A Day on the Road
We didn’t go far. We traveled just far enough to have a good time.
For the past four years, I tried periodically to keep you posted on the renovation of The Oldest Working Court House in Texas. The scaffolding disappeared, the contractors’ trucks and workers left, and all is peaceful at the Cass County Court House. The exterior renovation is beautiful. I cannot wait to see the interior.
Our family reunion (Jack’s family) is coming up in July. This year is the 103rd assembly of our family. Our traditional gathering is at Daingerfield State Park - hilly, tall pines, wooded, and gorgeous water with camp sites, canoe/kayak/paddle boat rentals, fishing, swimming, and hiking trails. If you’re looking for affordable tent or RV camping, I recommend this state park. Be sure to let me know when you come, and I will join you for dinner. I’ll bring my appetite.
I’m plugging along in summer school. To graduate, I lack three core classes – speech, music appreciation, and college algebra. Instead of meeting a class, I enrolled in an online speech class. Can you believe it? Speech online. Listen, for you who need encouragement to finish your college course work, I’m here to tell you it’s easier than you think. There are many ways to take classes now, and the process is not at all like the old schedule of M-W-F/T-Th class meetings. It’s actually enjoyable. I plan to knock out these nine hours by August, which will leave me with twelve hours to finish. I would like to finish in December, but I don’t want to pay that much tuition in one semester. My plan is to split the twelve hours into two six-hour semesters. I will graduate next May at 56-years-old.
I went to check on Brown Betty at the Renovation House. My wildflower garden is in full bloom and makes me want to expand the size. Thank the Lord, we had a few rain showers recently, and it’s time to mow and weed again. Rick and I are close to finishing our projects, and it soon will be time for contracting work. Last weekend, we decided to put a stained bead board ceiling in two areas of the house. As I’ve shared with you, Rick is a Victorian Era man, and I’m more of an eclectic/French country woman. What a combination, and compromising is a bear, but I think the ceiling idea is a winner!
When I arrived home this evening, this beautiful painting was in the southeastern sky. The rainbow was faintly visible and only in the clouds.