I was a total SLACKER this week when it came to taking photos for Project 365. We were busy settling into our cute house AND getting ready to start visiting our supporting churches, plus it rained just about ALL WEEK LONG so we didn't get out and do a lot of stuff.
I know... excuses, excuses. I promise to try and do better this coming week!
One of the things I'll do is take photos of our home-for-the-next-six-months. You would not believe what a great church we have! Good friends are letting us use a house they own, and other people in our church loaned everything from a fridge and a bed to a stove and dishware. We arrived last Saturday night and moved right in! And so many have asked what else we need, so an iron and ironing board and then a desk appeared...plus another chair for the living room.
We are sooooooo blessed!
It's been fun to jump back into "family life" at church too, and we're so grateful for these opportunities to catch up with dear friends!
Made some new friends, too, when Rita and Mike came up Thursday and good friends of theirs from the OM days joined us. Lots of story swapping, laughter, and fun. I love meeting other missionaries!!! Dennis and Donna have a heart for the Dalits, a people group in India who are considered so unworthy they're not even part of the caste system. Now that, my friend, is LOW!
But alas, I failed to take even a single photo that day :(
It wasn't until Saturday dawned clear and bright that I even thought to get the camera out of its case. Our town is having it's annual Riverfest celebration so we walked down to check things out. On the way we passed a house with this cool stairs-to-nowhere...only it isn't really to nowhere, because back in the horse and buggy days a carriage could pull right up next to this and the ladies could daintily step out and down the stairs, while the horse could be tethered to the nifty little post.
Modern-day carriages were the stars of Riverfest though...
My favorite was this absolutely stunning turquoise 1954 Chevy. *SWOON*
We also saw a ton of people we hadn't seen in years...people we'd worked with, or known through various activities. It IS a small town after all!