We've had a pleasant enough week and a pretty lazy weekend. Dad called me yesterday in the middle of helping a friend with his ham radio tower. He needed to pull some new coaxial cable of the middle of the tower (90ft) and it was a two man job. I think that took just over an hour. I got to climb to the top of the tower just for fun when we finished up the real job. Then we headed into Longmont to grab some lunch at a local pub (my friend is British - he had a pot pie). It was harder climbing to the top than I thought. I was a little worn out after the activity and food - so I came home and napped.
Megan babysat last night from 6-9pm and made $32. She is really saving hard for a new Mac laptop. With cheer and school she doesn't get the opportunity to babysit that much. So, it was good timing last night.
Theresa and I just stayed home and cozied in. We watch the second episode of a new series that we've been enjoying - Nashville w/Connie Britton. We really like her as an actress. She was in one of my favorite series - Friday Night Lights.
Theresa had to work today at church. It was just Megan and I in the 9am service. Tom is preaching through Philippians - it's good. Today was Philippians 2:14,15 - be lights to the world. They are also pushing our new 'Next Steps' building fund a little. $4.2m to build a new church facility in Erie, CO. They are meeting in the Erie High School right now. Hopefully then can break ground early next spring. Pastor Tom also mentioned the election a little and prayed for the country.
It was a beautiful day today. I walked Dots straight away after church and Megan got to some homework and test prep. Theresa came home around 12N and we hot dogs for lunch. I got out for a really nice bike ride this afternoon. Megan and Theresa put up halloween decorations. Then Megan and I made a quick trip to the music store for new picks for both of our guitars. We looked around at everything - Megan thinks she would like to learn how to play the banjo too.
Chloe is doing well. We talked to her on Thursday this week because they had a fun house activity Wednesday night during our regularly scheduled call. They also did a couple service activities this week at a local clothing closet. She shared with us that she had been elected to the Student Leadership Council. That's pretty good. We do have a few concerns with her counselor. Theresa and I haven't connected with her very well over the last few weeks. And Chloe is concerned that they aren't working through more issues quickly. Theresa and I are scheduling time to go to Independence Nov. 2-4 to do what they call a 'neutral site' visit (basically Chloe will spend one night with us in KC) in preparation for a home visit over thanksgiving.
Quiet sports week for me. Both MU Tigers and Denver Broncos have a bye week. I don't care much about baseball. Colorado and Kansas got killed. Arizona finally got back in the win column.
Glad to hear your GI stuff is clearing up a little. Hopeful it isn't Crohn's disease. You'd better get that checked out. All those medical and dental bills can add up.