Today Lauralea and I spent most of the day in town, and while she found a farmers market, library, and good tea shop, I hit the care homes and met the people in the church who just can't get there that easily any longer.
It was good, and interesting. Some just needed a few moments of my time, while others were interested in talking for a while.
For some I met again after meeting them on Sunday, and I suspect I will be meeting them all over again for the next six months every time I go to visit them.
But it was good. I learned a lot about the old history of the church and conference. It's stunning to me how they can remember what they paid for a valentines card, and exactly what it said when they purchased it 60 years ago, but they can't remember that they told me that story 2 minutes ago. What a complex thing life is.
In the afternoon Lauralea and I got together and visited a few places together. It was nice.
So, we are off and running.
and it started snowing just a bit today.