Vacation is officially over. We got back last night at around 11:00 p.m. I was really glad we got to stop through at my mother’s place in Pittsburg, KS. In addition, I got to see a few of my home town friends. One of my friends that I saw is a patent lawyer and he and his family are moving to Boston for a year while his wife works on a masters at Harvard under a fellowship. She just graduated from med school in Chicago. It was nice to see them. I also got to visit with another friend from our class who is recovering from brain cancer. He had a tumor the size of a tennis ball on his brain that was malignant. He has been taking chemo treatments and radiation, and is doing much better. He has been allowed to drive again, although he still has a hard time getting some words out.
All in all it was a great vacation. Had a relaxing time down at Amy’s parents’ house in West Texas. Played a lot of ping pong, went golfing, and swam. Now it is back to reality again. Tomorrow I have a voter’s meeting in the afternoon, leave for Springfield, IL for District Convention. Tuesday after convention we have voters’ meeting at the other congregation in the evening. Wednesday we have to take Martin to Iowa City to have his legs looked at (they are turned in pretty bad and his left leg sort’ve swivels when he runs. Poor little guy. Doesn’t seem to bother him though). Thursday I have to get my other front tooth recapped (long story). Friday we have a farewell dinner for a very winsome pastor in our circuit, Mark Eddy who has accepted a call. I will be sad to see him go, since he has always been a very faithful voice in our circuit meetings.
Thankfully our kitty cat “Smokey” was just fine. I think she had meowed so much while we were gone that her voice was hoarse when we got there. All things are in order. Time to check our mail, and pay bills.