Sunday, December 4, 2011

No Church...Just Service

No Church...Just Service

I got the call around 10 a.m. this was canceled, and not only for our congregation, but for all congregations for three or four communities. It appears another series of storms is expected for tonight and because of that, we had to get all the fallen trees (that were on the roads waiting to be picked up...) gone and gone today.

We met at 10:30 a.m. at the bishops house. He stood in his yard and organized the morning, the morning that turned into the afternoon. These pictures show what I saw today.

Two of my sons accompanied me on our quest to help. Like me they had put in several hours yesterday helping out and (like me...) they were tired. I told them that it would be fun and it turned out to be.

Before we headed out, my wife wanted to help out as well. She came up with the idea of baking cookies for the volunteers. I told her to "bake like the wind!" And she delicious were those cookies.

The snow came and went; volunteers came and went; the trucks pulling trailers came and went; the trees and logs just went. I thought it would be a great idea to just drive all the wood to the Great Salt Lake from Davis County and have a huge bonfire. That would be cool!

Eventually the streets were cleaned of the debris and we came home. There's still a batch of cookies that were not delivered. I'm sure they'll find good homes soon... I've written about the storm a lot this weekend--it's dominated our lives, and the lives of so many. I've written about it so it can be remembered and for the sake of friends and family who live elsewhere. I told my sons today when we headed out this morning that when I was their age, they canceled church and everyone was sent to fill sandbags for the flooding in 1983. I hope they always remember this cold December Sunday when they canceled church so we could return to the neighborhood and help each other.

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