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When we arrived Monday night at my mother-in-law's house she helped me to make my balloon bed. I will use this bed when hiking. It is made from an old sheet. It has 8 pouches 5 inches wide and 48 inches long in to which you slide 3 inch diameter by 48 inches long balloons. This takes up very little room in my back pack and is very light weight. It is very comfortable and I am looking forward to trying it out. I think Janie and her mother who both helped me with this project thought that they would pop when I laid down on it but they did not.
My brother Steve is having a water meter installed tomorrow. The well which I dug out has gone dry and so it is time to hook up to the public water system. I prefer well water but if there is not any then public water beats hauling water. I will go over in the morning and see if I can help him get the water line run to the house and tied in. I will keep the well house and pump in tact so the well can be monitored for future use if it is needed.
I am going to begin preaching from the Song of Solomon on Sunday morning. It is going to be a hard job to cover the subject matter in a discreet way. It would be easy to use big words, cryptic language and metaphors to hide the lessons so vividly taught in the book. I will be walking on egg shells with each sermon trying not to cross the line. My brother, Steve, told me that at least mother's house was empty now so that if the church fires me over the Song of Solomon I will have a place to move into. I do not expect that to be the case but there is a need to be cautious. Janie will be my sounding board and will help me know how to present the sermon to the people appropriately. God bless you.