Another late post for the blog. It has been a busy day, and a most enjoyable day. Heck, even the evening was enjoyable and it ended with a very nice conversation with Linda. I sure will be glad when she can get back down here, but that really shouldn't be too long.

The day started with me going for a nice bike ride. The girls will be coming over this morning, and then spending the day with us so I needed to be sure I was back from the ride before 09:00. As it was, I was able to get in a quick 12 miles, a couple moderate hills and all done in one hour. I was tired and sweaty when I got back, so I know there is still some training to be done. I need to get up to 45 mile rides, and even more before I'll be ready for the two-day event.

Jason is pretty excited about the girls being here again. Linda and I had four sons, and over the past 35+ years we have been asked many times, "would you like to have a girl?" We were never disappointed in having sons, and the joy they brought us was tremendous. Having said that, and now having had the experience of "raising" a couple of daughters, I can see why Jason is so happy about his daughters. Sons are great and bring their  parents so much joy and pride, yet the love of a daughter is something that you can only experience from having a daughter.

We went over to Anthony's for dinner tonight, and there was a car show going on right where he lives. The girls were all excited and amazed, and then towards later in the evening there was a dragster of some sort on display and they cranked up the engine. It was making all kinds of noise and fortunately we were far enough away that the sound wasn't too bad. Still it was quite impressive, and both the girls were sitting there with their eyes open very wide.

The only other thing I did today was to get closer to finishing working on the backyard, and the hedges are now completely trimmed. I have two more of those large black bags full of yard waste. I won't toss either of them in to the trash, until it is time for the trash to go out. Actually there should be room, but I want to be safe. And, that was the day for us. Not in that order, but that's how it came to me. Thank you, for all the continued prayers and support. Take care and stay positive.


  1. So glad they're there!!!!!!!!!
    Continuing to pray!
    Psalms 46:1-5 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
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