Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hertzler Doings-July 25-31, 2016

Have done close to 70 jars of all kinds of pickles and more will be added soon once the 7 day crock pickles are finished. You know what you're getting for Christmas, anyway.

Susan's back from the shore and we are having a good time together.
She's picking and we're both processing and freezing squash and of course the cucumbers. Tomatoes are just starting.

Alli has announced her pregnancy on facebook. That was fun. A picture of N holding the sonogram photo. "The best picture of our two kids together." Something like that. He wasn't happy because she turned off his movie in order to get him focused. It looks like he's upset about having a sibling.

Michael and Jessica went up to Pa for their getaway. Had a nice time with the family and with Jim and Rosalee, too.

Philip has been working on his lawn but this crazy storm washed his seed away and he'll have to reconstruct and start over. He's been making bread, pies, Stromboli, etc. Is going to bake some things for the bake sale.

Freeman's been working night shift for nearly 4 months. Phil's been going out and helping him for several hours a night this week.

Today, Thursday the 28th, I'm heading out to Farmville to get my car inspected. Am hoping to make cucumber sushi before I go to treat Judy to lunch. Dianna's loaning me her car to get around. Have lots of stops so am hoping to go out early to get my running around done before the inspection.

It stormed last night and the night before. We needed the rain. Our friends, Paul and Lisa, had a lot of electrical damage. And other friends, the Landis', had a huge tree get struck by lightning and go down right beside their house, brushing the sides as it went down.

I heard that we're singing hymns this Sunday at church. That's exciting! So, if I don't get to write again, there's a little snapshot into our lives.

Oh, Emma turned 10! She's Gil and Lindsay's oldest. Happy Birthday Emma Dear!

Michael and Jessica moved on Sat. They invited everyone over Sunday evening who helped them move. She had stayed up until 1 Sunday morning and got up again at 6 and she had their house looking like a home. I don't know how she did it. It's beautiful and warm.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hertzler Doings~July 18-24, 2016

Mon.-Picked up Mom and Dad and took them to Janelle's for breakfast. They left there with Beth around 11. Janelle and I went out to town. I came home and tried to catch up a little. Taking care of garden, etc. while Susan is at shore.

Tues.-Jessica came and helped me sort through garden produce before she went to work. Had a quick breakfast and coffee together. Quite a lot of produce to take to CCA's community market. Watching Nathan while Freeman and Alli go out to Farmville. He'll go with me to market delivery since they won't be back. That will be fun.

Sorry folks. Garden is in full swing. Hot and dry here. Hope to get back to writing more later.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hertzler Doings~July 11-17, 2016

Mon.-Mom, Dad, Susan, and I, made 10 quarts of dill pickles. Jessica came to visit before work. It's always good to see her. Alli and Nathan visited a little.  Mom and I went out to town. I saw the chiropractor and he hooked Mom up to a heater for her neck while he worked on others and me. We went to see Jessica at Greenfront Accessories and also to Amish Originals to see Angie Gridley. Went to visit Philip and see his property in eve. with Mom and Dad. Michael stopped in after work.

Tues.-Got to hear the rest of Dad's book he started reading to me yesterday. Mom and I made sushi while he read. Susan made 40 dollars on her produce today at Cornerstone. Cynthia bought it straight from her. It rained a bit this evening. Freeman stopped over this morning and visited. Had lunch with us. Dad is organizing his book. Phil's been around working on a bid. Coyotes got a calf this morning. We declare War.

Wed.-Sun.-Writing after the fact again. Had a really nice time with Mom and Dad. Took them over to Tom's Thurs. morning. Was with them in the eve. Sunday we had a drop in for them. Tom's were here-all except Meredith, who had stopped in Wed. to see them. Janelle, her aunt Beth, and Micah were here. Ron, Kathy, Joe, Norma, Steve, Dianna, Tommy T., all of ours except Susan were here. It was a happening place. Got to catch up with Karl and Michelle after everyone left. Little Levi is a dear.
Sunday morning service was so good. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Subject tackled well and preventative measures encouraged. Prayers for all marriages afterwards.

Hertzler Doings~July 4-10, 2016

Mon.-Happy 4rth of July. I am writing this days afterwards so I forget if this was the day we went over to Karl and Michelles for supper and fireworks. We had a really great time.

Tues-Sat.-Days full of family, gardening, working outside before it gets too hot.

Sun.-Beth B. drove Mom and Dad down. They joined us for Freeman's party at just the right time. We had a good time sharing with Freeman the things we appreciate about him and we sang some songs together, too. It was a really nice day. We now have a guest room and Mom and Dad are staying with us until Thursday morning.