Sunday, April 27, 2014

Weekend With Dan

We had a busy, but nice weekend with Dan.   Friday, I drove down to get Dan and brought him back to Shreveport for the weekend.  I was able to leave school a little bit early so that we could get back here in time to meet Ron at Tinseltown for a movie.  We saw the movie Bears and it was so good---hope we see some in real life in a few weeks!
Saturday morning, Dan and I went to the church early to help with Souper Saturday.  We helped get things ready and then delivered soup at one of the housing complexes nearby.
For some reason, it seemed especially stressful today with some residents not there, others showing us around and some that weren't on our deliver list asking for soup.  But, when we got in the car to leave, Dan exclaimed, "That was fun!" and I remembered how much he enjoyed greeting each person and helping them, particularly my favorite Sunday School students, Bill and Sue.
From there, we headed back to the church to work in the Food Pantry.  The church has been involved in a major capital campaign for the last few months and is now nearing the end.  The Food Pantry has been re-located to the front of our activities building and the space has been completely re-modeled to better fit the needs of that ministry.
We still have lots of work to do in terms of decorating and making things feel more functional, but it is so nice to finally have room to spread out and work.
After a quick lunch, Callie and Jordan picked up Dan to take him to the Barksdale Air Show.  While they enjoyed the Thunderbirds and Bombers, Ron and I worked on the back flowerbed.
It was HOT and we worked hard, so it was a bit disheartening to discover that the 15 bags of mulch that I'd ordered were not the right kind!! (my fault, not theirs)

While Ron and the pups took a much-needed break. . . .
I jumped in the truck and made a quick trip to Lowe's to get some of the right kind and Ron carried and spread it when I returned.  In fact, we were both filthy dirty and still working when Callie, Jordan and Dan arrived back, so Jordan took over the grilling duties for the dinner we'd planned.  Callie corralled Toby and the other two dogs!
We were able to get a few azaleas planted along the back fence, and things look much better, although they aren't quite complete.
We had burgers and fruit for dinner
and as soon as it began getting dark, Ron and Jordan built a fire in the fire pit (after taking care of a wasp nest hidden under the cover).
We made s'mores using various styles of chocolate candy that they brought.   (The white chocolate ones were definitely my favorite)
Dan chose to watch a movie inside instead of enjoying the fire, but we had a nice time sitting outside.
I'm looking forward to many more "fire pit" kind of nights!

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