Same song, second, third and fourth verse. The smoke, once again, drove me home from the lake on Tuesday. This is getting old people. We have to close up the trailer by the end of September because of new rules in the park. Everything must be done on or before October 1. It seems we lost much of this summer because of smoke. The weather people are promising, again, that the smoke should begin to clear by tomorrow. We shall see. We get one or two nice days and then a week or more of smoke. To top it all off, I got a migraine last night that is still making it's presence known today. I get the type of migraines that the first symptom is a "hole" in my eyesight. Within five minutes I can't see at all and then after about half an hour my sight returns, but then the headache comes. Sometimes the headache remains for days. I thought this was going to be a relatively mild one, but unfortunately, it's still here today. Sometimes worse than others. So, while it's not too terrible, I thought I would try put up a post and say hello to all of you.
As I said in my last post, Saturday, September 1 was our 40th anniversary and we spent it at the lake. Neal & Jenny took us to dinner on Friday night where we all ate way too much. Here we are 40 years ago. (That was my Mom's wedding dress that she wore in 1944 as a bride in WWII.) Dennis and I are exactly the same height so the difference must be my shoes, veil and the fact that his hair is so dark it blends in to the background. :-)
We had visitors too. Larry & Nita, Paul & Lori who all camp with us were all there of course, but Mark & Karen and Jenny all came to visit too.
I thought I would show you a canoe that Alex built himself this summer out of plywood! And it floats. :-) He takes it out onto Lake Towada in northern Japan every Monday morning and every other moment he gets a chance. I'm really proud of him for building this with virtually no carpentry skills. And I love the colors he chose for it. It really stands out on this beach doesn't it? I just heard about the earthquake that hit northern Japan in Hakkaido today. That isn't very far from Alex and I haven't heard from him yet. If you will, could you say a prayer for him and all affected. I just read that several people have been killed and many are missing.
"The LORD is my strength and my shield;my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him." Psalm 28:7
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12