Monday, January 17, 2005

Neighbours and Firewood

firewood Posted by Hello


i bundled up against the cold and got some exercise today by carrying more wood to the house ... we were going to stop burning wood altogether, 2 winters ago ... once the wood was gone, that was going to be it!

Leo’s chronic back problems and getting wood, just do not mix . . . family and friends did help us get cords of wood for years ... then we found a source of slabs (the portion of wood that is cut off the outer sides of the log) close to home and we managed to cut and stack that by ourselves ... finally it was just me doing most of the carrying of wood ... Leo’s concern was that i would hurt myself in this process ...

so we decided to just use the electric heat ...

when the neighbours noticed that we didn’t have firewood for the winter, they did something about it . . . for the last 2 years, they have been cutting, splitting and delivering firewood right to our yard!!!

i love wood heat and was loathe to give it up . . . but felt that i had no choice . . . i guess with God there are always choices . . . He shows His love in such practical ways, doesn’t He?

the wood heat is comforting ... the exercise and fresh air involved with carrying the wood to the deck, is good for me ... and i think the neighbours feel good about helping us too ...

mmmmm, i love my wood heat! Bless the Lord, oh my soul ... the Lord who keeps me nice and toasty - even when the temperature hits rock bottom!!

2 comments:

J. said...

That's awesome that they noticed and chose to help you. Bless their hearts. God does provide. (Hugs)

Saija said...

Amen, Jeanette . . . our God provides in the neatest of ways . . . the Lord knows how i love to just stay indoors when it's bitterly cold - BUT i love wood heat - SO i must go out to get the wood on occasion - as i said, i get exercise, fresh air and feel cozy in the cottage with the wood heat! blessings all around as far as i can figure it! :o)