|Linda and Gail Goodman returned home to Payson, AZ|
|The sounds of Sat. mornings - 3 weed cutters cutting|
our front lawn. No one uses lawn mowers.
Unfortunately not every day can be happy and fun. This week I was pretty down when we had to say goodbye to the Goodmans. They moved in next door about a month ago,and we have had a ton of fun with them playing games, going out to eat, going to activities. They are really going to be missed!
Shortly after they moved in our shower stopped working. It would start out with a good stream of water, but then within a minute it would be down to a slow dribble, and sometimes stop completely. We decided that there was not enough water pressure for both our showers to run simultaneously so we worked out a shower schedule. It was not until the day before they left that we found out there was a filter that needed to be changed. Luckily they got one good shower before boarding the plane for home, and Brent and I are once again enjoying our shower - A tender mercy.
Speaking of showers, we have had more than our share of rain this week, which has brought the oppressive humidity again. Luckily we got our car back with the air conditioning fixed. Another tender mercy from the Lord.
The day I was really in the doldrums an early birthday package arrived from my childhood friend, Marleen. She does not even know how good the Snicker Bar tasted and how much I appreciate her thoughtfulness!
|Giant Clam - about 2 1/2 feet across!|
Saturday we went with some of the seniors to the giant clam preserve. These clams are truly amazing and come in all different colors. My sister Shauna and friend Marilyn will be here in a couple of weeks and so I am sure that this will be a must see for them.
While we were swimming in the ocean a huge thunderstorm rolled in with loud bursts of thunder, lightening and pelting rain. Is the ocean like a swimming pool? Are you supposed to get out when you see lightening?
|We love the buses! (as long as we aren't one of the people|
piled on top of each other inside.)
This week I was looking for scriptures on the atonement, and came across a scripture that I loved. It is found in the Old Testament in the book of Jeremiah 31: 33-34 -
"But this the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the , I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.