"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
– Theodore Seuss Giesel
Hello from Detroit/Toledo. We are in town for a brief time while our Big Red finally gets repaired. We have been so busy catching up with family and friends but we also had some important things that had to be done. First, we had to get the final round of our shots for our trip to Haiti. We had to meet with our photographer and have our every-other-year update to the family portrait. Thirdly, we are moving furniture and stuff out of our climate-controlled storage unit and into a much smaller, standard storage unit. This will save us $150/month, so the effort is worthwhile. This is a huge job because the 10 x 15 unit is stacked to the ceiling. Clearly, things have to go in order to make this happen so that is our project this coming week.
Aside from that, we spent a great deal of time with family since we will not be home for Christmas. One of the fun things that we did was watch Jill, Gary, Stevie, Aime, Jeremiah and Darius (and other of their friends and family) participate in a mud run in Toledo. What a hoot that was. The basic outline of this mud-run is a 5k run through the woods, with an occasional obstacle that must be overcome - - like water holes, large wooden piles that have to be climbed, a rope wall that you had to scale before swimming through mud to cross the finish line. It was just a riot watching the participants in this event because some of them came in costume - - a guy in a kilt (who had nothing on underneath), some ballerinas, a Stormtrooper (from the Star Wars movie), and people who had super hero underwear on over their sweats. Hilarious. It was a beautiful day and we had tons of good laughs. Steve and I think we are going to check out a mud run while we travel around. We have some work to do to get into shape, but it looks like so much more fun and more of a challenge than the standard 5k run.
Next, we met Steve's siblings and his mother for dinner at Sakura. That was a really great time. Not only is the food good, but they entertain you as they make your dinner. We ate like pigs and enjoyed spending time together. We also spent time with my siblings as we celebrated the September and October birthdays of Terry's Jill (versus our daughter Jill), Stevie, Gary and our niece Stephanie.
Ok, that's it for this week. Nothing too exciting, just catching up back home. This week we continue our work on our storage unit and will devote time to friends vs. family. Can't wait to see my friends. It's always good to see what everyone is up to while you have been away.
Take care and hopefully we will continue to have beautiful Fall weather. Wasn't this weekend just absolutely beautiful? Hope you had a chance to get out and enjoy it. Winter will be here soon people! (Well, for some of us.)