The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Food

October 24, 2012

The Amish Cook: Mouse in home causes quite the commotion

Oct. 18 was the birthday of daughter Elizabeth’s friend Timothy. Birthday greetings go out to him.

For this week’s column I am going to do a daily diary of yesterday:

  • 3:15 a.m.: I get out of bed and pack Joe’s lunch and fill his water jug with ice and water while he gets ready for work.
  •  3:55 a.m.: Joe leaves for work. I go back to bed for about 45 minutes.
  • 4:45 a.m.: I get up again. Daughter Elizabeth, 18, is awake and getting her lunch packed for work. She eats a little something for breakfast.
  • 5:15 a.m.: Elizabeth leaves for her job at the factory. I read until it is time to get the children up. It doesn’t work so well, and I doze off.
  • 6 a.m.: I wake up and then wake the children up to get ready for school. They ask if I will make them coffee soup for breakfast. This year the school serves free breakfast to all the students when they get there. I think the children are hungrier after they have been up awhile, so some of them eat at school.
  • 7 a.m.: The bus comes and the children leave for school.
  • 7:10 a.m.: The handicapped bus comes to pick up Loretta and I take her out to the bus. Steps are a little hard for her still with the heavy air casts on her feet. She takes her wheelchair to school in case she gets too tired walking through the day. We did get her fitting for her AFO braces, which should be ready in two weeks.
  •  8 a.m.: After eating breakfast, Susan and I fold the laundry that finished drying in the house overnight. We wash dishes and sweep the floors. Susan goes out to do the morning chores, and I add coal to the stove in the basement.
  • 12:45 p.m.: After a light lunch of sandwiches, Susan and I head to the basement to start cleaning it. Things have accumulated down there again, so we have a lot of sorting to do.
  •  2:15 p.m.: Loretta comes home with the handicapped bus. Joe is also home from work already.
  • 3:30 p.m.: The children are home from school and Elizabeth is home from the factory.

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