Lots of personal news to share tonight . . . .
We’ll be leaving for Michigan on or around July 10 (around three weeks), and the days leading up to our departure are just about as packed as they can be!
This week – on Friday, I’m leaving for Georgia on a road trip – the first solo trip I’ve taken in a very long time. On my agenda is a two-night visit with my wonderful friend Dawn at the “ri’vah” and her husband Stevie (hoping to see other friends while I’m there too)!. I’ll spend Friday night with them, then on Saturday morning drive to Manchester GA to visit my best, best, best friend in all the world, Helen McCorvey and her husband Paul. It’s been way too long since we’ve had a chance to catch up face-to-face, and I can’t wait to see them. I claim Helen as the sister I never had. She taught me English in high school in Sylvester GA, and I worked with her in the Public Information Office of the Dougherty County School System in Albany GA. It was Helen who gave me my first encouragement in writing. We go “way back”, and I love her and Paul to the moon and back. I’ll return to Dawn and Stevie’s on Saturday night, then head back to Florida on Sunday.
The next week, on Wednesday, June 28, both Jason and Blake will fly into Daytona Beach. Jason will be here until that Friday, and Blake is staying another week after that. This will be Jason’s, Ted’s and my last chance to spend time with Blake before he leaves the middle of August for a two-year commitment to teach in Ankara Turkey (he’ll be home for 4 weeks next summer). More on that later in the summer, but please keep Blake in your prayers now as he prepares, and over the next months as he makes this transition. I have a lot of concerns as a mom about this, so please also remember me as you pray.
Blake flies back to Colorado on Friday July 7, and Ted, the fur babies, and I will load up and leave for Michigan either Monday or Tuesday of the following week. Once we make it to Michigan we will spend time meeting and visiting with more of Ted’s newly found family. There’s even a family reunion planned! We are very excited!
Then – if all goes as planned, and the good Lord is willing – we’ll arrive on Mackinac Island on Sunday, July 16, where we plan to stay until mid-October.
Somewhere in the middle of all that will be doctor, hair, nail, dog grooming and car servicing appointments. Mail will be forwarded, live indoor plants will be “fostered out” to sweet neighbors, the boat will come out of the water and be put in dry storage, and outdoor furniture will be moved indoors.
So . . . . until we arrive on the island, I’m just going to post occasionally when I come up for air!. Once we’re on the island, I promise to get back to doing what you all love – sharing beautiful Mackinac.
A FEW MACKINAC PICS
AND FROM SUNSET INLET . . .
Ok – that’s all for now. I’ll be checking in over the next three weeks as often as I can. Take care! Love you all!