Today we went to a church service at the church where my husband and I got married. Our niece still attends there every week, and today she was playing bells. It was very beautiful and a treat to get to go back there. I don't think we have been there since we had our daughter baptized there 28 years ago. This church is in south St. Louis and we live in St. Charles which is about 40 minutes away. My husband and his family attended this church when he was small. I am not sure how old it is, but it is still in excellent condition. Our daughter and baby Maddie went with us. I took baby Maddie to the restroom to change her diaper and they had a little sitting room and I thought I would let her crawl around for a minute. I quickly changed my mind because they had the old heat radiators going and they felt very hot.
With our disposable world that we live in these days, it made me wonder how they maintain these and how many people still use them. The heat felt great, but I wonder about the safety and upkeep of them. I am going to guess that with this type of heat, you would not need all the ducts we have in our modern homes, for the air conditioner and heat. I grew up in a house with a coal stove for heat. I wonder how mothers keep their little ones from crawling over there and getting burned. I also remember my own children spending more time in their playpen when they were younger. The portable playpens they have now aren't really big enough for a child to stay in very long to play in. I was curious and just googled playpens and now see that a few places sell larger ones, but they are more like gates. I think when the next grandchild comes along, I will look into getting one like I had with my kids, if they still make them.
Gotta get back to work now. Just wanted to keep track of my day!