The days have been zipping by so fast I haven't taken time to do any blogging for a while. I've been packing boxes at home and now have 1,084 of them stashed in spare spaces.
And I'm really glad we're over the hump of the election. Maybe now we can all regroup and learn to be nice, civil people again. I'm also happy I didn't stay up to wait out the results last night because I needed to be rested for hump day today.
Our local Christian radio station, WCTL, celebrates hump day every Wednesday by having camel trivia with 'Fred' the camel. Our OCC media coordinator, Pam, and I took our camels and headed to the studio this morning for an interview about our upcoming National Collection Week. Pam even packed a shirt with a picture of a camel in the sample OCC shoebox we took with us.
It was great to talk about Operation Christmas Child with Lori and Dan and after we left and headed to breakfast they were still talking on the air about packing shoeboxes.
Next we were on the way to Rose's house to help her cartonize the 2000 plus shoeboxes she packed in her home over the past year. She already had some of them finished and five of us were able to complete the job in three hours and get them ready for the next step on their journey.
We anticipated a call from a truck driver because they'd scheduled a delivery of 2,880 stuffed animals for next year's boxes sometime between 12-4 this afternoon, so we headed to a local pizza/sub shop for lunch. We were waiting for our order when the call from the truck driver came so we grabbed the subs and headed to the church.
You never know what to expect when a truck pulls in. This one was supposed to have five pallets for us. Instead, there were only three VERY tall pallets with 120 cartons. Though some of the boxes were dirty or crushed, they were thankfully light and easy to move--a blessing.
Only an hour and a half later they were all stored with hopes of multiplying in the container over the winter months. It's a special joy when the boxes stack easily and neatly and reach to the top of the container. I think we have enough WOW items for almost 25,000 boxes for 2017 already.
After resting a bit at home, Jim and I headed back to church for a wonderful class--the first in a series of five about grace, faith, and works. A perfect ending to a blessed day.
This hump day has my vote for sure.