This is just one of the beautiful flowers in bloom here along the waters.
Today started off quite early with our weekly UMCOR meeting. It's a time when we can all get together and share ideas and keep everyone as up to date as possible with all that is going on. Not an easy job, even meeting once a week!
From there Monty and I headed off to get some shopping done. Today is his birthday and he needed some new work shoes. Not a very exciting present but he needed them. It didn't take long to get that done before we headed to Texas City for a meeting with the Presbyterian Recovery Leaders. They had taken the summer off and are just getting back to camp and getting things restarted. Chester and Pat are from Minnesota and volunteered for a couple of weeks after Katrina. They decided to come here and dedicate 6 months of their lives to running the volunteer camp. Their volunteers will be doing some work with us. In fact, we have our first team in just a week. It was good to meet them both and we look forward to working with them and getting even more work done with even more volunteers. It's all about working together!
From there we headed back to San Leon to check on the progress at Paul and Linda's. Their ceramic tile flooring is completely done and they are started on the kitchen cabinets. What beautiful cabinets they are too! Tomorrow they should have them all installed and Linda will have even more space than she had before the storm! She is so excited I think she might burst before they all get done! She praises Miguel to the hilt and is so thankful for all the work all the folks have put into rebuilding their home!
It was evening before we finally made it back home, just in time for a birthday dinner of Monty's choice, Vietnamese fish soup! I'm telling you -- it's his favorite meal! Homemade with all hand ground spices and all sorts of fish -- just what he wanted. Oh yes -- his "other" birthday "gift" was a flu shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey --- it's what he wanted !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "You know you're old when . . .???"
Until next time . . . be blessed. Susan and Monty