Just a quick note to say we aren’t leaving Wednesday as planned. We closed on the condo today at noon, so we’re officially “homeless on Mackinac.” We’ve been too busy today to get all our cleaning done, and now we plan to leave on the 8 a.m. ferry on Thursday morning.
This is an entirely different Mackinac Island than most are used to seeing. There were a few tourists in the Seabiscuit, but many more locals. Awnings are being removed, shop windows covered, and painting has begun on several businesses. All the outside maintenance has to be done before the snow begins.
As I walked up the hill, the silence was like slipping alone into a great cathedral. As much as I love Mackinac in the summer – with bikes whizzing by, people laughing and talking, and taxi and dray and carriage horses clip-clopping up and down the streets – I may love this great quietness, surrounded by so much beauty, even more.
These last few days have been spent exploring all kinds of options, but nothing has been decided except we don’t think we’re ready to only have Mackinac in our lives for one or two months. We need to go home to think and pray it all through again. And wait for God’s answer.