We’ve been back for a month now and are pretty much living the daily routine. Things are beginning to ramp up “in these here parts” at the Plantation. The “Stitch and Chat” group has already started meeting on Tuesdays and the Quilters are getting together on Thursdays. Bagels and Coffee has been taking place on Saturday mornings with the Ice Cream Social on Sunday evenings. Gary and Millie will be returning this coming weekend so the four o’clock social should be getting underway soon. Larry and Babs will be returning shortly after Election Day so the Tuesday and Thursday evening meals will taking place real soon.
We’ve continued to work on The Old Ta Do List; it’s unbelievable how many items are on that list and the list just keeps growing. The temperatures have dropped a little bit here in the southland over the past few days so we’ve been concentrating on our “indoor” chores. The refrigerator needs to be defrosted and we want to vacuum on top of all the cabinets throughout the house. Once the old temps climb back to normal, by the end of the week, we will get outside and wash the exterior of all the windows (the interiors have already been done).
Sunday afternoon our church held the annual Tail Gate event. Tail Gate takes place in the area behind the church where the home groups set up booths with various themes along with lots of food, fun, and fellowship. There are big bouncy houses set up for the kids, drawings for door prizes, and an award for the most popular booth. It was estimated that 2,000 people attended this year’s event and everyone seemed to have had a good time. Our group’s booth was an old fashioned Barn Wedding; here’s a couple of photos.
Tomorrow will be the first of November; unbelievable, ten months of 2012 is already gone leaving Thanksgiving on the horizon. Also, this coming Sunday marks the end of Daylight Savings Time – Oh, Yuck. That means it will be dark before five thirty each evening. I just hate getting up at two in the morning to tinker with the clocks twice a year. Changing time has got to be one of the stupidest thing that we Americans do. Just pick a time and leave the clocks alone. Besides, the farmers hate Daylight Savings Time because the extra hour of sunlight burns up their crops.
For Trick or Treat, I’m taking taking my bride to Big Daddy’s for lunch. Big D’s has a nice Philly Cheese sandwich lunch plate served with fries and coleslaw; it’s one of our favorites. Also, their Big Daddy Burger is among the best. Being that we’re not big into the Halloween things, we’ll just call it a nice day for a nice lunch and that will be our nice Treat.
I guess that brings you pretty much up to date. Hope your all doing well and keeping dry. Hurricane Sandy has certainly made a mess of New Jersey and New York City. So, in the meantime . . . .
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (I Thessalonians 5:28)