Saturday, August 15, 2009

An Update

I haven't posted because there hasn't been too much happening lately. We weren't able to go out and speak with businesses on Thursday because we were waiting for the Terminix guy to come and take care of a wasp problem we had out front, and by the time that he finished it was time for me to rest before coming back to work for overtime. Boy, as exhausted as I am right now, I almost wish I hadn't picked up that overtime, but that would have left work stretched thin, and we had so many babies to take care of.

Anyway, I think we will try to go out to those businesses this coming Tuesday if I'm not incoherent after being off only tomorrow night before coming back in for overtime on Sunday and working my normal shift Monday night. I am exhausted and the thought of not coming home and crashing into my bed immediately is daunting, but I know it's for a great reason-to help us bring home another little blessing.

I also recently posted to Craigslist to ask for any items in good condition that people might be getting rid of that we could possibly resell either on Craiglist or at another yard sale in the spring. Yes, I am planning already this far in advance, though not nearly as intensely as I am the basket and bags bingo which is now just a month and a half away. There will also be another basket bingo if this one is successful!

Someone posted a comment to our last blog entry and offered to help us by doing the bottles of love for us with her Sunday school class. I cannot even begin to say how much we appreciate that. I have no idea how to get in touch with this person as there wasn't any contact info, but I did leave mine in the hopes that she will come back to read it. One of the reasons we began looking for a new church is because we want a church with a good children's program, and we want to feel like we are becoming closer to God and getting to know more about Him. Another reason was because our church left a really bad taste in my mouth. I spoke with the head priest about what we were doing (when we were doing the last yard sale), and asked if we could put flyers in the bulletins for Sunday, or if the church would be able to help us by letting us put out bottles of love, and we were denied both. After speaking with other people after this who knew this priest it was told to me that this is how he operates. If you are wealthy in the congregation, you are thought of, considered, listened to, but otherwise, not so much. I have no desire to be a part of a congregation like that. Here this person posted a comment on our last entry and she doesn't know me, I don't go to her church, and she is offering to help us. God is providing. Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for us throughout our journey.

ETA: So I do know the person who wants to the bottles of love with her Sunday school class-she is one of my coworkers!!


  1. LoL you crack me up! I am sorry to hear that your church wouldn't help you :( Next time I leave you comments I'll be sure to put my last name too. haha

  2. I am sorry that you didn't get more support from your priest. I just hope that his reasons for not helping were not what they appeared to be. I can understand looking to attend somewhere else, but to look at it another way, the priest is not the church. He is one man, who obviously has issues. Certainly if you are completely unhappy with where you are attending it will be good to look elsewhere, but don't let him push you away. I guess I'm stubborn. I often try to remove roadblocks instead of taking a detour and it doesn't always work, but sometimes, it's worth the fight.

  3. We love our church, it's a big family. Ask me next time we meet at ECDC. :) Sandi