So...this is the Monday diary that will remind me next year of where we were on day 1 of prep week. Because we don't have storage space we couldn't have our boxes and cartons delivered until today--four days before we start packing.
The truck came bright and early this morning at 8:30 am and God answered prayer with good weather and a few strong guys to help with moving them through the church to the gym. Four men pushed each pallet weighing 2,050 pounds on the pallet jack through the hallway.
Meanwhile five of us worked on pulling the tags off those cute fluffy bunnies. It was a job we didn't want to do but it turned out to be providential because in the process we discovered some of the boxes containing the bunnies (thankfully wrapped in plastic) were damp and moldy. Unfortunately, a few hundred of those bunnies had a musty smell. We put them out to air and ultimately took them home to wash. I'm on the 5th load right now with one more to go and Pam is washing more at her place. I feel so blessed we found this out before Friday or Saturday.
Finally, around noon, we were able to get to the job of labeling and folding the boxes. We weren't anticipating starting this today so I guess we're technically ahead, but we only got 6 cartons of boxes folded. This should be 600, but for some reason we have 613 so far. God's preparing us for "immeasurably more" I think.
So...tomorrow we are praying for more box-folders because we have 26,887 to go...