Yeah! My first post on this blog for 2013. I have not been much in the mood for writing, if that is what you would call what I do. 🙂
Anyway, let me give you some updates of what has been going on here on the banks of Flat Creek South of Jenkins, Missouri. On November 30 and December 1 of 2012 I began working on building a back porch on our house. I finished enough where we could use it with the form fiberglass steps we bought with the house. The porch, made of treated lumber measures 8 feet by 8 feet. Not a large porch, but not tiny either.
With cold and freezing setting in for the past few days our driveway has dropped out of sight – a slight over statement of course. Because of the softness of the soil, even where we had previously placed gravel, the road was sinking, making it difficult to drive the car of a slight grade through the gate.
This morning I went out before anyone else was up, and shoveled a pickup bed half full or so of creek gravel, not from the creek bed, by the way, and hauled it to the driveway, unloaded it where it was sinking the most; and by the time I was finished; I mean I was finished too. Too bad I do not have a front loader and a dump bed truck to use. It would make it simpler, and certainly easier. It sure is good exercise loading gravel though.
Just a side note. While I was out gathering my tools for the haul there were a couple of eagles soaring overhead, communicating with one another. I really enjoy hearing their shrill cry, and playful screech with one another.
With all the trouble in the world, and in many of our lives; it is good to know that there are other things which are peaceful. Those ought to remind us that God is still on the throne; and all things will be worked out for His glory.