Over the last couple weeks it has been super busy around here. 2 weeks ago my Aunt Ellen and Uncle Lowell came for a visit from Youngstown, Ohio. It has been so fun to have them here. They have had wonderful weather, have spent time all over the state, have seen Denali more than once. How fun is that! We have stayed up too late most nights, enjoying a glass of (mostly cheap) wine, and lots of great conversation. The kids have enjoyed playing games like Jenga and Racko and Blink. We even got to spend last weekend in Homer, I will post more on that later.
LAst week Dave’s folks came into town, it is always good to have them here, and this time was no exception. Roy (Dave’s dad) gave us all a bit of a scare when he landed in the hospital on Halloween night after exhibiting stroke like symptoms. After another trip in on Saturday night, and 3 days of observation he was told that he was getting old and needed to drink more water, and then sent home with a clean bill of health. Thankfully nothing neurological was involved and we look forward to many many more years with a vibrant and vital Grandpa.
And of course, the dog made it home. It has been so fun to have him with us. I really can’t express it. He is such a good boy.
Halloween, Daisy Scouts, fencing lessons, church, youth group, the biggest Costco run in history, 1 election night, 3 cases of a very exciting stomach virus, 13 people and the dog sleeping in the house last Monday night(I will write more about that too, it was pretty funny).
I broke the coffee pot the other day, and it nearly caused a riot. I was really nervous, this is not a coffee free crew that hangs out here. I broke out our “party perk” a little version of the monster coffee makers in most church kitchens. It makes 22 cups at a time, and now I am only making 2 pots a day, down from about the 6 I was making with the now dead coffee maker. We have gone through almost 4 pounds of coffee beans in the last 2.5 weeks.