11/2/14 Sunday in Advance, NC (Forest Lake-TT)
Thank heavens John disconnected our water last night so the freeze this morning didn’t affect us.
This morning we attended a different church service. They had Baptist hymnals, but I suspect it was organized for a generic group of Christians. Interesting. John likes to time the length of the sermon. For him, 8 minutes limit is tops in his world. This one took ½ hour, so it did not rate in his favorite list.
At noon we all gathered at the adult clubhouse for a potluck (covered dish) get together. Lots of food, especially beans/chili and salads. Just right for a very cold, sunny day. We brought John’s “cowboy beans”, where he added ground turkey and onion. When we’d filled ourselves with great conversation (with Karen/Jeff) and food, the four of us took a walk to the overflow section that’s out by a cornfield.
Naturally, we followed that with rip roaring games of cards: “13”, then “Golf.” John won at “13” and I actually won at “Golf”. That was a first for me!!! That game generally confused me….
Too soon it was supper time and we each had nice hot soup, then watched our favorite TV shows: 60 Minutes, Madame Secretary and The Good Wife. During our TV I got involved in a special project:
cleaning the mold/mildew I noticed flourishing in parts of my washer/dryer soap etc. dispenser. It had gotten to such a sight that I consulted my manual and found that I could actually pull the whole dispenser piece out. Then I discovered that the roof above the dispenser was filled with black gunk as well. That job took lots of vinegar and scrubbing with q tips and toothpicks.
For the second night John disconnected our from our city water and brought in our outside water filters.
Another view from Forest Lake: