Boy, time flies when you’re not doing much! It’s been a relaxing couple of weeks for me, not so much for LeRoy.
Remember the gaping basement on our property by the new building?
Our well was in the east end of the shell, so something had to be done before it could be used once the hole is filled. LeRoy has been working on that since we got back here. Before the building was even finished or the floor rock put in, he had put the sewer line in place for Liberty to dump into once we were parked inside, but the line from the old house to the septic tank had to be removed and the one from the building to the septic tank had to be put in. LeRoy doesn’t know the meaning of the word “moderation” when it comes to work, so he goes all out at all times. Sore muscles result, but also a feeling of satisfaction that now both water and sewer are available, even though not in their permanent condition just yet.
We did have a few diversions to allow for recuperation time, though. Last week was Senior Expo, a senior event put on by the Area Agency on Aging in the Wichita metropolitan three county area. Last year we were in New Mexico, so this is the first one I’ve attended as a participant, not a vendor. This year’s event was held in 4 different venues, the Wichita Art Museum, Botanica, Exploration Place and Old Cowtown. One of the most amazing things to me at the Art Museum is the glass landing at the top of the stairs. That beautiful art glass is by Dale Chihuly and is really much prettier than the photo shows.
Senior Expo is always well attended and this year was no exception. I had lots of fun catching up with friends and business acquaintances from the years I worked at Active Aging.
Last weekend was Fall Festival in Valley Center, just down the road from us. We went to a car show there and two more before the weekend was over, so we’ve had our custom car fix for awhile. It’s hard to think that the cars we grew up with are now classics, “antiques” if you will!
A couple of business vehicles stood out. Well, the bright colors were a draw, in addition to the unique little vehicles.
We’ve spent some time down at the empty rental house. Our original property manager was a successful businessman and just really too busy to spend much time on the rentals, so he asked us to find someone else and tonight we’re meeting with the new property managers. Maybe we’ll get a view of another incredible Kansas sunset like the one we took out the car window while we’re at it!