Hey y'all! Thanks for stopping by! This will be somewhat of a miscellaneous post. Since the end of September, there has been a lot going on.
A couple of weeks ago, on the way to Charlotte, we noticed what looked like a bad accident on the other side of the highway. Traffic going the other way was backed up for a long time. Later we found out a semi truck had rear ended another semi. The one that rear ended the other exploded and burned down to only the frame. This was very sad because the driver had no chance to get out and perished in the fire. What a startling reminder that we never know long we have to live. "Ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14) We must be ready at all times to meet God because we never know when it will be time to meet Him.
On the way home from Charlotte, traffic was still quite backed up, so Christina decided to go through Gastonia. Traffic was quite heavy there too though.
Not to worry. Allison and her mom decided to pass the time with a little friendly rough housing. Let's see. The insoles of Allison's new shoes will work quite well. Just click on the little white rectangle below to see a video clip of the fun.
The fall weather so far has been absolutely beautiful. The day time temperatures have mostly been in the 60s or 70s with a gentle breeze. This has made for a bad case of fall fever, which is almost as troublesome as spring fever. :-) Only thing is that the bugs seem to like the fall weather too. Flies and mosquitoes both seem to be quite active, trying to get in their last meals before the cold weather begins. We got some fly paper to try to get rid of the flies, but they did not seem to be interested in it. However, there are these wonderful little creatures called spiders. The jumping spiders that seem to get into our house quite often are harmless, and they certainly did a lot better job of getting rid of the flies than the fly paper.
I don't know what kind of mosquitoes we have around here, but I seem to be allergic to some of them. Most of the ones that bite are not a problem, but there is a kind that does cause a problem. It is only a little mosquito, but it has a big bite, and both Christy and I get big, red, itchy welts with these. We have killed several of these lately.
One really big blessing is the new shoes that the Lord has provided for me. It is hard for both Christy and me to find shoes. I think they make them narrower each year. :-) Anyway, I tried some from two other stores before checking at KMart. KMart had some of their tennis shoes on sale for 50% off, including these comfortable Everlast shoes. They are nice and breathable and seem have plenty of room if I need to wear an elastic bandage or my supportive boot. They also don't seem to have any "lumps" that make the bottom of my feet hurt when I walk. Thank You, Lord!