February 19. The Lord gave us another lovely day.
Did one load of laundry this morning. Then Daddy helped me clean the floors. He took all the rugs outside and shook/swept them while I swept all the floors. Then I mopped the floors, and he dried them. I am happy to see all the floors nice and clean.
After that, we went out to look at a four-bedroom townhouse apartment on Cline Street. It could have been a nice place if it had a manager that cared enough to make repairs and changes. Daddy also called Crown Ridge, but there are no openings for two- or three-bedroom apartments. So looks like we’ll go ahead and take the mobile home on Arlee. Will take Christy and Connie over there tomorrow to look at the place with us and then tell Willie that we’d like to rent.
After nap this afternoon, we went out to Big Lots to see if they had any mattresses left with the sale price on the box springs because the sale ends tomorrow. But there were none left, and they wouldn’t be getting any in for a couple weeks so we’ll have to look elsewhere.
Christy and Connie came shortly after we got back to the house. Connie had me help her start making a new blog site for Daddy and me.* We worked on that for a while, and I also spent time trying to transition all the slides so we can just use what we have in case no one has time to put the presentation together for us in a better way.
This evening, Daddy skyped his sister, and we enjoyed talking with her for a while.
“6Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious….” I Peter 2:6,7a
(*In a couple of weeks, Mom and Dad will be heading to Virginia for a meeting. After they return, we will be starting to post on their new website, Labors of Joy. It will be dedicated to their work and explain the new focus and goals of their continued ministry to the people of Papua New Guinea, even while living here in the USA. The name of their Facebook page will also be changed to Labors of Joy.)
February 20. I remembered to fix Daddy’s pancakes this morning. :-) Fixed some for myself too – with blueberries and pecans. Topped those with banana, pomegranate applesauce, and yogurt. Delicious!
After breakfast, I proofread the Sunday school lessons, wrote an e-mail to Ruthie, and started getting ingredients together for a cake.
Christy and Connie came around 9:30. We were supposed to go look at the mobile home, but Willie wasn’t there so Daddy was told to call back later. On their way here, C&C had seen a for rent sign pointing off highway 74 so we decided to check that out while we were waiting to call Willie back. It was on Mark Drive, 907 1/2, the house down behind where we first lived when we came to NC. Not a good place and not big enough. Even the house up front where we lived before looked very much run down.
Daddy then pulled into Bojangles on the corner of Mark Drive and 74 and called Willie. He had said he was going to hold the place for us until we came back on Saturday. But he had gone off somewhere yesterday, and his daughter rented it out to someone else. Apparently he hadn’t told his daughter to hold it. That was a big disappointment. Just seems like the Lord keeps shutting all the doors for some reason. So we continue to wait.
Stopped at Office Depot on the way home, and Christy exchanged the printer she had bought last month. It hadn’t been working properly. The worker there said it sounded like there was some fault with the computer and gave her an equal exchange.
I got up from nap and finished making the cake and put it in to bake. While it was baking, I put the corrections for the Sunday school lessons into the computer. Took some pictures of Christy stuffing and stamping envelopes and Connie coloring pictures. Then I crocheted for a little while before supper and again afterward until I came to the end of the first skein of yarn.
Did the dishes next. Transferred a few pictures to the computer and fixed those up. Added to our slide presentation the last few pictures that I’d been waiting for to complete that.
“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” I Peter 3:12