Sunday, December 04, 2005

Winter has come

Mother and Child
Originally uploaded by CaptPiper.
What were we expecting? After all, it is December. We spent yesterday at church and then stayed afterwards for food and fellowship. After all, that's what it's all about, isn't it? We were all warm and cozy in the basement and had no idea what was happening in the world outside. Imagine our surprise when we walked out to leave and found snow! It had obviously been snowing for a while and wasn't stopping any time soon. It didn't make the drive home much fun - but at least I wasn't driving! I could do it, and I would do it if I had to, but I didn't since I had Jeffrey! Isn't that what husbands are for? To drive when the weather is bad.

shoveling the drivewayWe made it home safely and settled in for the night. This morning Jeffrey got up and shoveled the driveway. We had about 4 inches, making it the first significant snowfall of the season. (The picture is from last Saturday when we had less snow. I didn't even take any pictures today. I was lazy that way.) I would have helped him, but my shoulders and neck were tight, and I didn't think shoveling would help them any. Instead I sent Cory out to help. He didn't seem too thrilled but he did it anyway. After all, what good is there in having a teenage son if you can't put him to work? Also I told him that he should help his dad shovel since his dad was going to help him deliver his fundraiser items later in the day. That would only be fair.

They went out earlier and delivered as much as they could, and now they are out again to hopefully deliver the rest. Cory did pretty well with this fundraiser. He sold $453 worth of stuff - chocolate, nuts, summer sausage, cheese, that kind of stuff. I had to write the check for the $453 when the fundraiser items came in this past week. So now Cory needs to get everything delivered so I can get my money back! 40% of the money is supposed to go into his account at school to help pay for band trips. That should help out a lot. They are supposed to go on a really nice trip next year. No word yet on where they will be going, but he's looking forward to it.