Monday, January 19, 2015

Frozen

 The Snow finally came.  We had about 4-5 inches at our house and the temperatures stayed so low (in the teens) for so long that it didn't melt for two weeks. On the right is a small river on the way to Spencer with quite a bit of ice on it.  We saw large flocks of ducks on the ice further up this river just sitting on the ice.  Even the Muskingun River has quite a bit of ice on it, but it is a very shallow and slow moving river.  The Ohio River has little pieces of ice but hasn't come close to freezing. The wind and the humidity is the challenge.  It makes it so much colder than the actual temperature.  Luckily we don't get too much wind.
We did have the challenge of the cold freezing our washing machine pipes.  We discovered it on our P-day when we tried to do our laundry and no water would come out. Our P-day is Saturday and it took until Monday for our landlord to get the pipes unfrozen.  We managed OK and it wasn't too much of a problem for us.
We are working on our last current field orders at the courthouse now with two days of work left, hoping the new field orders will come in within two days.  These are the Records of Land Sales. These records are from the late 1800's. It's kind of fun to see the maps that have been hand drawn.  For any of you researching ancestors, be sure to look in Records of Land Sales.  Not all land sales have maps like these by any means, but you could just get lucky and find one. I love how sometimes they even draw in the trees.

We said goodbye to Elder Numbers this week. Marietta was his first assignment in the mission field. He is a great missionary and he did a lot of ironing for us! Transfers tear our hearts out but then we welcome new missionaries that we learn to love. They are teaching a new family here with three little children. The mother has almost no religious training and has no knowledge of even the most basic of the bible stories, She has heard of Adam and Eve and that's about it, so it is very interesting.  They are very enthused about the gospel, how exciting is that?  Yahoo!

I wanted to show you this house (garage. shed or whatever it is) that we pass on our way to Spencer.  We, of course, get a kick out of it.  West Virginia has one of the highest rates of smokers per capita of any state  in the United States. I guess someone here is out to turn that around.  We applaud their efforts!
The Spencer Branch got full-time missionaries this week!  We are so excited! They are going to be great!
We love and miss you all so much!  We appreciate and feel your love and support and prayers!  Thank you so much! We would sure love to hear from you!


2 comments:

  1. I love and miss you both too. I love seeing all the pictures of Marietta. It's looks beautiful in all different seasons. Xoxoxo

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  2. I love and miss you both too. I love seeing all the pictures of Marietta. It's looks beautiful in all different seasons. Xoxoxo

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