Fall Fix-Its

 
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From the flower garden to outside faucets, fall presents its own set of fix- its. Depending on where you live, fall fix-its start sooner rather than later; nonetheless, the to do list is similar for all of us. 

We recently moved into an older property and discovered an overwhelming number of things that needed doing before cold weather set in. To keep from being overwhelmed, I made a list. List making has been a thing for me for a long time. 

The list looked something like this: clean off the roof…buy a blower, rake the leaves . . . buy leaf bags, put screens on the gutters . . . a trip to The Home Depot, pressure wash the house . . . find a pressure washer on sale, cover the faucets . . . do we use an old sock?, and take inventory of all the possible places to plant flowers in early spring. 

So, three weeks later (and we are officially moved in) the roof is clean, the gutters covered, the yard raked, it is too warm to cover the faucets, and I am getting excited about using THE MAXBIT to dig holes for lilies, gladiolas, irises and more! 

The moral of this short story is that lists often keep us from being overwhelmed, help us get through the work to a place where we can enjoy our efforts and enjoy others. I love the Scripture in Colossians 3:23 that says, whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. 

It is almost Thanksgiving, and we have so much to be thankful for! I am thankful for you. 

 
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