Monday, May 27, 2013

May 24, 2013

I got to the storehouse in a cab and Sister Woolf immediately gave me a good morning hug.

After all of the missionaries were gathered, we had prayer and went into the back to split off into groups so that we could tackle the large food order that had come in. When we get large food orders from the suppliers, we all split up and take on different duties, whether it be counting, organizing the food, or putting it on the storage shelves by hand or with the forklift (which Elder Woolf usually does.)

I helped with organizing and counting cases of products and also did a fair amount of lifting in putting the cases in their proper places within the warehouse. Some of it was heavy, but I did my absolute best.

The order took from 9 to about 11:30 to finish and then we had a small staff meeting and a few light snacks in the missionary break room where we talked about safety and other things. I got a few pictures.

After the staff meeting was over, I gave 60 temple cards away, as I am also very much into Family History and Temple Work; Sister Bly got 20 cards, Sister Woolf got 20 cards, and Elder Woolf got 20 cards.

Finally, before I left, I got pictures of Elder and Sister MacMahon, as it was their last Friday on their mission.

May 18, 2013

Sister Bly very kindly picked me up at 8:15 and we made it to the storehouse by 8:30. I topped a few shelves and then had group prayer with Sister Bly, Elder MacMahon, and Sister MacMahon.

After prayer, I topped a few more shelves and then filled an order with the help of Elder MacMahon. Not long after I finished that, I helped a very cheerful woman whose countenance was filled with love and laughter with a food order and also helped her transport it to her car and also helped her load her car.

Immediately after that, I helped a woman who had a family of seven to feed, but the order only took one cart; however, it was still a very nice opportunity to help someone in need. :)

In the first hour and a half (the storehouse is open from 9 to 12 on Saturdays and also on Tuesday evenings), we had 9 patrons, which is simply extraordinary to me.


Friday, May 24, 2013

May 17, 2013

When I arrived at the storehouse, I checked the produce and also turned the cooler and freezer lights on; I then pared some dirty leaves from a few heads of cabbage and lettuce so to make them presentable.

After the paring was completed, I helped Elder Woolf's mom, who is also called Sister Woolf or Grandma Woolf, put apples into bags and seal the bags for a short period of time.

Once Sister Woolf arrived with three of her grandsons in tow, I got the very wonderful opportunity to work with/teach Sister Woolf's five year-old grandson, Nate. Nate helped me stock quite a few of the bottom shelves with products that were light enough for him to lift and he also helped check cans for dents.

Every time I get to work with kids at the storehouse, I feel like I am being a mother figure even if it is only for short periods of time and I am also proud to be a missionary.

Blessed be the children...

May 14, 2013

I arrived in a taxi around 8:15 and, after putting my stuff away in the break room, I recorded the data for the out of town orders in the official book listing; all of the information is very sacred and confidential.

There are also new missionaries being trained today; Elder and Sister Kearls and Sister Pilling. Sister Bly is also back from Edmonton and Elder Woolf, Sister Woolf, Sister Gallup, and Elder Gallup are also here today.

I helped Sister Bly fill two out of town orders and then I helped Sister Woolf and Sister Gallup get the cottage cheese and sour cream together for all of the out of town orders since certain products for said orders are collected and stored separately to prevent food from going bad.

I then cleaned several shelves until the shift was over.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

May 11, 2013

During the taxi ride from my house, the driver and I talked about missionaries and how cool/dedicated they are. I told him that there are many types of missionaries all engaged in the work of the Lord and that there were also different types of missions to meet the various needs in different places around the world.

At the storehouse, it was Elder and Sister Gallup, Elder MacMahon (Sister MacMahon is in California for a short visit), and I and we quickly gathered for prayer. After prayer, I put on some gloves, checked the produce, and pared some roughed up leaves off of a few heads of lettuce and cabbage in the produce room.

It was around 10-10:30 that the storehouse suddenly had several patrons visit and the last patron arrived around noon; all left happy, satisfied, and felt cared for as far as I could see. In total, 14 patrons came in and we were all kept busy engaging in the work of the Lord, which is really awesome.

I enjoy the Spirit's continual presence at the storehouse and the feelings of Christ-like approval that I feel like I get whenever I am engaged in any of God's work, whether it be my volunteering, my calling, or my awesome part-time Church Service Mission. As the days pass, I am learning more and more about the essential nature of what I am doing and how others benefit from seeing Christ through my caring about them.

Each day, I also learn how appreciative I am of the Atonement and lessons on how to be a disciple of Christ.

Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

I got in early and Mona let me in through the back, but Elder Woolf was already in the storehouse office working on paperwork. I prepared my cleaning stuff and did some shelf cleaning for the first half hour or so that included following a prompting to clean from the fourth shelf up.

When Sister Woolf arrived, I got the very extraordinary experience of teaching a child; Sister Woolf brought one of her granddaughters, a pretty little four year old named Lily, with her and I was able to teach/help Lily how to put products on to the lower shelves. Together, we were able to load peanut butter, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, lasagna noodles, macaroni, and Kraft Dinner. After we finished that, Lily got tired, so I stocked some more shelves alone.

I then swept parts of the warehouse floor for Sister Woolf and then shook the broom out outside.

All in all, it was a good day.

Monday, May 6, 2013

May 4, 2013 - 2 Months Old

Since Sister Bly is away for a couple of weeks, I took a taxi from my house to the storehouse and ended up hanging out in Sister McMahon's car until Elder Woolf arrived with the keys. Once we got inside, the three of us had prayer and checked produce to make sure it was all right.

When 9:00 hit, we suddenly ended up with several patrons in the first 45 minutes and I did as much paperwork as I could while helping Sister McMahon and Elder Woolf help patrons fill their food orders.

After the patrons left, we had a period of quiet time, so I got products from the warehouse and topped and stocked the shelves so they looked more orderly.

Near the end of the morning,  more patrons suddenly arrived and I helped some of them; it was after noon by this time, but helping others takes priority over being on time for closing. The storehouse hours on Saturdays are 9 to 12, but sometimes people come at the last minute and that's okay. Anyway, Elder Woolf and Sister McMahon helped the other two patrons and everything ran smoothly.

Once the storehouse was officially closed for the day, I did some cleaning and then Sister McMahon was nice enough to take me downtown so I could catch the bus back to the west side.

May 3, 2013

I got to the building early in a taxi and Mona let me into the storehouse through the Field Office. Sister Woolf wasn't there that day, as she was helping with her family, but Gallups, Elder Woolf, and two volunteers; one named Anne Murray and one young man were there.

After prayer, I took stuff off of the shelves and cleaned them while Anne and Sister Gallup did some other shelves together. While the shelf cleaning was going on, Sister McMahon called the storehouse and explained that because Elder McMahon was sick, she would be coming in alone the next day and wouldn't be able to come and get me and asked if I could take a cab to the storehouse. I, of course, agreed and told Sister McMahon not to worry.

Also during the cleaning, I told Sister Gallup and Anne about my disabilities and explained that some people are not so kind to me when they know about them. Sister Gallup said I was a child of God and Anne told me to be kind to myself. They are, of course, both very correct in what they said.

After we all finished cleaning, Gallups took me with them and went by the soup kitchen before dropping me off downtown so I could wait for the bus back to the west side.

April 30, 2013

Blessed be the tender mercies of the Lord...

After enduring a bus breakdown on the west side, waiting for a replacement, and then walking to the library from where the replacement bus stopped sometime after 8, I still managed to catch a cab and make it out to the storehouse by around 8:30; hence, the Lord's tender mercies were given to me tenfold.

Once prayer had been said, I helped Sister Bly fill the out of town orders while the other missionaries filled some. After the orders were done, I filled shelves and got ideas on what I could do there on Friday.

April 27, 2013

Sister Bly picked me up at about 8:15 and we got to the storehouse at about 8:30. We and the other missionaries had prayer and then I helped fill an order that someone was coming to pick up.

I then topped off the shelves and got food from the warehouse to replenish the emptied bottom shelves. When that was done, I dry mopped the floor after Sister Bly had mopped it and also helped a couple fill a food order. After the order was done, I topped off more shelves until Sister Bly and I left.

April 26, 2013

The day started with group prayer and then Sister Stringam and I checked the produce; it was her and Elder Stringam's last day as missionaries. I then cleaned the glass cooler and freezer doors using glass cleaner after thinking that Elder Woolf wanted me to mop the gigantic cooler and freezer door and prepared a mop. Well, it was fortunate that I was corrected and I gently emphasized the need for specification in future requests; the warehouse freezer and cooler doors are DIFFERENT than the storehouse freezer and cooler doors.

I then took cans off the top shelf of the second aisle and cleaned the shelves, which needed to be done. I also had the opportunity to guide and socialize with a volunteer who came with her granddaughter to help clean shelves for about half an hour. The day was really enjoyable.

April 20, 2013

Sister Bly picked me up at 8:10 and we got to the storehouse at about 8:30.

After group prayer, Sister Stringam taught me how to check the produce/vegetables and how to take the ones that were dirty or wet to the produce room and take care of them so they were suitable to give out. I really am grateful to have learned that, as I didn't know anything about it before.

I then topped off some shelves and then Sister Bly taught me how to the documenting of patrons and specific things in the various food orders, as well as keeping track of specific products that were used.

I then got pictures with Elder and Sister Stringam since it's the last Saturday of their mission:
 Elder and Sister Stringam, I will miss you both!

I then got boxes of food from the warehouse and stocked a few shelves. A little while later, I helped a patron with a large order that took several carts, but I made them laugh and feel comfortable about being there; it's always important to do that since that IS what Christ did and will always do. I also helped them to their car.

At the end of the morning, Sister Bly taught me some more paperwork; namely, recording how much of certain products were used that day.

April 17, 2013

I got a call from Mona while I was at another place I volunteer and she said that I am being moved out of the Field Office for the time being due to the need for more help in the storehouse. Elder Woolf will now be in charge of my schedule. I accept this as the Lord's will and will do my best with it.

April 16, 2013

I arrived at the storehouse a little after 8:30 because the taxi was late picking me up from downtown. After group prayer, I worked with Sister Bly and the other missionaries to fill the out-of-town orders. Once the orders were all taken care of, I topped off each shelf and gathered products from the back to replenish the emptied bottom shelves. At the end of the day, Sister Bly was kind enough to drop me off at Save-On Foods North so I could go shopping.

April 13, 2013

Sister Bly very kindly dropped me off at the storehouse and then ended up going to Time Out for Women with her youngest daughter, as it was at Exhibition Park and sounded very appealing.

Anyway, I did some topping off of the shelves and then joined the Gallups and McMahon's for group prayer before continuing on with the topping off of shelves to make things look presentable for incoming patrons.

I then got some products from the warehouse to fill the lower shelves as patrons with children came in and I ended up having the opportunity to coach/teach two little children about stocking shelves; I was showing a little girl how to stock tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, jello puddings, and gelatin and while I was doing that, another little girl came and happily joined in the shelf stocking!

After the little kids and their parents left, I did some more shelf stocking and also helped two more patrons with their food orders.

At the end of the morning, McMahons very kindly gave me a ride all the way back to my west side house!

April 9, 2013

I started out by putting a box of various, but very unneeded papers, through the shredder; enough paper to fill one and a quarter garbage bags. I then sorted through food orders by their reference number, categorizing them by tens and then putting them in numerical order at Mona's request.

April 8, 2013

I started the morning by weighing and stamping a very large pile of envelopes using the postal machine and then I sorted and sealed the envelopes to the point where they were neat and organized by area.

Mona then sent me over to the storehouse area where I ended up helping Sister Woolf stock some shelves and after that was done, Sister Woolf gave me a pen and pad of paper; she asked me to make a list of every product in the storehouse and the expiration dates on them, which I did quite thoroughly and cheerfully.

April 2, 2013

I was sent to the storehouse upon arriving at the Field Office at my usual early hour.

Almost immediately after arriving at the storehouse, I got a big hug from Sister Woolf and put my stuff away in the break room. After having prayer with the other missionaries, we got to work.

All of us worked very hard to gather the food, bag, and organize the out-of-town orders that we had today and, although it is a lot of work, the process is very fun and allows for getting to know each other.

Everyone works in pairs; that way, one can get the food and one can keep an accurate record. Cool, huh?

After the orders were taken care of, I topped all of the shelves and then I helped the other missionaries bring items out of the warehouse so that the bottom shelves could also be filled up nicely.

March 30, 2013

Sister Bly picked me up at 8:15 and we got to the storehouse at 8:30.

Joy of joys; I finally got my missionary tag today!  It was either Sister Stringam or Sister McMahon who very kindly took a picture of me wearing the pin-on tag, as I asked politely about it.

Anyway, I topped off shelves and then helped some patrons fill their food orders; I also entertained some very small children in the process, which included having them stock shelves with me to keep them busy!

March 26, 2013

I started the morning by shredding a box full of papers and also did the cleanup duties that follow every time I use the shredder for anything.

I then sorted bills by a numerical system, stacked them,  located things on them that were important, and indicated where they were by highlighting them. I spent nearly an hour trying to do this task as thoroughly as I could, being sure to pray for guidance along the way and the Spirit helped me so that I was able to get all but two of them finished up.

March 25, 2013

Mona said that I would be doing Orientation today and allowed me to watch the necessary videos on the computer in the Storehouse's office.

There were several videos on Welfare Operations and here is what I learned from them. I wrote down quite a bit of information and I figured sharing it would help people understand some of what I just learned because some of this information can help people become more Christ-like in whatever they do.

*The Divine Mission of Bishop's Storehouses
              -Doctrine and Covenants 51:13.

*Blessings of Storehouse Service
              -People want to be loved and cared for and I am in a position to serve individuals that are hurting.

 *Quotes From Church Leaders
              -Doctrine and Covenants 83:6.
All of the quotes were wonderful, but I wasn't able to copy them down quickly enough; I did, however, read quotes about Welfare Operations from Joseph Smith Jr., Brigham Young, Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, and H. David Burton, all of which were very insightful.

*Storehouses and Welfare Assistance
*Summary of Key Principles: this involved a True or False quiz of the previous information.
           -We should be filled with love and compassion.
           -We are angels; we serve the people.

*Responsibilities of Storehouse Managers.
*Manager Responsibilities.
**Operations Guide: Serving In A Bishop's Storehouse.
**New Manager Training: Sequence of Training
--Key Measures measure the success of a storehouse
**Another Knowledge check quiz. :)

*Stake and Area Leaders.
-Agent Stake Operating Committee.
---Storehouse operates under direction of agent stake that is assigned by the Area Presidency of the Seventy. An agent stake is composed of:
         -Agent Stake President.
         -Stake Bishop's Welfare Council Chairman.
         -Stake Relief Society President.
         -Storehouse managers and any other specialists as needed.

*Primary Responsibilities of Committees.
--Ensuring that storehouse provides quality service to patrons.
--Co-ordinate volunteer and missionary labor. (volunteers also rock!)
--Help maintain facilities.
--Representing storehouse in co-ordinating council meetings.

*Field Managers (Area Welfare Manager) I am not one, but this information is very cool.
---train storehouse managers.
---provide guidance on inventory management, finances, safety, management/upkeep, policies and procedures, and conducting the annual operational safety reviews.

True and False quiz: sources of direction and support.

*Serving Storehouse Patrons
**Uplifting Each Patron
---"Those who come hunger to be loved." Elder Glen L. Rudd.

*Principles of Outstanding Service
1) Greeting Patrons Warmly: No task in the storehouse is more important than serving patrons and making them feel cared for.

2)Avoiding Judgement and Questioning. (Who would want to suffer judgment and questioning? People may not think such things are a big deal, but judgment and questioning can cut away at a person's hopes): As storehouse workers strive to have charity for all their patrons, the tendency to judge will fade away. Helpful attitudes are also essential to successful service.

3)Understanding and Meeting Needs: Carefully listen to what patrons say and observe their body language to see if there's any more to their needs than they show. Also, listen to each patron and to fellow missionaries with understanding. Ask patrons about their needs only if appropriate, but do make them feel welcome.

4)Creating Memorable Moments: Serve, offer encouragement, provide referrals to other services if appropriate, and do extra little acts of kindness to make them truly feel loved and valued.

 Multiple-Choice Exercise: The Best Way to Help A Patron.
-request feedback from patrons, agent stake operations committee, bishops and wards, Relief Society Presidents, and members of co-ordinating council. (if ever appropriate.).

*Seeking and Responding to Feedback
--Accessibility Issues: How good are the hours? How accessible is information?
--Quality Service: How welcome do people feel? How could things be improved?
--Work and Service Assignments: How uplifted do volunteers feel? How meaningful and rewarding are work assignments? (FYI: Doing anything good can be rewarding if you have a good attitude about it.)

**Self Evaluation & Additional Testimonials.

*Working With Other Missionaries and Volunteers.
-Sources of Help.
--Church Service Missionaries.
--Recipients of Assistance (Who can volunteer time.)
--Service groups.

*Recruiting Missionaries and Volunteers.
--service.      --procedure.

 *Providing Uplifting Experiences.
-Not being critical, but being uplifting.
-Invite patrons to help serve if they desire and are able to offer such time.

**Example: Providing Direction and Support.
--Be appreciative and encouraging; praise, encourage, build those who are helping out.

**Example: Selecting Assignments.
--Give people a chance to interact with others.

**Example: Creating A Spiritual Environment.
--Meetings don't have to be all business.
--Take time to edify, socialize, and share positive experiences.
--Create opportunities to have and to share spiritually uplifting experiences.

*Summary of Guidelines.
*Additional Testimonials.

Anyway, after I was done going through all the videos, I reported back to Mona and she gave me a DVD called 'In the Service of Your God: Learning and Applying Welfare Principles' to watch and allowed me to watch it in one of the boardrooms that was away from everything so I could really listen and learn. I was grateful for that, as I really wanted to know what the Spirit could teach me.

Segment: Pure Religion.
-Too many souls suffer quietly.
-Christ loved and served men of all calibres.
-Members are building on a tradition of compassionate service.
-The aim of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is to help people help themselves.
-It went over the roles or bishops and Relief Society.
-We can all give help, hope, and strength.

Segment: Ye Have Done It Unto Me. (Matthew 25:40)
"If we are true disciples of the Lord, we must reach out to those in distress..." Gordon B. Hinckley.
-The Church tries to partner with already established agencies around the world in order to maximize their effectiveness in providing service when and where it is needed.

Segment: On The Road to Jericho.
-Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
-We should care for others as the Savior wants us to.
-Commit to foster reliance and relieve suffering.

Segment: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10).
-Parable of the Good Samaritan.
-Thou shalt love; go and show mercy.

Segment: Elijah and the Widow of Zarepath (1 Kings, Chapter 17).
-Faith in every footstep.
-Fear not; go and do in faith.
-The Lord blesses the faithful and those who act in faith.
-Love and compassion produces blessings.

Segment: Love Thy Neighbor.
-Have mercy and compassion.
-Bring a smile to another's face.
-Willing hearts and helpful hands can change the world one person at a time.

Segment: Applying Welfare Principles In Their Lives.
-We have welfare responsibilities: work, self-reliance and provident living, and giving.
-Moses 4:23 - Work is a blessing.
-The aim of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is to help the people help themselves.

*Work: it is valuable; work with faith is a cardinal point of doctrine; involve children.

*Self-Reliance and Provident Living: helps foster self-reliance; the Lord's real storehouse is homes and hearts.

*Giving - Law of the Fast: provides assistance to needy and there are physical benefits to fasting; it also increases humility and spirituality.
***Fast Offering: very important in helping the needy.

**Extend ourselves in compassionate service to those in need.
**Welfare principles are eternal.

Well, that was my orientation and I hope by sharing it here, learning and growth can take place.

March 23, 2013

I got picked up by Sister Bly and we got to the storehouse at about 8:30.

Once at the storehouse, I joined the group in prayer and, not long after, I helped a patron with a food order.

After that, I stocked the top shelves and then watched a little girl color some pictures while her mother filled an order; my experience in Primary and Nursery makes me unafraid to care about children of any age.

I also was able to help a very kind couple with an order and it was a wonderful day.

March 22, 2013

I arrived at the Welfare Services Building so early that I ended up waiting in the Field Office for a few minutes before Mona let me into the storehouse. While the other service missionaries arrived, I checked the shelves and then joined the others for prayer at the appointed time. The other missionaries whom I am serving with and whom are all extraordinary people, are:
-Elder and Sister LeFeuvre.
-Sister Jacquie Bly.
-Elder Gary and Sister Dawn McMahon.
-Elder and Sister Murray.
-Elder and Sister Stringam.
-Elder Allen and Sister Susan Gallup.
-Elder Kim and Sister Joan Woolf, the Storehouse Managers and Elder Woolf's mother, another Sister Woolf.

All of us worked together to organize, count, date, and place different products in the appropriate areas within the massive warehouse that is in the back of the storehouse. It was a lot of work and took a lot of time, but it was very enjoyable and helped me to get to know the other missionaries.

During the time that Elder Woolf and the other elders were working with the forklift, I helped Sister Woolf set up the lunch for the staff meeting that was to take place at noon time.

After the warehouse was stocked, we all gathered and right before the meeting, I explained about my ADHD and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder and surprisingly, everyone was accepting and loving of me. I always fear telling people about my disabilities for fear of being seen as a nothing, but my mission is one place I don't have to worry about that and for that, I am truly grateful.

March 19, 2013

I stocked the tops of shelves in the storehouse and gave it the slang name of 'topping off'. I then paused my work to join the group in prayer.

After prayer, I helped Sister Bly fill the orders that would be shipped out of town using the same procedure as before; gathering the food, putting it in bags that sat in bins, and labelled the bins accordingly while the other missionaries also filled orders.

Once the orders were all taken care of, I topped off the top shelves and then cleaned the heavy duty carts. At the end of the shift, I stayed behind to help Sister Bly with a late order, which I didn't mind doing at all.

March 16, 2013

Sister Bly picked me up at 8:15 and we got to the Storehouse at about 8:30. I signed in and then, before and after prayer, I walked around and made sure that the shelves were fully stocked for when patrons came in. When the Storehouse opened at 9, I helped the other missionary couples assist patrons who came in needing to collect orders. I also helped Sister Bly mop the floor afterwards.

March 12, 2013

Mona wasn't able to come in today for whatever reason and I hope she's all right; however, there was still work for me to do. Nathan, another person who works in the Field Office, very kindly asked me to shred a huge box full of papers that needed disposing of.

There was so much shredding debris that I ended up completely filling two garbage bags. Since there wasn't anything else to do that day, I was allowed to leave early.

March 11, 2013

8:30 - 12:30

Mona ordered me a nametag today! She's such an awesome lady.

I put a ton of envelopes through the stamping machine and sealed them with the special sealing tool, which is a large water stick with a sponge on the end.

After that, I got to shred some more papers. Awesome day, huh?

March 9, 2013

My first Saturday at the Storehouse. The Saturday shift lasted from 8:30 to 12:30 and it was wonderful. I helped the other service missionaries stock shelves and also helped people who came in to fill their food orders; this requires unlimited Christ-like love and compassion, which I do not lack. It was really fun to help others today and I enjoyed it immensely.

March 5, 2013

I got to the building at 8 a.m. and hung out in the Field Office for 15 minutes before proceeding to the Storehouse area. I stocked shelves for a little bit until everyone else came in and got organized and then I participated in group prayer.

After group prayer, I helped the other service missionaries fill orders that were to be boxed up and sent to other locations. This was done by gathering the food from the shelves, putting it into bags that were in blue crates, labeling the bins with little tags and number sticks that designated the order being worked

Once the orders were done, I stocked shelves until it was time to go home and Sister Bly, a wonderful lady from Magrath who had been serving there quite a while and loved it to bits, mercifully offered to help me with transportation on Saturdays that she was scheduled so to save me the taxi fare from downtown.

The Beginning

Okay, so every member is a missionary and they should be proud of that.

However, there is also a different kind of missionary; a service missionary.

That is what I am; a part-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I spend (Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the LDS Welfare Building in Lethbridge, Alberta. I started that mission today, on March 4, 2013, although I've been doing member missionary work for several years now. I had the wonderful opportunity of serving as an unofficial assistant to the wonderful sisters in the Canada Calgary Mission for several months in 2008 and I also try and make friends with everyone.

 However, this adds a new dimension to my missionary work and it's something I've wanted to participate in for the longest time.

March 4, 2013

My first day as a service missionary was awesome.

I was in the field office working under Mona Petersen's (she is a wonderful lady) supervision today. I cut lots of papers up with a paper cutter, put them in envelopes,labelled the envelopes with pre-made labels, and then sealed all of the envelopes with a spongy-like envelope sealing tool.

After that, I weighed all of the envelopes on a very cool stamping machine where every envelope gets weighed and then stamped electronically. Once I was finished with the letters (and there were quite a few), I got to shred old documents and folders in a very cool paper shredder. The shredder made a bit of a mess, which I happily cleaned up after I was done.