Daylight Saving’s has always confused me. Especially the whole “fall backward, spring forward” mnemonic device. Speaking as someone who has experienced her fair share of falling forward, particularly when roller or ice skating, I constantly mix up the sayings, which results in an overly obsessive checking and re-checking of the time to make sure that I’m not late, or later, to my appointments.


However this year, Daylight Saving’s reminded us at Lydia’s House to look forward at the upcoming months–officially moving our office to the actual Lydia’s House (hurrah!), our renovation calendar, and  preparing for our new guests. With this in mind, we have two pressings needs for the month of December.


The first: we are ever so thankful for all of the volunteers who have provided lunch for the work day volunteers.  As of now, we are still in need of two volunteers to provide lunch on December 7 and December 14.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact

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One of our lunch volunteers, Jane, blessing us with delicious food.

The second: Also on December 7 and 14, we are in need of volunteers willing to paint our rooms.  Al Merritt has graciously and generously donated the paint we will be using in our house, and we need experienced painters to help!  If you are interested, please contact

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All this amazing paint, wonderfully donated by Al Merritt, is begging to be used!

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“You know you want to paint me”

As ever, we are so grateful for all the support and time given by our volunteers and Lydia’s House community.  We cannot stress enough that none of this would be possible without you all!

–Hilary “the Intern”