Well, not just a cold shoulder, but cold all over! After an 80 degree day on Thursday, winter has come in with a vengeance. Highs in the 30s just aren’t part of my temperature schedule. Add moisture. which will probably happen starting this evening, and it’s a recipe for something we try to escape–snow! We’ll see.
On that windy 80+ degree day on Thursday, we rented a U-Haul and moved most of the big stuff from the building at the Landing to a storage unit in Valley Center. Several things are in play here. Last spring, we bought metal siding enough to cover the inside of the building, which has never been finished. We were gone all summer and even though we’ve been back since late August, the metal pile is still outside. With the motorhome and car parked inside, it’s just inconvenient to work with long sheets of metal. By moving everything out now, when we come back in the spring, there will be no excuse. The hot tub will be the last thing to be moved before we go to Yuma. The other possibility is that we might sell the property and do something else closer to Wichita. We are all about flexibility!
Yesterday was Jadelyn’s last high school volleyball game for the year. After a very successful season (30-5), the Lady Cardinals went into sub-state with high hopes. After beating one team, they battled for three sets with Inman’s Teutons and lost. Lots of tears, but these girls really are remarkable players. Jadelyn and, I imagine, most of the team, will be moving on to club volleyball for the winter, but we won’t be here to see that.
Northridge Friends Church, our home church in Wichita, has a fellowship meal on Wednesday evenings during the months when youth activities are being held. Each week, one of the families in the church provide a meal for all the attendees and each person is asked to pay $3 +or $10 per family. A few weeks ago, our pastor asked for people to help cook. He asked for those who like to cook, or even if you don’t like to but can cook, to volunteer to help with that effort. I fall into the latter category. I’ve been cooking for more years than I care to think about and while I don’t love to cook, I certainly can. I talked to the head of the committee in charge and volunteered to provide several weeks worth of desserts that can be frozen. Last week I made pumpkim snickerdoodles and I’m planning on cake this week. Not sure what else I’ll leave but I’m sure I can come up with something.
Since Jadelyn and her parents will all be out of town on Sunday November 8, her actual birthday, we decided today at lunch that we will get together on Thursday November 5 for her celebration. After all, turning 16 needs to be celebrated, right? After that we will be ready to head for warmer parts. For today, we’re hunkered down with the furnace blowing and coffee in the coffeepot. See you down the road!