We arrived this afternoon around 1:30, after staying Saturday night in Atlanta with Jason, Blair and Blake.
As I write this a little after 6 p.m., it is 76 degrees outside, 43 degrees warmer than it is on the Island right now. I’ll be honest and say it feels pretty darn good to have traded my sweater for a short-sleeved blouse, and the only reason I haven’t changed into shorts is I haven’t unpacked them yet.
We were expecting our lake water to be way down when we arrived (they do that every other year so folks can work on their docks), but the “outflow” is going slowly, and the water lapping gently against the seawall is only down a few inches. Another week and we will have beach out past our boat house. They only leave the water down for a month though, so it will be back up to normal by the first or second week in December.
We had a good trip home – well, as good as it could be with a sick hubby. Bless his heart, Ted started feeling yucky the day before we left the Island, and he’s had to drive practically the whole way – because I tend to drop off to sleep behind the wheel after only an hour or so. Tonight he seems to be losing his voice. Hopefully, the warm weather – and being home – will cure him in a day or two.
It’s really nice to come home to our “new” kitchen – the one we tried to remodel for six months when we were home before and that only was finished a few days before we left. It’s practically like walking into a new house!
Unpacking is proceeding slowly, and I just discovered I left my cosmetics bag at Jason and Blair’s. I immediately called to see if they could put it in the mail to me tomorrow (I won’t be able to go out in public until it arrives).
Maddie has toured the entire yard, and I can see her wondering what happened to all the holes she dug in the spring. We’ve had the yard treated for moles while we’ve been gone, so it will be interesting to see if they’re gone or if the digging will commence again in the near future. They’ve both settled right into their normal nap places.
I guess that covers everything from here except to say thank you, thank you for all the safe travel prayers. It’s always good to know, when you’re speeding down the highway, that you’re covered by the prayers of friends.
I’ll see you four weeks from today – on December 2 – at http://bree1976.wordpress.com (Bree’s Lake Blackshear Bog). Please make sure you click on that link and then on the “follow” button, so you’ll get email notification when I post.
Have a wonderful month, enjoy your Thanksgiving holidays, and remember to thank God for all your answered prayers – whether they were answered with a “Yes” or a “No” or a “Wait”.
Love and hugs and God bless.