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On "Staycation"

And you thought you had a vacation. Here are some pics from my staycation this year.

Here I am demolishing our front dining room wall that had termite damage since we moved in the house in 1995. We are finally getting around to correcting it, but when we got into repairs we had to take out the entire wall. Now, I need to remember how to hang dry wall, tape and bed, texture and paint...sounds like a job to hire out. (I look like we did when we gutted houses after Hurricane Katrina. Turned out to be good training for this project.)

We took a break from destroying the wall to make a visit to my parents' home in East Texas. It was a great break from all I am doing, and we had a blast.

Here we are playing a form of dominoes called Mexican Train. We played it for hours...that's Ryan next to Summer with the hat on. He's the bf. Kim won as she always does. Maybe it's because she always keeps score.

Ryan also helped us split wood from a fallen tree one evening. It was still 99 degrees at 8:00 o'clock when we finished. That's some team of workers, huh?

Kim even got in on the fun of cleaning off the trailer and stacking wood. Here she is helping fill the front-end loader. We mostly stayed inside, and I caught up on family comings and goings. I really enjoyed being with Mom and Dad. Those times are rare and precious, and I always leave more appreciative of them than we I came. God blessed me with them as parents.

We came home Wednesday night, and I will do more to the room and mail out copies of An Angel in the Flame to more reviewers and potential readers. I enjoy the possibilities of reading what they will say.

It's been a good staycation, but I will be ready to return on Monday to the joy of serving alongside the people of Legacy Church.