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Heaven & Home

Since my last blog I have returned to UB from Italy, helped to celebrate Wagner Asia Equipment's 15th anniversary in Mongolia, returned to the US to help the other Granny with Jana's 5 Munchkins in WA State, and then home.  Yep, I have been on a flight every 2 weeks since August 9--all international except the last from WA State to Colorado!

Home.  All of the above was wonderful and I do plan to blog the rest of our Adriatic trip, the anniversary, and my Granny/Grammy time...but first about this homecoming.  After all the travel combined with the painting, carpeting, etc., of the last 2 years,  this homecoming was the one I've anticipated for so long:  the opening of the door and the "ahhhh" feeling.  I was not disappointed!  I spent the first 48 hours in constant delight.  In fact, heaven itself seems a bit more real; maybe "real" isn't the right word; but the prospect of heaven seems to have taken on a whole new sparkle!  If an earthly homecoming can be this wonderful, what must getting to heaven be like?!

Anyway, here's a few pics of fall around our home :)

the lake behind us--the Courthouse's backyard, not ours!

Today Travis, Window Washer Extraordinaire, came today and made the views even more enjoyable :)

...and, after changing out'ed light bulbs, wading through 47 messages on the answering machine, a diaper box full of mail (!), getting the Super TV working again, clearing the garage of leaves, and tending what is left growing on the patio; I did a Very Important Thing:  reloaded the cookie jar!  Since Animal Cookies don't have much sugar, I indulge Nikki's Munchkins every chance I get :)
Today I put together a few fall things from a piece of pre-quilted fabric I think I've had for 10 years.  My fall quilts are in UB, so these will do nicely once I finish the binding

Finally, here's a few pics I took in UB before I left:

That lovely amber glow is, alas, ger smoke & coal dust

"The test of the life of a saint is not success, but faithfulness in human life as it actually is"
Oswald Chambers

What great, encouraging words!


Jana said…
Can you send Travis Window Washer Extraordinaire to my house? By the way, I like those blue curtains hanging in the window! And I really like that pumpkin quilted fun!

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