|I ate my breakfast sitting on the steps of Waldo looking at|
|What a view we had from the door of Waldo!|
The drive home went very well, stopping for gas 1X and then stopping at a Subway for lunch. We were back to our apt. by 2. It was an extremely hot and humid day! Once we pulled into the driveway, the real work began. We spent lots of time unloading and putting everything where it belonged!! I also did 3 loads of wash. What a crazy, busy time!
Thursday, while eating our breakfast on our balcony, we were sad to see a tree company come to remove the 30 foot pine trees that bordered the back of our apartment building. We loved the privacy they provided, but the landlord did not like the "weed patch" that surrounded them. So, he wanted to have them removed and plant grass. We left to return Waldo to his storage space in Ephrata and told them we would not need the space after Sept. (We will be in Florida starting in October and then store Waldo there when we come home for Thanksgiving and Chrisstmas. Then we went to our small storage area to see what was there and gave notice that we would not need that space after the end of September. We are "downsizing" again. Then we took our bikes to a shop located on a farm out in the country to have them tuned up before heading to Avalon and then to Florida.
What a pleasant surprise when we returned. The trees were gone, but the new view was spectacular. No one lives on the property behind us, but it looks like a place from the wild west complete with a fishpond and cute outbuildings. Hard to believe it is in the middle of a small town! I think it was a good "life lesson". You never know what is "around the bend".
|What a View!!!!|
Sam and Kathy Frankhouser's daughter, Kristen, is only 33 and in the intensive care unit of LGH with pancreantitis. We headed to the hospital to sit in the waiting room with Kathy and Sam, but they had left there about 15 minutes before we arrived. We were going to go to their home to support them, but they were exhausted. So we headed back home. Fortunately on Friday, Kristen was better and on Saturday they moved her to intermediate care.
Friday after Curves, Jamie, Bria and Cali came by and we walked to Lititz Springs Park so the girls could play and feed the ducks. We enjoyed a great lunch at Tomato Pie Cafe - Bria and Cali are so good and act so grown-up when they are at a restaurant. Then back to the park for more playing before going to a specialty shop called "Candyology". Brings back so many memories when you see all the candy we enjoyed as children. They also had a room with items from the movie "Frozen". We had such a good time.
|Aren't they adorable!|
Friday evening we met our small life group from Church at the Blue Bird Inn near Cornwall. After a delicious meal, we went to The Jigger Shoppe at Mt. Gretna, where they serve unbelievable ice cream creations. What a fun evening!
Saturday Ken and I took about a 4 mile walk around Lititz, stopping at the Farmer's Market and then at Dozie Dough for a raisin, apple fritter and some Chai. So much fun! Then we went to pick up our bikes, stopping by the storage area to drop them off and bring somethings to the apartment. All went well.
That evening we meet our card club group at Scooters for a delicious dinner and then back to Hagy's house to play cards. We only got home at 12:15, too late for these old folks.
Today, Sunday we went to church, took a walk, and then spent 4 hours visiting my parents and playing 5 games of pinochle. The women actually won 2 out of 5 games, much better than our 5 game lose the last time we got together. We actually spent the evening at home!
We have eaten out more in the last 3 days then we often eat out in several weeks. It has been crazy! Tomorrow we will go to visit Lanie and her family and bring Waldo home on our way back. We will be leaving on Thursday for Sea Pines CG near Avalon NJ. Looking so forward to that trip!