I can’t believe another week is gone, but at least we feel good about what we have accomplished. One of our top priorities has been to complete all those annoying little things that need to be done as part of the recent move. Updating drivers licenses, car registrations, changing mailing addresses with many different parties. All those little tasks take time. Fortunately, we have now completed almost all of them.
One of the best things about our current lifestyle is the flexibility. Mrs. IS can adjust her schedule when I need to work, while the Little Man and I can volunteer…..go to parks….visit friends/family…..etc….the rest of the time. Last week was also the start of the Lenten season at church, which means I needed to complete a few tasks before the church services changed format for the new season. In total, I probably spent 15 hours at church or on church related projects. In this case I build the wooden cross you see in the pictures, with a friend. (I will definitely get a nice compound miter saw before I take on that project again.) I also built the associated kneelers, for members who wanted to pray around the cross and light candles. While I enjoy volunteering at church, I do not find it nearly as rewarding as volunteering in the community. For me, I think the difference is people. Typically when I am volunteering at church, I am working with at most one other person. When I volunteer in the community, I am often working with a group of up to a dozen other people. I am a very social person, and really enjoy interacting with the other folks. I also really enjoy building things and getting my hands dirty. Seeing a project I’ve completed and built, always feels satisfying. Continue reading