It’s finally beginning to cool off a little bit here on the ri’vah. When we first returned from Michigan it was in the high 80’s everyday – even reached 90 one afternoon. But Thursday evening a cool front zipped throuogh, and the last couple of days have been in the 70’s, with nights cool enough that the first thing Ted does when he gets up in the morning is turn on the little electric heater out on the sunporch to take the chill off. Nice!
I was all set to start walking with Dawn again last week, and managed to get out there with her finally on Wednesday morning. We walked four miles, and I came home with blisters on the bottom of both feet. That ended my walking for the rest of the week, but I’ll start back on Monday. Ted got our bikes out of the shed and gave them the once-over. After sitting all summer, they were in need of air in the tires, but other than that they were good to go. We logged nine miles as a starter ride on Thursday afternoon, and I rode another nine Sunday afternoon. Golly, I can remember so well when we first started biking here at home. Our road has lots of hills, and I would struggle with each one. Now I zip up those hills without even getting winded – well, except for one. It really makes me feel good to think all that climbing we do up Cadotte everyday on the island means our fitness level is getting better and better. Now the challenge is to keep at it during the winter.
I’ve had my camera packed away since we got back from Savannah, but this weekend I got it out and went roaming around the house for a while, seeing if anything caught my eye that needed recording. I found a few things that you might like . . .
That’s all the news for now. Check back later in the week for some pics of the Halloween Costume Party we attended this past weekend and anything else that happens to come along of interest here in the deep South. Love ya’ll!
Note #1: Received this email from Hilde this morning: “Hi Brenda. I just wanted to thank YOU, your wonderful friends and blogging fans, you all are the BEST! Please tell them thank you for me for keeping me in their prayers. I know the prayers were heard because I am feeling so much better today. I feel a lot stronger and am able to get up and about much better. I know every day it will get easier and easier. Bud is taking real good care of me and my kids have been doing their share, bringing me soup, flowers and lots of phone calls to see how I’m doing 🙂 . Talk to you soon…Hilde”
Note #2: Blake spoke with the church in Nashville and has been told they will try to reach a decision by the end of November. Please continue to lift him up as he continues to network and research other job openings, as he waits for word on this one.
Note #3: To read the first off-season, weekly update from Mackinac Island, please click here: http://bree1972.wordpress.com.