Hi all--just checking in with you all from central Illinois. I had a very productive day today. George got up early and had some banking business and shopping to do in Champaign, and when he left I got up and straightened up dusted the living room--boy, did it need it!! (you know how things just gather and then it gets to be clutter?) George has been fighting a chest cold for the past week--he hasn't left the house in over a week--and so he felt good enough to go and do some errands today. We had some snow two mornings ago, but as soon as the sun came out and it warmed up it melted, but I got some pictures. And the weather forcast for the rest of this week is calling for high 40's to low 50's. That is good becasuse we have a full week ahead of us. Wednesday night Travis is going to work only half a shift and he will be done at 7 or 8--of course, I have to go and get him. Then his brother or his dad are comming to get him that night--he is going to his dad's for Thanksgiving. So George and I will be "home alone" for Thanksgiving--we are planning to go out to eat at Doc's--which used to be the Triple K--in Buckley. They have a really good spread for Thanksgiving--excellent meal!! And we will be taking Frannie with us becasue she is off and has no family here either. It should be a nice afternoon. Thursday night, Rob Knell and I are hosting a 'family" type leftover potluck up at the Bowling Alley. We want to be with all our friends and eat and be merry--but they got to bring a dish to share!! Then on Friday morning George is in one of his "early shopping" modes, as he is planning on us being in Champaign for shopping at 5 a.m.--we'll see how it goes!! haha. Saturday, our town is having it's Christmas parade and clebration stuff going on--we've never been as we have no little ones, but George seems interested in going to check it out this year. I guess.
And then Sunday is the day to recuperate, and get ready for Monday--unless the Bears are playing--???? I'm not really a fan of football, but they have to be better than the Packers. (sorry Wisconsin relatives!!) ha ha ha--little joke.
Well, that is all for now--I think I am caught up.
Although it saddens me to think that I will never have a "reason" to go to Crystal Falls anymore, I am excited for John and Betty and Pennie and their big move. I hope you have lots of help and don't try to do it all in one day!! George and I look forward to visiting you there next time we come up.
Until next time, have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!
Chris and George