It's August and things are almost back to normal after putting 5200 kms/3200 miles on my vehicle during a 10 day stretch in July which included:
July 12: JJ and I headed west, stopped at Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills, SK.
July 13: Drove to Calgary, AB to spend time with Jessica.
July 16: Jessica, JJ and I drove back to the farm.
July 17 am: Nelson and the kids went to church where they led worship with JJ working the sound. Meanwhile, I picked up Crystal at Regina airport.
pm: Crystal and I joined the family at church where she spent a few mins with her dad, then the kids and I headed east to Thunder Bay. Nick shared the driving.
Jul 18-21: Spent 4 days in Thunder Bay with Grandma Mary and Grandpa Torsti including a family meal at Hoito's with Uncle Paul and cousin Nancy.
While in Thunder Bay we enjoyed a birthday celebration at the Prince Arthur Hotel with Grandpa Bill and Grandma Judy.
We also drove out to the Amethyst Mine Panorama for exercise and pretty purple rocks. :)
July 23 am: Arrived exhausted, run-down with sore throat, stuffy nose, et al, but content. Van still in relatively good shape.
pm: Nick left for the Street Invaders Team boot camp in Eston, SK prior to his departure to South Africa.
July 24: Jessica left for job as counsellor at Circle Square Ranch, Wolf Creek, SK.
July 30: Picked Jessica up at the ranch.
July 31: Drove Jessica to Regina airport for flight back to Calgary, AB.
Aug 1: Nick landed in Cape Town, South Africa. Please pray for him and the mission team.
So, the girls have gone back to their homes, but Nick won't be back until mid-Aug.
And that's how my summer's been so far.
How about you?