The front yard has been been mowed! I got a bit lazy as I did not want to pick up all the sticks from the high winds that blew thru last week. Today I got all the sticks picked up mowed and gave the front yard a “good watering” of several hours. It felt good to get some outdoor work done after helping Mom with her surgery recovery and getting enough shopping done to top off the big freezer.
While I was mowing my neighbor was working on getting a mid size fridge in to his house up the front steps that have at least 6 steps and about 5 feet to the porch front door landing. The neighbor had a dolly and did most of the heavy lifting but I helped keep the fridge on the dolly and assist with guiding , or adding a little extra ooomph to get the fridge in the house can make that job a bit easier. The neighbor said he will help out with moving the old washing machine out or getting the new machine in my house. Should be be easier to move my washer as I only have a couple of steps to deal with getting the washer in the house. Once the new washer is indoors and close to the Laundry area I can “walk” the washer into place.
I got the old washer out of the laundry area and strapped to the big dolly Mom loaned me. Mom has offered to assist moving the old washer to the alley, but I want to test out how much effort she will need to help move the washer. Mom was not given any weight restrictions for her recovery and she has kept up cleaning her house and taking care of critters. I don’t want her to re-injure her back by helping me. Getting the washer on the dolly, strapped down, I’ll do most of the weight bearing work and Mom will guide and any weight lifting should be minimal.
Onto the prayer request: My Mom’s new church has been hit with several small disasters. From flooding of the church basement to shingle/parts of the roof being torn off in a wind storm. The pastor was diagnosed with prostate cancer that may recurring and perhaps the cancer has moved to his bones. The church congregation is older and many are on Social Security and disabled so the can’t physically do much work around the church or donate to get needed work done. The church needs to an Asphalt parking lot to replace the gravel parking lot they currently have in place. The new parking lot will help those people that use walkers, wheel chairs and “scooters” get into the church. I don’t want to add more info as I don’t want to ‘dox” the church. Your prayers for the pastor and the church would be appreciated.
I use a walker when I’m shopping or going long distances walking(1/4-1/2 mile). Trust me if you use a walker a gravel parking lot is some thing to be dreaded/ avoided. If you use a wheel chair thick gravel is impossible to navigate without help. Heck, when I was in a wheel chair I avoided deep pile carpet, gravel parking lots, forget about it!