I gave up technology for lent. Didn’t do very well with it. After my mother died I kind of laxed on my Lenten promise and watched way too much TV. After that I did much better. Lent is over with and I don’t watch nearly as much TV as I did before Ash Wednesday.
Sense all of this happened, I have accomplished a few things. I built a 2 by 4 shave horse and built a ramp for my wife. She had surgery on both of her feet and our porch is 38 inches off of the yard and a proper ramp has a slope of 1 in 12, plus 2 4 foot by 4 foot platforms. that is a 46 foot run. When I started I had no idea what I was doing but putting up a fence and building a few other projects I was able to design something quite nice and solid. I didn’t have a power saw but my hand saws worked very well (my fathers and a friend did the treads with a power saw. I did everything else with a hand saws. every thing is half lapped and screwed together. Needles to say my sawing capabilities have improved 10 fld. It took us two week ends and a little time before work in between. Some of my joints were a little sloppy but as the project progressed they tightened up.
I had a little more help from prayer. It was suppose to rain on my seconded week end, well storm was the forecast. I was near tears. My wife was going to have surgery That Wednesday and I wasn’t even halfway done. I begged God to help me and I expected to be doing everything in a down pore. I woke up to a partly cloudy Saturday morning, and got to work. If it was going to storm I was going to get as much done before it started. The morning started off well. I was able to finish off a lot of cuts and get pieces in place and by the time I had to go to the store to pick up more lumber I noticed the harder I worked the sunnier it became. God met my half way. I honestly believe that God will meet anyone half way, with prayer. I thank him everyday for his help in this project knowing my wife is able to get in and out of our home with some hard work and a blessing from him above.