Temperatures have arrived which are more normal for this time of year. Yesterday reached 60degrees Faherenheit, or 15.5 celcius. This weekend we begin daylight savings time. We are nearing the end of The Winter of our Discontent. I hope.
Thursday Alice, Stephen, Andy and I drove down to Wayne and Holmes counties looking for a desk for Andy. The main place we looked was Schlabach Furniture on Harrison Road in Apple Creek. They have lovely furniture which you can order in different woods and stains. The place is lit by solar power and what I think of as camping lights, gas with a mantle. They do take credit cards and will power up a generator to run the machine for this.
Sad to say Andy did not find anything he liked at a price he liked, so I think he is going to buy his new desk from Office Max. Stephen enjoyed all the rocking horses and kid sized rocking chairs. And then we drove on to Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen for a buffet lunch. We really must remember that Thursday is a bad day to do this since it is the horse auction day in Kidron and so many people move on to Mrs. Yoder’s for lunch. But the wait was not that long, and we enjoyed a lovely lunch.
Alice and Mike once had a very special dinner there. Mike is on the board of the Red Cross in northeast Ohio and rather surprisingly the Amish are one of the largest group of blood donors. So Alice and Mike were at a special dinner with Amish bishops from the area and their wives (of whom Mrs. Yoder is one). There was a prize of either a new car or a new custom designed buggy and since the winner was a young Amishman, he was very happy to have the buggy.
Alice, in what she calls a moment of madness, volunteered to build a new clothes rack for the pre-school Stephen attends. This is a clothes rack where various outfits and hats and accesories are stored for the children to use in playing imaginative pretend games – it has princess and police outfits, cowboy hats, wizard hats, fire-person hats, and so on. I think it turned out wonderfully.