Getting into the work

One more day, and our first week will be in the books! The mornings have been cool, the sky has been bright blue and the afternoon temps have been in the low 70’s. Ahhh….. So far January in Florida has been working out just fine.
But “what have you been doing?” you ask. I’m happy to share!
One of the main funding venues for this ministry are two thrift shops located in Wauchula. I had already heard that most of the ‘ladies’ work’ would be in the thrift shop. And that was OK by me! Although we’re ending this week at the thrift store, we started out at a home that had been donated to the ministry. That would be the home and its contents. The house has been sold, and the only thing left was to finish emptying it out. Oh. My. Goodness. The family had removed anything they wanted and there had already been three yard/house sales. And still, this house was packed. Some of it sorted through
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and some of it not so much.
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Carlie and I opted to tackle the kitchen, while the other ladies were sorting clothing and  working in the other rooms sorting through piles of stuff! By the end of the day we had the kitchen under control
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and were very thankful for the dumpster right next to the driveway!
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Caught an action shot of Carlie and Jaci doing an “over the side” pitch!
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After two days the dumpster was almost full, and the living room was even fuller of bins to go to the thrift shop!
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Our job at the house was done by the end of our work day on Tuesday, so today we started at one of the thrift shops. You never know just what your assignment might be (at any SOWER project actually – not just thrift stores!), and two of us were assigned the Great Hanger Untangling and Organization Challenge.
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Oy! Even though this might look like a completely mundane (dare I say tedious) job,  it was a task that needed to be done, and Jaci and I had a fun time doing it. Lots of good conversation and laughter ensued!
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I think tomorrow we’ll join the rest of the gang as they tackle another mountain of donations –
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Job security, friends, job security!
Meanwhile, back at the farm (where the RV’s are parked) the guys were busy deconstructing the deck on “The General Store”.
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Then they began staining one of the cabins.
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Gary has been a bit under the weather, so he’s been on light duty this week. They even let him drive the tractor.
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Maybe so he could snooze between loads!

So it’s been a good first week. The house clean-out was a little overwhelming, but we managed to get’er done. We’ve conquered the tangle of hangers and Gary got to drive a tractor (and I’m happy to report he is feeling a bit better!)! The fellowship has been sweet, the weather mild and when all is said done, jobs that needed to be done got done. And that’s what we’ve been called to do!

Thanks for stopping by!

Steph

 

3 thoughts on “Getting into the work”

  1. Hope to get over that way in Jan. Heard Sherry speak here in Michigan. Read her book God in good. Mary Austin

  2. Hi, Mary! Don’t know if you’ll see this – but we’re having a SOWER gathering at the Golden Corral in Bradenton on Friday the 17th (11:30). Would be great to have you join us!

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