No better flower to open with this week, than Leah's surprise beauties, cacti blossoms.
|Borrowed from Leah's Facebook|
Monday we enjoyed Stephan's demo of how he processes the logs to make beams and planks that will go into building their timber frame home.
We have a snake story. Last week as I drove out of the garage, I ran over something. I looked back and saw a snake coiled to protect it's wounded area. After a bit, it slithered off dragging entrails, then disappeared under the front deck.
This Tuesday when I went out to pick flowers, I perceived a foul odor emanating from the porch. Michael set to work to pull up a board and search under the deck. He successfully extracted the culprit and managed to dispose of the remains in the woods.
I looked out my loft window later and noticed a fowl attracted by the foul prize.
Michael has been intensely focused on working through the problems with the ThinSat, spending most of his time at MadJax. Hopefully they will be able to meet the next balloon launch for testing.
Wednesday he gave a presentation about the robotics program at a conference for high school teachers at Ball State.
|A couple favorites.|
I was so happy to find the poster that confirmed she has been participating in the Artcare program and impressed with the quality of her work.
After lunch we visited Aunt Margaret. They are dear friends but communication has become more difficult due to loss of hearing and speech. So they write letters and notes in the meantime.
The rest of the afternoon we watched the World cup soccer game between Argentina and Croatia, entertained but disappointed.
Friday,another long day alone, included: a very special memorial service; lunch at The Bridge, a SEGway to read and work the Sudoku puzzle; a mani pedi; the farmer's market; a little painting; and the daily keeping up with via email, Facebook, among other common tasks.
Saturday, again I kept myself occupied, hopefully productively while Mike was gone again until time for the event we'd been looking forward to--the airing of Now Entering Upland on WIPB. The community residents who participated as storytellers were invited to the studio and helped at the phone stations answering call-ins.
|On the air--my view from a side phone station|
Sunday, Michael gone again, this time for a great Father's Day gift--time spent together!
|A Cubs game in Cinci|
Kayla and Rebecca were also alone so we went out to lunch together.
|A glimpse of Rebecca in Sunday School|
Now, we prepare for a week of new adventures.
¡Hasta la próxima!