GOODGOODNEWSGOODNEWSGOODNEWS! I am going to be a Grandfather by Christmas!
At about five o’clock I got a call from Kyle. He conferenced in Lois and announced to us that Elizabeth is going to have a baby before Christmas. We have been praying EVERY DAY that they would have a baby. I am going to be a grandfather! This is serious business. It is now the “wise sage” season of my life. God is good to each of us, but he has been especially good to Kyle and Elizabeth this evening.
This afternoon the girls were tired and took a nap at the B&B while I drove out through the Cumberland Valley toward the mountain to a farm where they grow decorative gourds. I picked out a gourd wren house for Lois. I think she is going to like it.
It was a beautiful day so I drove on to see Carlisle. I found a neat little independent bookstore there and spent a half hour browsing and chatting with the proprietor escaping without making a purchase, though I was tempted by a nice selection of Wendell Berry books.
I “rode the local” back, skipping the interstate to follow the valley through bergs and past farms back to Shippensburg.
Tomorrow between lunch and dinner I am going to “section hike” the Appalachian Trail which passes just a few miles from here. You can count on pictures of that adventure.