I'm sorry I didn't take pictures today; there were many opportunities, but I didn't want to come inside to get my camera.
Cliff, Rena (his sister) and I went to the Church I attended for many years this morning, and Rena seems to have found her church home. She loved it!
After we got home and had a salad, Cliff and I went out and worked on the skirting for our home. We spent several hours at this yesterday, too. Tomorrow should see it finished. Then Cliff has some dirt work to do with the tractor.
I woke up shortly after 4 o'clock this morning and decided to get up and ride Blue while it was cool. We weren't going to leave for church until 9:30, so I had plenty of time.
Trouble is, the horses were nowhere in sight. They're always standing at the gate when the sun comes up, but not today, and they still hadn't shown up when we left to go to church. This evening I put Blue up in a nearby pen; if I'm of a mind to ride in the morning, my horse will be nearby.
Rena has always taken her hopelessly spoiled miniature dachshund for a ride when she mows the yard. So I wasn't surprised today when I saw Cliff heading toward me on the John Deere and realized he had Angel on his lap. Trust me, I will get a picture of this the next time. He's going to try and rig up some sort of little box on the tractor for Angel next time she wants to ride.
We're enjoying having Cliff's sister as a neighbor. Once Cliff is up in the morning, we call her and tell her the coffee is on; she and Angel are here in a jiffy. I enjoy watching Cliff and his sister strengthening their family ties; I believe it's good for both of them. And the old house I moved from is, as I figured it would be, cleaner than it's been in forty years.
Rena and I will be making a trip to Wisconsin to finalize her divorce early next month. It'll be the closest I've ever been to a divorce, and I'll try to blog about it... with discretion, of course. Rena didn't want to make the twelve-hour trip alone, and I'm not doing anything to prevent me from going along. Cliff is going to babysit dogs for the couple of days we'll be gone.
And there you have it: a scattered and confusing update with no pictures.
All I can say is, it's been a good day.