Progress sometimes starts with taking a step back. Yesterday we took the bed apart and put the frame in the garage. The interior doors are also in the garage, and this evening the recliners will join them and the house will be mostly empty. Tomorrow the floor refinisher is coming! By the end of the week, we should be able to reverse the process and move everything back in. In the meantime, we’ll be camping out in the backyard in the RV.
When we got back from Colorado, the RV couldn’t get to the backyard. The bush beside the house blocked the way and pictures below don’t do justice to the overgrowth of shrubbery woven into a chain link fence.
Winsor Landscape did a great job of moving out all the rubbish and laying the new driveway extension and LeRoy went to work planting fence posts. After a day to solidify in place, he started putting up fence panels. I helped, but he did most of the work. The gate hardware is about all that’s left. I think it really dresses up the place and so do the neighbors.
We have made friends in so many parts of the country and we were blessed this weekend to spend a short time with a young friend from our time in Tucson, Dustin Scott. He’s working on his Master’s Degree with Friends University and is in town for a week-long session. We also met another man with ties to the Northwest Community Friends Church in Tucson, Will Bell. We’ve heard about Will but if we had met, it was briefly. Will is a counselor here in Wichita, so we may see him around town.
Sedgwick’s volleyball team brought home a second tournament championship in two weeks. We were too busy to attend, but Heidi sent updates throughout the day. This week we may get to watch that well-oiled machine in action again.
Our weather has had a real roller coaster since we got back. We had several days of record breaking heat, one day of rain with a high in the 60s, back into the upper 80s and 90s and now today a high in the very low 80s. I’m hoping that we don’t see 100 again this fall, but I do enjoy the 80s!