Monday, August 11, 2008

Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.

We have rain! Lots of pouring heavenly buckets of rain right now. Our brick back porch is flooding, a reminder that I need to trench new areas of plantings. Only rain shows where trenches or french drains are needed. The new landscaping, added over the past year, changed the terrain.

Traveling mercies to SB and MB as one goes to a conference and the other returns home.

I won't be painting the wrought iron chairs and table today. I bought a charming set for $2 at a garage sale Saturday. With new paint, new seats and a glass top for the table, I'll have a great set for...somewhere...not sure where I'll put these.

I found an office sized shredder at the salvage store several weeks ago. At 90% off, I thought I'd give a cross cut shredder a try. My table top shredder cost more and does less. The tiny pieces look like the cat litter the humane society uses for cats, so I'm adding hand fulls of shredded newspaper to the Cat Boys boxes. Perhaps this shredded paper will be my new cat litter source. At least the local paper will have a use.*

I saw the new paint yesterday at Little Church. The interior is sheet rocked, sanded, and primed. At first look, I couldn't understand why the walls weren't the color we chose. Then I realized I was looking at primer. New sanctuary light fixtures look great! We are all thrilled! Far from finished, we can see what will be, God willing.

I'm missing LD all day long. She phones home but is distracted with all the details of a new place and new people. I'll fetch her on Friday for the weekend. Can't wait!

In 2008 Books Read, I finished the fourth Twilight book by Stephanie Meyers on Saturday. Now I'm picking up Julia Spencer-Fleming's new book.

I miss you,

*I sound like my Father. He crabbed about the local paper, too.


God_Guurrlll said...

Your garden is lovely.

Love ya, mean it.

St. Casserole said...

Oops! not my garden, just a pretty picture...

I like this style of planting, tho.


Presbyterian Gal said...

I am so happy to hear about Little Church. I think about you and the church and send prayers often!

And can't wait to hear the update from LD.

DogBlogger said...

I miss you, too, St. Cass.

Let's get back on the boat, shall we?

Songbird said...

We are headed to the airport, just got your package, thank you!!

RevDrKate said...

Good to hear of the progress on the church. Be interested to hear what you think of the new Spencer Fleming. What dogblogger said!

Sue said...

How exciting about the church!


Cathy said...

It is the humidity isn't it?? Cut the air with a knife.

Sure is a pretty picture of your garden.

Anonymous said...

miss you too - and say a prayer for you every night when I put my wedding ring in my charming pocket you made.

Lydia said...

Thanks for the update on the church.

Finally, a good use for that local paper!