I woke to the sound of more rain this morning. I was immediately disappointed we might not be able to walk, but thankfully the rain stopped around 9. I worked on yesterday's blog until then, but needed to set it aside. I got up to make our shakes, when Dean said I think we can walk. The sun had popped out and we enjoyed another beautiful day out of doors. The ground is saturated and water is standing everywhere. I'm so glad we have the pallet outside the door, so we can at least wipe our shoes on the raised mat before we come in.
I've scattered a few pictures throughout today's post. Yesterday morning when we walked, Dean asked me if the birds were singing. I knew immediately he had forgotten his hearing aides - because they were chirping like crazy. As we started walking this morning he said, there sure are a lot of birds out this morning. It's hard to imagine he cannot hear them at all without his hearing aides. I'm so thankful for hearing aides!
|A light breeze from the south this morning - cooler today than yesterday when there was no wind.|
|From the overlook, the Neosho River is rising and the fields are saturated from the rains.|
|Another shot of the river and the dam. The city has a small RV Park across the river with water and electric hookups.|
|The sun really brightened things up this morning.|
I called our local locker this morning to see if they had any hot dogs or hamburger. I ordered a pound of the hot dogs - they are very good and filling. They did not have any hamburger, but they put my name on a list and will call me when they have some more.
|I love how the sun brightens this grass to look almost orange.|
|Our route today.|
It was after 5 by the time we returned. We decided to give one of the restaurants in town a little business and ordered a pizza from Pizza Hut. I used their online app to order and pay for it. All I had to do was pick it up at the window.
After dinner, I called my friend Linda to catch up with her. Shortly before we left they had sold their farm north of Oswego and bought a home in town. They took possession not too long before we left, so I was anxious to hear how things were going with the remodel of some areas. While there are still some things to do, they have made great headway since I last talked to her. I'm anxious to see it, but we are all being cautious during this time, so it may be awhile before that happens.
This evening Dean and I settled in to watch the last few episodes of Virgin River so we are up to date when the new season starts soon.
I'm thankful for another opportunity to be outside today, and to visit with family and friends, even if it's not in person.