Saturday, October 24, 2015
We did quite a few things today with Katie, Savanna and Brendon. Brendon had a lot of interest in the wood-gathering process and he cut down a small sapling with a handsaw and then proceeded to cut it up into small chunks - a laborious task that he did by himself and didn't want anyone to watch. He also learned how to use a wedge and maul, and once he got the hang of it, split three fairly large butts into stove-sized chunks. Quite the worker! Meanwhile I cut up some old, dry wood lying around and brought it to the house in our garden cart. Ellen, K&S visited and then got involved in a Carl Larsson jig-saw puzzle, 300 pieces, which kept them occupied for a while but not too long. We went out to eat Friday eve at Chelsea Royal Diner, but today we had all our meals at home, and good ones too, thanks to Ellen. K&S had brought a pumpkin pie, and Ellen had made a pumpkin cheesecake, so in addition to all the fresh fall vegetables, very fresh eggs from Amazing Planet Farm, and good Benny's bread, we were well supplied. Everyone had a good time, I think. K,S&B left early evening, I got organized for choir in the morning, Ellen almost went to see Steve Jobs at the movies, but it was a little late, so made a shopping trip instead, I went up to the church to scout out what we would need to do a music-filing job tomorrow after church, and now to bed. I'm hoping we'll have a visit from John tomorrow afternoon.