Our first Sunday in Eldred is just 62 days away – just nine weeks. At times it is so surreal – we are excited about getting started and yet — there is so much to do here yet – like packing. Each day – when I remember – I bring home more fry boxes from Chick-fil-A. I like boxes that are all the same size, because you don’t have to play “Tetris” with the boxes – just stack them up. We received a floor plan of the house. On our visit, we toured the house, but this gives us a better idea of the size of the rooms. We thank Jeff for taking the time to do that. The kitchen is also receiving an upgrade.
In reality our “Farewell Tour” has begun. Our family has started touring the places we would like to eat one more time – especially those places that will not exist in Eldred and the surrounding area – such as Cracker Barrel and Waffle House – two of the places we have visited already. We have a couple other places we want to visit but a week at a time.
You will notice that I didn’t post a running update yesterday. Last week was quite the washout, however I did go out running this morning. I now have 75 miles for the month with hopes to get near 95 by the end of the week. It would be really good to finally eclipse the 100 mile mark for the first time this year.
It has been tough to get out for walks. I will run when it is not pouring, which it was yesterday morning before work. Hopefully I will get out on Tuesday morning for a walk with Pam – that may just push me toward that 100 mile mark. It has been raining – a lot – I think our local weather said it has rained (at least part of the day) for 17 of the last 22 days. Needless to say the grass is growing like crazy.
A Good Day to Worship
This morning we worshiped once again with our friends at Waynesboro Wesleyan. It was a good morning as we worshiped together. We only have seven more weeks with them – we will be out of town two of the weeks. One to attend a class reunion for Pam and one to pick up Anna from the train station in Richmond. She is attending a wedding in South Carolina.
The singing was especially good – and so was the spirit of God’s people. We will miss the little congregation in Waynesboro as we head to Eldred. By the way, if you are in the Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County area, we are having a going away night of worship on July 17. You are more than welcome to attend.
That about wraps up this week – we continue to count the days and press on!