As a lover of old books I love this quote by C.S. Lewis…
‘Every age has its own outlook. It is especially good at seeing certain truths and especially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books.’
Terrible weather overnight in the south. Prayers for those in Alabama with 9 tornadoes last night! The 4th nor’easter of this month is beginning today in the northeast! My son in Maryland is expecting 12-18 inches of snow! That will break all records for this late in the season for them. Back home in Pennsylvania they’re right on the line between 1-3 and 8-12! We are suppose to get rain here in Greeneville, maybe a half inch of snow tomorrow. Woke up to heavy fog this morning!
Yesterday morning we woke up to a lone Canada goose pacing between our yard and the neighbor on the side. It was honking up a storm. The neighbor said it started around 3 am. By 1:30 I was worried that it was lost from its flock. The golf course is behind us and there is a chain link fence with barb wire slanted in at the top. I thought maybe it couldn’t get a long enough run to fly over. I called the Wildlife Agency and the ranger got right back to me. He said they are not in flocks right now but it’s mating and nesting time so they should be in pairs. It might be a male guarding a nest nearby. If it wasn’t injured just leave it alone and call them if it seems to not be able to fly or leave after awhile. I felt much better as I had been worrying about it all day. They really are pretty birds.
You can see the old barb-wired fence along the property line behind us in the pic below. It’s been there for a hundred years from back when this was all farmland. The goose had watched a robin bathing in the small water dish I keep out there for the birds and walked up there. I thought it was going to drink but it seemed to want to go into the other yard. After supper, Bossman went out and took down the barb wire fence. He’s been talking about doing it. The goose waddled over then. I was worried that it couldn’t fly as no matter how close we got to it, it never even flapped it’s wings. Silly me sat there watching it and praying about my concern that it might not being able to fly or maybe being injured. So of course the Lord being concerned about even the small things in our lives, let the goose pick up and fly a small distance so I could see it was okay 😁. I think it had lost its mate and was looking for it. They mate for life and mourn when a mate dies.
Did you see that a self driving Uber car in Arizona hit a woman on a bike and killed her yesterday? Crazy, self driving cars are a ridiculous idea! Even though there is a human at the wheel your just not as alert if your not doing the actual driving. This is the second time someone was hit by one. The other didn’t kill the person though.
I was playing around with the camera yesterday while Bossman was taking down the barb wire fence. Got a couple nice shots of the 🌼’s
We started sorting books the end of February for the library book sale in April/May. We have double the books as before! Probably close to 200,000! Their going to hold the sale two weekends this time. This year we’re having a mystery section! I asked last year and they said no. I’m so pumped about it. I get to be in charge of it too!
Bowling has become a part of our routine over the winter. We go twice a week. Our bowling alley was built around 1968. Old wood lanes. The owners are super people. They had a new roof put on shortly after they bought it and then a hail storm damaged it. The insurance company has been fighting with them for several years over paying up so they are in court with them over it and in the meantime the leaking is getting worse and damaged the inside ceiling too. They have containers sitting all over to catch drips when it rains. They’ve put tarps over the roof trying to help but it doesn’t work too good. Needless to say the cost of repair now is astronomical. April 17th they finally get to find out if they get to take it to a jury. If not I’m afraid they won’t be able to stay open. I am the most inconsistent bowler ever! Last week I had an 82 game followed by 178! Yesterday I was fairly consistent with 125, 154, and 124. Brenda is trying to get me to join the ladies league. Maybe I’ll join next fall.
Finally got to see Three Billboards in Ebbing Missouri. So much unnecessary foul language! Good story and excellent acting though. I enjoyed it. I think Bossman was too put off by the language. We are going to see I Can Only Imagine next Tuesday. Mercy Me is one of our favorite groups. We could use a movie full of hope with all negative news! What I’m really looking forward to is Paul, Apostle of Christ! It’s coming out March 23rd. Jim Caviezel is in it. I LOVE him.
We recently went to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC and to a Civil War re-enactment at a Tennessee Historic Site. I’ll post pictures from those soon!
Stay dry, warm and safe in whatever weather your being hit with right now and remember summer is on its way!