We are home early this weekend for our reset. We got home last night around 8:30 after eating dinner with Willow's youngest son. We even got a chance to catch a movie, The Help, in Asheville. We both enjoyed the film. It was nice not to get home in the middle of the night and it certainly made getting ourselves ready for the upcoming week not feel like such a onerous task.
Last week we got the opportunity to visit with my side of the family near Walton, KY, a town just south of Cincinnati, OH. My parents, sister, and niece were up visiting my Aunt and Uncle and both of my cousins and their husbands had come up that Saturday. We made it in around noon, parked the truck at a local truck stop, took showers and called them to pick us up. We had good home cooked food at my Aunt and Uncles house. It was a nice visit, though just a few hours; and was the first time in over 30 years that all of us were together. This was first time ever to meet my cousin's husbands and for them to meet Amy. Hopefully we can make time to visit them again for a bit longer next time.
This week will be a nice short one, we should bring in our last load Wednesday night and have off the rest of the week for Thanksgiving. We are both looking forward to it and hoping that Amy's family can come down and join us.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
This far north, the angle of the light at high noon mimics that of an early summer morning further south. Hawks hunt above the corn fields which lie in various stages of harvest. Come evening, the combines criss cross row after row, driven by men who work two jobs to keep farming alive. The ever present adult bookstore billboard screams testimony to their loneliness punctuated by the next billboard advertising political views on abortion. And then one that claims in huge bold letters simply that "HELL IS REAL".