It was raining when we awoke. A nice steady rain giving those thirsty fields a wonderful drink. Ruth went over to help mom clean out her middle closet and pulled out these.
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
After our walk and after breakfast I left for the dmv in Peoria to get the new trailer in my name and a license plate for it. That place is always a mad house, so many people waiting in line. One lady walked out and handed her number ticket to someone else proclaiming, "I don't have time for this!" I thought about bribing the person who got that ticket but really didn't have any cash on me so that thought was fleeting. Finally all was done and I was $170.00 poorer but had a new license plate. I got in the car and started driving to Sam's for my next job when I saw something out of the corner of my eye zoom from under the seat up under the dash. At first I thought I was seeing a shadow, then a bit later the shadow went zooming back under the seat. Then I thought it was a dark ball the kids must have left rolling under the seat so put on the brakes a little hard to get it to roll back but nothing came out. All of this time I'm driving up Sterling and at the next stop light out from under the seat comes running a mouse. How the mouse got into the car was a mystery.
Joshua has quite a story to tell. This is a true story of real rags to the riches of His Kingdom. Joshua is now a minister in the South Bend Indiana Apostolic Christian church where he lives with his wife and 4 sons.
I also downloaded David's message on Wednesday night on Matthew 24
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Mom woke up in the middle of the night swealtering. Her air conditioner was not working and the house was stifling at 83 degrees and no breeze. When she realized the air was off she opened windows and doors and turned on the over head fans but wasn't able to sleep well the rest of the night. She called us at 6:49 am. Mark walked over and found the problem, called Philip, told him exactly what was needed to get it repaired and to get mom on the schedule for today. It was REALLY hot and humid on our walk. Mom was just too tired to do an entire round mostly because of her air conditioner break down. Right after the walk Mark and I left for St. Louis to pick up a camping trailer. This is a 2021 Forest river Wildwood FSX 178BHSKThis trailer had been ordered in 2020, was built and delivered in 2021 and once it was delivered the owner decided it was just too big for her to pull. It sat in her driveway waiting for us. It took about 2 hours to get the paper work done for the purchase and get it hooked up to our truck but the drive down was fine and the drive home was too. Below are a few pictures.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Joan's family left for Bluffton early this morning. There is a testimony tonight there from a boy from Haiti. The plus on that is she gets to see her new grand daughter. Ruth, Diane, mom and I walked but only one round. I needed to tease Jewel (she is out) then move Jewel and Madiera over to join the other 3 mares in the field. After checking the tomato plants over well and killing 3 more of those disgusting worms I left for the DMV in Peoria to pick up another license plate for the Keystone trailer. The line was out the door. I was about the 8th or 9 person in that line outside. We only waited for about 10 minutes then someone came out to ask why we were in line and those of us waiting for stickers or plates were let inside to wait. I was back home by 11:00 am. Today I wanted to work with Madiera's colt. Madiera and her colt were brought into a stall, Madiera was given some grain and the colt was haltered. He wasn't terrible for that, I think he may have remembered from that first week he was born. Today was the first day he was tied.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Something has been eating our tomato plants. Each night eating the tops off the plants. We were sure it wasn't deer and since it was the tops of the tomato plants couldn't imagine a rabbit climbing up the trellis to just eat the tops. This morning we found out what was doing the damage. The ugly disgusting tomato worm. Mark pulled one off that had to be 6 inches long. They blend in so well with the tomato branches it we were searching for about 10 minutes this morning pulling off and smashing at least 10 of these things.
HERE. After mom was taken home the truck was taken to Casey's to fill the gas tank. Joan was waiting up at the trailers when I got back, directed me to the hitch, hooked up the trailer and off she went.
She took Mackenson, Faith and Berlica and between the 4 of them were able to move most of the big heavy furniture to the storage facility by filling the truck and trailer to capacity. Thank goodness for Mackenson. He is amazingly strong and could help like an adult. They were not able to finish so tonight after supper Joan went back with the kids and the truck and trailer to try to finish getting the rest of the big stuff and worked until 11:30 pm. I drove over to mom's see some of my grandchildren who were swimming at the lake today. I was greeted by Rizzy, Israel and Elisabet's dog and Pax, Braelyn, Taegan and Kensley's dog.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Whisky, the outside mare was checked early this morning to see if she was still in. She wasn't and let Evan know with a scream and a kick when he asked. A couple pictures were taken of her neck (more on that below) and she was put back in the field. Below she is at the far end grazing.