C&O Canal

Before we move…

I figured I’d better do a bit of catchin’ up!
First the SOWER work
We lit up the dining room
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and painted bunk beds until we ran out of paint.
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(Just an FYI – 4 pints of that paint did 4 complete sets and 3 “one side only” sets.)
Then Gary did some roofing
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I was the ladder holding, tool passing assistant until he moved to using the lift!
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And thankfully he had some additional roof-walking help
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and the two of them continued on until they ran out of tin!
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So close!

Family and Friends
I’ve already shared the lovely weekend we spent with my sister Joie and her dear hubby, but we’ve also had the opportunity to spend some time with my nephew and his family who live only about a half hour away. They are so close that twice Robyn and a selection of kiddos came over to enjoy the camp’s Slippery Slopes!
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We’ve loved having family close by! We are headed their way tomorrow for a quick overnight while we take care of some annual doctoring in their area before we pull out on Wednesday. This makes my heart happy!
This past Friday I was blessed to be able to connect with my college roommate for the day. It has always struck me as one of God’s great kindnesses that way back in 1969 the student housing system at Shippensburg College (now University) put two freshman together alphabetically (Drawbaugh/Dwinell) who would become fast friends! Somehow we’ve managed to stay connected (even before the days of email, Facebook, and unlimited long distance) over the years and time just seems to melt away when we are able to connect. Friday was no exception! We took a leisurely walk along the C&O Canal in Williamsport, checked out the college town of Shepardstown and ended up with a drive-through of Harper’s Ferry. It was a lovely day of catching up and marveling at God’s goodness to us!
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We also avoided stepping on this monster caterpillar on our walk –
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Hopefully it made it across the walk way and will soon be turning into an Imperial Moth (per Google Lens) with a wingspan of 3 to 6 inches! Yikes!

Gary & I even did a bit of touristing in the area, but I think I’ll save that for another day!
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Thanks for coming along for the wrap-up! It has really been a lovely month filled with family and friends and good work.  And for that we are so very thankful!

Steph

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