I think I must post about cleaning the church at least once every four months. I don’t mind cleaning the church building. I really don’t. There have just been some weeks in which I have been appalled over the tremendous amount of litter that is left behind. How can people be so careless and not take any consideration that they are in God’s house?
Today I put myself in charge of vacuuming the chapel – which is what Bro. McDobb had done every Saturday morning in which our ward had been assigned to clean the building. Roland joked that he wouldn’t have been surprised to find him there this morning – even though he moved out of our ward over two weeks ago.
Programs had been left on several pews. I get it. I’m sure I am guilty of that as well – though I have tried to make a conscience effort to check the pew before I leave. Usually I’m making certain that Jenna hasn’t left a mess on the floor or in the pew.
I couldn’t explain any of the torn paper on the floor or candy wrappers and lollipop sticks. Come on! This is the chapel, not a picnic area! Many children were given treats for whatever reason. The snacks provided seemed to produce a tremendous amount of crumbs – not just where the congregation sits. Bro. Drake, who came to assist me in the chapel, said they were behind the pulpit as well. He and another brother joked about the bishop eating crackers and then moved on to believing perhaps a primary program had been involved.
Ladies and Gentlemen – last Sunday was FAST SUNDAY – therefore there should have been NO FOOD distributed. So either none of the members (of the last ward which meets in the building) fasted last week – or else it was broken during Sacrament meeting. Or (here’s the most logical explanation) the first ward that meets in the building (and had been assigned to clean the building last month) failed at cleaning the building AGAIN.
Bro. Drake had the stupid upright that was designed to
glide be moved between
the pews. I had a cool canister that
actually reminded me of the one that Wilma Flintstone used – only without the
attitude. But I probably had enough
attitude for both of us.
Brother Drake said that someone had put something that looked like sawdust upon all of the folding chairs set up in one of the class rooms. I remember cleaning up a similar mess in the scout/storage room. Only two small glitters to behold and not the obscene amount that I have had to deal with before.
I had wanted to go to the garden before the church. There is a lot more shade at 7:00 a.m. than at 9:00. I had forgotten to bring hats. Roland and I have decided to just do the community garden this year. Roland is busy with other things and I don’t want to make the time to try and do a home garden on my own. I get enough sun just in waiting for the bus. The community garden will be enough this year, thank you very much.
It has been well over ten hours since I started this post. I’ve actually experienced a lot more wearing out. I’ll have to save it for another post. I am pooped.