Monday started interestingly enough with water under the kitchen sink. Actually cleaned out under there and found a very slow leak from the shut off valve. My sink has faucets which may be turned which are handy for washing larger objects but which leak because they turn. As they are over 30 years old, decided if I had to have a plumber come to repair the leak, that it probably would be a good idea to replace the faucets too so that is all in the works.
Tuesday was the day to get all the furnaces checked. That totals 6 as I have the furnace checked at the Community Center too. I thought I had been smelling gas when I walked past the basement door but when I went to the basement, all was clear. The technician said that there was a leak as a fitting was a bit loose. He did not seem disturbed, I was. He just said that is why you get your furnaces checked every year!
Tuesday the SPRC committee of Living Faith United Methodist Church met and discussed ways to improve children’s church. The Church Council also met and we invited Tom Ohnemus to come and talk to our group abut incentives for using solar energy.
On the way to Quincy for Thanksgiving, saw a large mature eagle sitting in a tree snag west of Plymouth. He was quite beautiful as he lifted in flight. Spent Thanksgiving with the niece of my sister in law. She lives in Quincy and works for a car dealership there. Nice day.
One of our former pastors, Charles Hughes, passed away this week. He was pastor at Plymouth and his wife was pastor at Augusta. Our sympathy to his family and friends. If you would like to send a card, his wife’s address is Kathleen Hughes, 251 Chippendale Cr. Apt 1012, Lexington, KY 40517.
On Friday and Saturday, I attended the Kelso Auction near Bushnell. Lots of things there. Sometimes they ran three rings which makes it very difficult to buy. I got Aladdin parts and lamps, a nice chest of drawers, two lovely mirrors and a lot more for the store. Should have plenty of time to price tomorrow as the weather will not be good enough for a lot of customers to get out and come to the store.
My hunters from Miami returned on Friday. As we are having terrible weather tonight, it should be an experience for them. I would not go out in this weather but they drove to Macomb for supplies. I warned them about bridges and over passes but still think they will be surprised at the driving conditions. I just don’t think that being from Cuba and now Miami that they understand Illinois weather.
We had a nice crowd for church today. After church we “hung the greens” and put up two Christmas trees and several nativity sets. The church looked very nice when I left. It always looks lovely since we redecorated a few years ago.
Bible study, lead by Pat Phelps, will resume at my home on Thursday at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome.
I now have a “kitty cam”. Smokey did not come this afternoon when I called and put everyone else in the garage for the evening. Sitting at the kitchen table and noticed Smokey on the monitor. Went out and let him in the heated garage. Think he was very happy to be in for the night.
Hope you are all home safe and warm. Also hope that the storm will not be as bad as predicted. Stay safe. Scatter Kindness.