Today, we children, Grandad and Dad, powered through and finished compiling the rest of a Managers of Their Chores book printing. We have a great time talking while we work and just being together.
Then, this afternoon,Â Dad and Joseph talked/worked through some things on the plumbing project. Thatâ€™s teamwork in action! The children were out cleaning up the house work siteâ€”thatâ€™s teamwork! I know the only “payment” they desire isÂ Dadâ€™s smile and praise of their job. 🙂
â€œSeest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean menâ€ (Proverbs 22:29).
In a recent blog post, I shared that with the ministry, our family has outgrown our current house.
The first picture is of the boys cleaning off the street near the new house Wednesday. Weâ€™ve had some work being done for the sewer, and the street had a nice bit of mud on it.
Then, Joseph and I staked out the house today! Next week, Lord willing, if the frost is out of the ground, the excavation of the basement will be done, and possibly the foundation poured. Itâ€™s exciting to see the work making progress!
BTW â€“ thank you to everyone who is praying for Melanie and little baby Maxwell. Melanie is doing well!
Today was a catch up day for the Maxwells. Many things needed to be done after being away for a month! The big job on the agenda was cleaning out the shed that was built last year. We needed to completely re-organize it so we could optimize our space for all the books and other items that need to be stored out there. Team work is an amazing thing.
Our garden produced bountifully while we were away. Here’s our crop of jalapenos! We do enjoy spicy food :-). Mom said there are more flowers on the plants, although with the cooler weather coming, I don’t know how much longer they’ll produce.
BTW – we have just a few more openings for the marriage retreat, November 10-11th. If you’re interested, please see this link.
Recently, Dad declared several Chore book work sessions; we absolutely love to work together! Even Grandad (Mom’s parents live right next door!) joined us packing boxes.
Myself, Anna, and Jesse compiled the book and kits. Dad measured the paper, Mary was the refill girl (she constantly heard the calls of “More paper, quick!” or “ChorePacks, please!” as the compilers rushed to keep ahead of the fast shrink-wrapper, Joseph). Joseph operated the shrink-wrap machine at a lightning speed. John put boxes together for Grandad, taped them up, and then moved them!