melting in the rain.
October frost awakens
vibrant fall colors.
It's time to replace garments
coats, gloves, scarves.
Tis the season of soups,
football and soccer.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Eccelsiastes 3)
And here is our week:
Saturday and Sunday Mike was gone to a ceramics workshop.
LightRider Ministries celebrated 25 years of service with a grand open house, which we both missed.
Here is Jillian's contribution, a clay replica of the double decker bus. (It was her vision that led to having a Pottery studio at the Red Barn.)
We are often at the three-barn complex. Mike involved in the pottery studio, Leah helping some days; Skye hanging out with his friends at the Red Barn most days; and I exercising with other seniors at the Gray Barn a couple times a week and a weekly painting class.
One highlight of the week was the German-English translation session with friend and former colleague Win Corduan, to better understand Leah's adoption-related documents.
|Win, retired philosophy prof, born in Germany|
Work at the house continues steadily, but now the progress is not as outwardly visible, nonetheless absolutely essential--the plumbing, A/C, heating! Mike spends every spare moment on the latter, which is proving more and more necessary as the weather has changed so drastically. He works many hours with Jimmy.
|Jimmy's expertly built air duct boxes|
Another sighting this week--a very unusual Garfield found in Argentina and drinking mate!
|Garfield as gaucho and Argentine soccer fan|
What does it mean, you ask? I think the expression means, "Hang in there, Argentina!" However, aguantar is a verb that can have many interpretations. Anybody have a better translation?
My goal for the week was to get through all the books brought out after the house fire. I almost made the deadline. It was 1:30 a.m. Sunday when I finished with all the dirty work. Now I can hope that my nails will grow back and look decent.
Saturday morning two grandsons played three soccer games and won every time. Elijah was especially pleased that he made all four goals for his team.
|Malachi, Elijah and soccer mom Kristie|