Daddy went out this morning to see about getting the utilities transferred over to our name. He learned that, since the house was (used to be) a duplex and has two separate utility bills that he would also have to make two separate security deposits. Not only that, each month, we will be charged two separate base fees for each service - sewer, water, recycling, electric, and trash. And even though we would not be using gas because there are no gas facilities in use in the house, they would still have to read the gas meter every month, and we would have to pay security deposit on it as well as a monthly base fee for the two units. Expenses could be cut down if we paid $40 to have the gas meter removed.
After finding out all that, Daddy did not go ahead with the transfer today. Shortly after he got home, I wrote an e-mail to our landlady explaining the situation, and Daddy also called and talked to her in person. She was more than willing to help. Right away, after their conversation, she got in touch with the city of Shelby to have the gas meter removed. She also offered to pay half the deposit for us and we could pay her back later. However, since removing the gas meter cut the deposit down considerably, we thanked her and told her that wouldn’t be necessary.
While Daddy was out, I packed a few more things that could be taken over to the house.
Around 11:30, Mel came to get Daddy, and they went over to Waltons to get the furniture that was stored there. They got back here around 12:30. Mel dropped Daddy off and went on ahead to the house. I went with Daddy in the van. We were thankful for Mel’s help in getting all that unloaded, helping us set up the bed frame (which we may decide not to use), and setting up the water temperature on the water heater.
We left there around 2:00 - something. Stopped at Subway and had a “raised without antibiotics rotisserie style chicken” sub on whole wheat. Very good. Next stop was Aldi to get a few groceries, and then to WalMart to get mostly household items. Arrived home around 4:15 (?). Daddy had a short nap before supper. (I had had a little cat nap while waiting for Daddy to get back at noon.)
This evening, Bro. Ogle was gone, and Bro. Christenson did the preaching. His text was Matthew 6:19-34, and his theme was “First Things First,” dealing with priorities in our lives. It was a good, thought-provoking message. The Redmonds were there again this evening. They are still waiting on their vehicle (it has been six weeks), but have learned that it cannot be fixed. It appears to be faulty construction.
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches….” Revelation 2:7,11,17,29
March 3. A little after 9:00 p.m. It has been quite a day. Cloudy with cold winds. A little bit of rain.
After having breakfast, washing a load of clothes, and having quiet time, I wrote an e-mail to C&C to have them order mattresses, hoping they might get here before we travel next weekend.
Then we started out for city hall to get the utilities transferred to our name. Daddy was in the office for about a half hour talking with a worker and signing papers. That done, we went sofa bed (or sleeper sofa) hunting so we could start sleeping at the house. Cummings was close by so went there first, but they didn’t have anything. Next stop was Badcock. They had a couple sleeper sofas on special, but still a bit more than we felt we should pay. Decided to check Sears but they didn’t have anything on the floor.
Back to the apartment for an early lunch and a much-needed nap. After nap, we went to GNC to get some vitamins for Connie. Thought about going to Laughlin after that to look for a sofa; but on the way, we saw the little store that sells new, used, and antique furniture. “Let’s stop in there and see what they have.” They had two sleeper sofas - a brown and a blue-gray. The price was about half that of Badcock. Praise the Lord! We got the blue-gray one, a queen sofa. The proprietors, Ernest and Tanya, were very friendly and helpful. They were willing to deliver the sofa right away.
By the time all that was done, it was about 3:00. Decided to do some shopping at WalMart before heading back to the house to have supper and pack up things to come back here for the night. On the way back, we realized we hadn’t brought our bedsheets. Another stop at WalMart to pick up a set of sheets. We needed another set anyway. WalMart not very busy this evening.
Did a little bit of unpacking and got our sofa bed made up for the night. Soon it will be time to crawl in. Ahhhh! How welcome a good night’s sleep will be!
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” Revelation 3:10