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The 127 yard sale has come and gone for another year. From the number of signs and set-ups along the road, it must have been a success.
Wanda and her family had a full complement of campers, tables in her mother’s yard. She said she took off from delivering the mail to set up and sell “stuff” for the church. Her brothers had a “beans and corn bread” food stand set up in the building at the front and did very well. She called me late Sunday night. She had just gotten home from sorting, repacking unsold items and deciding what to keep for next year and what to give away. She sounded exhausted, but she enjoys meeting the people who travel the route from north to south and back. You’d have to to stand four days in the boiling sun.
I stayed home and got most of my yard mowed Friday. John came down about lunchtime and together we tore down the fence along the front of the yard. Stony had built it in 1978. The posts were getting thin at the bottom and the planks were splitting out. It wasn’t in good shape. He wanted to know what I wanted to do about it. I said take it down, so he did. It needed painting and it would have cost more than it was worth to do that. It will also cut down on the weed-eating. It was time.
Joel has all but finished tearing down the metal barn. He should start excavating to put in the foundation for his new building soon.
Teri told me that Rachel and Chris were moving over this last weekend. They had finally found a bigger house and are renting their present home till they can sell. The new place is a bit closer to Rachel’s work and about the same distance to Chris’ garage, so it works for both of them. Sarah was here for a brief visit with Teri and Ray last week. Ray took her and Vincent, who had been spending his summer vacation with his grandparents, to Indianapolis to take a plane to New Hampshire. Her in-laws are taking the family to Florida for a week on the beach before Vincent’s school starts. He seldom gets to see his relatives from New England so it will be a real treat for all.
Fay brought me two large bags of corn the first of the week. I ate some, gave John and Ann a few ears, and froze the rest. It was the best corn I’d had in a long time. It was picked at it’s peak and was absolutely free of worms and flaws. We all agreed that Bruce and Fay should have the blue ribbon for corn produce this year.
My TV in the kitchen made a funny popping sound Saturday and refused to answer the call when I tried to turn it on. I asked several of my fellow church-goers if they fixed TVs anymore. Nobody seemed to know. It wasn’t that old so I thought I’d give it a try. I called John and he wasn’t busy so we took it back to Best Buy and asked. The man at the door pointed me to the Geek Squad. The girl looked me up in their computer and found that it was only two years old and still under warranty. She said it would be in the shop for about two weeks but it would cost me nothing. I was very pleasantly surprised. John, Charity and I had a very nice, late lunch at Rafferty’s and came home.
That’s it for this week. Robbie had a birthday Thursday. Nobody was reported sick or otherwise in need of prayer. I am speaking of my very limited circle of friends and relatives. I am sure there are needs elsewhere, so just say a prayer for general well-being this week.