Friday, November 2, 2012

30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 2

I'm thankful for a break in the weather and the weatherman's forecast being "spot on"!

We're still struggling with our bedroom ceiling and the leak from the roof.  We talked to one of our older neighbors and he made a repair suggestion and we decided to try it.  So thankful the weather was dry today, especially while Blaine was on the roof.

Blaine with the repair "goop" ~ Henry's 208 (nasty smelling asphalt material, but we needed to fix this problem quickly)

Coco was running around the yard whining and looking up the hill when I realized she didn't know where Dad went ~ once I got her to a place where she could see Blaine, she was content to sit there and keep an eye on him.

Chickens had a great time while I was supervising Blaine on the roof (and available to lend help if he needed it).  They decided to come over by me (next to the neighbor's yard where their cats stalk them), so Coco decided to sit and guard them.

Making progress...

Happy girls!  Lots of bugs and worms.

Exhausted dog.  It's hard work keeping track of her people and the chickens.

After lunch, still dry outside so we can rake up the neighbor's leaves.
Need more leaf mulch for the garden still.

Really wanted to get the Forester clean today, so we went for it even though it was 4 o'clock and the weatherman predicted rain late afternoon.
Vacuumed the inside and washed interior windows before washing the car.
Good thing, because we ended up washing the car in the rain...

The second day of focusing on Thanksgiving and the second day of emotional ups and downs and asking God, "Why?"  It seems the house is falling apart around us.  What is it that You want to accomplish here?  How are we to be a light to this neighborhood and the world around us?  We don't have the answer, but we know the One who does.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above the heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Perspective.  This house is a material thing.  We experienced God's hand of grace today in holding back more rain, keeping Blaine safe, enabling the chickens, Coco and Blaine I to get fresh air today, and experiencing the beauty of autumn while raking the neighbor's leave which will feed our garden....  God is good.  All the time.

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Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Abundant blessings on your day... Joanie