Feather your Nest Friday, 6th August, 2021.
What a long week! Some extra days were inserted somewhere I am sure! I wouldn't even know where to start to describe things in Australia anymore. So I just give up on that. The news and developments are dreadful. All I can think of is how completely amazed I am how five years ago I had the most nagging feeling to begin to prepare. Anyone who has been reading for a while well know what a journey this has been. I was old enough then to know to NEVER ignore a nagging feeling! That never ends well! But now I truly think every day "How Great Thou Art" because I have seen over and over how God has led us and how so many of my friends had the exact same experience at around the same time. Now we compare notes. We no longer think maybe we are crazy! And so now I feel a little emboldened to say that feeling to get the house in order, to be well prepared and organised is 200x what it was. I also feel the need to know what I have, how much and where it is.
This does not mean to be afraid. Nope. We were made for such times as these. We are here with our combined experience to take it on and help our families. It means we need to be really watchful, prayerful and to think and act! It is absolutely no use to know something and do nothing. It is better to be ignorant and busy than knowledgable and inactive.
A few times during the week things were somewhat overwhelming. I have taken "do the next thing" and adapted it to "do the best I can today" and focus on that. I use my planner to try and make lists and use time effectively. Planning does save a lot of time overall. So I have a lot of lists!
Three days this week I helped my daughters household. It was go, go, go there! I was able to go to Aldi on the way home and do a stock up shop too.
Some of the ways we got ahead were:
My cabin is now really proving to be a great asset. We have two guys here now with the arrangement they will hunt foxes. Like the last man these guys arrived with produce! One of them is a Green Grocer! You see! You see God is in this!