Parting Shot

I’m not home yet, but I do have an internet connection!

We traveled to West Virginia for the holidays. When we arrived at the over-100-year-old house where my hubby grew up, a problem was discovered with the pump for the well water–just what hubby needed, another project.

We spent a few days visiting family, including my beloved father-in-law at the nursing home where he now resides. It was nice to see him once again, and the smile it brought to his countenance to be surrounded by seven of his great-grandchildren.

A rainy morning greeted us when we awoke our last day there. Twenty family members met for breakfast at a local restaurant, then we returned to the house to pack for the ride home.

The rain was our companion for a couple hours; then fog clouded our view. Eventually, the dreariness was left behind, the blue sky peeked through to remind us it was still there. A hint of a rainbow appeared briefly, tinting the grayness with a wee bit of color.

“When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

Genesis 9:16 (NASB)

What have you been up to while I was away?


17 thoughts on “Parting Shot

  1. Sounds like you had a nice holiday…I, of course, worked the entire holiday season so am glad to have that behind me. Have a doctor’s appointment later today…doesn’t that sound fun? Then I work the rest of the week…I don’t think I’ll be able to stand it if my life gets any more exciting.


  2. We didn’t have to travel anywhere! Both daughters, SIL and grandsons were with us on Christmas morning. SIL’s parents drove in from CA and spent Christmas morning with us…er…grandson. (smile) They all left on Thursday, I changed the beds and we were ready for dear friends from CO who spent a couple of days with us. It was pure heaven.


  3. It’s really heartwarming to visit family during the holidays that you don’t get to see everyday. I hope your talented hubby could solve the well water pump problem.

    My sister and brother-in-law spent Christmas Day with us. We had Cornish hens, sugar snap peas with mint leaves, and portabello mushrooms with cheese melted on top, and a slice of Cheese Factory cheesecake for dessert. And lots of conversation. Blessings to you… Glad you are back.


    • Munchies followed us home! We plan to share the bounty. πŸ˜‰
      The pump was running almost constantly. Water was standing in the yard, and running into the basement where the sump pumped it out to the yard again.
      Thanks, Pix!


  4. It sound like a wonderful trip. Wouldn’t you know it… a bad water pump! Well, at least hubby knows know to fix it. Now, you are back where there are no water pumps… only faucets. That’s a good thing.


  5. i see your blue sky poking out of the clouds! sounds like you had a good holiday. i worked right up until Christmas and had the 25th and 26th off and then back at it again. there are two nurses in my family, and both were working over Christmas so the family celebration was postponed until the 29th when most people were able to make it. except for my poor bro who ended up being sick and couldn’t be there 😦 but it was good to catch up with everyone else again


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