Sorry to have disappeared for so long, but
Things got rather crazy at our place:
got a new dog!
Her name is Ruby...her owner died, she ended up in the pound.
The owner's best friend retrieved her
(but he already has 3 big dogs)...so he thought to bless us...
we had a visit for 10 days from our oldest daughter's courtin' fellow
(who is in the Air Force stationed now in Washington State)
we had a major snowstorm that left us without power for 8 days
we left for holiday whilest the lights were still out in the homestead
we ventured to Maryland for a week
-a free vacation due to a previous vacation where we had been vandilized
and then given a week anywhere for a *real* vacation
we missed our oldest terribly, she had exams and couldn't join us.
thankfully I just got texting ability and
we were able to write love notes back and forth to each other daily
we are currently unpacking and cleaning up the trees
we lost during the freak natural disaster that struck our state
this is the second time this year that we left for a holiday
while we were totally powerless (not liking this new trend at all!)
Hope to have time to share more...
how are things in your end of the world?