Wednesday, April 09, 2008
This is where we are today on our project. Tonight we expect snow, again, so I did all(with Cal's huge assist) the immediately necessary dirt work between the house and garage. While he worked on that I began the carpentry needs on the inside of the garage. It has been awhile since I've been involved in physical labor. This being my second day on the job I gave me a break and only put in 6 hours. Even at that I am bone weary tonight! I praise God for this wonderful machine He has given me in the form of a body. It not only has the power to move large pieces of lumber, but also the intellect to compute how to use the power tools to mold and shape the pieces to a purpose. That is so cool! I've done a lot of this type of labor through the years, but it still amazes me to have the thought, a plan if you will, and then stand back 6 hours later and see in reality what was only a vision. Cheryl and I shared our first repast on site today. It was pizza from George's(her favorite)and I must admit it was great. I shared with her that having an English muffin and coffee for brunch before heading off to the site is not going to do it from now on. by the time 3 pm rolled around(brunch was at 11:30 am)I was ravenous. Thank God for pizza, too! If the snow comes we are ready, and if it means I can't get on site to work tomorrow I shall give thanks for that, as well. Tonight I shall rest with a smile on my face. The best part of work is that I know within a few weeks I shall have begun shedding my winter fat. I can stand to lose about 25 pounds of that! I'll be getting back in shape and perhaps have the energy to go at it 12 hours a day as I did this past summer. Thank you Lord for tasks and the energy to complete them. I've got a sign on the wall behind me that says, "Drink Coffee, Do Stupid Things Faster!" Now there is a thought for one to live by. Just when we get old enough to begin thinking we've made all of the mistakes we're going to make another one comes along to bite us on the behind. Thank God we're forgiven! In Christ's Love, Preacher.