Last evening at the Nats' game mother nature provided us with a natural fireworks show - much better then the game. Radar showed the storm was probably 20 or 30 miles away, we couldn't hear thunder, but the lightening was bouncing off the clouds to beat the band. The storm missed us completely but hopefully, it will end the reign of high temperatures and humidity we have been under.
This next week will fly by as we complete the final preparations for my son to leave on his church mission. He'll be gone for two years but then he thinks he will move to Utah for school so this is it for him under our roof. He is finding things a little disconcerting as we make plans for the future without him, i.e. we made arrangements to sell the car he's been using "before I'm even gone" and transferred the personalized tag to his sister.
Heavens, I even helped him pack his room up so he made the decisions what to keep or throw away; the shame of it all. Make no mistake I will miss him but the fact that he feels confident and chose to leave home means I've done my job so I have no regrets. That's what I've been working toward his whole life.
Saturday DK and I are flying with him to SLC to drop him off at the Training center. We'll spend a few days wandering the high desert with him and seeing what there is to see. Then it's back home to get ready for the birth of my first grandchild. That's not until DEC but there are a lot of things to help out with between now and then.
Oh yeah, some where I've got to find the time to clean, paint and install the Mark I in DK's main cave before the first frost and I can't forget I'll be harvesting honey sooner then I know it. Yep, it's going to be a busy rest of the summer that's for sure. I hope that everyone is having a summer as full and promising as mine. Take care, Lisa