Saw in the paper that Kenneth Lefler passed away on Tuesday. He attended Living Faith United Methodist Church until his marriage. He then moved to Carthage. Our sympathy to his family and friends.
Also saw in the Quincy paper that Erma Stevens passed away on Tuesday. She was the mother of Jim Stevens of Augusta. Sorry to hear.
Monday I woke up early enough to see the sun rise. That may have been a mistake as it was very bright red. I immediately remembered the warning, “red sky in the morning, sailors take warning” and the weather has been pretty rocky since then and it is not over yet.
I had advertised a pair of wagon wheels on face book. A couple came down from Burlington on Monday evening to pick them up. They are building a barn to have events in. They wanted the wheels to make light fixtures out of them. The photos of their event center were lovely. Can’t wait to see the wagon wheels when finished and in place. The weather was awful on Monday and I worried about them coming in the snow and ice.
Went to the Augusta elevator on Tuesday to get sun flower seed for the birds and squirrels. They seem to be enjoying it.
Needed a bale of straw for my animals and Dylan picked up one for me in Macomb on Wednesday evening. Really glad he did that so I could go home after I closed the store. When I put my car in the garage noticed the furnace was on but the fan was not running and there was a funny smell in the garage. Called Hollister’s and a repair person came as soon as he could. Found that a capacitor had burned out and that caused both the smell and the fan not to come on. He was able to get the furnace fixed by 9 pm. Was grateful for that.
As the frig was bare, I looked at the weather and decided Friday morning was my best shot at getting to Macomb for groceries. When I got home and entered the house noticed that the temperature was 10 degrees less than it should be. Went to the basement and the red light on the furnace was flashing and the radiators were cold. Called Hollister’s. The pump had gone out on my furnace causing it to over heat and shut off. John Purdy came out and got that fixed. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I get very upset when the temperature is in the 0 degree range and to have two furnaces go out in two days does not do well for my stress level.
Saturday there were a lot of customers at the store. Thanks to every one who came in and shopped.
Today we had church. Living Faith was closed the last two Sundays because of the weather. We had 10 children for the children’s sermon. Thought that was great! Hope everyone got home safely.
Got an email from Haley Dixon telling me that Jeff and Carla Campbell lost their home to fire on Saturday night. She said it was a complete loss and that fired departments from Colchester, Carthage, Industry and Macomb all responded. Don’t know if that is all or not. Please keep this family in your prayers. Jeff is the son of George and Maxine Campbell who lived in Plymouth.
Went to the antique store today and tried to make a better shelter for some of the ferals. Nothing is going to be great when the temperature is 20 degrees below 0. I think of the farmers trying to tend livestock at these low temperatures.
Tonight the Plymouth American Legion held a ham and bean and sandwich supper. It was from 4 to 6 pm and there was a pretty good crowd at 5 when I went up. Hope they had a good turnout. I feel that it is important to support all of our local groups.
Well hope this weather finally breaks. I will try very hard to not get up in time to see the sunrise again!
Please pray for all those who are sick, who have lost loved ones, who have lost their homes and are just in need of prayer.