Lots of things are ending this time of year. Just yesterday, we attended our youngest granddaughter’s last soccer game of the season. In the last couple weeks, we’ve seen what is forecast to be the last 90 degree day of 2013. Soybean harvest will be done before we know it and most gardens in our area are all but gone.
We’ve even seen the last rose of summer among the rose hips on our daughter’s trellis.
All in all, we’re wrapping things up, winding down, getting ready to move. This past week, LeRoy finished up the bus maintenance for the season. He changed the oil and lubed under the greasy bus. Finally, he took Liberty on a test drive to check out the new power steering and was satisfied with the results, even in a powerful side wind. The new smaller, prettier steering wheel (if a steering wheel can be pretty) performed adequately.
Another “last” is the last of the original wallpaper in the bus. A year ago in the summer, we changed out the paper in the bedroom and bathroom and this past week we started removing the blue paper in the living room and kitchen. All that’s left is behind the desk and couch and we have to hang the new covering on one wall so we can push all the furniture to that side to get the rest.
Remember that color for future reference. The only blue that will be left when we’re done is the bluish green on the countertops.
Wheat is still going into the ground next to our property and we have our first less than 60 degree high temperature in this week’s forecast. Color is beginning to make a show in the trees and fall rains are coming our way. You have to love the way God designed this world. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 says “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.” (Feel free to insert “turn, turn, turn” where you feel Pete Seeger would have you do so.) There is no end without a beginning, no matter how final it may feel. Praise God for the circle of life!