Just like people who live in houses, RVers have things that just don’t stay done. Futility is doing dishes, or laundry, or making the bed. Some days or even weeks, it seems like we just keep doing things that have to be done again. In an RV, that includes dumping the waste tank and filling the fresh one, in addition to all the inside things. This week we didn’t do anything much that was noteworthy until yesterday.
When I was in college at Friends University, I was privileged to be a member of the Singing Quakers, an elite choir that was widely known around the nation and even the world. One of the highlights for me was singing a spontaneous concert in the Air Force Academy chapel while we were on tour. Fast forward to the 1990s and Heidi was also selected to sing in the Singing Quakers. She traveled with the group on an eastern European tour and had many highlights of her own. Twenty-five years ago, a group of Singing Quaker alums under the leadership of Dr. Cecil Riney (who was my director as well as Heidi’s) started an alumni choir. They rehearse each week and once each year they perform one concert. Dr. Riney retired several years ago. Last night was their 25th anniversary celebration and the concert didn’t disappoint. Each year they have a guest conductor and this year they brought in Dr. Alan Raines from Dallas. In addition, the Northwest High School Concert Choir participated as well. This program at Northwest was new to me but the group excelled. We enjoyed the performance very much.
Our granddaughter Jadelyn turned 15 this week. We got to watch her dance team do their performance at half time of the regional football finals, which Sedgwick won. The band also marched, with Jadelyn on bass drum again. Today, we went to Texas Roadhouse after church to celebrate. Happy birthday, Jade!
This week will be full of tying up loose ends, in addition to those things that seem so futile. By Thursday, we should be ready to move the Pace Arrow outside to make room for the Flair, which we still haven’t sold. LeRoy’s hot tub will be emptied, sigh! Fortunately, there is another one waiting to be filled in Yuma. Thursday night is Jadelyn’s first performance as Lucy in “You’re a good man, Charlie Brown!” and Friday morning we will point our noses toward San Antonio. After visiting friends and relatives in a couple of places, we should be at Lackland AFB for Ben’s graduation ceremonies beginning Thursday morning very early. We are so excited for him!
See you on the road again!