Saturday, October 16, 2010

October 16th

Saturday, October 16, 2010
We woke up to a chilly start to the day however the sun came up and warmed us into a truly spectacular Fall afternoon!  We just returned home from being ushers at a friend’s funeral service.  It was unusual in that the graveside service was done several days ago.  He was cremated and his ashes interned already.  He was 75 when he died and it says something about the man that there were about 8 to 10 people there that had gone to high school with him!  I can think of no one that I went to school with that would show up to MY funeral.  (or I to their’s) 
I got a couple more windows covered with plastic on the outside this morning.  The days have been
so nice that I’m not in a hurry to cover the remainder of them.  With the ones that I’ve covered on the
outside, I could go ahead and cover them on the inside also.
I was going to include a photo of the insulation I've installed around the base of the trailer . . . however, I can't seem to get the upload feature on the blog to work. grrrrr

Thursday, October 14, 2010

That which was lost has been found!

I lost my aircard!
that makes it very hard to get online.
I found it.
now I'll try to get caught up on blogging.
Let's see . . . since my last blog entry . . .
I have the North Pole mostly ready for the cold weather.  Insulation around the base of the trailer, heaters installed and ready beneath us, heaters ready inside, lots of LP gas on hand, storm door installed, freshwater tank is full, and five of the windows have outdoor heat-shrink plastic on them (I'll do indoor plastic film on the rest when we've run out of 'good' weather. We've moved cold-weather stuff FROM storage and warm-weather stuff TO storage.
Ella's hours have dropped down to about 8 hours a week - which is normal for this time of the year.
We attended Brandon's first Show Choir concert for the year.  It makes me feel old to see all the energy these kids bring to their performances.
I have several bookings in December to put on the red suit and let kids (and a few adults) sit on my lap.  I'll be working the Jolly Holiday Lights event a couple of times and at Salsbury House (while seated in a 1939 Packard) on the 22nd and 23rd.  I will, most likely, also be at Lake Robbins on the 18th. And, of course, I'll be flying around the world on the 24th, as usual.
Today - Thursday, October 14th is a beautiful Fall day with bright sunshine and trees dressed in reds and golds (those trees that aren't already naked of leaves anyway).  The gusty breeze makes it a better day to see from the inside though.
Saturday, Ella and I are acting as ushers at a funeral for a friend of ours.  He passed away at 75 years of age.  At our stage of life we need to keep making new friends faster than we lose 'em.