One of our YSA members heard about someone in the Pest Ward who needed some help chopping wood. So she thought that might be a good project for the YSA. So on September 23, 2013 we went back to the train station to take a train to a suburb of Göd, Felsőgöd! This little area is in Pest County and is north of Budapest. We did this in lieu of Family Home Evening and met at 4 PM at the train station.
Once there we discovered that the family had a splitter, which was a present from family members, who thought this was easier than the old fashioned way! (I think the Felsteds need a splitter, now that I have seen one and how easy they are to work..) The family we were helping decided to see if using their wood stove would be more economical than the high price of fuel. (In our situation at home, we just prefer wood heat.)
So the mother of the home told the kids how to work the machine and some of the kids started splitting the wood.
Everyone had a job. Lavi handed the wood to Levente, Viki operated the machine. Levente directed the wood. Adri took the split pieces and stacked them into a wheelbarrow. Levi was chopping the wood the old-fashioned way… The Felsteds stacked the wood in the back yard…until our old backs started hurting…
And it started to get dark…
I had brought some food – sandwich makings – to feed the kids; but the mother had prepared a wonderful meal for us! So after a hard work-out, we enjoyed eating and resting a bit before we left. They even drove us back to the train station.
The Nygati Train Station at night… some of these old buildings are so beautiful.