14 June 2008 – Saturday
What started as a questionable day ended up being a very good one. What made it work was a visit by our neighbor Nathan Tanner who had volunteered to help me take my yard debris to the dump. I explained to him that I had not slept last night and thought it would be best if we put it off for a week. He said that although he had some church work to attend to this morning, he and his boys would be happy to clean up for me.
I took him on a tour of the yard and showed him what needed to be removed. While we walked he told me about himself and how his father had created a business to teach his four sons how to work. He want to teach his children the same. He told me about how he got his job at the MTC. I told him how we had pioneered the video feedback area. He surprised me by saying that they are completely re-doing the hardware – cameras, etc. Everything is going digital so it is goodbye to the VHS machines and now the missionaries can review their teaching opportunities any time they want to.
I thought I would go back to sleep, but instead I felt I should get up and work on the yard as long as I could. I ended up getting a lot done and felt good. After resting I went back a couple of times but by 3:00 I was pretty much through for the day.
I feel that the Lord has really blessed us by having the Tanners move in next door. Once we get to know them and their children I think we will become good, close neighbors.
During the day I read the PH lesson for the week about the organization of the Church in 1830. It also is about the calling of the 12 Apostles. I must confess that I have a hard time getting excited about the lessons this year.