many important “projects” are coming together right now: today we closed on the rental house for the casey,jrs and we’ll be moving most of their furniture in this week-end. boy-child reports for duty at INDOT on 8/22 and jessica’s last day on her job is 8/26. good timing, eh? while you can imagine how thrilled i am to have olivia living nearby, you may not be able to imagine how tired i am from working on 2 houses at a time…though it’s mostly been the rental lately. the roofers are supposed to swarm all over sonnystone at the end of the month (please)—i’m ready to get all this moving/fixing stuff completely finished and seeing the end in sight is invigorating.
also inspiring: pastor steve kieser has accepted our call to trinity!! he and his family visited last week and we all fell in love with him, so i’m really pumped that he’s going to join us!! i see the fruits of my faith that somewhere the right person was up for the challenge. i think it probably will be september before they move (they live in iowa)—and i hope so, because that gives me time to finish up the track job and prepare some special music for his installation.
i started back to school on monday, setting up my office and meeting parents at the 6th-grade orientation. wednesday we started in earnest and it’s great to be back.
the heat has eased enough to open the windows (in the evenings) and i’m finally moving around in the garden again. i’ve pulled up the spent peppers and eggplant, harvested dozens of tomatoes…the early girls did not live up to their name, but they’re fruiting alongside the better boys. can a person have too many tomatoes?? i think not. get ready for the salads…
i figured i’d better catch y’all up before we head into the week-end. the henderson bluegrass festival will be going on and the gardenia stakes will be the 9th race at ellis. big-time. sounds like some photo-ops to me.