It has been snowing steadily since last Friday. Check calendars, folks, this is APRIL. The temperature this morning was about five degrees above zero. APRIL. The wind is blowing -- the houses have no snow on their windward roofs, great overhangs on the lee side, which occasionally come whumpfing down...
The roads are beyond description, but little Harriet-the-Echo was dragging her belly in snow on MAJOR THOROUGHFARES this morning on the way to MH&U.
Where, just to keep the pot a-bilin', it is RUMMAGE WEEK.
We have about half the usual crew on site. Praying, profoundly, that this weather breaks between now and Friday night when the sale itself begins.
Vestry met last night, another long meeting but we did a lot of good work and have made motions allotting various funds toward the Boiler Project.
Slickest move of the evening -- I gloat, hear me -- was allowing the partisans of Rummage to talk on and on about their desire to dedicate $2K of proceeds from this current sale (please, Lord!) to a particular Rwandan charity project...
and then EVER...SO...GENTLY... sliding them into unresisting endorsement of Vestry's desire to pull $10K out of Rummage Reserves and transfer it to Boiler Project.
Vestry has legal control of these monies, but "you know how it is"...when the money has been raised by an identifiable group of volunteers...
I laughed a lot, on the way home.
Time to go and make with the chicken/mushroom/wild rice soup for their Tuesday lunch.
Y'all keep warm and spare a kind thought for our spring flowers (they're down there somewhere) and our early-returned songbirds...it's kind of grim.
We're supposed to get another 4" today.