD training. Since the Chef has to cook for the other guests, NOMADS get to eat in the dinning hall too. WOW! Chef Phillip has out done himself. Last night was grilled pork chops and tonight BBQ ribs with all the fixin’s with cookies and apple cobbler for dessert. They also always have a really fresh, good, salad bar. Suspect our weight will be up after eating all this wonderful food. When we had the motor home we prepared most of our own meals but we sure are enjoying the dinners here this week.