We have finally had some rain, which is good news, but of course it is too late for some farmers, like in the pictures below. Walter is obssesed with the weather, and watches all three TV channels each night for the weather forcasts. Not content with that he had a small weather station set up here at home, it told the min and max temperatures, humidity etc. which would have been enough for most people, but...
Neil, one half of the couple, whose 50th anniversary we went to last weekend, is a farmer and also a salesman, and yes, you've guessed it, he sells weather stations, you beaut weather stations, weather stations that cost $250 wholesale, and guess who now has one. It tells you everything from the temperature, to wind speed, rainfall, and there is even a little computerised guy, who shows you what clothes to wear, he even has an umbrella, which he is holding at this very moment.
The weekend went very well, it is so good to spend some time with old friends and family, it was a four and a half hour drive from here, and so we stayed over for a couple of nights, which was excellent. 50 years is a good long time, as someone was heard to say, " you don't get that for murder", and they have raised 4 lovely daughters, who have produced 11 grandchildren.
This is my first chance to blog for almost a week, and it is not going to get any better in the near future. I am very busy bear making to take to my outlet next week, when we go to Perth to pick up our friends from Victoria. We will be spending 4 days in Perth with them, and then they will stay with us here for 2 weeks, then we take them back to Perth to catch their plane. From there it will only be a couple more weeks till we fly out ourselves, to Germany and then to the USA.
So I have decided I am going to take a leave of absence from blogging, I will try to keep up with my reading of the blogs of family and special friends, and leave comments when I can, but with so much going on, I think that would the best way for me to go. Hopefully once we get home again, I will have some more interesting travel tales to share with you all. Walter will be home early in November, but I am staying on in Vermont, as I am determined to share in another Thanksgiving, and see snow again. Maybe this time I will find somewhere to have a sleigh ride, one can dream, can't one.
In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, and a bridge to our future.