You know the expression… “if the L-rd don’t come and the creek don’t rise”? Well, the L-rd didn’t come (not in all His glory, anyway), but the creek sure did rise! It was a raging torrent when we got up. So, there was no going off the property for us this morning.
Instead, we redug trenches to divert more of the rain off the driveway. We moved rock and dirt and filled some holes. It was raining most of the time, but that is the best time to dig trenches because you can see how well they are working! The rain was not cold and it kept the mosquitoes off. By the time we finished, though, it had stopped raining and they started biting.
Here is a question for you…what is the difference between Indiana mosquitoes and California ones? (See the bottom of this post for the answer.)
As I am writing this, it has suddenly started to pour down again…and I do mean pour! It was loud. No lightning or thunder, just a loud phwoosh of water streaming out of the skies.
Thankfully, Dave was able to get the van across the creek during the let-up earlier. He and Elias walked over the neighbors to get back across, though, because their mudders have too many holes in them. (Abba, about those mudders…the guys need new ones and I need taller ones…please.)
Well, I guess the skies were doing a quick dump by the bucketfuls because it has already slowed down to a very mild and light rain. The wind is blowing the leaves in the trees, but the downpour has stopped.
Elias is laying down because he thinks he may have pulled a leg muscle from moving rock. Dave is laying down because he really should not have been working out there, but that is the kind of man he is. He won’t let his wife and son work out there without going out himself…even if it means he pays for it. What a gem I have married.
I have been working on slowly finishing painting the floors. More of the bathroom is painted and I have been working on the laundry room. The other day I did under the dryer. Today I am doing underneath the washer. Bit by bit, it will all get done. Here is the laundry room:
Dave is frustrated at not being able to do things around Beit-Shalom, but it is slowly happening. The dryer is now vented to the outside and the bathtub in the bathroom is sealed and ready for the sides to be glued on. Yay!
Well, that is my day so far. I hope your day is going well. I am feeding my spirit with Messianic music and hope to get back to my Hebrew studies soon.
B’rakhot and Shalom, Aleichem.
** The difference between Indiana mosquitoes and California mosquitoes is that you can feel the Indiana ones drilling into you. You can get them before they get their fill. Ha!