Halloween came to Liberty this year! It’s so much fun to see the imagination of our grandchildren on display in their costume ideas. The weather here in Kansas was highly cooperative this year, no coats or long johns required. While we feel so sorry for the people affected by Hurricane Sandy, we’ll take nice weather here any time we can get it. So many years, fall gets lost between hot summer weather and cold winter weather. Since we plan to be here until Christmas, we appreciate the lovely fall weather we’ve had.
Just to err on the side of caution, though, we’ve made another warm addition to Liberty…a fireplace!
It’s hard to get a good picture but trust me, it’s a good fit right behind the driver’s seat and almost matches all the oak we have. This fireplace requires no wood carried in or ashes out, no chimney and no smoke, just an electrical plug-in. The flames in the background are even optional. What I like about it as opposed to our other heater is that it has a thermostat that can be set to a certain setting and will hold the temperature there. We’ll have to get used to it and know how close it really will come to the temperature we want, but so far we like it.
It has been fun to be back “home” where we can drop in to see friends and volunteer to lend a hand occasionally. Jadelyn, our youngest granddaughter, turns 8 this Thursday and since we are leaving on a short missions trip to Mexico that morning, we celebrated early and shared her cupcakes and ice cream last evening.
Oh yes, and the excitement when she saw what her birthday present from Mom and Dad (and us) was.
Now she just has to get used to a bigger bike with hand brakes and gears to shift.
Before we retired, LeRoy went with church groups to Mexico twice to work on construction projects but I’ve never been to the church in Nueva Rosita. The guys will be replacing a roof that a tornado destroyed last summer. I hope that I can be useful as a go-fer, since I have no construction skills and I don’t do ladders willingly. We’ll be back mid-week next week and I’ll report then.