I knew when we signed up for this project there was a good possibility that we would get to connect with some dear friends whom we haven’t seen in years. I also knew that there were several other SOWER projects in the area (OK, about a 100 mile radius) that might just allow for some lovely SOWER connections during the month too. But what I had failed to realize was that my nephew and family were just up the road in Hendersonville, NC, only 60 miles away. What a lovely surprise to receive a text Sunday morning inviting us up for the afternoon – egg hunt and Easter dinner included!
I’m not going to tell you it was next door
but it was a beautiful day for a drive, and we were excited to be seeing folks we hadn’t seen in just about a year!
First up, it was time for the directions for the Egg Hunt.
You know – who can find what color, the hunt boundaries, and other pertinent egg hunting directives. Then it was off for the egg gathering!
I can see one of your blue ones, Hugh!
Lot of fun for the little ones, and then a delicious home cooked Easter dinner! No pictures. Too busy eating!
Before too long it was time to pack it in and head back home. After all, the new job started in the morning. But since the day was totally unexpected, it was doubly filled with joy!
Today continued with the Easter blessings. After a good first day of work, we managed a lovely connection with our missionary friends, Jeff and Esther. In reality, they aren’t our missionary friends, they are our friends who have served faithfully on several different mission fields for the last 40+ years. And before that, we were high school friends!
These dear friends are only about 15 minutes away so I know we’ll see them again during our time here. And we are very thankful for that!
Praying your Easter Season was filled with the reality that is our Risen Savior! We seem to only say it on Easter Sunday, but it’s true every day – He is Risen!! He is Risen Indeed!
We switched buildings this week as our painting projects progressed. What once was blue
is now the calming shade of Airy Green.
I confess it was lovely to use green paint instead of beige even though it did take a solid two coats to cover that blue!
By mid-week we were back to painting more already beige walls a slightly different color of beige. We got the hallway done and have the fellowship hall ready to roll when we start back on Monday.
Although the color is not a big change, I know that a fresh coat of paint will really perk up the room! It’ll be great to see the room all done next week!
In other news….check this out –
Yep! The refrigerator/freezer is back in business!!! It was a worthwhile exercise to empty out the freezer earlier this week – I was surprised at what I found and thankful most items were labeled (and dated – yikes!)!! I’m restocking from the church freezer slowing and trying to use things up as I do!
The new energy management part came in today, and is on deck for installation tomorrow. It was 90 today and tomorrow is supposed to only get into the low 70’s and my electrician really prefers the cooler temps. Once that gets installed I THINK our Electric Saga will be wrapping up! Well, for the moment anyway.
Tomorrow we’ll ‘mask up’ and head out to the post office and the laundromat. I was hoping we could put off a grocery store trip until early next week, but I was just informed that we have used our last coffee filter so it looks like a stop at the Winn-Dixie will join the list. Priorities, baby, priorities!
Thanks for stopping by – keep washing those hands!
Oh – Congrats to Doug (and Janet over on Facebook) who guessed yesterday’s “Where in the World” photo was from Olympic National Park – the HOH Rain Forest to be exact! If you’d like to see more photos from that beautiful park, you can check them out HERE!
Random header photo today is from our walk on the Vero Beach beach this past February. Ahhhh……
We have worked pretty hard in the last 14 January’s to be in places that require sandals and sneakers rather than snow boots and slippers. And we’ve been moderately successful. Oh, there have been a few snow sightings over the years, but nothing that lasted more than the morning. We’ve had to pull out the sweatshirts and fleeces on occasion, but most every day held the possibility of ‘sunny and 70’ whether or not it was actually achieved. This year was to be no exception.
But when an extreme gall bladder attack revealed two masses on the pancreas of my sister Elna in Vermont, I knew that snow boots and slippers were in my January future. Continue reading Snow Boots and Slippers