Sunday, 10 February 2013

February 10, 2013

This was the week of winter storms

So much snow fell over night that there was no way I could get the cars out on my own, and we were not in the worst of snow.  With Grandpa away Emily and Ruth's Father and Uncles help me get the cars out - well they got the Jetta stuck for a little while.

All was well in the end and today the snow is melting.


Grandpa Snyder was not home this week 

He left Saturday February 1st at 2:00 am to drive from Southern Ontario to Minot where he was working on dry wall in this disaster rebuild with the Mennonite Disaster Service.

Disaster Description

Minot is home to approximately 45,000 people. It was founded in 1886 when a railroad company stopped for the winter. Currently, Minot is considered to be a ‘boom town’ for its rapid growth due to a large air force base just north of the city and because oil was recently found. While the economy is seemingly thriving in the area, approximately two thirds of households live below national median standards with nearly 13 percent of the population living below the poverty line. 

The Souris River, also known as the Mouse River, divides the city of Minot in half, north and south. In late June, record flooding devastated the city of Minot, forcing nearly a third of the residents to evacuate and leaving more than 4,000 homes and businesses heavily damaged.

Emily's submission for the shorts contest

 

Cupcakes for Lent

There was a call for Cupcakes for the Lent services.  Emily and Ruth asked the church Ladies if they could make the cupcakes today and have them put in the freezer until they were needed and the answer was yes.



  The girls had a great time decorating the cupcakes.

Today's sewing was to finish the Bathing Suits

 



Emily wanted to have a swim skirt over top of the suit so she designed one for herself  and Brooklynn.

The bathing suit pattern that was used is from http://zaaberry.blogspot.ca/2012/03/girls-swimsuit-tutorial.html  The downloadable pattern is for size 5 and I lengthened the body and add a 1/4 inch of depth to make the size 7 bathing suit for Emily.


It is in the searching for answers that we find God and in the answers Humanity.


Have a wonderful week
Grandma Snyder

 













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