Summer update

Our well has been working great since my brother Jon put the new pressure tank in. That is one less thing to worry about. We have a man coming over to do some small repairs to the house. I have gotten out of doing any kind of major repair. We have even hired someone to take care of the back yard, although I still do the smaller front yard.

We didn’t do anything special for the 4th, just cooked burgers on the grill. My son Jason and I went to the Military Aviation Museum in Creeds. I have been before and I thought he would enjoy going. We took lots of pictures and had pizza later at a diner in Pungo.

I arranged for a pet sitter for Max while we are on vacation. It will cost 34 dollars a day for  2 visits but Max is worth it. I won’t feel so guiltiy while we are on vacation in Hawaii. Still cant’t wait to go to Hawaii. It should be a memorable vacation.

Last  but not least I took a hike on the Dismal Swamp Canal trail in Chesapeake. I walked a mere 4 miles but it was very enjoyable and I say some wildlife. I miss the days when my ex-wife and I used to hike  all the time but those days are long gone. Teresa is not into outdoors things much,  other  than swimming in the pool. That is it for now.

Art show and swamp visit.

With summer coming to an end I need to take advantage of the great weather while it lasts. Saturday I went to the 38th annual Seawall Art Show in Portsmouth. It has been several years since the last time I went so while Teresa was at work I headed downtown. The show is compactly laid out with 4 rows of booths exhibiting a wide variety of arts and crafts. I spent most of my time videotaping the booths and the people. There was a great big band group playing when I first arrived and I listened to a couple of songs. Then I walked by the booths shooting video and checking out the art. I didn’t stay very long as I had planned to come back Sunday with Teresa.

As it turned out, Teresa and I never made it back due to both the weather being very warm and Teresa not being that interested in going. But I did get some nice video which I posted to Vimeo on the Internet. That same Sunday was the last day for our interim minister, Stan Peerless. He has a new church in Luray where he will be the full time minister. I will miss him a lot as he was a good friend and a great pastor. I am actually a little envious as I have been to Luray and it is a beautiful place to live.

Today I drove down to Williamston, North Carolina to take Kirk to his grandparents for a week. On the way back up Route 17 I stopped at a rest area and noticed that it was also the entrance to the Dismal Swamp State Park. In all the years I have lived here I didn’t know this park existed. I did a quick tour but I will have to come back later and hike some of the trails. I shot some video here also and again I have posted it to Vimeo. That’s it for now. I’m looking forward to going back to the Dismal Swamp State Park and getting in some more pool time before summer is over.