Hi, everybody! I'm popping up to the surface for air before I head back down into busy waters again. Our stewardship revival has been absolutely fantastic. I have enjoyed every minute of preaching and music and fellowship, I have enjoyed feeding Bro. Chovan and his family each day. But all of that makes for busy days and nights, so I haven't had the time to write a lot.
We are picking up our house key next Wednesday, and will begin moving things into the house on Thursday (after Beth and I go in and make sure everything is clean enough!). After we get the key, if I can persuade Wes to go over for a few minutes, I'll take some pictures of the empty house so you can see it. Then I'll take some after we get all moved in and the furniture set up. I'm getting pretty excited, but I'm seeing more and more work to do within the next week. We got our moving-out checklist yesterday, and I want to make sure everything is as close to perfect as I can get it so that we get our deposit back. A friend of Sam's is coming over tomorrow afternoon to clean the outside of the upstairs windows for us. I need to wash all the drapes (only six sets - very few windows in our townhouse!) and repair the hem on one set, then clean the insides of the windows, wipe down the walls to get rid of marks and fingerprints, and pull out all the appliances and clean under them. I'm scared of what will be under those! LOL
Somebody asked about my china. It's a very plain set, which lends itself to use for all occasions. The pattern is 'Pallas' by Sango Japan - white plates with a silver band around the edge of each piece - very, very simple and clean. I used to hate how plain it was, but now I appreciate its simplicity. I'll take pics of it as I pack. It's a huge set, and I value it not for its financial value but for its sentimental value - the fact that it belonged to my mother and that a much-loved uncle bought it for her - two good reasons to love it!
A quick post has turned into a small epistle. Wes always says I could have competed with the "holy men of old" in writing their epistles! ;) Cheeky man! I will go for now. I've been skimming your blogs and keeping up with you. Oh, and I have an amazing story to tell you when I have the time to write it! You'll love it!