Friday, August 22, 2014

Proof Of Fun

My youngest is away at camp this week, Camp Mattakeesett. Love that place. They post pictures each day of the girls having fun. Finally I spied a shot of my love. Miss her.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

So. Very. Lucky.

Imagine having the wonderful opportunity to hang out with two great dogs. A favor to friends to watch them. A blessing for us.

Balancing Act

This is the first time in 16 years I've worked for all practical purposes full time. Full time during school is one thing but full time in the summer is a beast. Family must come first.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Facing Our Fears

Snakes were not my favorite, but when friends needed a sitter; we of course said yes. Only to find out that they can be quite interesting and down right sweet.

Growth.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hitting the ground running

Crazy busy since returning from Oklahoma. Snake sitting, dog sitting, back to school, off to camp shopping all frosted with work. Squeezed in a week's worth of billing in 24 hours. Thankfully doggies are great for stress relief.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Best Part of The Mission Week

Watching these fine young adults. pictured here with our hosts, making a difference. Realizing that what they do matters.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Mega Hilton

This first picture is of my feet and clothes on an upside down trash can in one of the showers here at the Mission House. Not a rail or spare hook to hang my dry clothes while I get washed. First day. What hardship.

Then we went to paint this house... Some inside and my team out. Our accommodations are 1200 star in comparison.

How could we possibly go home unchanged? When can we comeback?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Painting Crew

Five youth and I set out to see if we could paint the entire outside of a house in one day. We got 3 of the 4 walls completed. Five youth, 2 paint rollers, 4 brushes, 6 hours.

I could not be more proud.

Scenes from the painting front

Yesterday

We worked hard at Kenwood School painting, yard work, meeting the kids and then playing stickball.

Today it will be the same. There is a lot of work to be done there