Tuesday, October 26, 2021 — What a fantastic day today has been. It started with an e-mail from the daughter-in-law of the place we hope to purchase in Mountain Aire Estates. She says they will hopefully be finished clearing the place out by the end of December and we can come take a look at it. Saints be praised!
Then, this afternoon I volunteered with the United Farm Worker’s group in Mojave, CA. I offered my help to the woman who has provided me with extra food donation boxes for the past couple of months. I pass the food along to my neighbors, who pass it along to family members who are in need. I also share it with our eldest son, who passes it to his step-children who need assistance. I was the only person to volunteer out of the 25+ people on her list. I had no clue what I would be doing, but figured I was a body and would find a way to help. As it turned out, I stuffed envelopes for the better part of an hour. Having once worked in a mailing house, I was right at home stuffing! LOL For today, instead of having boxes of food to pass out, they were handing out $25 vouchers that would be usable at any store, enabling the recipients to use them for whatever goods they needed. They shared literature about their organization, which is basically an outreach organization. It felt good to be able to help an organization that helps everyone, no questions about citizenship or whether they’re for or against the vaccine. No requirements other than that they need the assistance. I thanked them for the opportunity of helping and said if they needed a volunteer in the future, my friend R knew how to reach me.
An excellent day today. I left the donation venue at 3:30 p.m., which is when I would usually fix Robert’s dinner, and stopped at Subway on the way home. When I walked in the door, Robert was eating cookies… my timing was good. LOL I know he’ll never starve if I have to leave him during the day, but he doesn’t always eat the best things (there were healthier options in the refrigerator/freezer). I’m glad I bought the Subway!
Do take care, stay safe and be sure to tell those you love that you love them. I’m grateful that I can still volunteer and do for others. It just feels good.