Dairy, how the heck are ya?
It’s gonna be an ibuprofen or tylenol kind of night for me. But that’s alright I’ve got some stuff accomplished the last couple of days. Yesterday when I got off of work I got plenty of wood up to the house and picked up another load. So we should be set with wood close at hand for a few weeks. Today I got most of the leaves up in the front yard. Hopefully I’ll finish the front and maybe the sides tomorrow. Whatever I get done tomorrow is all I’ll get done until I go back to work in January. I figure work in the yard mon-wed and take it easy thur-sun. that’s my plan anyway.
Dairy, I’m actually working next week but I’ll be working day shift. I’m not looking forward to that but it was that or get no pay. I know most people prefer day shift but I’ll take night shift anytime.
Dairy, I wouldn’t want to be a supervisor or work leader for anything. It can be as much baby-sitting as anything else. Our safety program that says we are to watch out for each other and point things out to each other is a pain in the butt. Some actually point things out out of concern, others do for a power kick(I speak-you react), and others do it to be a pain in the butt. Then guys get in arguements because the one who points something out does unsafe things all the time. We got to do something unsafe because if we don’t report anything we chewed out and when we do report stuff we get chewed out. It’s all a numbers game anyway.
Dairy, last fri night a guy points out that someone else is wearing the wrong gloves for the job. This is after several back and forths. The guy with the wrong gloves gets mad thows his gloves up in the air and walks off. No big deal except that one of the gloves lands on the track of the overhead crain and the guy has no clue. So I get a telescoping pole and knock it off the tracks. Since I’ve been doing the work leader job I’ve not directly said anything to anyone about anything, except “how about working on this order next” but I figured I needed to in this case. I wasn’t sure what kind of reaction I’d get; the dude was real mad. I told him later that when he threw his gloves one landed on the crain track. He had no clue. I let him know that if the crain jumped off the track or jammed up it would be real expensive to fix and everything in the shop would all stop(can’t move anything without the crain). I let him know getting mad wasn’t so bad just don’t do something stupid and endanger your job. He took it real well and even thanked me.
Dairy, CHRISTmas is the time for giving right? As CHRISTians aren’t our gifts suppose to represent the gift CHRIST gave us? The gift of everlasting life? I’m not talking about gifts to friends and family, I’m talking about giving like the Operation CHRISTmas Child shoeboxes, donating food to charities, and clothes to the CHRISTmas Burea, and any giving that is connected to the CHRISTian faith. It absolutely drives me crazy when people say “go to the dollar tree to make a shoebox”, or when folks give out of date food to food pantries, or ragged clothes to give to the less fortunate. Dairy, I am all for if the best you can do is go to dollar tree then go. But if you can do better DO IT!! I’m all for good stewardship also but when you are giving something in the name of The Lord Jesus Christ please give the best you can. The shoeboxes for Operation CHIRSTmas Child is the only gifts some kids get all year and it is accompanied with material in their language that shares the gospel. When you tell a kid that this gift represents eternal life and it falls apart in 5 minutes like most dollar tree toys, are they gonna take the printed material about Jesus serious? That’s just my opinion. I’ve helped pack food that is taken up for children’s homes and by law they can’t use it if it’s out of date. I’ve seen things 10 years out of date. Giving like that is basically cleaning out your pantry and I don’t feel that God blesses the givers in cases like this. God doesn’t need us to give Him anything. He allows us to participate in His work and He expects our best. He gave His best for us so we should give our best for Him in everything we do. OK Dairy, that concludes my sermon or soap box(whichever you prefer to call it) for today.
Well Dairy, that’s my excitement for the last week. If you feel you’ve wasted your time reading it I’m very sorry.
MALACHI 1:8 WHEN YOU GIVE BLIND ANIMALS AS SACRIFICES, ISN’T THAT WRONG? AND ISN’T IT WRONG TO OFFER ANIMALS THAT ARE CRIPPLED AND DISEASED?…..
I AM VONSTEGALL AND MY LORD HAS BEEN SO GOOD TO ME AND I THANK HIM SO MUCH!!!!!