December 18, 2004

The Barnwell County Library Sunday was a very relaxing day.  Uncle Howard preached in the morning on "Faith".  We came home to a delicious dinner of ham, baked macaroni, & broccoli.  We rested and played games through the afternoon then went to church in the evening.  Our service was a family night with five different families contributing.
The new library under const. on the Circle Monday was a hurried & busy day.  I had quite a few calls to go on.  I stopped by the library and picked up some reserved audio books I had on hold there.  Right now I am listening to a book called "Between a Rock & a Hard Place".  It is the self-read story of the man hiking in Utah who had a boulder fall and trap his hand.  He ended up after four days, amputating his own arm then rappelling & hiking for miles back to help.  My wife says she can't stand to listen to it....  In the evening Bill Byler's and us drove up to Cold Springs in Abbeville for a chorus by the SMBI chorale.  It was very good and enjoyable but Carolina got tired before the two hour service was over.  It was about 12:30 by the time we got home.
Carolyn Heatwole gives Carolina a bottle I spent the day Tuesday doing normal work things at the shop.  Ina Sue & Carolina rode with Benita Hege & Beth Dueck up to Columbia for the prison work.  They did a little bit of shopping first then dropped Carolina off with Bethany(Patrick) Heatwole's while they met up with the other ladies and sang at the prison.  They ate lunch at Arby's and got home around 5:00.  Carolyn Heatwole stayed with us for the evening and helped take care of Carolina.  I worked on cutting out more quilt squares.
Carolina showing off her Christmas gift. Ina Sue was really having a bad time with her back on Wednesday so she went in to Dr. Shealy for an adjustment.  It didn't seem to completely fix the problem.  By the time I got home in the evening I had a headache and her back was still really bothering her so we stayed home from prayer meeting and instead went to bed around 8:00.  That's the first time in years that I went to bed that early....
Getting ready for a night on the town.... We didn't get up until about 7:30 Thursday morning so we slept for about 11 & 1/2 hours!  Unbelievable.  I took most of the day off but Carolina & I went in to the shop for a little while in the morning to catch up a few things.  We also went shopping at Walmart.  Ina Sue enjoyed the break and used the time to wash windows, bake a cake, & read Christmas mail.  In the afternoon Ina Sue & Dorcas went into Fred's for some Christmas shopping while I kept the smurf.  We had another relaxed evening at home.
The Computer Solutions/Radioshack Christmas banquet at Ruby Tuesday Friday I was back at work again.  Ina Sue cleaned the house and tried to nurse her bad back.  In the evening the whole Computer Solutions/Radioshack crew went out to Ruby Tuesdays for our company Christmas supper.  We enjoyed the good time together and delicious food.  We stopped at Walmart on the way home to pick up some spinach for Sunday dinner.  (Ina Sue is the designated hostess).
Uncle Enos is dressed to work... We got up in decent time Saturday morning and Ina Sue made us ham, egg & cheese muffins for breakfast.  I left about 8:30 to go help at the school.  We had about 15 fellows there to start hanging sheetrock & insulation.  We made us good start of it but there is still plenty to do.  Jane Brubaker & Elizabeth Brubaker brought us a wonderful dinner of cheeseburger soup & baked sandwiches.  Brenda Groff supplied the cookies.  I worked until about 2:30 then ran in to Denmark for some groceries Ina Sue needed then came on home.  She was busy cleaning & baking for tomorrow.  I did some cleaning up outside then helped her finish up our Christmas cards and cleaning.  We knocked off about 7:00 and celebrated with sparkling grape juice and cheeze whiz on crackers.  We do know how to party!
Glen Hege hanging sheetrock.