Friday, December 16, 2016

A Practice Day

The real story of the day in Waynesville, Ohio, is cold weather. Are you tired of hearing about the weather? Kidnap me and take me some place warm and I will shut up about the weather. I promise! It is entirely too COLD here.

If you are familiar with history, then you know that people came from east of here and took this Ohio valley from the people that had lived here for centuries. On days like this I wonder, why? Why all the bloodshed? Why all the broken families and ruined lives? Why did people have to suffer and die?

It would have been much easier if the folks that floated down the Ohio River had just kept floating a few more days and went a little farther south. Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton and thousands of others came across the mountains and though Kentucky and latched onto Ohio in the process. They could have easily loaded up the wagons and rode south a few days and settled in Tennessee.

Tennessee is fairly nice in the winter. 

But no, they had to live in Ohio. And this is the result! I showed you this yesterday but it deserves the repeat. 7 degrees and feels like minus 9 degrees before daylight Thursday morning.

And it was 13 during the heat of the day but felt like a big fat ZERO!

Okay, on to other things. With permission from Pastor Kelly Rogers, we set up some of our sound equipment in the church so we could practice our Christmas music. Kelly Jo had practiced the piano all week and we had worked on vocals a little. Yesterday we threw it all together. It was a long but very productive day.

We ended the practice day with a great trip to Acapulco with Steve and Karen. it was terrific. Maybe we should have started the day like that as well. Man, I love that place.

When we got back to the bus, I could not help but look at the weather again.

Ain't nobody got time for that!

All this cold weather sure makes me thankful for the barn. The barn was below freezing this morning and hovered around 24-26 degrees all day. But it was not 7 inside!!! 

The bus can handle mid 20's fine, especially since it is shielded from the wind. If we were outside, keeping the bus from freezing would be a full time job in these temperatures. Thank God for the big red bus barn!

Thanks for reading, friends. I hope you have a great weekend.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Because of an enormous amount of spam all comments will require word verification and will be moderated. They may not be visible for a few minutes. We love it when you participate in the conversation. Thanks for leaving a comment!